23 September 2019
Panasonic officially announced the launch of LUMIX S1H on the 27th of August 2019. This new mirrorless camera is equipped with a full-frame image sensor to combine professional-level video quality with the high portability of mirrorless system cameras. As previously announced during its development, the LUMIX S1H is the world’s first full frame camera capable of video recording at 6K/24p (3:2 aspect ratio), 5.9K/30p (16:9 aspect ratio), and 10-bit 60p 4K/C4K.
Its newly developed 24.2-megapixel full-frame image sensor features an improved version of Panasonic’s Dual Native ISO. In combination with optimum signal processing by the camera’s Venus Engine processor, it achieves high sensitivity with minimal noise across an expansive range of ISO settings. The LUMIX S1H provides 14+ stops of dynamic range as well as V-Log / V-Gamut that are compatible with the popular “VariCam Look” colourimetry.
What makes the LUMIX S1H extra special is its unlimited recording time in all recording modes, thanks to Panasonic’s unique heat dispersion technologies. HDR (High Dynamic Range) in HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma), 4:2:2 10-bit HDMI output, and Anamorphic 4:3 modes are also available together with a variety of practical tools for film making, such as tally lights, a waveform monitor and a V-Log View Assist function.
The LUMIX S1H incorporates a Body I.S. (Image Stabiliser) to effectively compensate for hand-shake movement. Combining the Body I.S. (5-axis) and the O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabiliser, 2-axis) in the LUMIX S Series lenses, the Dual I.S. 2 compensates even more powerfully for virtually any type of camera-shake, allowing the use of a 6.5-stop longer shutter speeds. The new rear monitor, real view finder and status LCD are all large displays offering high resolution and high visibility, and the camera’s rugged design provides the professional-level reliability working photographers need.
The LUMIX S Series cameras use the L-Mount system to provide professional photographers with a diverse and future-proof range of products. More than 45 L-Mount interchangeable lenses, including over ten LUMIX S/S PRO lenses, will be available from Panasonic, Leica and SIGMA by the end of 2020. A variety of mount adapters/converters further expand the opportunities to use an even wider range of modern and legacy lenses. The L-Mount thereby opens up an almost limitless spectrum of new creative possibilities.
The new Panasonic S1H is available for hire, HERE.