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)

 

First image of the new Panasonic 24-105mm S “production” lens shows it has f/4.0 aperture

This is the first image of the production version of the new Panasonic 24-105mm S Full Frame Lens. And finally we can see it has a constant f/4.0 aperture!

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New Panasonic 70-200mm images suggest a it has a constant f/2.8 aperture?

Digitalcameraworld spotted the lens at the SWPP show in London. They write:

From its size and 77mm front filter thread, it look almost certainly to be a 70-200mm f/2.8. You can also clearly see that the closest focusing distance of the lens is 0.92m (3.02 ft).

It’s likely Panasonic will announce the full specs within the next 1-2 weeks. Fingers crossed the lens has indeed an f/2.8 aperture. While the other zoom lens the 24-105mm lens will definitely be a f/4.0.

(L5) Major Panasonic S1-S1R announcement will happen around January 30

We are now 99% certain that Panasonic will have a major S1-S1R related announcement on the days around January 30. This means we will likely get the full specs information and preorder pricing.

Stay tuned for more info to come!

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Panasonic announces the S1-S1R will have High Resolution mode, HLG photos and ship in late March

Panasonic shared some more details about the new S1-S1R cameras:

1) They will be able to shoot in High Resolution mode. It takes 8 photos and merges them for better resolution in varying lighting conditions.
2) They will capture HLG photos
3) The cameras will start shipping out in late March

UPDATE: Here is the official press text:

Panasonic Announces Additional Key Functions for the New Full-frame Mirrorless Camera at CES 2019

Las Vegas, NV (January 7, 2019) – Following an announcement at Photokina 2018, Panasonic will unveil additional key features of the new LUMIX S full-frame mirrorless cameras at CES 2019. The LUMIX S full-frame mirrorless cameras and lenses will be available at the end of March 2019.*

A Whole New Style of Photo Expression

High Dynamic Range Still Photo – HLG Photo Mode

HLG Photo allows images to be shot with a wider dynamic range. By reproducing both glaring lights and dark shadows that are likely to be overexposed or underexposed, the Lumix S achieves rich, precise color expression as close as possible to visual memory. 43rumors

HLG Photos are produced as an HSP file. The user can play back these vibrant images on the latest Panasonic HLG-compliant 4KTV via HDMI cable connection or other HLG- compliant devices. It is also ideal for photographers’ photo presentations.

Stunning Details with a Realistic Sensation

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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