Panasonic announced new HDR and high-resolution modes for the Lumix S1 and S1R at CES 2019


CES has been over for a few days now but we still have some news we’ve yet to cover. We’ll likely have more tidbits here and there as we swim through the sea of emails and find a gem or two. One of those gems is Panasonic’s announcement of some new features to its Lumix S1 series of mirrorless cameras.

The Lumix S1 and S1R, which were announced at Photokina 2018 and will be available in March, will include a High Dynamic Range Still Photo mode (HLG) as well as a High-Resolution Mode.

HLG 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.

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.

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Last Updated on February 3, 2021.


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