Good things come in threes, and the most interesting of Panasonic’s fledgling S Series full-frame mirrorless system is the cinema-focused monster, just-announced Lumix S1H. The “H” references the hybrid nature of this camera, matching that of legendary GH series—which continues to have a huge presence in the cinema world today—and taking things to a new dimension. Blending the best of the GH Series, S Series, and VariCam line, the Lumix S1H is aiming to be the king of hybrid shooting with the ability to record 6K 3:2 footage using its entire full-frame image sensor along with an assortment of other class-leading specifications.
Being a full-frame system, the Lumix S1H maximizes its potential by offering a variety of high-resolution formats, up to 6K, at 24p using a 3:2 aspect ratio to capture the entire frame. It also offers a more conventional 16:9 format that is 5.9K at up to 30p. It will also be the world’s first full-frame mirrorless camera with DCI and UHD 4K recording at 60p in 10-bit. And, it can use other modes, such as a 4:3 Anamorphic Mode, to work in professional applications.
Another video-centric benefit of the Lumix S1H is that V-Log/V-Gamut will be built in, offering a wide dynamic range of more than 14 stops and matching that of the VariCam line. It will also work well with the GH5/GH5S V-Log recording options. It will even have unlimited recording, making it a reliable pick for professional video applications.
Panasonic is expecting to release the S1H in the fall of 2019, so stay tuned to B&H Explora for the latest information. In other news, Panasonic has unveiled the Leica DG Vario-Summilux 10-25mm f/1.7 ASPH. Lens, the world’s first zoom with a constant f/1.7 aperture, as well as a pair of S Series Teleconverters and an S1 Filmmaker Software Upgrade. What do you think of all of Panasonic’s latest releases from Cine Gear 2019? Interested in the Lumix S1H? What will make it a must buy or keep you from getting it? Be sure to drop a note in the Comments section, below!
Sony better hurry up and drop the a7s iii or Panasonic might sell a few extra S1H camera's really soon. We have all we need as far as photo mirrorless camera's are concerned. What people are really waiting for are the video specs. Not sure why Canon and Nikon even tried.