Full-frame without compromise.
Panasonic has finally unleashed their S Series full-frame mirrorless lineup, throwing down the gauntlet with two incredible cameras and 3 key lenses. The S Series focuses on unprecedented image quality with exceptional sensors and a new Venus Engine that provides extreme performance with remarkable colour reproduction for immaculate stills and stunning 4K60p video. In order to push their new system even further, Panasonic has entered the L Mount Alliance alongside Leica and Sigma, utilizing an extra-large mount with an incredibly short flange distance to maximize the optical capability of their new lenses and sensors.
High image quality, high sensitivity performance
The LUMIX S1 employs a 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor. The new Venus Engine, which is exclusively tuned for the full-frame camera, and its Multipixel Luminance Generation and Intelligent Detail Processing realize natural, high-resolution expression while suppressing colour moire. Three-dimensional colour control improves the colour reproduction of both bright and shadow areas. This results in natural, true-to-life images from low to high sensitivity.
Taking full advantage of its high-resolution sensor, the LUMIX S1R/S1 provides a High Resolution mode that faithfully reproduces precise details to be saved as beautiful, highly realistic RAW images. Eight consecutive images are automatically shot while shifting the sensor using the Body I.S. (Image Stabilizer) mechanism and synthesized into a 187-megapixel equivalent(16,736 x 11,168-pixel) image for LUMIX S1R and 96-megapixel equivalent(12,000 x 8,000-pixel) image for LUMIX S1 by the new Venus Engine, which boasts high-speed signal processing. This mode is suitable for taking natural landscapes or fine arts with delicate details. This magnificently high resolution photo is ideal for landscape photography of stationary subjects using a tripod. However, it can also be used in situations where moving subjects are included in the scene, by switching the sub mode.
High-speed, high-precision AF system
Panasonic has achieved a high-speed AF with its advanced control technology over the major devices - lens, sensor and imaging engine. The lens and sensor communicate at a maximum 480 fps. Combining the Contrast AF with DFD technology, the LUMIX S1R/S1 realizes an ultra-high-speed,high-precision AF of approximately 0.08 sec*1. The LUMIX S1R/S1 also boasts high speed burst shooting at 9 fps (AFS) or 6 fps (AFC). With its high subject tracking performance, the LUMIX S1R/S1 never loses the target subject. As a camera that excels in low-light shooting, the LUMIXS1R/S1 boasts -6EV*2 luminance detection performance with Low Light AF thanks to the higher sensitivity and optimized tuning of the sensor. The face/eye detection technology makes it possible to capture people in crisp focus, the Eye AF even detects the pupil of the eye and precisely focuses on it for impressive portrait shooting. The LUMIX S1R/S1 also incorporates advanced AI technology that detects specific subjects -humans and fast-moving animals, including dogs, cats and birds. The camera keeps tracking these subjects even when they turn their back to the camera.
Rugged design, reliability, and expandability
Tobe tough enough to withstand heavy field use, the main structure is composed of a magnesium alloy full die-cast front/rear frame. Robust construction and a sealing for every joint, dial, and button make the LUMIX S1R/S1 not only splash resistant* and dust resistant,* but also freeze resistant down to -10 degrees Centigrade. The shutter unit is also durable for approximately 400,000 cycles.
The LUMIX S1R/S1 is equipped with a double memory card slot compatible with SD (UHS-II) or XQD memory cards for high-speed, high-capacity continuous data recording.
Exceptional video recording performance
The LUMIX S1 features outstanding video performance for professional videography with 4K 60p recording. It realizes a crop factor of 1.0x in4K 30p/25p*1/24p, which means that the user can record video in the original viewing angle of the lens. There is no recording time limit*3for both 4K 30p/25p*1/24p and Full-HD video. Notably, the CMOS Sensor with high sensitivity on the LUMIX S1 achieves full-pixel readout for an excellent S/N ratio. The HDR (High Dynamic Range) video recording is available, which reproduces both the bright parts and dark parts of an image, making it look just like human eyes see it. The camera records video with a designated gamma curve compatible with ITU-R BT.2100, and you can now choose Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) in Photo Style. The LUMIX S1further expands its potential with a firmware update including 4:2:210-bit 4K 30p internal video recording and 4K 60p/50p HDMI output as well as V-Log, with a Software Upgrade Key (to be sold separately)following soon in 2019.
Sensor Resolution: 24.2 megapixel
Sensor: 35.6 x 23.8mm Full Frame CMOS
Video Resolution: 4K
Minimum Aperture: f22
Lens Construction: 16 elements in 13 groups
Minimum Focus Distance: 30cm
Continuous Shooting Speed: 9fps (60fps in 4K photo mode)
Auto Focus Points: 225
Lens Mount: L-Mount
Shutter Speed: 60sec - 1/16,000sec
ISO Sensitivity: 100 - 51,200 (Expandable to 50 - 204,800)
Screen Size: 3.2"
Recording Media: SD/SDHC/SDXC & XQD
Frame Rate: 60p, 30p, 24p
Audio Inputs: 3.5mm stereo minijack
Filter Size: 77mm
Power Source: Panasonic DMW-BLJ31 Li-Ion Battery
Weatherproof: Weather resistant
Dimensions: 14.8 x 11 x 9.6cm
What's In the Box
S 24-105mm f4 Lens
Flash Synchro socket cap
Cover for battery grip connector
USB A-C Cable
USB C-C Cable