Panasonic Lumix S1/S1R full-frame mirrorless cameras: what we know so far?

This is what we know so far about the two new Panasonic S1/S1R full-frame mirrorless cameras:

  • The S1R and the S1 cameras are the world's first to support 4K 60p/50p video recording
  • Dual I.S. image stabilization - both cameras will have in body image stabilization (as well as some lenses that will also come stabilized).
  • Newly-developed 35 mm full-frame image sensor and image processing engine
  • Effective pixels: approximately 47M for the S1R and 24M for the S1 (newly developed sensors)
  • Double memory card slots: XQD memory cards and SD memory cards
  • Rugged triaxial tilt LCD
  • Both cameras are based on the L mount which is the same FF mount used by Leica SL cameras.
  • Both will have a top screen and a monitor which flips but also can rotate to the side (but is not fully articulated – sadly).
  • The cameras are significantly larger than the GH5
  • There will be 3 initial lenses (at launch) from Panasonic – 24-105mm, 70-200mm (probably with a constant f/4.0 aperture) and a 50mm f/1.4 (Panasonic also promises to have 10 native lenses by 2020 plus quite a few lenses by Leica and possibly some by Sigma).
  • Image quality, build quality, operability, and performance without compromise
  • New processing engine
  • Fast and very accurate autofocus (combination of high-speed contrast detection autofocus and DFD technology)
  • The AF also includes deep learning Ai
  • High-precision, high-speed shutter
  • RAW output video rumored (big question mark here)
  • Very high-resolution viewfinder - the highest-precision finder in the industry
  • Specially designed grip
  • Shipping is expected to start in March, 2019
  • High-resolution and high-dynamic range modes
  • Global release in early 2019 - potential announcement at the 2019 CES show
  • Rumored price: around $4,500
  • Sample photos can be found here

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