Get ready for the S1-S1R and buy those Black Friday discounted cards

If you own the expensive Leica SL camera or plan to buy the Panasonic S1-S1R you might need those:
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The Panasonic S1-S1R grip variations

Panasonic posted this image with the following text:

Whatever the challenge, professionals get results. To capture that fleeting moment in often challenging locations,  you may have to bide your time with camera at the ready.

Countless modifications and repeated prototyping are needed  to finally arrive at the ideal shape with a reassuringly stable grip, a form refined enough to shoot for long periods and to carry, a design suitable for any location.

(L2) First rumors about L-mount cinema camera from Panasonic

I got this from a source:

I have it from a good source that Panasonic is seriously looking at a S35 or Full Frame Video and Stills camera with internal 4K Raw recording and Live streaming  with Integrated Apps for photo and video sharing to platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc….

The internal Raw recording will be in 4K but the video sharing will be a 4K compressed codec with different 8bit and 10bit 4:2:2 recording options also available.
One of the apps designed for the camera will allow limited video and photo editing before sharing (similar to an iPhone)

These camera/s will have IBIS and AF / face tracking similar to Canons Dual Pixel AF, and  contain inbuilt ND’s. The cameras will also have large articulating touchscreen with a built in audio adaptor.

The source says one or two different version of the cameras are being considered, with modular add ons such as adjustable handgrip, moveable viewfinder etc…
He says to think of a cross between the current Blackmagic 4K Pocket Camera and a Canon XC15 with audio adaptor.

The are set to be announced around NAB 2019

Soundimagesplus: “Will the L-mount Rule?”

Soundimagesplus shared his interesting thoughts about the L-mount. I am only sharing the final conclusion here:

It’s impossible to know whether Panasonic can penetrate the Canon / Nikon professional market. They will certainly have to prove themselves to working photographers, whose concerns are about reliability and the overall robustness of the system. I’m certainly thinking that we may well be talking about 5 years down the line. However if Panasonic can get a working 8K hybrid camera out for the Tokyo Olympics, then that may speed things up. Lets not forget that 8K provides for 36MP stills, via video ‘grabs’, which may mean that when that emerges we will all be shooting on video and sorting out the stills later.
The said S1R does seem to be what I hoped. A ‘Full Frame’ G9. So will the L Mount rule? Well for me the answer is yes it will and I suspect that if Panasonic get it right, it will for lot’s of other people too.

You can join the new L Full Frame Facebook group if you plan to buy this camera. There you can discuss all features and tests once it’s released!

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