(L5) Panasonic S1H will be annunced on August 27! Will have 6 stops in body stabilization and “cooled” 24,2 MP sensor.

The  official Panasonic S1H specs will  be announced  on August 27!

One of my sources had  some time with the production ready cameras and told me this:

The S1H will have 6 stops stabilization inbody, fully lockable. Its double up from gh5. And a fan! For cooling and unlimited recording. Its meant to match vericam as far as rec format. And its a little bigger to the back, due to the fan. And the monitor Can be tilted out and rotated like a combi og the s1 and gh5, so its viewable from all sides and wont get restricted by a cage or cables on the side.

24,2 mp sensor cooled for continous rec. 6 stops stabilization internal. 6,2 dual.
Sound rec in hfr.
Dynamic range 14 stops. 6k sensor in 4:3 for anamorph and in 16:9 5,9k

Stay tuned on August 27!

(L5) Panasonic will announce seven new S lenses in 2020!

Image on top shows the “old” roadmap with 4 new S lenses in 2020

A reliable source just shared this:

1) Panasonic will announce the new 24-70mm f/2.8and 70-200mm f/2,8 in a month or so,
2) 16-35 f/4.0 end of this year.
3) Panasonic will  announce seven new S lenses in 2020!


Here are the six new Sony FF sensors that might be used by future Panasonic-Sigma-Leica cameras too…

Sony has registered six new Full Frame sensors. Some of them might be used on future Panasonic-Sigma-Leica cameras too. What’s particular is that the sensor named IMX521 uses the Quad Bayer Structure. Sony writes:

HDR function is available by dividing exposure time in the 4 same color pixels into long exposure pixels and short exposure pixels. or dividing conversion gain in the 4 same color pixels into LCG pixels and HCG pixels.
Quad Bayer RAW function makes it possible to readout 4 same color pixels without addition.
When normal operation. 4 same color pixels are added and made 1 pixel, and output as bayer pixel array. In addition, a group of divided 4 same color pixels is defined as 1 pixel unit in this product specification.

Here are the short sensor specs:
IMX311: 48,9MP (45° deg. square pix array)
IMX313: 48,9MP (16bit A/D, stacked 3:2, 30p at 16:9 FULL 8k readout. 60p at 6k with crop.)
IMX409: 55MP
IMX410: 24.6MP (24mpix, 19fps for photography. 6k 40fps, 4k crop 100fps.)
IMX521: 15MP with Quad Array
IMX554: 30MP

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The new Sigma FP will be very expensive!

Reliable source Tanaka know the price of the new Sigma FP but is not allowed to say it. All he could write on Twitter was this:

Making a small, high-performance camera is more expensive than I would have expected. Not only money but also advanced technology are required. SIGMA went all-out.

This is going to be an expensive Cine oriented camera!

Tomorrow Sigma might reveal some details about the new L-mount Foveon camera?

ThisTanaka hinted that tomorrow Sigma might unveil some new details about their 60 Megapixel Full Frame L-mount Foveon camera. Here is his message (google translated):

Sigma is planning to announce a new product soon, but it seems that it is not the only lens. I would like to announce the development of a new camera for the example “L Mount Alliance”. If so, is it faster than originally planned? It’s a pleasure.

What we know so far about the Foveon camera is:

– It uses a 20 Megapixel Full frame and three layer sensor (20×3 is 60MP)
– Scheduled to be on market by 2020
– Developed by Sigma and TSI
– L-mount (of course)

Here is the real image of the new sensor: