Panasonic interview: the S1/S1R cameras are so big because of all of the tech that is inside

Dpreview published their interview with Panasonic, here is the recap:

  • The trend is moving towards full-frame mirrorless cameras
  • The new Panasonic S1 and S1R mirrorless cameras are specialized for professionals (translation: expect a very high price tag)
  • The S1/S1R cameras are so big because of all of the tech that is inside. The exact quote was: "The advice from professionals is that they place more importance on performance, not size". I have to laugh here because for over a decade mirrorless companies have been promoting their cameras as a smaller and lighter alternative to DSLR. Apparently, this marketing strategy is now over.
  • "The S1 and S1R will be the most durable cameras on the market" (whatever this means, maybe Panasonic can back this statement by providing a 5-year warranty for the new S system?)
  • Entry level L-mount products are expected later.
  • Panasonic is not interested in APS-C L-mount products.
  • 8K cameras are expected to be released after the Olympics in 2020
  • Description of the new Panasonic S1/S1R cameras:
    • Image quality, build quality, operability, and performance without compromise
    • newly developed 47 and 24MP full-frame sensors
    • New processing engine
    • High-quality lens lineup
    • 4K 60p video
    • Fast and very accurate autofocus (combination of high-speed contrast detection autofocus and DFD technology)
    • The AF also includes deep learning Ai
    • Dual image stabilization
    • High-precision, high-speed shutter
    • Very high-resolution viewfinder - the highest-precision finder in the industry
    • Dual card slots: SD and XQD
    • 3-axis tilting LCD
    • Specially designed grip

Via Dpreview

Join the NEW L-FORUM.COM (also on Facebook and Twitter)

This entry was posted in Panasonic and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Trackbacks are closed, but you can post a comment.
  • FCC disclosure statement: this post may contain affiliate links or promotions that do not cost readers anything but help keep this website alive. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. When you click on links to various merchants on this site and make a purchase, this can result in this site earning a commission. Affiliate programs and affiliations include, but are not limited to, the eBay Partner Network. Thanks for your support!

  • Back to top