Panasonic in 2019: The Lumix S1 and S1R were just the start of a very busy year!

Panasonic in 2019
(Image credit: Panasonic)

For a long time, Panasonic has had a reputation of producing very good small format video cameras and stills cameras that offer a great deal of power (especially for videographers) to make up for their relatively small Micro Four Thirds sensor format. That changed in 2018 with the announcement of the full frame Lumix S series, and in 2019 the Lumix S1 and S1R hit the market – and later in the year they are joined by the extraordinary Lumix S1H.

So let’s take a look at Panasonic’s amazing 2019, month by month, as the year unfolds.

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at