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Panasonic S1 FF Camera - copy of Nikon Z6
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    • 24MP Sony made sensor (exactly same as Z6 and A7III)
    • 4K 60p/50p video
    • Same old DFD contrast only AF
    • 3-axis tiltable screen (seems like made for still shooter only)
    • Dual slot with one XQD and one SD
    • Weatherproof
    • EVF has good resolution
    • L-mount, partnership with Leica and Sigma
    • Top-panel LCD screen that can be backlit
      • WB/ISO/EV buttons
      • On/Off switch
      • Front/rear control dials
      • Lockable shooting mode dial, with t PASM modes, C1,2,3 modes and iA mode
      • Drive mode dial underneath the shooting mode dial *A / S/C/MF dial which surrounds the AF point button
    • On the rear
      • Lock button on the left
      • Playback button
      • Movie record button,
      • AF On, AF Joystick
      • Quick menu button
      • Circular scroll wheel
      • Menu/set button
      • Back button
      • Display button
      • Delete button
    • Function buttons on the front of the camera, and a 1/2 switch
    • V.mode button
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  • Underwater

  • $300 price drop (due to horrible sales)

    Panasonic management extremely delayed this first cut.

    Second cut time will depend on sales change (I expect almost no change), and can happen around late November/December and can reach another $500.

    In 2020 S1 price will match cheap Sony A7 offerings and will set around $999.

  • V-Log firmware

  • My short review of the Panasonic Lumix S1 and 50mm f1.4 and 24-105mm f4

  • S1 body + battery = 1kg weight

    G7 body + battery + 14-42mm + 15mm 1.7 + 25mm 1.7 + 42,5mm 1.7 = 1kg weight

    If you work alone with a backpack micro four thirds is the way to go. lenses and body are small and lightweight.

  • Dynamic range

  • Panasonic has announced the launch of its Lumix S loan scheme, where photographers and videographers can sign-up for a two-week loan of Lumix S Series kit free of charge.

    The LUMIX S loan scheme is open to all professional and high-amateur photographers and videographers who are interested in trying out the S Series kit for their general work or an upcoming project, providing an excellent opportunity to try out the system properly before committing to purchase.

    To sign up for a loan, visit the Panasonic website.

  • "Improved AF performance : [AF-ON: Near Shift] and [AF-ON: Far Shift] functions have been added. [AF-ON: Near Shift] preferably focuses on a subject nearby while [AF-ON: Far Shift] preferably focuses on a subject far away."

    I wonder if this Panasonics attempt to try and stop the "hunting" that happens with their existing CAF mode. So when the camera is set to only focus on close by subjects it won't then attempt to focus shift onto the background like it does at present.

  • Firmware Version 1.1

    1. Improved performance of the Body Image Stabilizer
      • The correction performance of the Body Image Stabilizer has been improved from a maximum of 5.5 stops to a maximum of 6.0 stops.
      • The correction performance of the Dual I.S.2 has been improved from 6.0 stops to 6.5 stops.
    2. Improved AF performance
      • [AF-ON: Near Shift] and [AF-ON: Far Shift] functions have been added. [AF-ON: Near Shift] preferably focuses on a subject nearby while [AF-ON: Far Shift] preferably focuses on a subject far away.
      • The tracking performance when using [Tracking] AF mode in video recording has been improved.
      • Live view display during auto focusing is now easier to see.
    3. Function Enhancement with Upgrade Software Key DMW-SFU2
      • An [Activate] function has been added which enables the use of extended functions using the Upgrade Software Key DMW-SFU2. The following functions will be added by activating the Upgrade Software Key.
      • The video recording modes [MOV]
      • 4K 60p/50p 4:2:0 8bit LongGOP 150Mbps with LPCM Audio
      • 4K 30p/25p 4:2:2 10bit LongGOP 150Mbps with LPCM Audio
      • 4K 24p 4:2:2 10bit LongGOP 100Mbps with LPCM Audio
      • FHD 60p/50p 4:2:2 10bit LongGOP 100Mbps with LPCM Audio
      • FHD 30p/25p 4:2:2 10bit LongGOP 100Mbps with LPCM Audio
      • HDMI 4K 60p/50p 4:2:2 10bit output
      • V-Log will be added in Photo Style.
      • The [V-Log View Assist] function will be added, which enables viewing the V-Log file with LUT(Look Up Table) when recording video in V-Log.
      • The [Read LUT File] function will be added, which allows users to install and apply their favorite LUT.
      • A WFM (Waveform Monitor) display function.
      • A [Luminance Level] adjustment function that complies with 10-bit.
      • An [XLR Mic Adaptor Setting] function that enables high-res sound recording using the XLR Microphone Adapter DMW-XLR1 (sold separately).
    4. Improved operational stability
      • Operational stability when using an XQD memory card has been improved.

    https://av.jpn.support.panasonic.com/support/global/cs/dsc/

  • Gariz stuff

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  • Sensible comparison.

  • I like this guy - straightforward, non-hype.

  • Nauticam NA-S1R Housing

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    • Depth Rating: 100m
    • Weight: 3.5kg (In Air)
    • Dimensions: 363mm(W) x 215mm(H) x 153mm(D)
    • Battery for Vacuum system: CR2032
    • Model Number: 17718
    • USA Retail Price: $3300
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