Panasonic S1 & S1R Hands-on Videos

Check out the first Panasonic S1 & S1R hands-on videos. Panasonic has announced the development of two new full frame mirrorless cameras – the  and .

The S1R is a high-resolution model with 47 megapixel and the S1 is for low-light and speed with 24 megapixel. Both feature 4K 60p/50p video recording, a new Venus image processing engine, Dual I.S. image stabilisation, a double slot for XQD memory cards and SD memory cards, and a triaxial tilt LCD screen.

According to the newly announced L-mount Alliance, Panasonic are using the Leica L-Mount standard for the S1R and S1 cameras. Global release date for Panasonic S1 is early 2019. … Continue reading


Panasonic S1 & S1R FF Mirrorless Announced (4K60p, Dual IS, Dual Card Slots)

Panasonic has announced two new full frame mirrorless cameras at Photokina 2018. The new Panasonic FF cameras are the Panasonic S1 (24MP, 4K60p, Dual IS, Dual Card Slots) and Panasonic S1R (47MP, 4K60p, Dual IS, Dual Card Slots).

Below are top features:

  1. Capabilities with high definition and high level of expression achieved with the newly-developed 35 mm full-frame image sensor and image processing engine.

(Effective pixels: approximately 47M for the S1R and 24M for the S1)

  1. World’s first*1 support for 4K 60p video recording in a full-frame Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera.
  2. World’s first*1 full-frame camera equipped with Dual I.S. (Image Stabilization), enabling handheld shots for dark or distant scenes that would previously have required a tripod or other equipment.
  3. A double slot for XQD memory cards and SD memory cards, the first for Panasonic; and a rugged triaxial tilt LCD, emphasizing ease of use and supporting professional photography and videography.
  4. Leica Camera’s L-Mount, making it possible to use interchangeable lenses that meet the L-Mount specifications of the partners*4 Leica Camera and Sigma. Expressiveness is further enhanced by increasing options for interchangeable lenses.

Release date for both S1 & S1R will be in early 2019. You can take a look at full press release here. … Continue reading


L-Mount Alliance between Leica Camera, Panasonic and Sigma

One day before the official launch of Photokina 2018, Leica Camera AG, Panasonic and Sigma announced a strategic partnership at the company’s press conference.

The “L-Mount Alliance” is an unprecedented way of working together and will be particularly beneficial to the customers of the three companies. It allows Panasonic and Sigma to use the L-mount standard developed by Leica for their own developments and thus also offer cameras and optics with this lens mount.

Through the joint efforts of the three partners, the alliance will significantly contribute to the importance of the L-Mount standard for the world of photography. … Continue reading


Panasonic Full Frame Mirrorless Camera Rumors Recap

Here is a big recap of the specifications and details of the upcoming Panasonic full frame cameras.

There will be two models and one of them will be a high-end and resolution and the other would be an entry-level product. Both cameras will feature in-body image stabilization (IBIS), 4K 60p video recording, dual card slots and the sensors manufactured by Panasonic.

The  release date is scheduled for March 2019. Sigma is also going to make L-mount lenses, adapters and even an L-mount mirrorless camera. Official announcement will be on September 25 ahead of Photokina 2018. Along with the Panasonic full frame cameras, three new full frame mirrorless L-mount lenses will also be announced. … Continue reading


Panasonic Full Frame Mirrorless Camera Rumors

Here are the first rumors about the  including release date and specs list.

Panasonic Full Frame Mirrorless Camera will be officially announced on September 25th, 2018, just ahead of Photokina. This might be a development announcement as the release date is scheduled for March 2019.

We currently know several information as the Panasonic’s new FF system will compete Nikon and Canon full-frame mirrorless cameras like Nikon Z7 and Canon EOS R. … Continue reading


Panasonic Lumix LX100 II (LX100M2) Camera Images Leaked

First images of the Panasonic Lumix LX100 II (LX100M2) camera leaked on the web. The premium compact camera is rumored to be announced on August 23rd.

Previously this camera was rumored as Panasonic LX200 and we had several expectations posted for it. Sadly we can’t see a tilt screen on the back of the camera from the first pictures of the Panasonic Lumix LX100 II (LX100M2).

There are no detailed specs given yet but the camera will be available in black and orange colors. Panasonic Lumix LX100 II (LX100M2) will compete against the Sony RX100 and Canon PowerShot G7 X series digital compact models. … Continue reading


First Panasonic GH6 Rumors Leaked

Here are the first Panasonic GH6 rumors that has been leaked on the web. Panasonic is rumored to announce the Lumix GH6 camera. The official announcement is not expected soon, maybe a prototype at Photokina 2018. Release date of the Micro Four Thirds shooter should be at CP+ 2019.

According to latest Panasonic rumors, the upcoming video-centric mirrorless camera will feature 8K support. Along with the Panasonic GH6, the rumor mill claims that there will be several new models such as GH6V and GH6X.  … Continue reading


Panasonic DC-GH5, DC-GH5S and the DC-G9 Firmware Updates

Panasonic has announced new firmware updates for three LUMIX mirrorless cameras – the DC-GH5, DC-GH5S and the DC-G9

These updates offer users enhanced performance and usability, such as improved Autofocus performance, new monochrome Photo Styles and upgraded sound quality for video shooting.

To update the LUMIX DC-GH5, DC-GH5S and the DC-G9, the following links will be active from May 30th, 1:00 UTC to download the firmware: … Continue reading


Panasonic LX200 camera to be announced at Photokina 2018

Panasonic LX200 camera is rumored to be announced at Photokina 2018. In an interview with Panasonic executives the Panasonic LX200 camera is mentioned again.

They hinted that the premium compact camera will be available soon and exceed expectations. The LX100 hit the markets back in late 2014 to compete against the Sony RX100 and Canon PowerShot G7 X series digital compact models. … Continue reading


New Opteka 12mm f/2.8 Lens Announced for Mirrorless Cameras

Opteka announced  a new 12mm f/2.8 lens designed for mirrorless cameras with APS-c and MFT sensor. The ultra wide-angle prime optic is available for Nikon 1, Canon EF-M, Fuji X, MFT and Sony E mounts.

All-metal construction is durable and depth of field and focus distance scales have been engraved on the lens barrel for pre-focusing needs.

Individual lens element feature an HD anti-reflection coating to control surface reflections, flare, and ghosting in order to realize a high degree of contrast and color accuracy, even when working in bright and backlit conditions.

The aperture varies between f/2.8 and f/22. Manual focus lens has 9-blade diaphragm. The price of the Opteka 12mm f/2.8 lens is $199.99. Check out all Opteka lenses here. … Continue reading