Panasonic is now proud to announce the LUMIX S1H, a new Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera equipped with a full-frame image sensor combining the professional-level video quality and high mobility of the mirrorless camera. As previously announced during its development, the LUMIX S1H is the world’s first camera capable of video recording at 6K/24p *1 (3:2 aspect ratio), 5.9K/30p (16:9 aspect ratio), and 10-bit 60p 4K/C4K.
A newly developed 24.2-megapixel full-frame image sensor complies with the new Dual Native ISO. In combination with the optimum signal processing by Venus Engine, it achieves high sensitivity and minimum noise. The LUMIX S1H provides 14+ stops of dynamic range, which is as wide as those of cinema cameras, and V-Log / V-Gamut compatible with popular colorimetry called “VariCam Look.” What makes the LUMIX S1H a special camera is an 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 Stabilizer) to effectively compensate for hand-shake movement. Combining the Body I.S. (5-axis) and the O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer, 2-axis) in the LUMIX S Series lenses, the Dual I.S. 2 compensates for virtually any type of blurring even more powerfully, allowing the use of a 6.5-stop*4 slower shutter speed. The new rear monitor, Real View Finder and Status LCD boast a large size, high resolution and high visibility. The rugged design provides professional photographers with high reliability.
The LUMIX S Series full-frame mirrorless camera system adopts the L-Mount system to provide users with a diverse and future-proof range of products. Currently more than 46 interchangeable lenses including 11 or more LUMIX S/S PRO lenses are available or will be available from Panasonic, Leica Camera and Sigma to choose from and a variety of mount adapters/converters further expand the opportunities to use even more lenses. The L-Mount thereby opens up an almost limitless spectrum of new creative possibilities.
With this lineup, Panasonic is committed to meet the demands of every imaging professional by challenging the constant evolution of the photo/video culture in today’s new digital era.
1. Cinema-quality video recording performance
The unique feature of the LUMIX S1H is dual-native ISO sensitivity, the technology that was first introduced in the flagship VariCam line-up. It utilizes a process that allows the sensor to be read in a fundamentally different way, extracting more information without degrading the image.
2. High Reliability To Support Professional Work
The LUMIX S1H integrates the Body I.S. (Image Stabilizer) for powerful handshake correction. Panasonic developed an algorithm that precisely calculates shake information acquired not only from a gyrosensor, but also from the image sensor and accelerometer sensor. This enables more accurate shake detection and compensation, making it possible to use a 6-stop slower shutter speed.
3. Expandability for Creative Freedom
The LUMIX S1H is also compatible with Time Code IN/OUT synchronization through the flash synchro terminal and bundled BNC converter cable with BNC cable. This makes the non-linear editing of footage shot with multiple cameras easy.
4. High Operability for Intuitive Control
The 3.2-inch, 2,330K-dot in 3:2 aspect rear monitor features approximately 150% higher luminance compared with the LUMIX S1R/S1, GH5 and GH5S for high visibility in outdoor use. Adopting a new mechanical structure, it achieves both tilt and rotation movement so that users can easily change angles without unplugging cables such as HDMI or USB.
5. High photo Shooting Performance as a Digital Camera
Taking full advantage of its high-resolution sensor, the LUMIX S1H provides a High Resolution mode that faithfully captures even tiny details to be saved as beautiful, highly realistic RAW images. Eight consecutive images are automatically shot while shifting the sensor using the Body I.S. (Image Stabilizer) mechanism and synthesized into a 96-megapixel equivalent (12,000 x 8,000-pixel) image by the latest Venus Engine, which boasts high-speed signal processing.