First Ever Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras from Panasonic Debuts


We knew Photokina would bring big news and Panasonic isn't one to disappoint.

Meet the new Panasonic Lumix S1R and S1, the company’s first ever full-frame mirrorless cameras, premiering today at Photokina 2018 in a much-anticipated though no-less-exciting announcement.

Image via Panasonic.

If you’d like to watch the Photokina announcement, you can head on over to YouTube and watch it there by clicking here.

Discussing their new full-frame, mirrorless cameras, Panasonic said, “In recent years, telecommunications lines have increased in speed while social media video-sharing has gained popularity and as a result, more and more people are enjoying a hybrid of photos and videos, widening the range of expression in content production…This new field prompted the need for a new type of camera that goes beyond the boundaries of traditional photos and videos.”

Complete, official specs are still unknown as of press but PetaPixel speculates that the S1R is a 47MP camera while the S1 is a 24MP device.

Perhaps the biggest overriding theme with the new S1R and S1 is providing optimal performance for both photographers and videographers. Sporting the Leica L lens mount announced in the two company’s partnership with Panasonic and Sigma, the Lumix S1R and S1 will both take advantage of a 35mm full-frame sensors that will produce a world first 4K video recording at 60fps according to Panasonic’s press as well as a Dual I.S. image stabilization system built into the camera, a triaxial tilt LCD screen, and dual XQD/SD memory card slots. Speaking of the lenses for the S1R and S1, Panasonic has high hopes of producing at least 10 Lumix S series lenses by 2020 including a 24-105mm standard zoom lens, a 50 mm f/1.4 fixed-focus lens, and a 70-200mm telephoto zoom lens among others.

You can watch a video from Panasonic on YouTube introducing the new S series of full-frame mirrorless cameras by clicking here.

Image via Panasonic.
Image via Panasonic.
Image via Panasonic.
Image via Panasonic.
Image via Panasonic.

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