Full-frame mirrorless is the next camera battleground, and now we have heavyweight Panasonic / Lumix officially joining the fray with the release of the highly anticipated S1 & S1R cameras. Focused on delivering a next-level photographic experience, the S Series becomes the brand’s first release as part of the L-Mount Alliance and indicates a strong desire to appeal to professional photographers. Though both cameras share many impressive characteristics—such as the L mount, 4K60 video, and a rugged build—the use of a 24.2MP MOS sensor in the S1 and a 47.3MP MOS sensor in the S1R separates the two to benefit the needs of different types of image making. Along with that, Panasonic’s history of imaging technology has evolved and some of the company’s best functions will be present in this system.
|Brand-New Family of Lenses from Panasonic
|Joining the L-Mount Alliance with Leica and Sigma, the S Series will, obviously, use the L lens mount. This standard is designed to support large full-frame sensors, with its 51.6mm diameter, and it has a flange distance of 20mm. It also means a brand-new family of lenses is coming from Panasonic, though it will support L-mount releases from all members of the Alliance. At launch, there are three lenses: the all-around Lumix S 24-105mm f/4 Macro O.I.S. Lens, the fast Lumix S PRO 50mm f/1.4 Lens, and the classic telephoto zoom Lumix S PRO 70-200mm f/4 O.I.S. Lens.
Lumix S 24-105mm f/4 Macro O.I.S. Lens: $1,297.99
Lumix S PRO 50mm f/1.4 Lens: $2,297.99
Lumix S PRO 70-200mm f/4 O.I.S. Lens: $1,697.99