Panasonic has announced the development of two models of its first Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera with a 35 mm full-frame image sensor, the Lumix S1R and the S1.

This prototype image shows preliminary styling for the new Lumix S1R and S1 cameras. (Source: Panasonic.)

Prototypes of the new cameras are being unveiled at Photokina 2018 in Cologne, Germany.The new cameras will be the first full-frame cameras to offer 4K 60p/50p video recording, and feature the Dual I.S. image stabilisation system. They are scheduled for release on the global market in early 2019. The new S Series cameras provide new opportunities for Panasonic, including the ability to cater for professional photographers and videographers. Key features of the new cameras are as follows:

  1. Highly expressive detail and outstanding versatility achieved with the newly-developed 35 mm full-frame image sensor and image processing engine. (Effective pixels: approximately 47M for the S1R and 24M for the S1)
  2. World’s first support for 4K 60p/50p video recording in a full-frame Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera.
  3. World’s first full-frame camera with Dual I.S. (Image Stabilisation), enabling handheld shots for dark or distant scenes that would previously have required a tripod or other equipment.
  4. A double slot for XQD memory cards and SD memory cards, the first for Panasonic; and a rugged triaxial tilt LCD, delivering ease of use and supporting professional photography and videography.
  5. Leica Camera’s L-Mount, making it possible to use interchangeable lenses that meet the L-Mount specifications of the partners, Leica Camera and Sigma, increasing options for interchangeable lenses.

Panasonic will also build a lineup of Lumix S series compatible lenses, developing more than ten by 2020, including a 50 mm f/1.4 single-focus (prime) lens, 24-105 mm standard zoom lens, and 70-200 mm telephoto zoom lens. For more information, click here or call 132 600.