Panasonic Interview: S1 & S1R are Without Compromise, 8K Video Camera is in Developing

dpreview has just posted their interview with Panasonic president Yosuke Yamane at Photokina 2018. They talked everything about Panasonic S1 and S1R  and L-mount, and upcoming Panasonic cameras & lenses:

Below are highlight of this interview:

  • [Full-frame] is a new challenge for us as an innovator. We believe that we can provide value in the full-frame camera market.
  • S1 & S1R are specialized for professionals. That is a core target for us but we’re also targeting high-end amateurs and enthusiasts.
  • Everything without compromise. Image quality, build quality, operability and performance.
  • Operability without compromise.
  • The advice from professionals is that they place more importance on performance, not size.
  • We are targeting the very highest level of durability in the industry. [The S1/R] are 100% sealed against dust and water, and operate in very low temperatures – even exceeding the limits of the GH5.
  • We decided that it was better to collaborate, than to create our own standalone mount.
  • In M43, we prioritize compactness. But in full-frame we set higher targets, to meet professional specifications.
  • Designing lenses for full-frame is more difficult than designing for Micro Four Thirds.
  • We want to create a new photo culture for the digital generation.
  • After the Olympics, we will create a new generation of 8K video cameras, which are currently in development.

You can read full interview at dpreview.