First Panasonic S1-S1R vs competition size comparison


The 10 years old G1 vs the new S1

Reminder: Live blogging for the Panasonic S announcement will start at 11:00 am London time on Feb 1

Thanks to Apotelyt we can compare the size of the new Panasonic S cameras with those of the competition:

Panasonic S1 vs Sony A7III:

Panasonic S1 vs Nikon Z6:

Panasonic S1 vs Canon EOS-R:

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(L5) Here are the full leaked Panasonic S lens images and specs!

 

Here are the full Panasonic S lens specs.

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LUMIX S PRO 50 mm F 1.4

  • Lens construction: 13 groups of 11 lenses (2 aspheric lenses and 3 ED lenses included)
  • Minimum shooting distance: 0.44 m
  • Number of diaphragm blades: 11
  • Filter diameter: 77 mm
  • Size: φ 90 x 130 mm
  • Weight: 955 g
  • Dustproof · Drip-proof · Low temperature-10 °
  • Overseas price: 2,299 GBP (around $3,000 but real US price will be lower due to different tax system)

LUMIX S 24 – 105 mm F4 Macro OIS

  • Lens construction: 13 groups 16 pieces (including 2 aspheric lenses and 2 ED lenses)
  • Minimum shooting distance: 0.3 m
  • Maximum shooting magnification: 0.5 times
  • Filter diameter: 77 mm
  • Size: φ 84 x 118 mm
  • Weight: 680 g
  • Dual IS 2 compatible
  • Dustproof · Drip-proof · Low temperature-10 °
  • Overseas price: 1,299 pounds (around $1,700 but real US price will be lower due to different tax system)

LUMIX S PRO 70-200 mm F4 OIS

  • Lens construction: 23 groups in 17 groups (1 aspherical lens and 3 ED lenses included)
  • Minimum shooting distance: 0.92 m
  • Number of diaphragm blades: 9
  • Filter diameter: 77 mm
  • Size: φ 84.4 x 179 mm
  • Weight: 985 g
  • Dual IS 2 compatible
  • Dustproof · Drip-proof · Low temperature-10 °
  • Overseas price: 1,749 GBP (around $2,300 but real US price will be lower due to different tax system)

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(L5) The Panasonic S1R can take 187 Megapixel images in High Resolution mode!

I just learned the Panasonic S1R can take 187 Megapixel images in High Resolution mode!!! Damn impressive! On top you can see an image showing the 187 MP image in 8x!

This is Panasonic introduction text to the High Res mode:

High Resolution Mode

Taking advantage of the Body Image Stabilizer. (I.S.) mechanism, eight consecutive images are automatically shot while shifting the sensor. These eight images are synthesized into a single image by the new Venus Engine, which boasts high-speed signal processing. Precise details are faithfully reproduced to be saved as a beautiful, highly realistic image. This mode is ideal for shooting natural landscapes or fine art objects with delicate details.

Considering situations where moving subjects are included in the scene, sub options are available to suppress motion blur, so photographers can use this mode the same as shooting in a normal photo shooting mode.

*Availability date may vary depending on the sales area •Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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(L5) First leaked image of the new Panasonic 70-200mm f/4.0 S lens

We just got this first leaked image of the production ready lens which clearly shows the constant f/4.0 aperture.
So the guess from Digitalcameraworld  that the new 70-200mm S lens might have f/2.8 aperture were off. Pity because that 77mm filter thread is the same we get on the Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 GM.

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First Panasonic S1 and S1R reviews will be published on February 1

We now with 100% certainity that the first S1-S1R reviews and preorder options will go online on February 1 !!!

Here are also some rusian teaser videos. They say their review will go online at 11:30 London time on Feb 1:

There is also a first image sample shared on Instagram:

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(L5) First image of the production ready Panasonic S1 with 24-105mm f/4.0 lens!

This should be the first image of the production ready Panasonic S1 with the 24-105mm f/4.0 lens. We heard of a press event with journalists on Jan 31. The full info about the new S cameras and lenses will be released on February 1 !!!

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Here is a roundup of the confirmed and rumored specs:

Panasonic S1
24MP
L-mount
4k60p
Dual IS (in body stabilization and in lens stabilization)
Contrast AF (DFD technology)
Industry highest resolution EVF (Rumor: Could be 5.6 milion dot)
Deep learning AI
1 XQD and 1 SD slot
3-axis tiltable LCD L-rumors.com
100% weather sealing
High Resolution mode (eight consecutive images are captured while shifting the sensor)
HLG Photo
Ships in March
Rumor: Price around $2,000

Panasonic S1R
47MP
L-mount
4k60p
Dual IS (in body stabilization and in lens stabilization)
Contrast AF (DFD technology)
Industry highest resolution EVF (Rumor: Could be 5.6 milion dot)
Deep learning AI
1 XQD and 1 SD slot
3-axis tiltable LCD
100% weather sealing
High Resolution mode (eight consecutive images are captured while shifting the sensor)
HLG Photo
Ships in March
Rumor: Price around $4,000

Panasonic S lenses:
50mm f/1.4
24-105mm f/4.0
70-200mm (Rumor: f/2.8)