Here is the first autofocus test of Panasonic Lumix S1 (B&H Photo Video/Adorama/Amazon) with firmware version 1.0. We can see the autofocus works very accurate, but not as fast as other recently released cameras.
Panasonic has launched a pre-order promotion for Panasonic Lumix S1 and S1R. You can get free DMW-BLJ31 Battery and DMW-BGS1 Battery Grip when pre-order S1 & S1R online. (Total Value: $435.98)
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Cinema5D has interviewed Sigma CEO Yamaki-san at CP+ Show 2019. They talked about 11 new L-mount Sigma Art lenses and Sigma L-mount full frame mirrorless camera.
The new released Panasonic Lumix S1 and S1R full frame mirrorless cameras both have two memory card slots, one support CFexpress (with Firmware 1.3) and XQD memory cards, the other support UHS-II SD memory card. Are you looking for best memory cards for Panasonic S1 and S1R ? In order to max use of Panasonic S1 and S1R, for example shooting 4K videos and shooting sports event, a fast card is a must. Below are a list of top recommended CFexpress & XQD memory cards and UHS-II SD memory cards for Panasonic S1 & S1R mirrorless cameras.
Sigma has announced 11 new Sigma Art L-mount lenses ahead of CP+ 2019. They didn’t announced the release date of these lenses. Now Sigma CEO at CP+ booth has announced the release date of these L-mount lenses:
Leica has officially announced the new APO-Summicron-SL 35mm f/2 ASPH. L-mount lens today. This is another L-mount lens for Panasonic S1 & S1R full frame mirrorless cameras. The US price for this lens is $4,595, release date on April 5th, 2019. You can pre-order this lens at B&H Photo Video/Adorama.
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At CP+ 2019, Sigma announced that their first L-mount camera will use Foveon FF sensor, and will be delayed in 2020. This Sigma Foveon FF L-mount camera has Foveon X3 1:1:1 technology, a total of 60.9MP sensor.
Along with development announcement of 11 new Art prime L-mount lenses, Sigma today also announced mount converter MC-21 for EF/SA mount to L-mount. The SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-21 allows SIGMA SA mount and SIGMA’s CANON EF mount interchangeable lens owners to use their lens investment on L-Mount camera bodies. The converter allows more freedom of choice for L-Mount cameras from SIGMA, Leica Camera and Panasonic, enhancing the extensibility of the L-Mount system.