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.

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Tech Specs

  • 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

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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.

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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!

Panasonic Lumix S1H Mirrorless Camera