Introducing the Panasonic LUMIX S1H
The rumored Panasonic S1H is the follow up to the LUMIX S1 and S1R. Bringing the S1 full-frame mirrorless digital camera range into the world of cine cameras.
What do we know about S1H?
The LUMIX S1H was announced today, Friday 31 May 2019 at CineGear Expo in Los Angeles. As far as camera rumours go, the buildup to launch has had a buzz for some time.
The mirrorless camera will feature a full-frame image sensor. A Lumix Cine Camera, it is set to combine pro standard video quality and the form factor of a mirrorless camera. Panasonic has promised S1H will be the world’s first camera to be capable of shooting video at 6K/24p (3:2), 5.9K/30p (16:9), and 4K/C4K 60p in 10 bits.
Panasonic LUMIX S1H Features
Panasonic has announced that S1H will have the following features:
6K 24p (3:2), 5.9k/30p (16:9)
10-bit 60p 4K/C4K video recording
Multi-Aspect Recording like 4:3 anamorphic mode
V-Log with 14+ stops dynamic range
Unlimited recording across all the video modes
6K Video Resolution in a range of formats
The full frame image sensor of the S1H allows the camera to reach up to 6K/24p (3:2) and 5.9k/30p (16:9) recording capabilities. This is the first camera able to produce this in the world! In 4K mode, the LUMIX S1H is also the first ever interchangeable lens camera that features 10-bit 4K/C4K recording.
Functioning in a wide range of formats makes this camera highly adaptable for any professional cinematographer. This includes a 4:3 Anamorphic setting. The high res data can also be utilized when creating 4K videos with higher image quality and also cropping 4K Images.
Paralleling Cine Cameras in standards of colour space and rich gradation
With V-Log/V-Gamut of a broad dynamic range (over 14 stops), the S1H compares to the Panasonic Cinema VariCam. It accurately captures across a full range of dark and light scenes. Fine detailing in colour and texture on things like human skin are accurately replicated in video recording. With consistent colour management at the heart of its design, the footage is compatible with V-Log footage captured by VariCam and V-Log L footage on the GH5 and GH5S cameras.
Unlimited video capture time and highly reliable.
Across every single video capture mode, the S1H can shoot non stop under its certified operating temperature range. This means you can relax while out shooting while working to your heart’s content.
When is the Panasonic LUMIX S1H available to buy?
Panasonic plans to release S1H in Autumn 2019. For just a £5 deposit, you can be the first in line to receive yours from Clifton Cameras.
About the Panasonic LUMIX S1 Range so far...
Since the announcement of the Panasonic S1R and S1 at Photokina 2018, the LUMIX S1 range has been highly regarded as a strong contender in the full frame mirrorless camera market. They were the pioneering mirrorless full frame cameras that featured Dual Image Stabilisation and 4k video.
The S1 cameras so far have been built like a tank. With magnesium alloy full die cast to the front and rear frames they are robust and highly durable - perfect for heavy use. They also feature excellent levels of dust and splash proofing with sealing across all key elements.
Our video review of the Panasonic S1
Want a taste of the Panasonic S1 range so far? Check out when the Clifton Cameras team took the S1 to Rome earlier this year.