2019-01-08

Panasonic S1 S1R Camera launch timeline

Photojournalist Annie Griffiths | Hands on with Panasonic S1R

Panasonic S1 / S1R camera launch timeline

Bringing you all of the updates and big news as it's announced. You can take a closer look at the camera specifications on our website.
  1. Photokina Announcement
  2. Teaser Video Launched
  3. HDR & High Resolution features unveiled at CES 2019


Panasonic make major announcement at Photokina 2018

25 September 2018

Panasonic reveal new full frame mirrorless Lumix S system, with the S1 and S1R bodies expected in 2019. The camera world is surprised at the news that Panasonic, Sigma and Leica aligned to work on a new inter-brand fit, using the Leica L Mount.

This means that when the Lumix S1 and S1R are launched, there will be a choice between the three brands for compatible lenses on the S Series cameras.

Look back at our Photokina blog.


Panasonic Launch Teaser Video 

3rd December 2018


Panasonic today (3rd December) launched a teaser video for their highly anticipated full frame mirrorless 'S system'.

The video features Annie Griffiths, world-renown photojournalist, and one of the first female photographers to work for the National Geographic.

In the video she explores the Grand Canyon, capturing the scale and beauty of the location as the sun sets, casting beautiful warm light across the canyon.

Grand Canyon image by photojournalist Annie Griffiths | Hands on with Panasonic S1R


The video features the higher resolution S1R and a 24-105mm lens, the video emphasises the S1R's ability to capture detail thanks to its impressive 47MP sensor.

Panasonic reveal further details at CES 2019

07 January 2019


Panasonic S1 S1R feature in-camera HDR & High Resolution modes


Panasonic revealed at CES 2019 that both the S1 and S1R will have in-camera HDR capacity, which they are calling 'HLG Photo Mode'. As per the main principles of High Dynamic Range Photography, the cameras will blend a range of exposures to blend extremes of highlights and lowlights in a way that a single exposure could not. The files will have the extension .HSP.

The High Resolution takes 8 consecutive shots and blends them into a single image, using the technology from the image stabilisation system to move the sensor slightly each time.

Expect this feature to be a favourite for landscape photographers, or fine art subjects where high levels of resolution are required. Commercially, this technique is often favoured. Interestingly, Panasonic have said there will be options to suppress motion blur - we await further details before we can understand how effective this is.



Grand Canyon - by photojournalist Annie Griffiths | Hands on with Panasonic S1R

See the Panasonic S1R video:



You can find out more about the Panasonic S1 and S1R on the Park Cameras website.

Take a look back at our Photokina blog, where the launch of the Lumix S Series was announced.