Panasonic ​S1R and Panasonic ​S1​ 35mm Full-frame Mirrorless Cameras

February 1, 2019 | Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera | Comment |

Panasonic has announced two mirrorless camera models with a 35mm full-frame image sensor - the Panasonic S1R and the Panasonic S1. The 47 megapixel S1R and the 24 megapixel S1 both feature 4K 60p/50p video recording, a new Venus image processing engine, Dual I.S. image stabilisation, a double slot for XQD memory cards and SD memory cards, and a triaxial tilt LCD screen.

In a very interesting move, Panasonic are using the Leica L-Mount standard for the S1R and S1 cameras. Panasonic will release three Lumix S Series compatible lenses at the same time as the launch of the S1R and S1 cameras - the 50mm F1.4 prime lens, 24-105mm F4 standard zoom lens, and 70-200mm F4 telephoto zoom lens - and seven more by the end of 2020. Panasonic have also partnered with Leica and Sigma to develop more L-mount lenses.

Both the S1R and S1 cameras will have HLG Photo Mode and High Resolution Mode. The former mode allows images to be shot with a wider dynamic range, whilst the latter takes eight consecutive images that are automatically shot while shifting the sensor and synthesized into a single image.

Panasonic S1R and S1 Pricing

CAMERAS

 

RRP GBP

RRP EURO

S1R KIT (BODY + 24-105MM LENS)

DC-S1RME-K

£4,199.99

€4,799.99

S1R BODY ONLY

DC-S1RE-K

£3,399.99

€3,799.99

S1 KIT (BODY + 24-105MM LENS)

DC-S1ME-K

£2,999.99

€3,399.99

S1 BODY ONLY

DC-S1E-K

£2,199.99

€2,499.99

LENSES

 

RRP GBP

RRP EURO

50MM F1.4

S-X50E

£2,299.99

€2,599.99

70-200MM F4 O.I.S.

S-R70200E

£1,749.99

€1,999.99

24-105MM MACRO F4 O.I.S.

S-R24105E

£1,299.99

€1,399.99

Panasonic S1R and S1 Key Specifications

Lumix S1R Key Specifications

  • 47.3 mega pixels, no low pass filter
  • 5-axis vibration reduction within the body with 5.5 steps of effect
  • Dual IS 2 with 6 stages of effect
  • 4K 60p / 50p video
  • Sequential shooting performance: 9 frames / second (AFS), 6 frames / second (AFC)
  • 6K photo at 30 frames per second and 4K photo mode at 60 frames / sec
  • 5.76 million dot EVF
  • The finder magnification can be adjusted from 0.78 times to 0.74 times or 0.7 times
  • Movable rear liquid crystal with 2.1 million dots
  • ISO: 50-51200 (Including extended sensitivity - maximum standard ISO is 25600)
  • Dustproof · Drip-proof · Low temperature-10 °
  • Picture of 187 million pixels (16,736 x 11, 168) can be created using high resolution mode
  • Advanced Artificial Intelligence Technology Detecting Humans, Cats, Dogs and Birds
  • Size: 148.9 x 110.0 x 96.7 mm
  • Weight: 898 g

Lumix S1 Key Specifications

  • 24.2 megapixels
  • Picture of 96 million pixels (12,000 x 8,000) can be created using high resolution mode
  • ISO: 50-204800 (Including extended sensitivity - maximum standard ISO is 51200)
  • Size: 148.9 x 110.0 x 96.7 mm
  • Weight: 899 g

Panasonic S1R and S1 Videos

Panasonic have just released a series of videos for the Lumix S series cameras on the Panasonic Europe YouTube Channel. There are 7 videos in total, in which various Panasonic Lumix ambassadors share their thoughts on using the new S1R and S1 cameras.

Panasonic S1R and S1 Launch Date

The launch date for the new Panasonic S1 and S1R cameras has now been confirmed as 1st February 2019 in a new teaser video.

The Panasonic S1R and the Panasonic S1 were first exhibited at Photokina 2018.

The Panasonic S1R and S1 full-frame mirrorless cameras and lenses will be available from the 18th March 2019.

Panasonic S1R and S1 First Impressions

Read our first impressions of using the Panasonic S1R and the Panasonic S1.

Panasonic S1R Press Release

Highest resolution full-frame mirrorless: Panasonic LUMIX S1R

  • 47.3 Megapixel full-frame sensor
  • Real View Finder with 5760K OLED display
  • 6-stop Dual Image Stabilisation for Still and Video Mode

Barcelona, Spain, February 1st, 2019 – Panasonic is proud to disclose the full details of its new LUMIX S1R full frame mirrorless camera. With a 47.3-million-pixel CMOS sensor it is the world’s highest resolution full frame mirrorless camera*1, and offers images of unprecedented quality exhibiting exceptional detail, rich graduation and superior colour reproduction. 

Powered by a new Venus Engine, the LUMIX S1R incorporates a high-speed, high-precision AF system ensuring the camera meets the exacting demands of professional photographers in all shooting situations. To capture the decisive moment, the photographer frames the image using the world’s highest resolution* electronic viewfinder with unrivalled clarity via a 5.76-million-dot OLED display.

Built around the wide diameter L-Mount the LUMIX S1R is designed to provide uncompromising image quality by combining best-in-class detail resolution and photographic control, with outstanding image stabilisation and advanced video recording.

* As of February 1, 2019

Ground Breaking Image Detail

The detail gathering ability of the full-frame 47.3-million-pixel CMOS-sensor (36 x 24 mm) is boosted by absence of a low pass filter, ensuring the finest textures in any scene will be captured accurately.

• New micro lens design to ensure best efficiency

• Low noise even at high ISO

• High resolution mode for 187-Megapixel images

New aspherical micro lenses over each pixel improve the light-gathering abilities of the sensor so low noise levels are maintained at high ISO settings. The LUMIX S1R offers an ISO range of up to ISO 25.600, making it ideal for working in low light conditions. 

For situations demanding greater resolution than 47.3-million-pixels, photographers can create incredible 187-million-pixel images using the camera’s High Resolution Mode. This feature combines information recorded in eight exposures that are taken as the Body I.S. system makes adjustments to the sensor position. The result is a 16.736 x 11.168-pixel RAW-file bursting with information. A feature of the High Resolution Mode is the option to supress motion blur.

Advanced Image Stabilisation

The 5-axis Body I.S. (Image Stabiliser) system compensates for the effects of camera shake to make shutter speeds of up to 5.5-stop slower than usual safe to use*1. Combined with the 2-axis O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabiliser) in the LUMIX S Series lenses the Dual I.S. 2 system increases the level of compensation to 6-stop*2, and works to eliminate the effects of a wide variety of camera movement types in both still and video photography.*3 Making use of more sophisticated technology, vibration measurements are taken not only from a gyrosensor but also using information from the image sensor itself and from an accelerometer sensor in the camera. 

To help photographers remove sources of camera shaking, an I.S. Status Scope has been added that displays a graphic interpretation of vibration. 

*1 Based on the CIPA standard [Yaw/Pitch direction: focusing distance f=50mm, when S-X50 is used.

*2 Based on the CIPA standard [Yaw/Pitch direction: focusing distance f=200mm when S-R70200 is used.]

*3 5-Axis Dual I.S.2 can be used with the lens S-R24105 and S-R70200 as of February 1, 2019.

High-Speed Precision Focusing

Combining contrast detection and Panasonic’s unique DFD technology with ultra-fast processing creates a focusing system that provides both speed and precision. To achieve extremely fast and accurate focusing, the Venus Engine, CMOS sensor and the new LUMIX S lenses communicate at up to 480 fps allowing the system to react in 0.08 seconds*1. The autofocus works with as little light as remarkable -6 EV*2. 

• Artificial intelligence adds to autofocus performance

• Eye-AF and animal recognition added to face detection

• Nine frames per second burst shooting with full resolution

Focus acquisition and tracking is enhanced with Advanced Artificial Intelligence Technology that detects humans, cats, dogs and birds. Determining what the subject is helps to anticipate its movement patterns and allows the autofocus to keep tracking the subject even when its back is turned. Face, eye and pupil detection ensure portraits are focused correctly. 

For fast moving situations the LUMIX S1R is capable of shooting at a rate of 9 fps in AFS or 6 fps with continuous focusing. The 6K Photo mode allows bursts of 18-million-pixel JPEG images at 30 fps, while 4K Photo offers sequences at 30 or 60 fps with 8-megapixel resolution.*3

*1 11EV, at wide-end with S-R24105 (CIPA) in LVF120 fps setting.

*2 F1.4, ISO100 equivalent, AFS.

*3 4K/6K PHOTO modes create an MP4-file allowing cut outs of still images in 4:3 or 3:2 aspect ratio with approx.6K/18-megapixel or approx. 4K/8-megapixel resolution.

High Resolution Viewfinder and High Quality Displays

The world’s highest resolution electronic viewfinder*1 provides photographers with unrivalled clarity via a 5.76-million-dot OLED display. The Real View Finder offers refresh rates of up to 120 fps and a lag of just 0.005 seconds for smooth and realistic tracking of motion while panning with moving subjects. The display resolution, matched with a 10.000:1 contrast ratio, makes for a very clear and detailed view. The finder magnification can be adjusted from 0.78x to 0.74x or 0.7x for the comfort of the photographer. 

The camera’s 3.2-inch touchscreen features 2.1-million-dot resolution and is mounted on a triaxial tilt rear monitor that allows it to flip out for low or high angled viewing in both portrait and landscape orientation. Night Mode, Live View Boost and illuminated buttons help those working in dark conditions, and the camera’s top plate offers a largest-in-class back-lit status LCD to keep the photographer informed of important shooting settings at a glance. 

*1 In a full-frame mirrorless camera, as of February 1, 2019

Class Leading Video

While developed primarily for outstanding photography the LUMIX S1R is capable of advanced video recording in 4K resolution at up to 60/50p*1. High Speed Video allows 2x slow motion at 60 fps in 4K, and settings down to 6x slow motion in Full HD with frame rates of up to 180 fps. 

The signal can be recorded in camera on SD or XQD*2 or externally via the HDMI Type A port. Line-input is supported by a 3.5 mm microphone socket while audio can be monitored using the 3.5 mm headphone port. Advanced audio quality can be achieved using the DMW-XLR1 microphone adapter in the hot shoe with professional microphones and XLR input sources.

*1 50p only in PAL-area, Maximum 15 minutes in 4K60p, unlimited recording time in Full HD. When the temperature is too high, the camera may stop the recording to protect itself. Wait until the camera cools down.

*2 XQD is a trademark of Sony Corporation.

Designed to Meet Professional Expectations

Developed for professional photographers, the LUMIX S1R has been built to withstand heavy use with magnesium alloy die-cast front and rear panels and sealing at every joint, dial and button. The camera is resistant to dust, splashes and operates at temperatures as low as -10°C.*1 

The shutter unit is designed to endure 400,000 actuations. It allows mechanically driven exposure times as short as 1/8000 sec to ensure the capture of fast moving subjects even using open aperture settings of fast lenses in the bright sunshine. The external flash can be synchronized with the industry’s fastest shutter speed of 1/320 second*2. 

The control buttons and dials are located based on an ergonomic study to enable the user to concentrate on shooting. The adoption of an 8-directional joystick and refined UI (User Interface) also supports quick operation during shooting. A lock lever prevents unintentional operation, and the user can choose which functions to lock.

Photographers can also protect their work by having the camera automatically add their personal details and copyright to Exif data as pictures are recorded. Double memory card slots are provided for SD (UHS-II) and XQD media*3, and compatibility with CFexpress is due in the near future. 

*1 Dust and Splash Resistant does not guarantee that damage will not occur if this camera is subjected to direct contact with dust and water

*2 As of February 1, 2019

*3 XQD is a trademark of Sony Corporation.

Creative Control Made Easy

For the individual look, in-camera controls provide the photographer with great flexibility in the way the JPEGs are recorded. Each photo style can be adjusted and new ones can be created and saved. A Flat option produces JPEGs with flat contrast and saturation as a flexible starting point for post-processing. 

New photo styles include HLG Photo Modes (Hybrid Log Gamma)*1 for vibrant high dynamic range pictures that retain extreme highlight detail suitable for display on the latest Panasonic HLG-compliant 4KTV via HDMI cable connection or other HLG-compliant devices. Images taken with the HLG modes can be saved as HSP files in stunning 8K resolution, as well as in JPEG and RAW formats. 

When shooting portraits the new AWBw white balance setting creates an attractive moderate red tint, and a new Highlight Weighted Light Metering Mode prioritises the retention of detail in the brightest areas of the picture. 

New panoramic aspect ratios add extra creative possibilities, with 65:24 Film Panorama and 2:1 wide frame formats offering exciting dimensions at the shooting stage. 

*1 “HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma)” is an international standard (ITU-R BT.2100) HDR format.

Connectivity and Remote Shooting

The LUMIX S1R is compatible with LUMIX Tether software that allows remote control of the camera over USB from a PC, as well as live view streaming and direct transfer of pictures to the PC as they are recorded. 

LUMIX Sync is a new smartphone app for iOS/Android* devices that enables remote control of the camera and photo transfer from the camera to the phone/tablet. 

Compatibility with Bluetooth 4.2 enables a constant connection with a smartphone or tablet with minimum power consumption, as well as allowing camera settings to be shared between multiple LUMIX S1R bodies. Wi-Fi 5GHz (IEEE802.11ac) in addition to 2.4GHz (IEEE802.11b/g/n) provides a secure and faster connection to smartphones/tablets for remote control and image/video transfer. 

*1 Android and Google Play are trademarks or registered trademarks of Google Inc. IOS is a trademark or registered trademark of Cisco in the U.S. and other countries and is used under license.

*2 5GHz Wi-Fi is not available in some countries.

Full Range of Accessories

The LUMIX S1R is compatible with a range of accessories including Remote Shutter (DMW-RS2), Eyecup (DMW-EC6), Battery Grip (DMW-BGS1) and Battery Charger (DMW-BTC14). The Battery Charger also complies with USB Power Delivery and enables quick power charging of the camera’s 7.4V 3.050 mAh battery in approximately 2 hours. The camera can be used while charging via this adaptor. The conventional External Flash (DMW-FL580L / FL360L / FL200L) can also be mounted on the LUMIX S Series cameras.

Panasonic S1 Press Release

Panasonic LUMIX S1: Full-frame without compromise

  • 24.2 Megapixel full-frame sensor
  • 6-stop Dual Image Stabilisation for Still and Video Mode
  • Real View Finder with 5760K OLED display

Barcelona, Spain, February 1st, 2019 – Designed for exceptional photography as well as professional quality video, the LUMIX S1 is built around the wide diameter L-Mount and offers media creatives all the benefits of a full-frame high sensitivity sensor.

The 24.2-megapixel-CMOS is the heart of LUMIX S1. Equipped with outstanding image stabilization and powered by a new Venus Engine, the camera performs up to the highest standards in photography as well as offering advanced video recording with well-retained highlight and shadow details. 

To capture the decisive moment, the photographer frames the image using the world’s highest resolution*1 electronic viewfinder with unrivalled clarity via a 5.76-million-dot OLED display.

*1 As a Digital Single Lens Mirrorless Camera, as of February 1, 2019.

High Resolution, High Sensitivity

The LUMIX S1 full frame mirrorless camera uses a 24.2-million-pixel CMOS sensor (35.6 x 23.8 mm) that provides a wide dynamic range and excellent signal to noise ratios at high ISO settings. Efficient pixel design, combined with the high-powered Venus Engine processor, allows standard ISO settings to reach ISO 51.200.

When extra resolution is needed, a High Resolution Mode can be used to create images with a staggering 96 million pixels. The mode combines information recorded in eight exposures that are taken as the Body I.S. system makes tiny off-set adjustments to the sensor position. The result is a 12.000 x 8.000 pixel RAW-file bursting with information. A feature of the High Resolution Mode is the option to supress motion blur. 

Dual I.S. 2 for Incredible Shake Compensation

The 5-axis Body I.S. (Image Stabiliser) system compensates for the effects of camera shake to make shutter speeds up to 5.5-stop slower than usual safe to use*1. Combined with the 2-axis O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabiliser) in the LUMIX S Series lenses, this Dual I.S. 2 system increases the level of compensation to 6-stop*2, and works to eliminate the effects of a wide variety of camera movement types in both still and video photography*3. Making use of sophisticated technology, vibration measurements are taken not only from a gyrosensor but also using information from the CMOS itself and from an accelerometer sensor. 

To help photographers remove sources of camera shaking, an I.S. Status Scope has been added that displays a graphic interpretation of vibration. 

*1 Based on the CIPA standard [Yaw/Pitch direction: focusing distance f=50mm, when S-X50 is used.

*2 Based on the CIPA standard [Yaw/Pitch direction: focusing distance f=200mm when S-R70200 is used.].

*3 5-Axis Dual I.S.2 can be used with the lens S-R24105 and S-R70200 as of February 1, 2019.

High-Speed Precision Focusing

Combining contrast detection and Panasonic’s unique DFD technology with ultra-fast processing creates a focusing system that provides both speed and precision. To achieve extremely fast and accurate focusing, the Venus Engine, CMOS sensor and new LUMIX S lenses communicate at up to 480 fps allowing the system to react in 0.08 seconds*1. The autofocus works with as little light as remarkable -6 EV*2. 

Focus acquisition and tracking is enhanced with Advanced Artificial Intelligence Technology that detects humans, cats, dogs and birds. Identifying the subject helps the system anticipate movement patterns and allows the autofocus to keep tracking the subject even when its back is turned. Face, eye and pupil detection ensure that portraits are focused correctly. 

For fast moving situations the LUMIX S1 is capable of shooting at a rate of 9 fps in AFS or 6 fps with continuous focusing. The 6K Photo mode allows bursts of 18-million-pixel JPEG images at 30 fps, while 4K Photo offers sequences at 30 or 60 fps with 8-megapixel resolution.*3

*1 11EV, at wide-end with S-R24105 (CIPA) in LVF120 fps setting.

*2 F1.4, ISO100 equivalent, AFS.

*3 4K/6K PHOTO modes create an MP4-file allowing cut outs of still images in 4:3 or 3:2 aspect ratio with approx.6K/18-megapixel or approx. 4K/8-megapixel resolution.

High Resolution Viewfinder and High Quality Displays

The world’s highest resolution electronic viewfinder*1 provides photographers with unrivalled clarity via a 5.76-million-dot OLED display. The Real View Finder offers refresh rates of up to 120 fps and a virtually non-existent lag of just 0.005 seconds for smooth and realistic tracking of motion while panning with moving subjects. The display resolution, matched with a 10.000:1 contrast ratio, ensures a very clear and detailed view. The finder magnification can be adjusted from 0.78x to 0.74x or 0.7x for the comfort of the photographer. 

The camera’s 3.2 inch touchscreen features 2.1-million-dot resolution and is mounted on a triaxial tilt rear monitor that allows it to flip out for low or high angled viewing in both portrait and landscape orientation. Night Mode, Live View Boost and illuminated buttons help those working in dark conditions and the camera’s top plate offers largest-in-class back-lit status LCD*1 to keep the photographer informed of important shooting settings at a glance. 

*1 As of February 1, 2019

Professional Video Features

The LUMIX S1 offers filmmakers exceptional video quality and a wide range of tools to take full creative control of their footage. 4K-video is offered at 60/50p*1, while full pixel readout is achieved at 30p for exceptionally clean and detailed images. With the full width of the sensor being used, the focal length of lenses is retained and the creative possibilities of extreme shallow depth of field are available. 

The camera offers a variety of gamma curves, including industry standards such as Cinelike D/V and Like709. To shorten post-processing work, a new flat mode with less contrast and saturation for versatile use is offered. The new Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG)*2 profile allows recording in an even wider dynamic range with rich colours (Like2100) to mimic the abilities of the human eye.

LUMIX S1 allows video recording up to 4K 60/50p 4:2:0 in 8 Bit directly to SD- or XQD-card. 4:2:2 colour sampling can be put out through HDMI. Panasonic will provide a software key to unlock the option to record 4K 60/50p 4:2:2 10 Bit via HDMI-output and 30p/25p/24p in 4:2:2 

10 Bit internally within 2019. This upgrade will also bring V Log with industry leading dynamic range to the LUMIX S1. While time-limitations apply to 4K/60p and High-speed-footage, 4K/30p and Full HD can be recorded without a time limit.*3 High Speed Video allows 2x slow motion at 60fps in 4K, and up to 6x slow motion in Full HD with frame rates of up to 180fps. 

Line-input is supported by a 3.5 mm microphone socket while audio can be monitored using the 3.5 mm headphone port. Advanced audio quality can be achieved using the DMW-XLR1 microphone adapter in the hot shoe with professional microphones and XLR input sources. 

*1 50p in PAL-area only

*2 “HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma)” is an international standard (ITU-R BT.2100) HDR format

*3 4K/60p: 29 Min and 59 sec, High-Speed-Videos up to 15 Min (all high-speed-modes). The recording will stop, when the Memory Card is full or the battery runs out. When the temperature is too high, the camera may stop the recording to protect itself. Wait until the camera cools down.

Designed to Meet Professional Expectations

Developed for professional photographers, the LUMIX S1 has been built to withstand heavy use with magnesium alloy die-cast front and rear panels and sealing at every joint, dial and button. The camera is resistant to dust, splashes and operates at temperatures as low as -10°C*1. 

The shutter unit is designed to endure 400,000 actuations. It allows mechanically driven exposure times as short as 1/8000 sec to ensure the capture of fast moving subjects even using open aperture settings of fast lenses in the bright sunshine. The external flash can be synchronized with the industry’s fastest shutter speed of 1/320 second*2. 

The control buttons and dials are located based on an ergonomic study to enable the user to concentrate on shooting. The adoption of an 8-directional joystick and refined UI (User Interface) also supports quick operation during shooting. A lock lever prevents unintentional operation and the user can choose which functions to lock.

Photographers can also protect their work by having the camera automatically add their personal details and copyright information to Exif data as pictures are recorded. Double memory card slots are provided for SD (UHS-II) and XQD*3 media, and compatibility with CFexpress is due in the near future. 

*1 Dust and Splash Resistant does not guarantee that damage will not occur if this camera is subjected to direct contact with dust and water 

*2 As of February 1, 2019

*3 XQD is a registered trademark of Sony Corporation.

Creative Control Made Easy

For the individual look, in-camera controls provide the photographer with great flexibility in the way the JPEGs are recorded. Each photo style can be adjusted and new ones can be created and saved. A Flat option produces JPEGs with flat contrast and saturation as a flexible starting point for post-processing. 

New photo styles include HLG Photo Modes (Hybrid Log Gamma)*1 for vibrant high dynamic range pictures that retain extreme highlight detail suitable for display on the latest Panasonic HLG-compliant 4KTV via HDMI cable connection or other HLG-compliant devices. Images taken with the HLG Modes can be saved as HSP files in stunning 8K resolution, as well as in JPEG and RAW formats. 

When shooting portraits the new AWBw white balance setting creates an attractive moderate red tint, and a new Highlight Weighted Light Metering Mode prioritises the retention of detail in the brightest areas of the picture. 

New panoramic aspect ratios add extra creative possibilities, with 65:24 Film Panorama and 2:1 wide frame formats offering exciting dimensions at the shooting stage. 

*1 “HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma)” is an international standard (ITU-R BT.2100) HDR format.

Connectivity and Remote Shooting

• Remote Shooting via LUMIX Tether

• Bluetooth 4.2

• Wi-Fi 5GHz*1/2.4GHz

The LUMIX S1 is compatible with LUMIX Tether software that allows remote control of the camera over USB from a PC, as well as live view streaming and direct transfer of pictures to a PC as they are recorded. 

LUMIX Sync is a new smartphone app for iOS/Android*2 devices that enables remote control of the camera and photo transfer from the camera to the phone/tablet. 

Compatibility with Bluetooth 4.2 enables a constant connection with a smartphone or tablet with minimum power consumption, as well as allowing camera settings to be shared between multiple LUMIX S1 bodies. Wi-Fi 5GHz (IEEE802.11ac) in addition to 2.4GHz (IEEE802.11b/g/n) provides a secure and faster connection to smartphones/tablets for remote control and image/video transfer. 

*1 5GHz Wi-Fi is not available in some countries.

*2 Android and Google Play are trademarks or registered trademarks of Google Inc. IOS is a trademark or registered trademark of Cisco in the U.S. and other countries and is used under license.

Full Range of Accessories

The LUMIX S1 is compatible with a range of accessories including Remote Shutter (DMW-RS2), Eyecup (DMW-EC6), Battery Grip (DMW-BGS1) and  Battery Charger (DMW-BTC14). The Battery Charger also complies with USB Power Delivery and enables quick power charging of the camera’s 7.4V 3,050 mAh battery in approximately 2 hours. The camera can be used while charging via this adaptor. The conventional External Flash (DMW-FL580L / FL360L / FL200L) can also be mounted on the LUMIX S Series cameras.

Panasonic L-Mount Lenses Press Release

Three Lenses for LUMIX S-System

  • LUMIX S PRO 50mm F1.4
  • LUMIX S PRO 70-200mm F4 O.I.S.
  • LUMIX S 24-105mm F4 MACRO O.I.S.

Barcelona, Spain, February 1st, 2019 – Panasonic is proud to introduce three new interchangeable lenses for the LUMIX S Series full-frame mirrorless cameras. Based on the Leica L-Mount and specially focusing on professional use, the LUMIX S Series pursues uncompromising standards in its cameras and lenses. While aall interchangeable lenses of the LUMIX S Series provide high performance, those marked “LUMIX S PRO” push the boundaries of optical performance further for approval against Leica’s stringent standards. 

Panasonic is committed to designing and developing ten or more lenses, with a focus on “LUMIX S PRO” models, by 2020 and further expanding the S Series lens lineup.

Designed for versatile use

• Weather-resistant design

• Quick switch between Focus modes

• Designed for photo- and video-work

All three S lenses have a rugged dust/splash*-resistant design to withstand use under harsh conditions even in 10 degrees below zero to match the professional level of the S1 and S1R cameras. 

The focus element of the lenses is moved by motors with a sophisticated design, supporting the high frequency of the S-System sporting up to 480 frames per second. 

For ultimate control, the PRO lenses have a focus clutch mechanism allowing instant switching from autofocus to manual adjustment at any time. 

The LUMIX S-lenses also excel when used for video as they are designed to suppress focus breathing during recording. 

*Dust and Splash Resistant does not guarantee that damage will not occur if this lens is subjected to direct contact with dust and water.

LUMIX S PRO 50mm F1.4 (S-X50)

• Large aperture F1.4

• 11-bladed iris for exceptional bokeh

• Outstanding sharpness across the frame

At the core of the LUMIX S lens series is the new LUMIX S PRO 50mm F1.4. A large-aperture lens with a focal length considered ‘standard’ for the full frame format, the LUMIX S PRO 50mm F1.4 boasts stunningly high resolution and incredible sharpness from centre to corner even when used wide open. The optical design and the use of an 11-bladed iris provide beautifully smooth focus transition and exceptionally attractive bokeh.

Comprising 13 elements in 11 groups, 2 aspherical lenses and 3 extra-low Dispersion lenses are used to avoid chromatic aberrations and to ensure outstanding resolution centre to corner.

LUMIX S PRO 70-200mm F4 O.I.S. (S-R70200)

• Sport, action and wildlife lens

• 6-Stop image stabilisation 

• Beautiful bokeh

The LUMIX S PRO 70-200mm F4 O.I.S. telephoto zoom lens provides high-resolution, high-contrast images across the entire zoom range. Designed to be used in a wide range of situations, from portraits to sports, the lens is compatible with Panasonic’s 5-Axis Dual I.S. 2 system*1 and offers 6 stops of image stabilisation*2 – a first for a full-frame mirrorless camera system. 

9 aperture blades create a circular opening for attractive out-of-focus highlights. The optical performance of this LUMIX S PRO lens is outstanding to comply with stringent Leica standards. 

The construction comprises 23 elements in 17 groups and uses a single aspherical lens and 3 extra-low Dispersion lenses to minimise chromatic aberrations and maximise sharpness. It achieves a beautiful bokeh and minimal vignetting.

*1 5-Axis Dual I.S. 2 can be used with the camera LUMIX S1R and S1, as of February 1, 2019.

*2 Based on the CIPA standard [Yaw/Pitch direction: focusing distance f=200mm, when LUMIX S1R is used.

LUMIX S 24-105mm F4 MACRO O.I.S. (S-R24105)

• Perfect general purpose lens

• 0.5x magnification macro shooting

• 6-Stop image stabilisation

The LUMIX S 24-105mm F4 MACRO O.I.S. is a versatile standard zoom lens covering wide-angle to medium-telephoto focal lengths. It assures excellent sharpness across the entire zoom range and is useful for many applications from landscapes to portraiture. It is also perfect for close-up and macro work, offering 0.5 x magnification and a closest focus distance of merely 0.3 m.  

Combining the Optical Image Stabilizer (O.I.S) with the Body Image Stabilization system of the LUMIX S1 and S1R cameras allows 5-Axis Dual I.S. 2 technology to offer up to 6 stops of compensation*1. 

The lens comprises 16 elements in 13 groups and uses two aspherical lenses and two extra-low Dispersion elements to avoid chromatic aberration and achieve high degrees of detail resolution. 

*1 Based on the CIPA standard [Yaw/Pitch direction: focusing distance f=105mm, when LUMIX S1R is used.

Panasonic Lumix Pro Press Release

Panasonic LUMIX PRO now open for registrations

  • Unrivalled global support for creative photographers
  • A repair service that travels with you*
  • Register now for complimentary annual membership**

Barcelona (Spain),1st February 2019 – Further to its launch at Photokina 2018, Panasonic has announced LUMIX PRO, a hub for its professional camera users, is now open for registrations in France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom.

LUMIX PRO is an extensive support and service network for creative professionals. In recognition of the fact that photographers and videographers require more than just products in their daily working life, the programme has been designed to ensure that they can continue to shoot with a range of service and repair benefits and consistent global support. 

From today, European owners of LUMIX G Series and new S Series cameras will be able to register their equipment and receive the benefits of the annual LUMIX PRO programme free of charge until 31st March 2019**.

Comprehensive repair service combined with tailored support

LUMIX PRO has been created with the user in mind and is designed to provide a framework for support of photographers and videographers of all levels of experience. The membership will  also offer members with relevant benefits in conjunction with key photographic partners.

A range of domestic and global maintenance and repair service benefits will be available – including complementary maintenance such as sensor, EVF, body cleaning or a lens calibration*. Members will also have access to expedited and guaranteed turnaround time, or access to loan equipment when turnaround time cannot be met. The bundle of services and support within the multi-tiered programme is designed to fit the requirements of the individual photographer. 

Photographers that travel will be able to receive the applicable benefits for their level of membership in countries that offer the repair service, to ensure that they can continue working in any eventuality. Panasonic will continue to expand LUMIX PRO services into other countries, with Ireland and Austria targeted to launch in Spring 2019 and additional countries following suit later this year. This will create a truly global programme that can support photographers when and where they need it most.

To learn more and register for LUMIX PRO visit www.lumix-pro.com.

* Service conditions and qualifying product may vary per region. Global repair service is available for black and platinum members. Sensor cleaning and other maintenance service is available only for domestic members.

**Free of charge registration is available until 31st March 2019 for European customers ONLY. Membership level allocated based equipment registered within the user profile.

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