The Japanese press has choosen the Panasonic S1R as the best camera of the year!

Today the Japanese Camera Press Club announced the Camera GP 2019 Award winners and there is a nice surprise. The Panasonic S1R is the best camera of the year!

Grand Prize:
1st place and winner: Panasonic S1R (114 points)
2nd place: Nikon Z7 (113 points)
3rd place: Olympus E-M1X (83 points)

Links:
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.

 

Panasonic says it will “consider the users’ needs” for a video oriented S camera

Dpreview posted the content of their interview with Panasonic:

MFT verus S lenses:

Compared to MFT lenses the new S lenses have a newly-developed double focus system and an ultrasonic assist system

About the MFT and S system development:

of course we are developing both S-series and G-series at the same time. We have optimized our human resources internally so that we can develop both S series and G series to the highest standard.

About a possible video oriented S camera:

In the future, we’d like to consider the users’ needs: it’s open to users’ feedback.

MFT vs S when it comes to video:

Image stabilization and overheating will be less of an issue, compared to full-frame sensors.

In summary: Yes Panasonic may work on a video oriented S camera. But it surely doesn’t sound like it’s coming any time soon.

New Panasonic S1-S1R tests

How to shoot multiple exposures with the Panasonic Lumix S1 and S1R (CameraJabber).
Plenty of L-rumors readers images on our L-mount Facebook Group.
Leica 16-35mm f/3.5-4.5 Elmarit-SL ASPH: Severe Flare Issues on Panasonic S1R (Diglloyd).
TEST / Panasonic Lumix S Pro 50mm F1.4 : un objectif hors-norme (LesNumeriques).
LUMIX S1 & S1R : LES INÉDITS DU REPORTAGE AU PÉROU (Lemondedelaphoto)
Cincinnati Event Photographer – Belterra Park – 2019 First Day of Racing (Louisvillephotographer).
Panasonic Lumix S Pro 70-200mm F4 OIS Sample Images (Photographyblog)

Links:
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.

New Panasonic S1-S1R tests

Panasonic Lumix S1R Review With Leica & Sigma lens: The Best Full-Frame Camera of 2019?

Panasonic Lumix S1R studio scene with high-res mode published (Dpreview).
Panasonic Lumix S1R vs. Nikon Z 7: High-res mirrorless showdown (Digitaltrends).
Panasonic Lumix S Pro 70-200mm F4 OIS sample gallery (Dpreview)
Plenty of L-rumors readers images on our L-mount Facebook Group.

Links:
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.