Panasonic tease the Lumix S1R full-frame camera in video with photographer Annie Griffiths
We are finally able to see the Lumix S1R in use in a video recently distributed by Panasonic.
The video doesn't tell us anything specific about the camera, its feature set or specifications it does show us that it is essentially complete. While we can't confirm nor deny any of the rumours surrounding the S series cameras we did glean two things from this video.
The S1R is firmly destined for the professional photographer camp where other recent mirrorless releases have been billed as multimedia creator's tools. We know this due to their choice of ambassador for this short video. Of course, that's not to say it won't perform well on all fronts.
It's big - one of the initial benefits of using a mirrorless system is a weight and size savings. The S series appears to be closer to a DSLR in size than to a mirrorless. The L-mount developed in conjunction with Leica has a diameter of 51.6mm which is significantly larger than a Micro Four-Thirds mount (38mm), Sony E-mount(46.1mm) and Nikon F-mount(46.5mm). This larger mount more closely resembles the Canon EF and RF mounts(54mm) and Nikon Z mount(55mm) in size.
What we DO know about the Panasonic Lumix S1 and S1R:
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