The Sigma/Leica/Panasonic alliance has been big news since it was officially announced at Photokina 2018. We’ve already seen two new full frame L mount cameras from Panasonic, and now Sigma’s Art series prime lenses are going L mount. Sigma brought some of the new L Mount prototype lenses to NAB 2019 so we had a quick look. Yyou’ll also be able to use your Canon EF & Sigma SA lenses with the new Panasonic S1 and S1R using the MC-21 mount adapter.
There’s been a lot of buzz around the new Panasonic S1 full frame mirrorless camera. Some of it good, some of it not so good. People like to complain about the size and weight, and the fact that it doesn’t have a flippy out LCD like the GH5. But how about the good? Well, cinema5D has been having a play with the Panasonic S1, and when it comes to low light performance, they feel it could be the new king in town.
The Panasonic GH5S with its dual native ISO became an immediate favourite amongst many filmmakers. Already having the reputation of the Panasonic GH5 upon which to build, the GH5S offered some great advantages for filmmakers over its older sibling. Sure, it lost in-body image stabilisation, but one of the big features was the dual native ISO.
Griffin Hammond has had the chance to test the new Panasonic Lumix S1 to task against both the GH5S and the GH5 to see how they all stand up. And in this high ISO test, the full frame S1 shows a massive improvement over the two Micro Four Thirds bodies.
A couple of new cameras isn’t the only thing Panasonic announced today. Along with the official announcement for the Panasonic Lumix S1 and S1R full frame mirrorless cameras, comes three new Panasonic L mount lenses. There’s the Panasonic S PRO 50mm f/1.4, the Panasonic S PRO 70-200mm f/4 OIS and the Panasonic S 24-105mm f/4 Macro OIS.
There’s been a lot of rumours and speculation over the past few months since Panasonic unveiled their alliance with Leica and Sigma at Photokina and briefly introduced us to their two new full-frame mirrorless cameras; the Panasonic Lumix S1 and S1R. Now, they’re finally here. Well, at least to pre-order. But here’s all the info, specs and capabilities.
Well, it’s (almost) official. The launch of the Panasonic S1 and S1R full-frame mirrorless cameras was expected in March, presumably, so they could tease them at The Photography Show, and then show them off properly at Photokina. Since Photokina was cancelled, however, Panasonic let out a new teaser letting us know to expect an announcement on January 31st (today).
It looks like UK retailers Park Cameras and CVP might have jumped the gun slightly, though, because, for a brief time, they listed the new cameras and various lens combos on their websites for pre-order, along with prices. Well, Park had prices, CVP didn’t.
The Panasonic S1R full frame mirrorless camera that was expected to be announced sometime in March, although it looks now that it might be announced tomorrow, after the release of a Panasonic S1/S1R launch teaser video stating January 31st 2019.
One of the features coming to both cameras is a High Resolution Mode. The camera shoots a set of 8 images and then combines them into a single super high resolution shot. And, according to L-Rumors, the S1R combines them into a crazy 187-megapixel image.
Panasonic’s announcement from CES today talks about the upcoming Lumix S1 and S1R cameras announced at Photokina. On initial announcement, not a lot of information was released. We know that the S1 will house a 24-megapixel full frame sensor, and the S1R will be 47-megapixels. We also know that they would both utilise Leica’s L mount.
But beyond that, there’s still not a lot out there. But now Panasonic has released information two of the features that will be coming to the Lumix S series cameras. High Resolution Mode and “HLG Photo” (High Dynamic Range). Oh, and we also have a release date.
Panasonic has just finished their Photokina press event and officially announced the new Panasonic S series full frame mirrorless camera. And they’re starting off the new line with two cameras and three lenses. They’ve also confirmed the L mount collaboration between Panasonic, Leica and Sigma.
According to new rumours, Panasonic is set to announce two new full-frame mirrorless cameras this week at Photokina. They say that there will be an entry level model and a high-end camera offering 20 and 50 megapixels respectively. The latter of the two is also expected to offer a 150mp pixel shift mode.