Panasonic Announces Development of Full-frame S1 and S1R
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.