In fact, Panasonic had already laid the groundwork for the release of a full-frame mirrorless camera as early as 2017. Panasonic executives stated in an interview that they plan to achieve 8K video recording by 2020.
However, taking on the mission of 8K video shooting with the current Panasonic M43 system is obviously not feasible. So rumors circulated that Panasonic was planning to release a full-frame mirrorless camera, but the unofficial confirmation of the news was not convincing. At last September’s Photokina exhibition in Cologne, Germany, the main M43 system for more than a decade, Panasonic abruptly announced its official entry into the full-frame mirrorless camera market, as well as a strategic partnership with Leica and SIGMA, the establishment of L-mount alliance!
Yes, the official announcement has been made: Panasonic has finally crossed the full-frame threshold. At the same time, it is worth noting that the announcement, whether intentional or unintentional on Panasonic’s part, coincides with the full-frame micro-single explosion of the time, so that the heat of the Panasonic brand overnight quickly soared. It is not an exaggeration to say that it has risen, because it has attracted many other doors of users in addition to the original Panasonic users in the crowd of concern. People are curious to see what this brand, which holds a pivotal position in the M43 market, will bring to the full-frame mirrorless market.
In February of this year, Panasonic launched the LUMIX S series, elevating the LUMIX S1/S1R to flagship status in the full-frame micro single camp, as this site reported for the first time.
S1 main professional video camera type, it is equipped with a total of 25.28 million effective pixels, 24.2 million full-frame CMOS sensor, up to 96 million pixels of ultra-high-pixel photos; native sensitivity range of ISO 100 to ISO 51200, the extended sensitivity range of ISO 50 to ISO 204800; support for shooting 4K 60p/50p video Recording, in 4K 30p/25p video can achieve full pixel signal reading, and
The S1R is a high pixel, high quality model, with a total of 50.44 million effective pixels, 47.3 million full-frame CMOS sensor, and up to 187 million pixels of ultra-high pixel photos; native sensitivity range of ISO 100 25600, extended sensitivity range of ISO 50 51200, and a very high signal to noise ratio. The S1R also supports 4K/24P/25P/30P shooting, which can easily meet the needs of regular video shooting.
It is worth noting that both models have five-axis stabilization, the highest resolution EVF viewfinder, and a large 3050mAh battery. Furthermore, a user-friendly feature is the dual card slot design, which supports SD and XQD cards, allowing photographers to smoothly transition the type of memory card in their hands. (For more information on the parameters of the two cameras, see this article: http://dc.yesky.com/489/386501989.shtml.)
The first camera we got is the LUMIX S1R, with the main focus on high pixel, high quality models in the test performance. How exactly will it perform? Come with me to find out.