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    Panasonic Lumix S1 and S1R Announcement

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    After the loud premiere of full-frame mirrorless Canon and Nikon, Panasonic becomes their competitor by presenting two Lumix models:  S1 and S1R. Will Panasonic surprisingly become the author of the most interesting premiere of the year? Let's find out.

     

    S1R is equipped with the 47MP sensor and S1 - with the 24MP sensor. Both cameras enable the recording of videos in 4K with the speed of 60f/s. The lenses with the L mounts, which, as the producer informed, becomes an open standard supported and developed by Panasonic, Leica and Sigma, can be mounted on the cameras.

     

    Panasonic Lumix S1 and S1R

    1). Panasonic Lumix S1 and S1R

     

    There are many black holes in the specification of cameras announced by Panasonic,  but we know that with regard to S1R and S1 we can expect the Micro Four Third system, a quick AF based on DFD technology (supported by AI), sensor stabilization, 3" touch LCD screen rotated in many directions and exceptional time of synchronization of the flash and the lamp. The cameras will also be equipped with the highest-quality electronic viewfinder, auxiliary LCD screens and two memory card slots  - one in SD format and one in XQD. The cameras' bodies are protected against splashes and dust. 

     

    Panasonic Lumix S1 and S1R

    2). Panasonic Lumix S1 and S1R

     

    We can talk about the ergonomics of the Panasonic cameras only based on the slides presented during the conference. Function buttons placed near the mounts, dedicated buttons as well as the mode knob combined with the PASM knob placed on the upper wall show the expanded ergonomics of the camera. The back of the camera has not been shown.

     

    Panasonic Lumix S1 and S1R

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    New lenses were presented with new cameras. Three of them: 50mm f/1.4, 24-105mm and 70-200mm should satisfy basic needs of photographers. As for now, there are 8 compatible constructions to choose from in Leica's offer and Sigma lenses are to see the light of day soon. Panasonic lenses are to be available until 2020. 

     

    The premiere of new Panasonic cameras is announced for the beginning of 2019. Then we will get to know the prices of S1R and S1.

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