Panasonic announces the new full-frame mirrorless camera of the Lumix S series, with some serious specifications to compete with the range of other newly announced models.
The Panasonic Lumix S-series is an aggressive offer to get the newly announced Nikon Z6 / Z7 and Canon EOS R models in the fast-heating mirrorless full-frame market.
Announced during Photokina 2018, the Lumix S-line has both in-camera and in-lens stabilization and currently consists of the 47-megapixel S1R and the 24-megapixel S1. Both will launch in the spring of 2019, explaining the vagueness in some of the announced specifications.
Panasonic says that these cameras will have the highest shutter speeds, the highest flash sync speed and the EFF the highest resolution on the market.
To match these cameras, Panasonic takes over the L-Mount from Lecia for the lens system that supports eight Lecia lenses at launch, plus three of Panasonic's lenses. Panasonic has a 50 mm f / 1.4 as well as 24-105 mm and 70-200 mm telephoto lenses.