Panasonic announces two full-frame L-Mount mirrorless cameras Lumix S1R and Lumix S1

Lumix S1R and Lumix S1
Lumix S1R and Lumix S1

Panasonic has launched its first full-frame L-Mount mirrorless cameras Lumix S1R and Lumix S1 at Photokina 2018 in Cologne, Germany. The Panasonic Lumix S1R features 47-megapixel camera sensor while the Lumix S1 comes with 24-megapixels sneer.

Panasonic’s cameras feature 4K video at 60 fps, dual image stabilization, and dual media card slots with one XQD and one SD slot. The primary advantage is that they will be launched with the existing ecosystem of lenses already available. The company has chosen to go with Leica’s L-Mount, that means eight Leica lenses are already available for these cameras. Panasonic will also release 10 lenses of its own within the next 12 months.

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Panasonic has already announced three lenses that are coming this year. These are a 50mm f/1.4, 24-105mm, and 70-200mm zoom lenses.

Both Lumix S1R and S1 packs Venus Engine processor. There is a high-speed, high-precision hybrid contrast detection autofocus. The cameras also use deep learning artificial intelligence in the autofocus system. Both the cameras have a weather-sealed body with a robust shutter. They come with highest resolution electronic viewfinder available on the market and a secondary LCD screen at the top, while the main LCD at the back.

Panasonic will launch Lumix S1R and S1 in early 2019. Full specifications and pricing details will be announced at the time of launch.