A few years ago, snakes were considered more compact cameras than professional cameras comparable to mirrors. The idea that a sniper is exactly such a top-of-the-line full-frame sensor device is exclusively in the category of science fiction.
Developments go forward and snipers free from childhood illnesses are becoming more and more popular among professional photographers. Panasonic knows this and this week introduced a new series of powerful CSC cameras based on the L-Mount project originally developed by Leica. LUMIX S1R and LUMIX S1 are the first in the LUMIX S series.
Both cameras store a dual SD or XQD card slot, support Bluetooth 4.2 LE and Wi-Fi 802.11ac to connect to smartphones. USB-C 3.1 USB-PD ensures fast charging directly into the camera.
This system camera offers the widest resolution from all current full-frame cameras. This is 47.3 megapixels, which means great quality of the received photos with lots of details about the details.
Image processing is responsible for the new Venus Engine processor. Super High Definition mode (High resolution mode) uses pixel shift to move the image sensor. In this mode, it can capture an image of 187 megapixels. The result is a RAW image of 16,736 x 11,168 pixels!
Other big benefits The S1R features a gentle and precise autofocus with the Panasonic DFD contrast system that promises fast focus and reliable tracking of subjects. Focusing improves intelligent forecasting technology Advanced Artificial Intelligence Technologycapable of recognizing humans, cats, dogs and birds. By identifying objects, the system can better predict the movements and adjust the focus.
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Built-in 5-axis image stabilization can capture sharply even in low light or at low shutter speeds.
The device also captures 4K video at 60p (max 15 minutes). The LUMIX S1R has an electronic viewfinder with an OLED display and a 5.76 megapixel resolution, which is again the largest resolution on the market. This model is designed specifically for landscape and nature photographers. It will be sold for € 3,699 (body) or € 4,599 with F 24-105mm lens.
This model offers a 24.2 megapixel resolution that provides a MOS sensor. Like the S1R, it has a 5-axis image stabilizer with 6-in-1 image and video, a 5.76-megapixel OLED viewfinder, and DFD autofocus focusing.
Super High Definition can capture 96 megapixels from this device. The RAW image has a resolution of 12,000 x 8,000 pixels.
The LUMIX S1 is for general photography. It will be sold for 2 499 euros (body) or 3 399 with F 24-105 mm lens.
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New LUMIX S PRO lenses
Panasonic introduced three new lenses to replace the new full-featured CSC camera designed to deliver the world's leading optical and mechanical edge.
In particular, LUMIX S PRO 50mm F1.4 (S-X50), LUMIX S PRO 70-200mm F4 O.I.S. (S-R70200) and LUMIX S 24-105 mm F4 MACRO O.I.S. (S-R24105).
All three lenses are weatherproof, have a motorized sharpening mechanism, support fast communication with S-Series cameras and provide fast manual focus in automatic mode.
The LUMIX S is also suitable for video capture, without focusing or focusing.
The company is currently preparing (or developing) at least ten new targets to be released by the end of next year. In addition to the latest LUMIX S PRO, this will be the standard S series.
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Platform LUMIX PRO
Another specialty will be particularly interesting for professional photographers. Panasonic introduced the LUMIX PRO platform, which was already mentioned in Photokina 2018.
LUMIX PRO is an extensive platform providing professional photographic and operator support and a wide range of services. Panasonic realizes that professionals need more than just products to do their job. Thanks to the new platform, the company gives them a guarantee that they will be able to work around the world with the knowledge that repairs or a variety of services are available.
Different countries will have a range of maintenance and repair services (such as support for sensors or electronic vision, device cleaning, or lens calibration). Members will have the shortest repair time or opportunity to hire spare parts. Services within this program will be tailored to individual users.
So far, you can register for this program in Germany, France, Italy, Spain and the UK. It is not yet known whether they will be able to join the Slovaks.