Panasonic Corporation has developed two models of its first Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera with a 35 mm full-frame image sensor, the Lumix S1R and the S1. These models are equipped with 4K 60p video recording function and the Dual I.S. image stabilisation system. As part of the Lumix S series, Panasonic aims to release them on the global market early 2019.
The latest innovations in Lumix S series build on Panasonic’s ten years’ experience developing Digital Single Lens Mirrorless cameras, including digital technology such as image or signal processing, plus optical and heat dispersion technology and more. The combination of these capabilities will provide customers with new value for photography and videography.
The cameras have effective pixels of approximately 47M for the S1R and 24M for the S1. Both the models feature a double slot for XQD and SD memory cards, the first for Panasonic; and a rugged triaxial tilt LCD. Sporting Leica Camera’s L-Mount it is now possible to use interchangeable lenses that meet the L-Mount specifications of the partners Leica Camera and Sigma. Panasonic will also expand its line-up of Lumix S series compatible lenses, developing more than ten by 2020, including a 50 mm f/1.4 fixed-focus lens, 24-105 mm standard zoom lens, and 70-200 mm telephoto zoom lens.
For the Lumix G series of Micro Four Thirds Digital Single Lens Mirrorless cameras, Panasonic has started developing the Leica DG VARIO-SUMMILUX 10-25 mm F1.7 lens that will achieve the world’s first zoom with maximum aperture of f/1.7 for the entire range.