The Panasonic Lumix S1H full-frame mirrorless digital camera body comes with the ground-breaking, world’s first 6K/24p (3:2) recording capability! Pro-level video quality has been combined with the high portability of mirrorless system cameras providing the best of both worlds. The S1H offers its users 24.2-megapixel full-frame imaging sensor with an improved version of Panasonic’s Dual Native ISO. Its Venus Engine processor delivers high sensitivity accompanied by minimal noise across the generous range of ISO settings. Lumix S1H liberates creativity as the incorporated L-mount offers a virtually limitless spectrum of modern and legacy lenses compatibility.
Panasonic Lumix S1H Digital Camera Body Key Features:
- Capture 6K/24p (3:2 aspect ratio), 5.9K/90p (16:9 aspect ratio), and 10-bit 60p 4K/C4K
- Includes an impressive 14+ stops of dynamic range
- Features a 24.2-megapixel full-frame imaging sensor
- Comes with V-Log/V-Gamut compatible with “VariCam” Look
- Users can enjoy unlimited recording time in all capture modes
- Offers Body I.S. (Image Stabiliser) for hand-held filming
- To accommodate continuous shooting a near-silent cooling fan has been developed
- 6K footage can be used to create high-res 4K videos or for cropping images to 4K
- Dual-Native ISO sensitivity
- L-Mount system has been integrated into the camera design for extra compatibility
- The camera body has a rugged magnesium alloy design delivering high-level professional reliability
- Dust, splash, and freeze-resistant down to -10 degrees
- Optical Low Pass Filter (OLPF) suppresses moire
- Incorporates large displays consisting of a rear monitor, live viewfinder as well as status LCD that offer high resolution and visibility
- Waveform Monitor and V-Log View Assist are available
- Users can choose from Relay Recording, Backup Recording, and Allocation Recording
- The durable shutter can last about 400,000 cycles and features an external Fast Flash Synchro
- Multiple customisable Fn buttons
- Double SD memory card slot
- Compatible with the 7.4-V 3,050mAh high-capacity battery for long recording times of up to 2 hours
Expanded Panasonic Lumix S1H Digital Camera Body Key Features:
New Firmware Update
Make sure to download the latest firmware. This firmware update includes:
- 5.9K / 4K / Anamorphic (4:3) 3.5K 12-bit RAW Video Data output over HDMI
- Apple ProRes RAW can be recorded on Atomos NINJA V
- Human/Animal recognition is available in 1-Area and 1-Area+ AF mode
- AF+MF mode can be used during video recording
- AF-Recognition during V-Log-recording has been improved
- Vertical video playback has been added
- 4K video files can now be transferred to a smartphone via Wi-Fi
- The monitors of S1H can now display images flipped when the free-angle LCDs are rotated
Netflix has strict regulations and standards of any video camera that is used in their productions, furthermore, of any video footage that is sent to them. The list of Netflix-approved cameras is dominated by pro-video cameras from the likes of RED and ARRI cameras - until now. As discussed on the CineD news blog, Panasonic’s S1H is the first and only mirrorless camera that’s video quality has to been approved for use on Netflix original productions. It’s high-quality programming and internal recording capabilities make it a perfect A-Camera for a budget 4K filmmaker or even for use as a high-quality B-Camera alongside a high-end cinema camera.
Professional Tool for High-End Filmmaking
The 24.2-megapixel 35mm full-frame CMOS imaging sensor (35.6mm x 23.8mm) can capture 6K video as well as still images of 6,024 x 4,016 pixels. The user can enjoy 6k/24p, 5.4K/30p (3:2 aspect ratio) or 5.9K/30p (16.9 aspect ratio) high resolution capture. It can also record 10-bit 60p 4K/C4K HEVC video provided that the image area is equivalent to Super 35mm. The camera performs well in low light with minimal noise thanks to the optimal signal processing provided by the Venus Engine. It ensures a max ISO of 51200. The dual-native ISO sensitivity helps the sensor to be read in a profoundly different way. It also extracts a greater amount of information without diminishing the quality of the image. The camera can switch between standard sensitivity and high sensitivity without the increase in noise. Another benefit of the Dual-Native ISO is that directors of photography can work with less light on set which saves precious production time. In addition to this, the Dual-Native ISOs are 640 and 4000 allowing cinematographers to film in most lighting conditions. The user is also empowered to create time-lapses within the camera body that is capable of 4K 60p/50p capture.
The S1H incorporates a powerful image stabilisation system which can account for most types of camera shakes and works with both photo and video modes. This includes 4K, 6K, and anamorphic capture. The user has the freedom to record 6.5-stop longer shutter speeds when the Body I.S. (5-axis Image Stabilisation), and Dual I.S. 2 is combined with the O.I.S (2-axis Optical Image Stabiliser) found in the LUMIX S Series lenses. This comes in particularly handy when shooting with telephoto lenses, in low lit scenarios or during hand-held recording.
High Dynamic Range
This camera body features an impressive 14+ stops of dynamic range, similarly to Panasonic Cinema Cameras, that accurately reproduce detail from dark to bright areas. This applies to both still image and video. The user can record the image just as it is seen with the human eye, in the moment. The V-Log/V-Gamut capture provides users with a broad colour range as well as a high dynamic range for accurate colour capture with rich skin tones. Thanks to the V-Log, that renders flat images to retain max colour and brightness information, the user can accomplish superior flexibility during post-production. The V-Gamut captures a wide colour gamut that is the optimum colour space wider than BT.2020.
Variable Frame Rate
Users can capture over-cranked and under-cranked VFR (Variable Frame Rate) C4K/4K (60fps, maximum 2.5x slow motion in 24p) video, alternatively, FHD (180fps, maximum 7.5x slow motion in 24p). Two frames per seconds (2fps) is the minimum frame rate for quick motion video. Active autofocus aids the recording of High Frame Rate (HFR) video with sound. There is also a wide variety of effects for post-production slow motion.
Ideal for Photographers as well as Videographers
The Lumix S1H produces stunning photographs in 14-bit RAW format featuring an accurate reproduction of colour, tone, and detail. Thanks to the 24.2 high-res imaging sensor the user can enjoy High Resolution Mode that captures the smallest details in stunningly realistic RAW or JPEG outputs. This mode is perfect for landscape and fine art photography or any other stationary subject when using a tripod. There is also a Motion Blur function within the High Resolution menu which means that this mode can also be utilised for moving elements. The Advanced AI Technology is ideal for fast subject tracking, such as fast-moving animals, making this camera very versatile when it comes to choosing the subject of the photograph. Possibilities are truly endless and in addition to the aforementioned landscape photography, it can also be used for portraits as the face/eye detection technology can even detect and autofocus on the eye’s pupil.
Thanks to the combination of the lens and the sensor being able to communicate at extremely fast speeds of maximum 480fps, Contrast AF and DFD technology the camera achieves ultra-high speeds with excellent accuracy autofocus of approx. 0.08 seconds. The camera performs well in low lit conditions thanks to the -6EV luminance detection performance with Low Light AF. The autofocus is also fantastic for subject tracking and includes face/eye detection technology so that the user can capture people and their individuality in perfect, crisp detail. Thanks to the Advanced AI Technology fast-moving animals can also be beautifully photographed.
Nine frames per second (AFS) high-speed burst shooting or six frames per second (AFC) is possible. 6K PHOTO feature allows users to shoot at 30fps whereas 4K PHOTO offers 60fps. Its intelligent design extracts the frame with the best timing out of the 6K burst file and saves it as an 18-megapixel equivalent high-resolution photo. There are three modes to choose from including 6K Burst/4K Burst, 6K Burst (Start/Stop)/4K Burst (Start/Stop) and 6K Pre-burst/4K Pre-burst. It is up to the user to pick the most suitable one for their needs depending on the situation.
Photographers have plenty of lens options thanks to the integrated L-Mount that works with over 45 L-Mount interchangeable lenses. This includes over a dozen of LUMIX S/S PRO lenses that will be available form Panasonic, Leica, and SIGMA by the end of 2020. The S1H camera body can be a long-time photographic companion as the L-Mount ensures compatibility with the future-proof range of products. Thanks to an extensive variety of mount adapters and converters the user can enjoy even more creative freedom.
Bluetooth/WiFi and LUMIX Apps
The continuous connection between the camera and a smartphone/tablet is available with minimal power consumption. Thanks to this the camera settings can be copied and transmitted onto other S1H cameras. It adopts Wi-Fi 5-GHz as well as 2.4-GHz to ensure the aforementioned smooth and stable connection as well as remote control when paired with other devices. In addition to this, the 5-GHz increases the transmission speed of photo/video data. The camera is compatible with the LUMIX Sync app (for iOS and Android) which allows for wireless photo transmission to a smart device as well as easy remote control. LUMIX Tether app is also compatible with this camera body. It allows for tethered shooting via USB that is controlled through a PC on location or in a studio setting. The LUMIX Tether app is also handy for live image previous on a large screen, controlling multiple settings, and direct download of images as they are shot.
Three Large High-Res Displays
Featuring a rear touchscreen, Live Viewfinder (LVF) as well as an LCD , this camera has been optimised for high operability. The rear touchscreen is 3.2 inches and features 3:2 aspect ratio. It offers approximately 150% higher luminance for improved visibility when the camera is being operated in bright outdoor lighting. The rear display can be titled and rotated without the hassle of unplugging HDMI and USB cables. The Live View Boost feature is also available. It allows for checking composition even in absolute darkness and works by boosting the brightness of the screen for live view only. Night Mode is yet another available option. It delivers moderate backlighting which in turn gives the operators eyes a rest as they don’t have to adjust from total darkness. The second available display is the Live Viewfinder (also known as the electronic viewfinder) that features one of the highest resolutions of 5,760K dots. It also offers a smooth display that refreshes at 60fps/120fps (switchable) when used with a high-speed, high-precision OLED. The LVF has a high-speed response rate with a lag of 0.005 seconds as well as 10,000:1 high contrast. The user can enjoy a sharp and clear, edge-to-edge natural view reminiscent of what can be seen with the naked eye. Finally, the large 1.8-inch LCD includes an information panel and offers high resolution to the user. Memory in Pixel Technology ensures that the LCD screen doesn’t consume too much power. It can be switched on even when the camera is off. The information panel displays the recordable time for video, battery level, the number of images remaining, and more. It also features a fast response rate that allows for time code counting and audio monitoring. Similarly to the other two displays, it delivers high visibility in bright and dark conditions thanks to the reflective backlit LCD.
Panasonic Lumix S1H Digital Camera Body Product Video:
Panasonic LUMIX S1H Full Overview | 6K Test Footage and System Review | First Look
ProRes RAW with Lumix S5 & S1H | Getting started
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