‘The Hybrid Shooter’ got his hands on a working prototype of the new Panasonic S1 and S1R mirrorless cameras. He was one of the few people at Photokina 2018 to actually hold this new Full Frame camera.
Panasonic came out swinging by announcing the L-Mount alliance with Leica and Sigma, and unveiling its first full-frame mirrorless cameras, the Lumix S1 and S1R. The 24 and 47 megapixel cameras, respectively, are still working prototypes and the specs aren’t final yet, but they look to be fantastic. Both have built-in image stabilization, a large, high-resolution EVF, triaxial tilt LCD for both photographers and videographers, the highest flash sync speeds from a new mirrorless, and double slots for XQD and SD memory cards.
Panasonic hasn’t finalized the specs with the S1 and S1R, so there are some key things we don’t know yet. For one, it hasn’t yet said whether video can be recorded externally or internally at 10-bit 4:2:2, like the GH5 and GH5s. With Panasonic’s video history, we know that it can be accomplished, just now if it was in the budget.