Panasonic Details New Features for LUMIX S Series Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras


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To coincide with CES 2019, Panasonic has revealed two new functions for its upcoming S1R and S1 LUMIX S Series Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras. The newly announced features include an HLG Photo Mode and a High Resolution Mode.

With the HLG Photo Mode, users can shoot still images with high dynamic range, allowing the camera to capture lights and shadows that are likely to be overexposed or underexposed, resulting in contrast and colors closer to visual memory. HLG Photos are saved as HSP files which can then be viewed on HLG compliant TVs and displays via HDMI.

Meanwhile, the High Resolution Mode is capable of capturing highly realistic images ideal for natural landscape and fine art photography. The feature uses the camera's Body Image Stabilizer mechanism to automatically shoot eight consecutive images while shifting the sensor. The new Venus Engine with high-speed signal processing then fuses all of these shots into a single photo with precise details. In addition, the mode also includes sub options to reduce motion blur during situations when moving subjects are present.

The Panasonic S1R and S1 LUMIX S Series Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras are set to launch at the end of March. Here's a rundown of previously announced key specs and features per Panasonic:

  • 47MP (S1R)
  • 24MP (S1)
  • 4K 60/50p Video Recording
  • Dual I.S. Image Stabilization
  • 3.0" Triaxial tilting touchscreen LCD
  • Contrast AF DFD(Depth From Defocus) technology
  • 100% weather sealing in all dials, buttons, & seams
  • Dual Memory Card Slots: XQD & SD
  • Compatible with all L-Mount lenses from Leica, Panasonic, & Sigma

Source: Panasonic