Panasonic S1H officially announced: Costs $4,000 and will ship in autumn!

Panasonic officially announced the new S1H. It will start shipping out in autumn for $4,000 (or 4.000 Euro).

Preorders:
Panasonic DMW-SFU2 Lumix S1 Filmmaker V-Log Upgrade Software Key at BHphoto.
Panasonic DMW-STC14 Lumix S 1.4x Teleconverter at BHphoto.
Panasonic DMW-STC20 Lumix S 2x Teleconverter at BHphoto.
No preorders for the new S1H yet!

Press text:
Newsshooter. Nofilmschool. Cinema5D. Cnet. Dpreview. Engadget. Imaging Resource.

Videos:

Also the Panasonic S1 will sell the extra software update from the 8th of July for $199:

More info on this on Explora, Dpreview, Newsshooter.

Three more L-mount zooms will be announced in late 2019:

More images:

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.