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Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H Full Frame Mirrorless Camera Body

The Panasonic Lumix S1H packs cinema quality 4K video, high ISO noise performance as well as a high dynamic range full-frame 24.2MP CMOS sensor into a cutting edge compact mirrorless camera body.

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Product Summary

28th July 2020 Panasonic has announced the LUMIX S1H firmware update version 2.1 that supports RAW video data output. Working together with Atomos the new firmware enables the output of 5.9K/29.97p and 59.94p 4K RAW video data over HDMI to save it as Apple ProRes RAW on the Atomos Ninja V monitor-recorder. In addition it further complies with 3.5K Anamorphic 4:3. Panasonic commits to provide innovative solutions for professional film creation by enabling all S1H users to receive this firmware for free of charge.


Download the S1H firmware update here from the LUMIX Global Customer Support website.

Panasonic announces free ProRes Raw video firmware update for the Lumix DC-S1H mirrorless camera.

Panasonic has announced firmware V2.0 for the Lumix S1H which adds the ability to output 5.9K or 4K RAW video data which can be captured as ProRes Raw when connected to an Atomos Ninja V monitor.

Raw video V2.0 provides more flexible post processing options, even better than their own V-Log footage. The update also allows for similar capabilities to RAW photo editing, including white balance adjustiments after footage has been captured.

Handheld videographers benefit as there will be no pixel skip ping during RAW data streams, with the viewfinder being fully operational.

Other improvements to video functions after firmware update will include:

• Over 4K video recording and HDMI output

• Disable full-press shutter while recording a video

• Enable access from the Control Panel to My List

• Measures against afterimages when using V-Log ISO3200 (Adjustiment value "-1" added)

• Disable HDMI output of MF Assist

• Measures against colour banding when playing 4K 60p/50p 4:2:0 10-bit video over HDMI

• Trouble handling of REC RUN time code during HDMI output (without SD card recording)

• The Panasonic 70-200mm lens Fn buttons will support firmware features.

• Improved compatibility with Sigma mount Converter MC21

• Various bug fixes

LUMIX S1H FULL-FRAME MIRRORLESS CAMERA SUMMARY

Cinema-Quality Video and World's First 6K/24p Recording Capability

The latest mirrorless camera equipped with a full-frame image sensor. It is the world's first 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. Combining professional-level video quality and high mobility of the mirrorless camera.

The new LUMIX S1H has been designed and developed by applying the vast expertise and technologies accumulated in the cinema cameras to the LUMIX S Series full-frame mirrorless cameras. It packs all of these technologies, especially in the field of digital signal processing and heat dissipation , into a compact, lightweight body to achieve both high performance and mobility. It opens the door to creative film production in ways that conventional, bulky camera systems simply could not do.

High resolution up to 6K for multiple formats

Maximizing the use of the pixels in the full-frame image sensor, the LUMIX S1H, as a digital camera, has achieved 6K/24p (3:2 aspect ratio) or 5.9K/30p (16:9 aspect ratio) video recording for the first time in the world. It is also the world's first full-frame digital interchangeable lens system camera to enable 10-bit 60p 4K/C4K  video recording. It accommodates a variety of recording formats, including 4:3 Anamorphic mode, to meet professional needs. Its high-resolution data can also be used for creating 4K videos with higher image quality or for cropping images in 4K.

rich gradation and a wide colour space virtually equal to those of cinema cameras.

The LUMIX S1H features V-Log/V-Gamut with a wide dynamic range of over 14 stops, which is virtually the same as the Panasonic Cinema VariCam, to precisely capture everythang from dark to bright areas. The colour and even the texture of human skin is faithfully reproduced. Designed under consistent colour management, the S1H's recorded footage is compatible with V-Log footage recorded by VariCam or V-Log L footage recorded by LUMIX GH5/GH5S.

High product reliability that allows unlimited video recording.

In every S1H recording mode, video can be recorded non-stop under the certified operating temperature so the user can concentrate on shooting.

Panasonic now offers three innovative models in the LUMIX S Series of full-frame mirrorless cameras – the S1R, the S1, and the new S1H. The LUMIX S1R is ideal for taking high-resolution pictures, the LUMIX S1 is an advanced hybrid camera for high-quality photos and videos, and the LUMIX S1H is designed and developed especially for film production. With this line up, Panasonic is committed to meeting the demands of every imaging professional by challenging the constant evolution of the photo/video culture in today's new digital era.

LUMIX S1H FULL-FRAME MIRRORLESS CAMERA IN DETAIL

Cinema quality video recording performance

Outstanding video recording capability is the greatest feature of the LUMIX S1H, making it a professional tool for high end film making. The S1H features a 24.2 megapixel 35mm full frame CMOS sensor (35.6 mm x 23.8mm) that's capable of capturing 6K resolution video and still images measuring 6,024 x 4,016 pixels. The adoption of an OLPF (Optical Low Pass Filter) suppresses moire, which is especially important in video, while optimal signal processing by the Venus Engine assures a maximum ISO 51200 high sensitivity for recording in low light with minimal noise. One of the unique features of the LUMIX S1H is its dual native ISO sensitivity – a technology first introduced in Panasonic's flagship VariCam line up. It utilises a process that allows the sensor to be read in a fundamentally different way and to extract more information without degrading the image. The result is a camera that can switch from a standard sensitivity to a high sensitivity with almost no increase in noise or other artifacts. Dual Native ISO gives cinematographers a greater variety of artistic choices as well as the ability to use less light on the set, thus saving time.

High reliability to support professional work

The LUMIX S1H integrates Body I.S. (image Stabiliser) for powerful camera shake and vibration correction. Panasonic has developed an algorithm that precisely calculates shake using information acquired not only from a gyro sensor, but also from the image sensor and an accelerometer sensor with the body of the camera. This enables more accurate shake detection and compensation, making it possible to use shutter speeds 6EV slower than would normally be recommended for any lens/shutter speed combination. Combining the Body I.S. (5 axis) in the camera and the O.I.S. (Optical image Stabiliser, 2 axis) in the LUMIX S Series lens, the 5 axis Dual I.S. 2 compensates for larger movements than are controllable by conventional methods. Maximizing both O.I.S. and B.I.S. for 6.5 stops of compensation is highly beneficial with telephoto lenses and in adiverse situations such as in low light or when one handed shooting. The 5 axis Dual I.S. 2 works for both photo and video modes, including 4K, 6K and anamorphic recording. The Body I.S. compensates for camera movement even when L Mount lenses without O.I.S. are used and when other lenses are fitted via an adapter.

Expandability for creative freedom

The LUMIX S1H offers 4:2:2 10 bit 4K 60p/50p HDMI output via a Type A terminal that allows the included cable lock holder to be used to prevent accidental unplugging and interruptions to recording.It is also compatible with Time Code IN/OUT synchronization through the flash synchro terminal and comes bundled with a BNC Converter cable and BNC cable. This makes it easy to synchronise the non linear editing of footage shot with multiple cameras.A variety of accessories can be used for the LUMIX S1H in common with the S1R and S1 a Microphone Adaptor (DMW XLR1), Remote Shutter (DMW RS2), Eyecup (DMW EC6), Battery Grip (DMW BGS1), Battery Charger (DMW BTC14) and so on. The Microphone Adaptor is a hotshoe mounted adaptor for up to two XLR microphones to record high quality stereo sound. Dedicated switches allow direct, quick control, and MIC, LINE and CONDENSER MICROPHONES are switchable. The conventional External Flash (DMW FL580L / FL360L / FL200L) can also be mounted on the LUMIX S Series cameras.

High operability for intuitive control

The LUMIX S1H employs three large, high resolution displays for smooth preview, confirmation of images and shooting information on the spot. The 3.2 inch, 2,330K dot 3:2 aspect rear touch screen monitor features approximately 150% higher luminance compared with the LUMIX S1R/S1, GH5 and GH5S for improved visibility when the camera is used outdoors in bright conditions. Adopting a new mechanical structure, the rear display achieves both tilt and rotation movement so that users can easily change angles without unplugging or clashing with HDMI and USB cables. Live View Boost is another practical feature that makes it possible to check composition even in total darkness by boosting screen brightness just for live view. The S1H also incorporates a Night Mode that provides more moderate backlighting so the user's eyes don't have to adjust to comfortably see a subject right after viewing the monitor in dark situations. The LVF (Live View Finder) is a key factor in achieving the ultra high speed response of the LUMIX S1H. The camera has the same top grade Real View Finder as the S1 and S1R, which boasts the world's highest resolution of 5,760k dots.

High performance photography in stills mode

The LUMIX S1H is not just a high quality video camera, it is also capable of producing stunning still images in 14 bit RAW format for precise reproduction of colour, tone and detail. Taking full advantage of its high resolution sensor, the LUMIX S1H offers High Resolution mode that faithfully captures the tiniest details in beautiful, highly realistic RAW and/or JPEG images. Eight images are recorded automatically while the camera shifts its sensor via the Body I.S. (image Stabilizer) mechanism. The images are internally combined using the latest high speed Venus Engine to create a 96 megapixel equivalent (12,000 x 8,000 pixel) picture. This magnificently high resolution mode is ideal for of stationary subjects using a tripod, such as landscape and fine art photography. However, a Motion Blur option in the High Resolution menu also allows it to be used in situations where there are moving elements in the scene.

PANASONIC LUMIX DC-S1H FULL FRAME MIRRORLESS CAMERA BODY SPECIFICATIONS

Sensor Type

35mm full-frame (35.6mm x 23.8mm) CMOS sensor

Megapixels

24.2 megapixels

ISO range

Native: 100 - 51200

Focus points

Contrast AF system with DFD Technology

Continuous shooting

4K PHOTO: 60 frames/sec, 30 frames/sec

Video resolution

[5.9K] 5888x3312 29.97p

[C4K] 4096x2160 29.97p

[4K] 3840x2160 29.97p

LCD Screen

Tilt free-angle, 3.2-inch

TFT LCD monitor with static touch control

Viewfinder

OLED Live View Finder. Approx. 5.76 million dots

Wireless connectivity

2.4GHz (STA/AP) (IEEE802.11b/g/n)

5GHz (STA) (IEEE 802.11a/n/ac)

Bluetooth® v4.2 (Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE))

GPS

NA

Lens compatbility

L-Mount

Storage type

Dual SD Card Slots

Dimensions

Approx. 151.0 x 114.2 x 110.4 mm

Weight

Approx. 1,164g (SD Memory Card x 1, Battery, Body)

Model: N/A
AE Bracketing: N/A
Autofocus Modes: N/A
Articulated Screen: N/A
Aperture priority: N/A
Battery: N/A
Built-in flash: N/A
Battery Life (CIPA): N/A
Camera CIPA image stabilization rating: N/A
Colour: N/A
Continuous drive (fps): N/A
Custom white balance: N/A
Digital zoom: N/A
Effective pixels (megapixels): N/A
Environmental Sealing: N/A
Exposure compensation: N/A
External flash: N/A
Flash range (metres): N/A
Focal length (equiv.): N/A
Focal length multiplier: N/A
Flash modes: N/A
GPS: N/A
HDMI Port: N/A
Headphone port: N/A
Height (mm): 216
Length (mm): N/A
Width (mm): 686
Weight (g): 19595
Weight (inc. batteries) (g): N/A
Image ratio w:h: N/A
Camera Image stabilization: N/A
ISO: N/A
JPEG quality levels: N/A
Live view: N/A
Camera Lens mount: N/A
Manual exposure mode: N/A
Maximum shutter speed (electronic): N/A
Maximum ISO: N/A
Maximum ISO (boosted): N/A
Max resolution: N/A
Maximum shutter speed (seconds): N/A
Maximum aperture: N/A
Manual focus: N/A
Microphone: N/A
Microphone port: N/A
Camera Minimum focus distance (cm): N/A
Minimum ISO: N/A
Minimum ISO (boosted): N/A
Minimum macro focus distance (cm): N/A
Minimum shutter speed (seconds): N/A
Metering modes: N/A
Number of focus points: N/A
Number of white balance presets: N/A
Optical zoom multiplier: N/A
Orientation sensor: N/A
Other resolutions: N/A
Processor: N/A
Remote control: N/A
Screen dots: N/A
Screen size: N/A
Screen type: N/A
Self-timer: N/A
Shutter priority: N/A
Speaker: N/A
Sensor photo detectors (megapixels): N/A
Sensor size: N/A
Sensor type: N/A
Storage types: N/A
Subject / scene modes: N/A
Timelapse recording: N/A
Touchscreen: N/A
Camera Type: N/A
Uncompressed format: N/A
Camera USB: N/A
USB charging: N/A
Viewfinder coverage: N/A
Viewfinder magnification: N/A
Viewfinder resolution: N/A
Viewfinder type: N/A
Video formats: N/A
Video Mode Categories: N/A
Video Modes: N/A
WB Bracketing: N/A
Wireless: N/A
Notes: N/A

Our Verdict

The Lumix S1H really does feel like the ultimate video camera. With the ability to shoot 6K/24p, 10-bit 60p 4K/C4K, the S1H allows you to capture truly professional video similar to cinema cameras. The wide colour space allows you much more flexibility when colour grading in post and the camera still retains the great feel of the S1.

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We Love

  • High resolution 6K/24p or 5.9K/30p video gives you incredibly detailed video
  • First full-frame digital interchangeable lens system camera to enable 10-bit 60p 4K/C4K
  • rich gradation and a wide colour space almost on the level of cinema camera
  • Unlimited video recording

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