The time has come: Panasonic has just introduced its first Lumix models with a larger sensor. As rumour has it, two mirror-less full-frame cameras with different sensor resolutions are to appear, the S1 with 24MP is aimed specifically at film makers, while the S1R offers 47 megapixels with an affinity for photography.
Filming is in max 4K/60p, more information about the video function can be found at Panasonic under lock and key. A new Venus Engine is installed as processor, the previous contrast and DFD methods are apparently to be supported by Deep Learning algorithms. There will be dual image stabilization (body I.S. and optical).
Lenses will be connected via L-Mount -- a strategic partnership with Leica and Sigma was announced today. The first Panasonic focal lengths to become available are a Fast Prime 50mm /f1.4, a standard zoom of 24-105mm and the Telezoom 70-200mm. Due to the small flange size of only 20 millimeters, many other lens systems can be adapted to the L-Bayonet.
The electronic viewfinder should have a very high resolution, the LCD can be rotated/folded on three axes. Recordings will be made on SD / XQD cards (dual slot).
The Lumix S cameras are scheduled to be launched in spring 2019; prices have not yet been quoted. By the way, Panasonic will continue to maintain its Lumix G series.