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Panasonic Lumix S9 compact camera with L-mount officially announced

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Panasonic Lumix S9 camera with L-mount is now officially announced. The Panasonic Lumix S9 is the newest addition to Panasonic’s line of full-frame mirrorless cameras, though it differs considerably from previous models.

The LUMIX S9 compact full-frame mirrorless camera is the ultimate tool for content creators looking to stand out in social media, with superior image quality, easy-to-use functions, and a sleek, colorful design. REAL TIME LUT applies signature presets directly in-camera with super-fast sharing through your phone with the LUMIX Lab app. The full-frame sensor allows for exceptional image clarity even in low light and frames for any social media aspect ratio.

Key specifications

  • 24MP BSI CMOS sensor with on-sensor phase detection
  • 4K 3:2 open-gate video in 25 or 30p (4:2:0 10-bit) with new ‘MP4 (Lite)’ codec
  • 6K 3:2 open-gate video at up to 30p (4:2:0 10-bit)
  • 6K or DCI/UHD 4K from full sensor width up to 30p
  • DCI/UHD 4K up to 60p (with APS-C crop)
  • Dedicated LUT button to apply LUTs in real time (photos and video)
  • Tight integration with the new LumixLab smartphone app
  • Dual conversion gain sensor with explicit ‘Dual Native ISO’ gain selection
  • UHS-II card slot
  • 1.84M dot fully-articulating LCD

Along with the Panasonic Lumix S9 camera (L-mount) the company also unveiled the new Panasonic S 26mm f/8 lens for L-mount.

Press Release:

Panasonic Introduces LUMIX S Series Fixed Focal Length Pancake Lens: LUMIX S 26mm F8 (S-R26)

Newark, N.J. (May 22, 2024) – Panasonic is pleased to announce the new LUMIX S 26mm F8 (S-R26), an incredibly compact and lightweight lens designed to be the perfect match to the new LUMIX S9 camera body. Despite its slim profile, the 26mm features the superior design, high resolution, and outstanding image quality for which LUMIX has become known for.

With a focal length of 26mm, a fixed F-stop of F8, and manual focus only, this new pancake lens is designed for the simple enjoyment of manual shooting with creative composition and exposure. Perfect for spontaneously capturing fleeting moments, the 26mm delivers unique results compared to the existing line-up of LUMIX S Series wide-angle, fixed focal length lenses.

Main Features

  1. The fixed focal length pancake lens in the LUMIX S Series
    • Manual focus allows creators to take full control of their own personal style of content creation
    • The lens has a wide angle of 26mm and a fixed F-stop of F8
    • Enjoy unlimited creative possibilities from pan-focusing to bokeh effects.
  2. Compact, lightweight lens perfect for everyday
    • Ultimate portability with a thin and lightweight body that fits into your pocket
    • Easy to carry around and start shooting at a moment’s notice, making it ideal for spontaneous snapshots
    • Overall length of approximately 18.1mm and a weight of approximately 58g/0.13lb.
    • Designed to match the compact body of LUMIX S9.

・ This lens is for manual focus only, fixed at F8. The camera’s AF setting and some MF assist functions cannot be used.
・ External filters cannot be attached.

The new LUMIX S 26mm F8 (S-R26) will be available for purchase in late June 2024 at valued channel partners for $199.99.

Coming soon:
A new compact versatile zoom lens: LUMIX S 18-40mm F4.5-6.3

A new LUMIX S 18-40mm F4.5-6.3 lens is coming to the full frame LUMIX S Series lens line-up soon. A compact and versatile zoom lens ideal for daily use, the upcoming 18-40mm has a minimum shooting distance of 0.15m/0.49ft. This everyday lens is designed to match the LUMIX S9 and covers focal lengths from an ultra-wide angle of 18mm to a semi-standard 40mm.

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