Adorama has recently removed the Panasonic Lumix S1 and S1R from their product listings on their website. Despite this, both Amazon and B&H Photo continue to offer these camera models. An intriguing observation is that B&H indicates a 6-8 month wait for the availability of the S1R.
Our investigation into the matter has revealed that B&H doesn't have stock for certain Panasonic S series cameras with no impending shipments.
This development raises speculation about an impending announcement from Panasonic. Considering that it has been five years since the initial unveiling of the S1 and S1R in January, it appears improbable that Panasonic would subject the market to an extended wait of 6 to 12 months for a camera in a fiercely competitive segment.
This situation hints at the possibility of an imminent release or an updated model, prompting industry enthusiasts to keenly anticipate forthcoming news from the esteemed camera manufacturer.
Last year, Panasonic announced the S1 II and IIx in early January.