Panasonic announces S Series full-frame mirrorless cameras

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In a month that could be called, “a full-frame mirrorless revolution”, Panasonic appears to be coming out swinging by announcing not one, but two new full-frame mirrorless cameras that are the lead cameras in their new Lumix S-Series.

Please keep in mind that the full specs for either camera hasn’t been released as of yet, but here is what we know so far…

Panasonic Lumix S1 & S1R

The Panasonic S1R and S1 bodies are part of a new line-up of full-frame mirrorless cameras made possible through the new L-Mount alliance which includes manufacturers Panasonic, Leica and Sigma that was announced at Photokina earlier this week.

Here’s what we know so far…

The S1 will feature a 47-megapixel sensor while the S1 will feature a 24-megapixel sensor. Both cameras will boast Dual I.S. that works with both sensor and lens stabilization, a high resolution EVF, 3-axis tilting LCD screen and double card slots (here’s throwing shade at you Canon & Nikon) compatible with both SD and XQD cards.

As mentioned, both cameras feature Leica’s L-Mount SL system which means that they will be compatible with Leica’s SL lens and adapter family right out of the box.


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If you’re like the majority of us and can’t afford the Leica lenses, don’t worry, Panasonic also announced 3 new lenses, a 24-105mm, a 70-200mm and a 50mm f/1.4 prime lens.  All in all, Panasonic plans to have up to 10 lenses available by 2020.

And as if that wasn’t enough, Sigma is also developing a series of lenses for the system, which will include a selection of their stellar Art Series Lenses.

As for video, both cameras will be capable of full-frame recording 4K in 50p/60p and that’s about all we know at this point.

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