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Panasonic S1 Officially Announced, $2499 body-only with 4K/30p

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Panasonic officially announces Lumix S1 full-frame mirrorless camera. The S1 and S1R use the L-mount standard, introduced first by Leica and now developed in collaboration with Panasonic and Sigma. Both cameras offer robust weather-resistance and in-body 5-axis image stabilization that will work in combination with Lumix lenses equipped with optical stabilization.

According to Panasonic, the Lumix S1 would be 70% used for stills and 30% geared towards video. Panasonic S1 comes with a 24.2MP sensor and on the video front, captures oversampled 4K/30p video from the full width of the sensor, or 4K/60p from an APS-C region. Video specs of Panasonic S1 also includes 180 fps 1080 video capture, output as 1/6th speed footage at 29.97p.

The S1 offers a multi-shot High Resolution mode able to create 96MP images. Standard burst shooting is offered at up to 9 fps with single AF, or 6 fps with continuous AF and live view. Additionally, Panasonic’s 6K and 4K Photo modes are present for high-speed capture, allowing extraction of 18MP images from 30 fps bursts, or 8MP images from APS-C region 60 fps bursts.

Panasonic S1 provides an OLED electronic viewfinder with market-leading 5.76M-dot resolution, offering 60 fps or 120 fps selectable refresh rate. It’s also equipped with a touch-sensitive 3.0″ 2.1M-dot LCD that tilts on three axes. The camera also provides a top panel status LCD.

The Panasonic Lumix DC-S1 will be available in early April for $2499 body-only or $3399 with the 24-105mm F4 lens.

Panasonic S1 Officially Announced, $2499 body-only with 4K/30p

Panasonic S1 Specifications

Sensor : 24.2-megapixel 35mm CMOS

ISO : Auto, 100-51200, expandable to 50-204800

AF System : Contrast Detection with DFD and AI subject recognition: Auto Detection (Face, Eye, Body, Animal) / Tracking / 225-Area / Zone (Vertical/Horizontal) / Zone (Square) / Zone (Oval) / 1-Area+ / 1-Area / Pinpoint / Custom 1, 2, 3 (Full area touch is available) (Scalable AF frame size and flexible AF position)

Video : 4K UHD up to 3840×2160 (60p/30p/24p)

Shutter speed : 1/8000 – 60 sec

Continuous Shooting Speed : 9.0 frames per second

Connectivity : Wi-Fi , Bluetooth

Dimensions : 5.9 x 4.3 x 3.8 in. (149 x 110 x 97 mm)

Weight: 36.0 oz (1,021 g) includes batteries

Panasonic Lumix DC-S1 Full Specification

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