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.
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.