Panasonic Introduced Its First Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera And It Could Be A Game-changer
Panasonic has announced two models of its first full-frame mirrorless camera. The Lumix S1 and S1R cameras support 4K video at up to 60 fps. The devices will use the new L-Mount lenses from Panasonic and have a 35 mm full-frame image sensor.
The cameras were introduced at Photokina 2018 is claimed to be ‘dedicated to professionals’ by the company and form the base of the Lumix S series of cameras. The Lumix S1R has a massive 47 Megapixel sensor while the S1 has a 24 Megapixel sensor. The cameras are also equipped with Dual I.S image stabilisation. This enables handheld shots for dark or distant scenes which would otherwise require a tripod.
Along with this, the devices have a triaxial tilt LCD for ease of use during both photography and videography. The cameras have a double slot for memory cards and SD cards, which is a first for Panasonic.
New Cameras, New Lenses:
The Lumix S1 and S1R work with a new range of lenses from Panasonic. The L-Mount series of lenses has been made in partnership with Leica and Sigma. The series will also be compatible with Leica’s L-Mount. This means that the cameras are compatible with eight high- quality Leica lenses, other than the three lenses available from Lumix. Sigma will also add to the list of compatible lenses. The launch will see the availability of three lenses. This includes a 50mm f/1.4 prime, a 24-105mm zoom lens and a 70-200mm telephoto zoom lens. Panasonic guarantees at least 10 compatible lenses within a year of the launch of the Lumix S series.
The Lumix S1 and S1R cameras are extremely durable as well, according to Panasonic. The cameras have weather sealing on all seams, dials and buttons. The company also claims that a Lumix S camera has worked perfectly in temperatures as low as minus 40 degrees Celsius.
Panasonic has not revealed anything more about the specifications of the device or the price. This was just an introduction to probably the next big thing in the mirrorless segment. The Lumix S1 and S1R will be launched around March next year.