The Lumix S1 is one of Panasonic's all new full-frame, mirrorless cameras. Boasting a newly developed 24MP (effective) full-frame sensor, the S1 will be ideal for photographers wanting to shoot both stills and video.
If shooting high-quality video footage is your preference, the S1 is worth checking out. In what Panasonic calls a first for a full-frame camera, the S1 will be able to capture 4K footage to 50/60p. The results should be spectacular!
Camera shake, as we all know, can ruin a shot. The S1 will combat this by supporting Dual I.S.: this technology fuses image stabilisation systems in both the camera body and (stabilised) lens to greatly minimise camera shake and maximise the quality of your photography.
The S1 will feature a High Resolution mode, which works alongside the camera's Body Image Stabilizer mechanism to produce eight consecutive images which are captured while shifting the sensor. These images are merged into a stunning high-res image by the Venus Engine image processor. Quite a process, but well worth it!
Recent Panasonic viewfinders have received excellent reviews, but the company promises an even more lifelike viewfinder in the S1. If this is the case, expect a high-precision viewfinder that's extremely close to human vision.
The Lumix S1 is updating and upgrading in all areas including the display. Expect a tilting and articulating LCD display, fully functional touchscreen and 3.2-inch screen.
Mirrorless cameras have a reputation for having less battery life than their DSLR counterparts. Panasonic promises to bridge that gap in the S1 with substantially increased battery life.