Photokina 2018: Panasonic LUMIX S1R and S1

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It looks like Panasonic has been bit by the full-frame bug. Aiming for an early 2019 launch, Panasonic has announced the new LUMIX S1R and LUMIX S1 digital full-frame mirrorless cameras equipped with a Leica L lens mount. The new full-frame sensors will record 47MP of data on the LUMIX S1R and 24MP on the LUMIX S1. Inside, the cameras will have, what Panasonic claims, the world’s first support for 4K 60p/50p video recording and Dual I.S. (image stabilization) for getting hand-held shots in dark environments. The cameras will feature dual card slots for XQD and SD cards as well as a screen that tilts in three axes.

The camera features the Leica L mount, so you can attach your battery of L-mount lenses as soon as the camera hits the shelves, or you can grab one or more of the 10 lenses that Panasonic will be releasing before the year 2020 including a 50mm f/1.4, 24-105mm zoom, and 70-200mm zoom.

Panasonic is bringing its video expertise to the full-frame world. Are you ready to jump on board?

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Hmmm Did not see this at first.

[quote=Jeffrey W.]

Hmmm Did not see this at first, LEITZ makes very fine Equipment. I am well enough equipped for now. And looking forward to November.

OK - - so what is this going to drain out of my wallet ??
I really do NOT need 47MP per photo, so the S1 would be just fine
Of course I'd have to liquidate my Canon stuff (7D Mk1, 80D, and stable of lenses)
But the Panasonic series would probably be my first choice as replacement (Sony {hate 'em} #2)
But let me know Panasonic Vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV

The Panasonic Lumix S1 was just recently announced at Photokina 2018.  According to the press release from Panasonic, the camera is not expected to be available until March 2019.  At this time, pricing is not available for the camera and it is not currently listed on our website.  Once we receive more information for the camera, we will post it online and list any received information, including pricing and estimated availability.  While it is hard to compare the Panasonic S1 to the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX10 V as the Panasonic S1 has not yet been released, I can state that major differences between the cameras would be the Panasonic S1 is expected to be a full-frame, 24-megapixel interchangeable lens camera, and the Sony DSC-RX10 IV is a 21-megapixel point-and-shoot camera with a 1-inch sensor and a built-in 25x zoom lens with the 35mm equivalent of a 24-600mm zoom range.

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