Panasonic Announces Development of Full-frame S1 and S1R

  By Kaitlyn Kerr

Panasonic has announced that they have two new cameras in development: the S1 and S1R. Both are part of a new lineup from Panasonic, featuring a full-frame sensor and an L-mount that will take existing lenses from Leica and coming lenses from Panasonic and Sigma. They have also announced three lenses that will launch with the cameras: a 50mm F1.4, a 24-105mm and a 70-200mm f2.8. More than ten new lenses for the mount are expected from Panasonic by the end of 2020.

The S1 will be a 24MP full-frame camera, whereas the S1R will be it’s higher-resolution sibling at 47MP. Both will be capable of recording 4K/60p and make use of Panasonic’s current popular technologies, such as dual stabilization in body and lens. The rear LCD has been designed like Fuji’s cameras, with a tilt up and down on the horizontal axis and a second hinge that allows it to tilt on the vertical. Both cameras will feature dual card slots (XQD and SD) and be weather-sealed as well.



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Kaitlyn is a craft beer enthusiast and self-labelled film nerd. Suitably, she is one of the hosts of Calgary's Beers & Cameras meetup group. She also drinks too much coffee and wants to see too many places. When not helping coordinate events or exploring whatever city, town, or backroad she can, she also works as a freelance photographer and assistant.