Panasonic reveal new full frame mirrorless Lumix S system, with the S1 and S1R bodies expected in 2019. The camera world is surprised at the news that Panasonic, Sigma and Leica aligned to work on a new inter-brand fit, using the Leica L Mount.
This means that when the Lumix S1 and S1R are launched, there will be a choice between the three brands for compatible lenses on the S Series cameras.
Look back at our Photokina blog.
The video features Annie Griffiths, world-renown photojournalist, and one of the first female photographers to work for the National Geographic.
In the video she explores the Grand Canyon, capturing the scale and beauty of the location as the sun sets, casting beautiful warm light across the canyon.
The video features the higher resolution S1R and a 24-105mm lens, the video emphasises the S1R's ability to capture detail thanks to its impressive 47MP sensor.
Panasonic revealed at CES 2019 that both the S1 and S1R will have in-camera HDR capacity, which they are calling 'HLG Photo Mode'. As per the main principles of High Dynamic Range Photography, the cameras will blend a range of exposures to blend extremes of highlights and lowlights in a way that a single exposure could not. The files will have the extension .HSP.
The High Resolution takes 8 consecutive shots and blends them into a single image, using the technology from the image stabilisation system to move the sensor slightly each time.
Expect this feature to be a favourite for landscape photographers, or fine art subjects where high levels of resolution are required. Commercially, this technique is often favoured. Interestingly, Panasonic have said there will be options to suppress motion blur - we await further details before we can understand how effective this is.
You can find out more about the Panasonic S1 and S1R on the Park Cameras website.
Take a look back at our Photokina blog, where the launch of the Lumix S Series was announced.
By Ashley Laurence on 08/01/2019
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