Posted: 8. January 2019 at 09:35 CEST
During a CES 2019 press conference Panasonic yesterday provided new and updated information about the forthcoming full-frame cameras Lumix S1 und S1 R.
Both cameras will support sensor shifting to create high-res images, similar to Sony’s A7R III and the Olympus E-M1X. This involves shooting eight individual frames which are then combined in-camera.
Taking advantage of the Body Image Stabilizer. (I.S.) mechanism, eight consecutive images are automatically shot while shifting the sensor. These eight images are synthesized into a single image by the new Venus Engine, which boasts high-speed signal processing. Precise details are faithfully reproduced to be saved as a beautiful, highly realistic image. This mode is ideal for shooting natural landscapes or fine art objects with delicate details.
Considering situations where moving subjects are included in the scene, sub options are available to suppress motion blur, so photographers can use this mode the same as shooting in a normal photo shooting mode.
Both cameras will be able to shoot photos in HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma), resulting in a much higher dynamic range. This is particularly useful if there are areas of high contrast in the image.
HLG Photo allows images to be shot with a wider dynamic range. By reproducing both glaring lights and dark shadows that are likely to be overexposed or underexposed, the Lumix S achieves rich, precise color expression as close as possible to visual memory. 43rumors
HLG Photos are produced as an HSP file. The user can play back these vibrant images on the latest Panasonic HLG-compliant 4KTV via HDMI cable connection or other HLG- compliant devices. It is also ideal for photographers’ photo presentations.
While Panasonic didn’t mention any prices, at least they came forward regarding the availability of the new cameras: Depending on region, you can expect the S1 and S1 R to hit shelves in late March 2019.
Recording of the livestream is here:
Camera-related stuff starts at around 15:30.
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