Panasonic Corporation has developed two models of its first Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera with a 35 mm full-frame image sensor: the S1R and the S1. These models are equipped with the world's first 4K 60p/50p video recording function and the Dual I.S. image stabilisation system. As part of the LUMIX S series, Panasonic aims to release them on the global market next spring.
The key features of the newly developed S1R and S1 cameras include a 35mm full-frame image sensor and image processing engine. (Effective pixels: approximately 47M for the S1R and 24M for the S1), support: for 4K 60p/50p video recording in a full-frame Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera and full- frame camera equipped with Dual I.S. image stabilisation thus enabling handheld shots for dark or distant scenes that would previously have required a tripod or other stabilising equipment. In what's a first for Panasonic, the brand has included a double slot for XQD memory cards and SD memory cards. There is also a rugged triaxial tilt LCD which emphasises ease of use and supporting professional photography and videography. Leica Camera's L-Mount makes it possible to use replacement lenses that meet the L-Mount specifications of the partners Leica Camera and Sigma.
Panasonic will also expand its line-up of LUMIX S series compatible lenses, developing more than ten by 2020, including a 50 mm/F1.4 fixed-focus lens, 24-105mm standard zoom lens, and 70-200mm telephoto zoom lens.
For the LUMIX G series of Micro Four Thirds Digital Single Lens Mirrorless cameras, Panasonic will begin developing a Leica DG VARIO-SUMMILUX 10-25mm F1.7 lens that will achieve the world's first zoom with a constant aperture value of F1.7.
The GH5, G9, and GH5S high-end Digital Single Lens Mirrorless cameras that Panasonic has steadily released since 2017 have already gained a solid reputation among professionals and high-level amateurs across the world for the quality of their pictures and ability to capture the vitality and beauty of life. This success is thanks to Panasonic's worlds first support for 4K 60p/50p video recording, and the world's fastest autofocus function using the company's proprietary DFD technology.