Pro Moviemaker Spring 2019


Panasonic goes large! The new S1 and S1R are two of the most advanced full-frame mirrorless cameras on the market

Three all-newAF lenses, the 50mm/ f/1.4, 70-200mm f/4 and 24-105mm f/4 Macro have been launched for the S1 series cameras. Both zoom lenses include image stabilisation and, like the cameras, all the optics are weather resistant. The 50mm f/1.4 uses an 11-bladed iris with 13 lens elements in 11 groups. Three of the lenses are Extra-LowDispersion (ELD) and two are aspherical. This is a very high quality, modern lens design, but it is pricey at £2299/$2298, which costs as much as the S1 body. The 70-200mm f/4 lens is £1749/$1698 and has nine aperture blades, and 23 elements in 17 groups, with one aspherical element and three ELD lenses. The 24- 105mm is a great all-round video lens for £1300/$1298, especially as it has a close- focus capability. It has 16 elements in 13 groups, with two aspherical lenses and two ELD elements. L-Mount is part of a three-way deal between Leica, Panasonic and Sigma, so the camera can take any of the range of Leica lenses made for the SL camera, although these are expensive. Sigma will reveal its own range of lenses this year. TRIO OF LENSES LAUNCHED


P anasonic has taken all that it learned from its successful GH5 and GH5S filmmaking hybrid mirrorless cameras and squeezed the tech into a pair of rugged, full-frame bodies, the Lumix S1 and S1R. At 898g/1.98lb, the bodies are the largest and heaviest of current mirrorless full- frame cameras, and have twin card slots as well as the highest frame rates. The £2199/$2499 S1 – the better camera for video – uses a 24.2 megapixel

full-frame sensor, while the S1R has a 47.3 megapixel sensor. Both have six-stop Dual Image Stabilisation for stills and video, a high-resolution 5760K OLED display, a dual-tilting screen, and use the L-mount designed by Leica for its SL camera. The S1 offers 4K video at up to 60p with an APS-C 1.5x crop, and full pixel readout at 30p with no crop. It records up to 4K 60p 4:2:0 in 8-bit at 150Mbps directly to SD or XQD cards, but can output 4:2:2 through HDMI. A future firmware upgrade will allow 4K 60p 4:2:2 10-bit via HDMI and 30p/25p/24p in 4:2:2 10-bit internally, and will also bring V Log profile – but it’s likely to be a paid upgrade. There is a 30-minute time limit on 4K/60p and 15 minutes for high-speed HD footage, but 4K/30p at 100Mbps and Full HD can be recorded with no limits. The high frame rates are 60fps in 4K, and up to 180fps in Full HD, but with an APS-C crop at higher rates. Cinelike D/V and Like709 is also featured, plus flat mode with less contrast and saturation, as well as Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) for HDR output. The £3399/$3699 S1R has no low-pass filter and can match the S1 with 4K/60p

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