What next for Panasonic? Read our Q&A with Mr Yosuke Yamane

Yosuke Yamane, Director of Panasonic’s Imaging Network Division

At the launch of the Panasonic S1 and S1R we had the opportunity for a Q&A session with Mr Yosuke Yamane, who is Director of Panasonic’s Imaging Network Business Division. We asked him questions about the Lumix S series, Panasonic’s recently announced 8K plans, the decision to stay with DFD autofocus and whether a large-diameter lens mount really is as important as some companies say it is?

Q: Is the Lumix S designed more for stills photography, more for video or designed for both equally?

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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 fotovolo.com but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at lifeafterphotoshop.com