Panasonic has unveiled its new full-frame mirrorless 6K shooter, the Lumix S1H.
We had boots on the ground at today's Panasonic Lumix event, at which the company officially unveiled the latest shooter in its Lumix line, the highly anticipated full-frame mirrorless S1H camera, that not only boasts 6K recording but also many of the powerful pro cinema features filmmakers are looking for.
Panasonic gave us a peak at the S1H back in May during CineGear, but until now we've only had a handful of specs and clues as to when this bad boy was going to ship. So, let's take a look at what's being reported from the event.
- 24.2-megapixel full-frame mirrorless MOS sensor
- 6K/24p 3:2, 5.9K/30p, 4K 4:3 video recording
- 10-bit 60p 4K/C4K.14
- 4:2:2 10-bit HDMI output and Anamorphic 4:3 modes
- Dual Native ISO
- V-Log / V-Gamut
- 14 stops of dynamic range
- HDR in HLG
- Variable Frame Rate, High Frame Rate, Night, and Timelapse recording modes
- Waveform Monitor, Vectorscope, and Zebra
- 5-Axis Optical Stabilization
- 1.8" LCD monitor
- 5.76-million dot Real View Finder
- Dust, splash, freeze-resistant
- L-Mount compatible
- Battery Life: 2 hours of constant shooting, 6 hours total
- Dual SD Card Slots
We won't really know until we get our hands on a pre-production model of the S1H later on today, but it looks like it's built with videographers and indie filmmakers in mind. It's lightweight, has a smaller form factor, and has many of the features you might expect from a camera that's going for versatility, including tally lights, a variety of scopes, and LCD monitor for on-camera monitoring.
However, it offers plenty to get excited about if you're looking for a higher-end cine shooter, including 6K resolution at 24fps, 14 stops of dynamic range (similar to those found in cine cameras), and V-Log/V-Gamut, which is compatible with the popular colorimetry called the "VariCam Look." In fact, one filmmaker who screened a film they shot with the S1H at the event called it the "VariCam Micro" because "it’s a small camera that delivers everything a Varicam does."
Panasonic will also be working with Atomos for RAW support.
Panasonic, Leica, and Sigma, are also planning on rolling out a bevy of new L-mount lenses, 100 to be exact, by the end of the fiscal year, which include an assortment of zooms and primes. They unveiled the 24-70m f/2.8 LUMIX S Pro lens today, which retails at $2198 and is now available for pre-order.
You can take a look at the "L-Mount Lens Round Map" below to see which lenses are on the horizon.
The Panasonic Lumix S1H retails for $3999 and will begin shipping at the end of September 2019.
We'll be following up with more in-depth coverage of Panasonic's Lumix event, so stay tuned!