New Panasonic S tests roundup

Preorders:
Panasonic S1R at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. In Europe at Calumet DE, ParkCameras, Jessops.
Panasonic S1 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. In Europe at Calumet DE, ParkCameras, Jessops.
Panasonic 50mm f/1.4 S at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. In Europe at Calumet DE, ParkCameras, Jessops.
Panasonic 24-105mm f/4.0 S at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. In Europe at Calumet DE, ParkCameras, Jessops.
Panasonic 70-200mm f/4.0 S at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. In Europe at Calumet DE, ParkCameras, Jessops.

This is how many Panasonic S cameras and lenses will be produced per month (S1 production four times the S1R)

Panasonic Japane shared the monthly production rate for their new gear. They will make:
150 S1R cameras per month
600 S1 cameras per month
120 50mm f/1.4 lenses
120 70-200mm f/4.0 lenses
20 24-105mm f/4.0 lenses

I am surprised to see such a low number for the 24-105mm lens which I think is going the be the more popular of the three!

 

via ThisTanaka

You can now compare the Panasonic S1-S1R files with Nikon and Sony (via Imaging Resource)

You can now use Imaging Resources Comparometer Tool to pixel peep the Panasonic S files versus the competition.


 

Preorders:
Panasonic S1R at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. In Europe at Calumet DE, ParkCameras, Jessops.
Panasonic S1 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. In Europe at Calumet DE, ParkCameras, Jessops.
Panasonic 50mm f/1.4 S at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. In Europe at Calumet DE, ParkCameras, Jessops.
Panasonic 24-105mm f/4.0 S at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. In Europe at Calumet DE, ParkCameras, Jessops.
Panasonic 70-200mm f/4.0 S at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. In Europe at Calumet DE, ParkCameras, Jessops.

This is the first Panasonic 50mm f/1.4 S real world review. A stunning performance!

On top you can see the new Panasonic 50mm f/1.4 S on the left followed by the Sigma ART, the Nikon F and the older Nikon 50mm f/1.4 lens. We all did wonder why the new Panasonic lens is so big and also so expensive.

Richard Wong tested the lens and gave us the answer:

The performance is impressive! So yes, it’s big  and expensive but you are also getting the best 50mm f/1.4 lens on the market!

Preorders:
Panasonic S1R at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. In Europe at Calumet DE, ParkCameras, Jessops.
Panasonic S1 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. In Europe at Calumet DE, ParkCameras, Jessops.
Panasonic 50mm f/1.4 S at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. In Europe at Calumet DE, ParkCameras, Jessops.
Panasonic 24-105mm f/4.0 S at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. In Europe at Calumet DE, ParkCameras, Jessops.
Panasonic 70-200mm f/4.0 S at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. In Europe at Calumet DE, ParkCameras, Jessops.