The Panasonic CES press event is over and there was nothing really exciting. There was no talk at all about MFT and they only shared a few new info about the S1-S1R cameras. Summarized by L-rumors.com:
1) They will be able to shoot in High Resolution mode. It takes 8 photos and merges them for better resolution in varying lighting conditions.
2) They will capture HLG photos
3) The cameras will start shipping out in late March
It’s rumored that Panasonic will unveil full specs and pricing the last week of January. By then we hope to get some new MFT info too!
UPDATE: Here is the official press text:
Panasonic Announces Additional Key Functions for the New Full-frame Mirrorless Camera at CES 2019
Las Vegas, NV (January 7, 2019) – Following an announcement at Photokina 2018, Panasonic will unveil additional key features of the new LUMIX S full-frame mirrorless cameras at CES 2019. The LUMIX S full-frame mirrorless cameras and lenses will be available at the end of March 2019.*
A Whole New Style of Photo Expression
High Dynamic Range Still Photo – HLG Photo Mode
HLG Photo allows images to be shot with a wider dynamic range. By reproducing both glaring lights and dark shadows that are likely to be overexposed or underexposed, the Lumix S achieves rich, precise color expression as close as possible to visual memory. 43rumors
HLG Photos are produced as an HSP file. The user can play back these vibrant images on the latest Panasonic HLG-compliant 4KTV via HDMI cable connection or other HLG- compliant devices. It is also ideal for photographers’ photo presentations.
Stunning Details with a Realistic Sensation
High Resolution Mode
Taking advantage of the Body Image Stabilizer. (I.S.) mechanism, eight consecutive images are automatically shot while shifting the sensor. These eight images are synthesized into a single image by the new Venus Engine, which boasts high-speed signal processing. Precise details are faithfully reproduced to be saved as a beautiful, highly realistic image. This mode is ideal for shooting natural landscapes or fine art objects with delicate details.
Considering situations where moving subjects are included in the scene, sub options are available to suppress motion blur, so photographers can use this mode the same as shooting in a normal photo shooting mode.
*Availability date may vary depending on the sales area •Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
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