Panasonic Launches New LUMIX S Series Full-frame Mirrorless Cameras LUMIX S1R and LUMIX S1
Panasonic is proud to introduce the full specifications of its long-awaited first full-frame Digital Single Lens Mirrorless cameras, the LUMIX S1R and S1, with a 35mm full-frame CMOS sensor.
The LUMIX S Series aims for unprecedented image quality with high resolution, rich gradation and superior colour reproduction. A high-speed, high-precision AF system based on advanced control technology over the lens, the sensor, and the new Venus Engine enable the user to capture the target in sharp focus without fail. It also boasts industry-leading video recording performance (4K 60p/50p*1), intuitive control, a rugged design for heavy field use, durability, and expandability.
The new cameras are based on the L-Mount standard, which boasts a well-balanced, large inner diameter and compact dimensions for a flange focus to realize optimum size and performance as a mirrorless camera system.
The LUMIX S1R has 47.3-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor (36mm x 24mm),which gives it the industry’s highest level of resolution in the full-frame mirrorless cameras*2, to pursue the ultimate power of expression. In addition to the precise reproduction capability in detail, this sensor achieves a high S/N ratio by taking advantage of its high light-condensing efficiency despite the large number of pixels.
The LUMIX S1 comes with a 24.2-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor (35.6mm x 23.8mm)that provides wide dynamic range and excellent performance at high sensitivity in addition to a natural yet sharp image description. The LUMIX S1 supports professional use in videography by taking advantage of the stunning expression performance that a full-frame camera can offer. It records smooth 4K 60p/50p*1video and enables full-pixel readout of signals in 4K 30p/25p*1to save truly beautiful footage. Furthermore, the LUMIX S1 will comply with 4:2:2 10-bit 4K 30p/25p*1internal video recording and 4K 60p/50p*1HDMI output as well as V-Log, with a software upgrade key(to be sold separately)following soon in 2019.
Panasonic New Zealand, Product Manager, Andrew Reid, says: “At Panasonic we’re committed to pioneering new innovations under the vision of “Changing Photography”, which is why we’re excited to be launching the new full-frame mirrorless LUMIX S1R and S1 cameras in New Zealand.”
*1 PAL area only
*2 As a Digital Single Lens Mirrorless Camera, as of February 1, 2019.
*3 5-Axis Dual I.S.2 can be used with the lens S-R24105 and S-R70200 as of February 1, 2019.
*4 Service is not available in some countries.