Panasonic Announces Pricing & Availability for New LUMIX S1H Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera with 6K/24p Video Support

Panasonic has revealed full specs, pricing, and availability for its latest LUMIX S series camera, the new LUMIX S1H. The camera is set to launch at the end of September for $3,999.99

Geared toward film production and aimed at packing high quality video performance into a compact mirrorless camera body, The LUMIX S1H features a 24.2-megapixel full-frame image sensor, Dual Native ISO, and signal processing via Panasonic's Venus Engine. Borrowing capabilities from the company's pro VariCam cinema cameras, the S1H can support video recording at 6K/24p (3:2 aspect ratio), 5.9K/30p (16:9 aspect ratio), and 10-bit 60p 4K/C4K (4096×2160) -- making it the first camera of its type to offer such capabilities. Likewise, the unit also includes support for a 4:3 Anamorphic mode, HDR (High Dynamic Range) in HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma), and 4:2:2 10-bit HDMI output.

In addition, the camera uses V-Log/V-Gamut with a wide dynamic range of 14+ stops and compatibility with V-Log footage recorded by Panasonic's VariCam or LUMIX GH5/GH5S. Meanwhile, the device also offers non-stop video recording, allowing the S1H to continuously capture video with no built-in recording time restrictions (outside of memory card and battery limitations) under the certified operating temperature. And to help mitigate hand-shake movement during recording, the unit features a Body I.S. (Image Stabilizer) as well.

Panasonic Lumix S1H

Beyond video recording, the LUMIX S1H also boasts impressive still image performance with support for 14-bit RAW capture. Likewise, the device offers an HLG photo mode for wider dynamic range images and a High Resolution mode geared toward landscape photography. This latter mode enables the camera to take eight consecutive images while shifting the sensor, allowing the unit to then synthesize them into one 96-megapixel equivalent image. In addition, the S1H provides high-speed AF, along with support for high-speed burst shooting at 9 fps (AFS) or 6 fps (AFC), an Eye AF feature, and AI tech for advanced subject detection and tracking. Finally, the camera also incorporates a 3.2-inch, 2,330K-dot rear monitor with tilt and rotation movement, a 5,760k-dot resolution OLED Real View Finder, and a Status LCD.

The LUMIX S1H is now set to join Panasonic's previously released LUMIX S series models, the LUMIX S1R ($2,997.99) and the LUMIX S1 ($2,197.99).

Source: Panasonic