Panasonic Introduce the Lumix S1 and S1R

As expected Panasonic have announced their new cameras.  They are thin on details right now apart from the 4K60P.

Here is what they are saying:

  • DFD autofocus like their M43 cameras except with AI (we are concerned about the performance of this but we must reserve judgement until it gets tested)
  • Dual I.S. (sensor + lens)
  • Fast flash sync speed (but it hasn’t been specified)
  • High quality EVF
  • Dual card slots (XQD and SD)
  • Titlable LCD (no fully articulated screen)

Additionally, the initially lenses are:

  • large, high quality, and expensive 50mm F1.4
  • 24-105mm zoom
  • 70-200mm zoom

The interesting point to us is that our source made two claims:

  • Panasonic is trying to go for the premium market and their bodies will be priced higher than Sony
  • $2700 initial price for the S1