Panasonic Lumix S1 and S1R launch

Panasonic Lumix S1 and S1R launch

The new Panasonic Lumix S1 and S1R are here and wow, they are truly special.

We were lucky enough to attend the release event in Barcelona, to get hands on with these incredible new cameras and get some sample images.

When picking up the camera, the first thing that became obvious was how well thought out this camera is. The buttons and control placements are perfect and you can very quickly move from picking this camera up for the first time to shooting and changing controls, without even removing your eye from the viewfinder.

And on that subject, the viewfinder: Simply incredible. One of the clearest, brightest viewfinders we’ve ever had the pleasure of looking through. No discernable lag and very highly resolving.

We moved onto taking photos. We were shown to a number of different scenarios that would challenge the camera in different conditions. Outdoors, low-light, detail and nothing really seemed to stump the camera. Take a look at our own images from the event:

 

Overall, we are very excited about this new addition to the range of full-frame cameras we stock. The new L-mount, which is shared in collaboration with Leica and Sigma is a very exciting prospect for the future, with a range of lenses very quickly to follow from Sigma.

First delivery expected early March, avoid disappointment by pre-ordering yours now on our Lumix S1 and S1R landing page, including trade-in offers and FREE Lumix PRO registration. 

 

Posted by Graham Fry
6th February 2019

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