At Photokina final fall, Panasonic introduced the event of a brand new full-frame mirrorless system, and right now it unveiled the primary two fashions, together with pricing and availability. Like Nikon, Panasonic’s preliminary entry within the full-frame mirrorless market introduces not one however two fashions, the LUMIX S1R and S1, which might be related in most specs, with sensor decision being essentially the most notable distinction. Each cameras are constructed on the brand new L-Mount normal, the results of a partnership with Leica and Sigma.

Panasonic LUMIX S1R full-frame mirrorless digicam.

The LUMIX S1R has a 47.3-megapixel sensor, which Panasonic notes is at the moment the best decision obtainable in a full-frame mirrorless digicam. The LUMIX S1 has a 24.2-megapixel sensor. Each cameras provide a Excessive Decision mode which takes Eight consecutive photographs, shifting the sensor place barely for every, and combines these right into a single, ultra-hi-res picture file: 187-megapixel equal for the LUMIX S1R and 96-megapixel equal for the LUMIX S1. Although the LUMIX S1’s decision is decrease than the LUMIX S1R’s, it does provide a better max ISO equal of 51,200 in comparison with the S1R at 25,600.

The Physique I.S. 5-axis picture stabilization system within the LUMIX S1R and S1 present as much as 5.5 stops of correction for handheld taking pictures. When the cameras are used with lenses that incorporate O.I.S. (Optical Picture Stabilizer), as much as 6 stops of correction is feasible.

As for seize velocity, each cameras provide steady taking pictures charges of 9 fps with AF locked on the primary body, or 6 fps with steady AF. The cameras additionally present each 6K PHOTO and 4K PHOTO burst modes. 6K PHOTO is the upper decision choice, enabling you to tug an 18-megapixel nonetheless picture from a stream of 6K video captured at 30 fps. 4K PHOTO ups the velocity to 60 fps, however reduces the nonetheless picture decision to eight megapixels.

Together with the cameras, Panasonic additionally launched the primary three L-Mount lenses it’ll provide. The LUMIX S 24-105mm F4 MACRO O.I.S. will probably be obtainable in a equipment with both of the brand new cameras, or obtainable individually for $1,299. The quick LUMIX S PRO 50mm F1.Four prime will promote for $2,299, and the LUMIX S PRO 70-200mm F4 O.I.S. tele zoom is priced at $1,699. Panasonic states that it’s dedicated to “designing and growing 10 or extra lenses” for the L-Mount by 2020.

The Panasonic LUMIX S1R will probably be provided at $3,699 for the physique solely, or $4,599 in a equipment with the LUMIX S 24-105mm F4 MACRO O.I.S. The LUMIX S1 will retail for $2,499 or $3,399 for the 24-105mm equipment.

Preorders begin right now, with anticipated availability in “early April.”

For extra particulars of each cameras, see the press launch beneath.


Panasonic Launches New LUMIX S Sequence Full-frame Mirrorless Cameras

Newark, NJ (February 1, 2019) – After the event announcement at Photokina 2018, Panasonic is now proud to introduce the total specs of its long-awaited first full-frame Digital Single Lens Mirrorless cameras, the LUMIX S1R and S1, with a 35mm full-frame CMOS sensor. The brand new cameras are based mostly on the L-Mount normal, which boasts a well-balanced, massive inside diameter and compact dimensions for a flange focus to comprehend optimum measurement and efficiency as a mirrorless digicam system.

The LUMIX S Sequence goals for unprecedented picture high quality with excessive decision, wealthy gradation and superior coloration copy. A high-speed, high-precision AF system based mostly on superior management expertise over the lens, the sensor, and the brand new Venus Engine allow the person to seize the goal in sharp focus with out fail. The LUMIX S Sequence additionally boasts industry-leading video recording efficiency (4K 60p/50p*1), intuitive management, a rugged design for heavy area use, sturdiness, and expandability.

The LUMIX S1R integrates a 47.3-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor (36mm x 24mm), which provides it the {industry}’s highest degree of decision within the full-frame mirrorless cameras*2, to pursue the final word energy of expression. Along with the exact copy functionality intimately, this sensor achieves a excessive S/N ratio by profiting from its excessive light-condensing effectivity regardless of the massive variety of pixels. The LUMIX S1R includes a Excessive Decision mode for the primary time as a mirrorless full-frame digicam to allow 187-megapixel ultra-high precision photograph taking pictures.

The LUMIX S1 comes with a 24.2-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor (35.6mm x 23.8mm) that gives a large dynamic vary and wonderful efficiency at excessive sensitivity along with a pure but sharp picture description because of adequate gentle condensation per pixel. The LUMIX S1 helps skilled use in videography by profiting from the gorgeous expression efficiency {that a} full-frame digicam can provide. It data clean 4K 60p video and permits full-pixel readout of indicators in 4K 30p/25p*1 to avoid wasting really stunning footage. Moreover, the LUMIX S1 will adjust to 4:2:2 10-bit 4K 30p/25p*1 inside video recording and 4K 60p HDMI output in addition to V-Log, with a software program improve key (to be bought individually) following quickly in 2019.

Panasonic’s superior Distinction AF system with DFD expertise has developed by means of the event of quite a few mirrorless cameras to make the AF system of the LUMIX S1R/S1 much more sensible. It achieves not solely the {industry}’s quickest degree of focusing velocity but additionally a monitoring efficiency that’s made attainable by the adoption of superior AI expertise that precisely acknowledges transferring goal topics. The LUMIX S1R/S1 incorporates a Physique I.S. (Picture Stabilizer) to successfully compensate for the hand-shake motion. Combining the Physique I.S.(5-axis) and the O.I.S. (Optical Picture Stabilizer, 2-axis) within the LUMIX S Sequence lenses, the Twin I.S. 2*Three boasts much more highly effective compensates for nearly any varieties of blur. Outfitted with a high-resolution Actual View Finder, triaxial tilt rear monitor and excessive efficiency shutter unit with excessive sturdiness, the rugged design LUMIX S1R/S1 supplies the skilled photographers with excessive reliability.

Drawing on the huge experience of the L-Mount Alliance with Leica Digital camera and Sigma, varied interchangeable lenses can be found for the LUMIX S Sequence. Alternatively, the LUMIX PRO service*Four has additionally launched to assist skilled work globally.

As a pioneer of the Digital Single Lens Mirrorless digicam, Panasonic has pursued improvements in expertise below the imaginative and prescient of “Altering Images.” Crystallizing all these digital and optical applied sciences, Panasonic is dedicated to introducing an unparalleled full-frame digicam system with out compromise for skilled photographers and videographers.
*1 PAL space solely
*2 As a Digital Single Lens Mirrorless Digital camera, as of February 1, 2019.
*Three 5-Axis Twin I.S.2 can be utilized with the lens S-R24105 and S-R70200 as of February 1, 2019.
*Four Service just isn’t obtainable in some international locations.

1. Excessive image high quality made attainable by the primary LUMIX full-frame mirrorless digicam
Unprecedented image high quality and excessive descriptive efficiency LUMIX S1R
The LUMIX S1R incorporates a brand new 47.3-megapixel CMOS sensor with out LPF (Low Cross Filter) to comprehend excessive decision and descriptive efficiency. This sensor adopts an aspherical lens for the on-chip micro lens to reinforce gentle condensation. Along with the optimum design to pay attention extra incoming gentle onto the photodiode, it achieves each excessive decision and extremely environment friendly gentle condensation efficiency. This leads to the conclusion of the {industry}’s highest degree of 47.3-megapixel decision* within the full-frame mirrorless cameras at excessive S/N ratio and most ISO 25600 excessive sensitivity. The big quantity of digital indicators is processed by the brand new high-speed, high-performance picture processor Venus Engine to render photographs with breathtaking description in each photograph and video.
* As a Digital Single Lens Mirrorless Digital camera, as of February 1, 2019.

Excessive picture high quality, excessive sensitivity efficiency LUMIX S1
The LUMIX S1 employs a 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor. The brand new Venus Engine, which is solely tuned for the full-frame digicam, and its Multipixel Luminance Technology and Clever Element Processing understand pure, high-resolution expression whereas suppressing coloration moiré. Three-dimensional coloration management improves the colour copy of each brilliant and shadow areas. This leads to pure, true-to-life photographs from low to excessive sensitivity. Benefiting from adequate gentle condensation, the LUMIX S1 boasts a large dynamic vary and reproduces sharp photographs with distinctive readability. Noise is minimized even when shot at most ISO 51200 excessive sensitivity. It is a perfect digicam to make use of particularly in low-light conditions.

An AR coating utilized on the sensor of each LUMIX S1R/S1 minimizes ghost and flare even in backlighting. Together with the high-quality LUMIX S Sequence lenses based mostly on the L-Mount, this additional enhances the potential of the digicam.

Plus, the LUMIX S1R/S1 integrates the Physique I.S. (Picture Stabilizer) for highly effective handshake correction. Panasonic developed an algorithm that exactly calculates shake info acquired not solely from a gyrosensor, but additionally from the picture sensor and accelerometer sensor. This permits extra correct shake detection and compensation, making it attainable to make use of a 5.5-stop slower shutter velocity*1. Combining the Physique I.S. (5-axis) within the digicam and the O.I.S. (Optical Picture Stabilizer, 2-axis) within the LUMIX S Sequence lens, the 5-axis Twin I.S. 2 compensates for bigger actions that have been conventionally uncontrollable. Maximizing each O.I.S and B.I.S. is very helpful in telephoto photographs and in hostile conditions, comparable to in low-light or with one-handed taking pictures with a 6-stop slower shutter velocity*2. The 5-axis Twin I.S. 2 works for each photograph and video recording, together with 4K. The Physique I.S. compensates for digicam motion even when different L-Mount lenses with out O.I.S. are used.

Taking full benefit of its high-resolution sensor, the LUMIX S1R/S1 supplies a Excessive Decision mode that faithfully reproduces exact particulars to be saved as stunning, extremely lifelike RAW photographs. Eight consecutive photographs are mechanically shot whereas shifting the sensor utilizing the Physique I.S. (Picture Stabilizer) mechanism and synthesized right into a 187-megapixel equal (16,736 x 11,168-pixel) picture for LUMIX S1R and 96-megapixel equal (12,000 x 8,000-pixel) picture for LUMIX S1 by the brand new Venus Engine, which boasts high-speed sign processing. This mode is appropriate for taking pure landscapes or high quality arts with delicate particulars. This magnificently excessive decision photograph is good for panorama pictures of stationary topics utilizing a tripod. Nevertheless, it may also be utilized in conditions the place transferring topics are included within the scene, by switching the sub mode.

The HLG*Three Picture mode is an entire new type of photograph expression that Panasonic proposes. It supplies a wider dynamic vary to breed gentle and shadow with extra pure distinction. The HLG Images may also be produced as an HSP file*Four with compressed high-brightness indicators in gorgeous 8K decision (7,680 x 4,320 in 16:9, with LUMIX S1R) or its full decision (5,888 x 3,312, in 16:9, with LUMIX S1) along with JPEG/RAW information. It excels within the expression of lights, comparable to glowing starlight or evident daylight. The person can playback these vibrant photographs on the newest Panasonic HLG-compliant 4KTV by way of HDMI cable connection or different HLG-compliant units. Additionally it is supreme for photograph displays by photographers.

The high-precision shutter unit gives the best shutter velocity at a most 1/8000 second to seize spur-of-the-moment, fast paced topics and to make use of a high-speed lens with a completely open aperture even outdoor for spectacular defocusing. The exterior flash could be synchronized with the {industry}’s quickest shutter velocity of a most 1/320 second.*5*6

*1 Primarily based on the CIPA normal [Yaw/Pitch direction: focusing distance f=50mm, when S-X50 is used.]
*2 Primarily based on the CIPA normal [Yaw/Pitch direction: focusing distance f=200mm, when S-R70200 is used.]
*3 “HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma)” is a global normal (ITU-R BT.2100) HDR format.
*4 “HSP” is an HDR image format utilizing HLG format video expertise.
*5 The information quantity decreases when the shutter velocity is about to 1/320 of a second.
*6 As a Digital Single Lens Mirrorless Digital camera, as of February 1, 2019.

2. Excessive-speed, high-precision AF system LUMIX S1R LUMIX S1
Panasonic has achieved a high-speed AF with its superior management expertise over the most important units – lens, sensor and imaging engine. The lens and sensor talk at a most 480 fps. Combining the Distinction AF with DFD expertise, the LUMIX S1R/S1 realizes an ultra-high-speed, high-precision AF of roughly 0.08 sec*1. The LUMIX S1R/S1 additionally boasts excessive velocity burst taking pictures at 9 fps (AFS) or 6 fps (AFC). With its excessive topic monitoring efficiency, the LUMIX S1R/S1 by no means loses the goal topic. As a digicam that excels in low-light taking pictures, the LUMIX S1R/S1 boasts -6EV*2 luminance detection efficiency with Low Mild AF because of the upper sensitivity and optimized tuning of the sensor. The face/eye detection expertise makes it attainable to seize individuals in crisp focus, the Eye AF even detects the pupil of the attention and exactly focuses on it for spectacular portrait taking pictures. The LUMIX S1R/S1 additionally incorporates superior AI expertise that detects particular topics – people and fast-moving animals, together with canines, cats and birds. The digicam retains monitoring these topics even after they flip their again to the digicam.

For extra steady burst taking pictures, 6K PHOTO*Three makes it attainable to seize unmissable moments at 30 fps by extracting the body with the perfect timing out of a 6K burst file (in 4:Three or 3:2 facet ratio) to avoid wasting as an approximate 18-megapixel equal excessive decision photograph. The 4K PHOTO permits 60-fps high-speed captures in approximate 8-megapixel equal decision. In 6K PHOTO /4K PHOTO, three unique modes could be chosen from relying on the state of affairs; 6K Burst/4K Burst, 6K Burst (Begin/Cease)/4K Burst (Begin/Cease) and 6K Pre-burst/4K Pre-burst. Customers can select essentially the most appropriate burst taking pictures mode along with the common consecutive taking pictures mode in full decision relying on the state of affairs.

*1 11EV, at wide-end with S-R24105 (CIPA) in LVF120 fps setting.
*2 At ISO100, F1.4, AFS
*Three 6K PHOTO’ is a excessive velocity burst taking pictures perform that cuts a nonetheless picture out of a 4:Three or 3:2 video footage with approx.18-megapixel (approx. 6000 x 3000 efficient pixel depend) that the 6K picture manages.

3. Operability from ingenuity for intuitive management LUMIX S1R LUMIX S1
The LVF (Dwell View Finder) is the important thing issue for finishing the ultra-high-speed response of the digicam. The LUMIX S1R/S1 has the biggest degree of Actual View Finder which boasts the world’s highest 5,760k-dot decision.* The 0.78x magnification ratio could be switched to 0.7x or 0.74x in response to the taking pictures state of affairs. Adoption of a high-speed, high-precision OLED (Natural Mild-Emitting Diode) for the LVF achieves clean show at 60 fps/120 fps (switchable) and high-speed response with minimal time lag of lower than 0.005 sec in addition to 10,000:1 excessive distinction for distinctive visibility. With minimal distortion and excessive optical efficiency, this Actual View Finder supplies a pure view as seen with the bare eye. It’s at all times sharp and clear from the middle all the way in which to the corners.

The two,100Ok-dot excessive decision monitor in 3:2 facet ratio has adopted a triaxial tilt transferring aspect to safe each sturdiness and operational ease. It additionally has a contact management system. Dwell View Enhance is one other sensible characteristic that makes it attainable to examine the composition even in whole darkness by boosting the sensitivity only for reside view. It additionally incorporates an evening mode that gives delicate backlighting. It lets the person watch the topic comfortably even after viewing the monitor in a darkish state of affairs for a very long time. The LUMIX S1R/S1 features a largest-in-class Standing LCD on the highest, permitting customers to examine the settings at a look.

To make the digicam identical to part of the photographer’s physique, the LUMIX S1R/S1 supplies a agency grip, making it straightforward to carry for lengthy intervals. The management buttons and dials are positioned based mostly on an ergonomic examine to allow the person to focus on taking pictures. The adoption of an 8-directional joystick and refined UI (Consumer Interface) additionally helps fast operation throughout taking pictures. As well as, illuminated buttons could be of assist in low-light conditions. An operation lock lever prevents unintentional operation, and the person can select which operation to lock.
* As a Digital Single Lens Mirrorless Digital camera, as of February 1, 2019.

4. Rugged design, reliability and expandability LUMIX S1R LUMIX S1
To be powerful sufficient to face up to heavy area use, the primary construction consists of a magnesium alloy full die-cast entrance/rear body. Strong development and a sealing for each joint, dial, and button make the LUMIX S1R/S1 not solely splash resistant* and mud resistant,* but additionally freeze resistant right down to -10 levels Centigrade. The shutter unit can be sturdy for about 400,000 cycles.

The LUMIX S1R/S1 is provided with a double reminiscence card slot suitable with SD (UHS-II) or XQD reminiscence playing cards for high-speed, high-capacity steady knowledge recording. Customers can flexibly select the recording methodology from Relay Recording, Backup Recording or Allocation Recording utilizing the double slots. It’ll even be suitable with CFexpress within the close to future. The 7.4-V 3,050 mAh high-capacity battery could be rapidly charged by way of USB PD (USB Energy Supply) utilizing the bundled USB3.1 Kind-C cable. And it additionally realizes high-speed knowledge switch.

A wide range of new equipment can be found for the LUMIX S1R/S1, together with Distant Shutter (DMW-RS2), Eyecup (DMW-EC6), Battery Grip (DMW-BGS1) and Battery Charger (DMW-BTC14). The Battery Charger additionally complies with USB PD and permits fast energy charging in roughly 2 hours. The digicam can be utilized whereas charging by way of this adaptor. The traditional Exterior Flash (DMW-FL580L / FL360L / FL200L) may also be mounted on the LUMIX S Sequence cameras.
*Mud and Splash Resistant doesn’t assure that harm is not going to happen if this digicam is subjected to direct contact with mud and water.

5.Excellent video recording efficiency in a full-frame digicam
4K 60p video recording for extra inventive freedom LUMIX S1R
The LUMIX S1R is a digicam designed and developed to boast distinctive efficiency in pictures, but is able to 4K 60p video recording.*2 To raise the video expression much more, quite a lot of results can be found for video recording.

Distinctive video recording efficiency for skilled videographers LUMIX S1
The LUMIX S1 options excellent video efficiency for skilled videography with 4K 60p recording. It realizes a crop issue of 1.0x in 4K 30p/25p*1/24p, which signifies that the person can report video within the authentic viewing angle of the lens. There is no such thing as a recording time restrict*Three for each 4K 30p/25p*1/24p and Full-HD video. Notably, the CMOS Sensor with excessive sensitivity on the LUMIX S1 achieves full-pixel readout for a superb S/N ratio. The HDR (Excessive Dynamic Vary) video recording is offered, which reproduces each the brilliant components and darkish components of a picture, making it look identical to human eyes see it. The digicam data video with a chosen gamma curve suitable with ITU-R BT.2100, and now you can select Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) in Picture Fashion. The LUMIX S1 additional expands its potential with a firmware replace together with 4:2:2 10-bit 4K 30p inside video recording and 4K 60p/50p HDMI output in addition to V-Log, with a Software program Improve Key (to be bought individually) following quickly in 2019.

As a digicam from Panasonic that has been overstepping the restrict of video efficiency in digital cameras, a number of features can be found on the LUMIX S1R/S1. The Excessive Velocity Video lets customers report sluggish movement video in 4K (most 60 fps and FHD (most 180 fps).

For the terminal, an HDMI Kind A is offered. Plus, a cable lock holder for the HDMI cable is included within the LUMIX S1R/S1 to stop unplugging bother on location. LINE enter can be supported by a 3.5-mm microphone jack. This makes it attainable to enter sounds from an exterior audio system, for extra environment friendly video manufacturing. A 3.5-mm headphone jack can be obtainable. As well as, it complies with the Microphone Adaptor DMW-XLR1 (bought individually), which is a plug-in sort adaptor for an XLR microphone to report high-quality stereo sound. It’s supreme for lip-sync recording. Devoted switches permit direct, fast management. MIC, LINE and CONDENSER MICROPHONES are switchable.

*1 PAL space solely.
*2 Most 15 minutes in 4K60p and limitless recording time in Full HD till the SD Reminiscence Card turns into full or the battery runs out.
*Three Most 29 minutes 59 seconds in 4K60p till the SD Reminiscence Card turns into full or the battery runs out.
– When the ambient temperature is excessive or steady recording is carried out, the digicam might cease the recording to guard itself. Wait till the digicam cools down (*2*3).

6. Different Options LUMIX S1R LUMIX S1
・Picture Fashion That includes a New Flat Mode
To shorten post-processing work, JPEG photographs could be adjusted exactly in response to the photographer’s intention. The LUMIX S1R/S1 additionally supplies a Flat mode that includes a plain end with much less distinction and saturation for versatile use.
・Variable Facet Ratios With New 65:24 and a pair of:1
Along with the usual 3:2, 4:3, 16:9 and 1:1, 65:24 (Movie Panorama) and a pair of:1 (6 x 12 cm) facet ratios can be found for photograph taking pictures.
・I.S. Standing Scope
The person can consciously take away the reason for shake by checking a pointer that signifies the digicam’s shaking situation. It’s obtainable whereas the viewfinder or rear monitor blacks out even throughout a long-time publicity.
・Flicker Lower
When the flickering of a fluorescent gentle is detected, the digicam signifies it and releases the shutter when its impact is the least to suppress the discontinuity of publicity or coloration throughout a sequence of photographs.
*Not obtainable in 6K PHOTO, 4K PHOTO and Submit Focus.
・Spotlight Weighted Mild Metering Mode
The Spotlight Weighted Mild Metering Mode meters gentle with the precedence on highlighted components, to stop it from washing out.
・New AWBw Auto White Stability Mode
In Auto White Stability, a brand new AWBw that retains a reddish tint is offered along with typical AWB (normal) and AWBc (bluish tint). AWBw reproduces wholesome, rosy pores and skin coloration even below fluorescent gentle.
・Bluetooth 4.2 and Wi-Fi 5GHz (IEEE802.11ac)* / 2.4GHz (IEEE802.11b/g/n)
Compatibility with Bluetooth 4.2 (known as BLE: Bluetooth Low Power) permits fixed reference to a smartphone/pill with minimal energy consumption. The settings of a LUMIX S1R/S1 digicam may also be copied and transmitted wirelessly to different S1R/S1 cameras when utilizing a number of S1R/S1 cameras*1. Additionally, Wi-Fi 5GHz (IEEE802.11ac)*2 is efficient along with 2.4GHz (IEEE802.11b/g/n.) This supplies even safe and secure connection not solely with a smartphone/pill but additionally with different units on location for clean distant management. Transmission velocity of photograph/video knowledge can be elevated up by utilizing the 5GHz-band*2.
*1 The Settings of LUMIX S1R could be copied to S1R solely and the settings of LUMIX S1 could be copied to S1 solely.
*2 5GHz Wi-Fi just isn’t obtainable in some international locations.
・Lumix Tether
This software program permits tethered taking pictures by way of USB. Customers can management the digicam by connecting it to a PC by way of USB. It permits you to view the picture on a big PC display screen whereas taking pictures, which is useful in business photoshoots of portraits, merchandise and extra, the place steady affirmation is required. You should utilize [6K PHOTO] [4K PHOTO] and begin and cease video recording with tethered taking pictures. Additionally it is attainable to decide on the folder to avoid wasting the picture information within the PC.
・Lumix Sync
Lumix Sync is a brand new utility for iOS/Android units, which permits photograph transmission to a smartphone or pill by way of straightforward wi-fi connection. It additionally permits distant management of the digicam utilizing a smartphone or pill.

•Leica is a registered trademark of Leica Microsystems IR GmbH.
•L-Mount is a trademark or registered trademark of Leica Digital camera AG.
•Android and Google Play are logos or registered logos of Google Inc.
• IOS is a trademark or registered trademark of Cisco within the U.S. and different international locations and is used below license.
•XQD is a trademark of Sony Company.
•All different firm and product names are logos of their respective companies.
•Some equipment will not be obtainable in some international locations.
•Using recorded or printed supplies which might be protected by copyright for any objective apart from private enjoyment is prohibited, as it could infringe upon the rights of the copyright holder.
•Design and specs are topic to vary with out discover.

(function(d, s, id) {
var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];
if (d.getElementById(id)) return;
js = d.createElement(s); = id;
js.src = “”;
fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);
}(document, ‘script’, ‘facebook-jssdk’));

Shop Amazon