Panasonic Lumix S1R And Lumix S1 Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras Announced

Panasonic Lumix S1R And Lumix S1 Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras Announced

Panasonic Lumix S1R And Lumix S1 Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras Announced

by February 5, 2019

Japanese electronics giant Panasonic has announced its professional full-frame mirrorless cameras called the Lumix S1 and the S1R. As the devices are professional cameras, they are expensive in terms of price. While the cameras are similar in terms of features, they come with very different sensor resolutions.

The Panasonic Lumix S1 is priced at $2,499, which roughly converts to a little over Rs 1,79,000 for just the body and $3,399, which converts to around Rs 2,43,621 for users who want a 24-105mm lens. The Limix S1R is the more expensive version of the two. It comes with a price tag of $3,699, which converts to around Rs 2,65,100 without a lens and $4,599 or roughly around Rs 3,29,500 with the lens. Panasonic has also announced three additional lenses along with these cameras.

The 50mm f/1.4 S Pro lens is priced at $2,299 which is roughly around Rs 1,64,750, the 70-200mm f/4 S Pro comes with a price tag of $1,699 or Rs 1,21,758. The 24-105mm f/4 Macro will be available at a price tag of $1,299 or approximately Rs 93,090. The last one is the kit lens and it can be purchased alongside the body.

In terms of its specifications, the Lumix S1 and the S1R both come with a 35mm full-frame CMOS sensor. The S1 boasts of a 24.2-megapixel sensor, whereas the S1R sports a massive 47.3-megapixel sensor. The Lumix S1R facilitates a High-Resolution mode which enables the user to shoot a super high 187-megapixel RAW images.

The Lumix S1R completely focusses on photographers. It will enable users to click photographs in high-resolution mode. It has an ISO range of 100-25,600 and it can record 4K videos of 60p as well. Videographers, on the other hand, would like the Lumix S1 better. It can record 4K videos at 60fps and provides full-sensor read out without any crop. The camera does not come with a recording time limit for 4K videos shot at 30fps and 24p. The S1 also features a high-resolution mode, but the highest levels one can go to is 96-megapixel RAW shots. Slonkit will also support 4:2:2 10-bit 4K/30p internal and 4:2:2 10-bit 4K/60p external recording. What’s more, the extra feature is not for sale and hence users will have to shell some money to use the feature.

Both cameras feature HDR stills and they sport a 3.2-inch tiltable LCD display. As both cameras are equipped with a dual-image stabilization, it uses the Body stabilizer and the OIS in the S Series lens. This enables to provide the required stability in the videos and images. As for the connectivity options, the cameras have Bluetooth 4.2, WiFi and a USB Type C 3.1 Gen 1 port. The shutters on the units are rated for 4,00,000 actuations, but they do lack phase-detection auto-focus. These shutters rely on contrast AF with DFD technology instead.