Panasonic Lumix S1, Lumix S1R Mirrorless Cameras To Go On Sale Soon
The entire photography industry slowly moving towards mirrorless cameras. More manufacturers are focusing more on their mirrorless lineup than ever before. Panasonic being on the forefront of mirrorless camera technology, along with brands like Fujifilm, Olympus, Pentax and Leica, has a great lineup of cameras. The company had announced the Lumix S1 and Lumix S1R mirrorless cameras in Photokina 2018 equipped with a Leica L mount lenses.
Now, at CES 2019, Panasonic has revealed that both the cameras will be available for purchase from end of March of this year. The LUMIX S1R will feature a 47MP sensor. Whereas, the LUMIX S1 will feature a 24MP sensor. Panasonic had also claimed that these cameras will be the world’s first full frame digital single lens mirrorless cameras to feature support for 4K 60p/50p video recording. The company also claims to be the world’s first full-frame camera to be equipped with Dual I.S. system. Panasonic had also announced an update for the Lumix S series cameras. This update will add key features one of which is the HLG photo mode. According to Panasonic, the HLG Photo allows images to be shot with a wider dynamic range. It also increases the precision of the colour accuracy to portrait colours.
The other update will be a high-resolution mode that combines 8 consecutively shot images into a single high-res image. This will benefit photographers who require large prints such as fashion and commercial photographers.
Panasonic has also promised that they will also expand its lineup of LUMIX S series compatible lenses. They will develop more than ten lenses by the year 2020. These will include 50 mm/ F1.4 single focal length lens, 24-105 mm standard zoom lens, and 70-200 mm telephoto zoom lens among others. These new lenses will give photographers a variety of focal lengths to choose from. Both cameras will have support for dual card slots for XQD as well as SD cards.
Availability And Price
The prices of the two cameras will be on the higher side, given that Leica is also involved in the project. The exact prices however have not been announced yet.