Panasonic introduced two new DSLRs with 35mm full-frame image sensors at the Photokina show in Cologne, Germany, this week.
The Lumix S1R and the S1, which feature 4K 60p video recording and a Dual IS image-stabilization system, were developed to address the growing desire from consumers to share higher-quality images and video, Panasonic said.
Other features include a double slot for XQD memory cards and SD memory cards, a first for Panasonic; a rugged triaxial tilt LCD; and Leica Camera’s L-Mount, enabling the use of compatible interchangeable lenses.
They will become available early next year. Pricing wasn’t available.
Panasonic also said it will introduce more than 10 of its own compatible lenses by 2020, including a 50mm/F1.4 fixed-focus lens, 24-105mm standard zoom lens, and 70-200mm telephoto zoom lens.
The company also announced it is developing a Leica DG Vario-Summilux 10-25mm F1.7 lens for its Lumix G series of Micro Four Thirds DSLRs. It’s also readying a global service and support program for Lumix users, known as Lumix Pro, slated for early October.