June 1, 2019
CINEGEAR 2019

Up Close and Personal with Panasonic's 6K Full-Frame Mirrorless S1H Camera

Panasonic throws a haymaker with its new mirrorless full-frame camera.

While Panasonic still doesn't have a Full Frame Varicam Cinema camera to compete with the Sony VENICE and Alexa LF, it did just drop the price more than a third on the Varicam LT, which is a good sign that something is coming there.  They released the full frame mirrorless S1 in february, and now at Cine-Gear they've just released the S1H, the "video flavored" version of the camera.  It comes capable of shooting 6K video 4:2:2 10bit internal, hopefully at 100mb/s, up to 24fps, and can do slow motion in 4k.  

Using the L-mount (part of an alliance with Sigma and Leica), it's easy to adapt to EF or PL lenses.  

It boasts some seriously impressive stats...and has the gorgeous footage to prove it

Here are the highlights:

  • L Mount lens mounting system
  • 6K 3:2 up to 24p (a lot like open-gate), 5.9K 16:9 up to 30p
  • 4K 10bit internal up to 30p, 4K 10bit external (via HDMI) up to 60p, V-Gamut (same look as Panasonic's EVA-1 or the Panasonic VariCam, currently 39% off)
  • Unlimited recording time
  • 14+ stops of dynamic range 

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I'm pretty sure S1H will do 4k60 10 bit without external recorder. I think the spec listed is for the S1 upgrade.

June 2, 2019 at 11:04AM

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This is a good launch for them as it has stepped up the camera game before Sony jumped in.

The next big jump in tech in the right form factor, the question is if that price will be right?

June 4, 2019 at 4:48PM

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