Fingers crossed. It's been almost 5 years in the making...
My guess is that Sony is going to introduce the Sony A7IV camera to replace the A7III. ( the A7SIII is still a fantasy project after more than 4 years of waiting )
The out of focus "rubber face" look is not helping at all. At least the film's original de-aging looks like a real face...
Here is a brief list of S1H of unique S1H features...
- Shoots 6K / 4K / 1080p footage.
- 52 Shooting profiles. ( including ALL-I, h.264, h.265, LOG, HLG )
- Shoots in both FF or Super35 format. ( 4K DCI, 4K UHD, 1080p )
- It uses Varicam LOG and Varicam color space
( Varicam LOG is designed for up to 16 stops of dynamic range, where GH5 V-LOG L maxes out at 12 stops )
- Shoots all formats for all day without overheating, including Super35 4K 60p 10-bit recording. ( it's the first FF mirrorless camera to do this, and has a weather-sealed silent fan that kicks in when needed )
- 14 stops of dynamic range, where the GH5 has 12 stops of dynamic range.
The website Cinema5D has a list of cameras they have tested with the most dynamic range. First on the list is the ARRI ALEXA Mini, second on the list is the Panasonic S1H, third on the list is the Blackmagic Ursa Mini 4.6K G2, fourth on the list is the Sony A7S.
- External 6K RAW recording is being added in early 2020.
- IBIS is rated at 6.5 F-stops of stabilization, about one more stop than the GH5.
- Dual ISO sensor with native ISO 640 and native ISO 4000. It maintains almost the same dynamic range at ISO 4000 as it does at ISO 640, so the color and contrast is almost identical at both ISO settings.
- Low light performance is better than the GH5s, and on par with Sony's best FF low-light cameras. The S1H can produce a very clean image at ISO 25600, where the GH5 is only good to ISO 1600.
- Much better C-AF performance than the GH5
( take a look at this YT video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yMORHW1s3g )
- Time-code input through the "flash sync" socket.
- Weather-sealed FF camera that you can shoot in rain or snow.
You can shoot 2 hours of 6K 10-bit footage on one battery with the S1H.
I generally hate plot formulas because too often the film comes off as contrived, and you know where everything is going to start or finish.
The worst example is that crisis moment in a rom-com where the love interest suddenly has to board a bus, a train, a boat, a plane, and the main protagonist has to tell them how they feel. Virtually 100 percent of the time the crisis will always be resolved and the two will end up as a couple, and then the film has to end as fast as possible... blecchhh!!!
Right you are. Ok, world's first FF AF cine lenses...