(L5) Panasonic will have a special press event the last week of January!

Our trusted sources confirmed to us that Panasonic is organizing a major press events for the last eek of January! Panasonic has invited all big store dealers and journalists in location in USA, Europe and Asia.

I am yet not 100% sure but I am pretty confident Panasonic will use that event to finally launch the S1-S1R with full specs and preorders. Stay tuned on L-rumors!

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This patent might shows the future Foveon Full Frame dual layer tech

Sigma promised us to deliver a new L-mount camera with Full Frame Foveon sensor And this new Sigma patent explains how this sensor might work

Instead of three layers of pixels the sensor would only use two of them With green pixels always present and the second layer alternating between red and blue pixels. Sigma says in the patent that this would allow the sensor readout time to be much faster. Guess it makes sense to have this on a large FF sensor!

via hi-lows-note

These are the new Sony FF sensors that can be used by Leica-Panasonic too

SonyAlphaRumors spilled out the info about the two future Full Frame sensors that will go on market in 2019. These sensors are NOT for exclusive Sony use. They will be available for any camera company. It means Leica and Panasonic could on paper decide to use them too. Sigma will not as they alreayd said they will make a Foveon sensor.
Sensor 1:
60MP
16 channels (which is crazy, normally it should be 8),
4.6FPS@16bit
12FPS@14bit
8k30P@12bit
8K60p@10bit
4k60p@12bit
FHD300P@10bit
Sensor 2:
36MP
10FPS@16bit
60FPS@10bit
on-chip PDAF
Maybe Leica will use that sensor on their future SL camera. Panasonic might launch a camera with the 60MP sensor in early 2020?

(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