Sigma announces the new FF Foveon L-mount camera is delayed to 2020 and it will have 60,9 Megapixels!

Big news folks! Today Sigma CEO Yamaki announced the new Full Frame L-mount Foveon camera will be launched in 2020 and not in 2019. And he also added the camera will have a 60,9 Megapixel Foveon sensor!

This is actually a 20MP FF sensor but because it has three layers Sigma says the total Megapixels will be 60,9. Here is an image of the new sensor:

They also announced a partnership with TSI for the development and production of the new FF Foveon sensor:

Sigma CEO Hirai said the development of the lens is almost done and final testing started.

via Nuko009

This is how many Panasonic S cameras and lenses will be produced per month (S1 production four times the S1R)

Panasonic Japane shared the monthly production rate for their new gear. They will make:
150 S1R cameras per month
600 S1 cameras per month
120 50mm f/1.4 lenses
120 70-200mm f/4.0 lenses
20 24-105mm f/4.0 lenses

I am surprised to see such a low number for the 24-105mm lens which I think is going the be the more popular of the three!

 

via ThisTanaka

This is the first Panasonic 50mm f/1.4 S real world review. A stunning performance!

On top you can see the new Panasonic 50mm f/1.4 S on the left followed by the Sigma ART, the Nikon F and the older Nikon 50mm f/1.4 lens. We all did wonder why the new Panasonic lens is so big and also so expensive.

Richard Wong tested the lens and gave us the answer:

The performance is impressive! So yes, it’s big  and expensive but you are also getting the best 50mm f/1.4 lens on the market!

Preorders:
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 S lens size comparison with Sony/Canon

Courtesy of CameraSize. Size doesn’t matters? 🙂

Preorders:
Panasonic S1R at Adorama and BHphoto. In Europe at Calumet DE, ParkCameras, Jessops.
Panasonic S1 at Adorama and BHphoto. In Europe at Calumet DE, ParkCameras, Jessops.
Panasonic 50mm f/1.4 S at Adorama and BHphoto. In Europe at Calumet DE, ParkCameras, Jessops.
Panasonic 24-105mm f/4.0 S at Adorama and BHphoto. In Europe at Calumet DE, ParkCameras, Jessops.
Panasonic 70-200mm f/4.0 S at Adorama and BHphoto. In Europe at Calumet DE, ParkCameras, Jessops.