The Lumix S1 and S1R full-frame mirrorless cameras haven’t but been out for six months, and already Panasonic has launched a 3rd mannequin, the Lumix S1H. In what seems to be a video-focused model of the S1, the S1H is the world’s first full-frame digital camera to shoot 6K/24p video. It additionally consists of quite a few different video-specific options, like assist for anamorphic lenses and inner 10-bit 4K at as much as 60 frames per second.
No matter decision or framerate, the S1H guarantees limitless document occasions with out the danger of overheating. Video bit price has not been revealed, however the full V-Log colour profile will come as commonplace, providing a claimed 14 stops of dynamic vary.
Curiously, the digital camera physique shouldn’t be a direct copy of the S1 and S1R, exhibiting proof that Panasonic has already integrated person suggestions into the design. Specifically, the facility swap now encircles the shutter button, placing it in a extra environment friendly place. A big, crimson document button additionally sits on prime of the digital camera behind the shutter launch. Essential bodily options, like the highest LCD show, stay.
Panasonic is exhibiting a prototype S1H from Could 31 to June 2 at Cine Gear Expo 2019, an annual skilled cinema present held at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles. Utilizing this expo to disclose the S1H is an apparent try to cement Panasonic’s place as a frontrunner in mirrorless video cameras. Till now, the nascent S collection lacked a real analog to the Panasonic Lumix GH5S, a Micro 4 Thirds digital camera that integrated high-end video performance. Whereas the S collection was initially billed as a still-photography-first system, the S1H will increase it into knowledgeable video territory, maybe even surpassing the function of the GH5S.
The precise specs and nonetheless photograph options of the S1H stay undisclosed, though we speculate it’s utilizing the identical 24-megapixel sensor because the S1.
Panasonic additionally took benefit of Cine Gear Expo to element new video options coming to the usual S1 through a paid firmware replace to be launched in July. Along with the V-Log and 10-bit four:2:2 specs that have been beforehand teased, the S1 will even achieve a waveform monitor and assist for 96kHz/24-bit audio when utilizing the XLR microphone adapter.
Pricing, on each the S1H digital camera and the S1 firmware replace, has not been revealed.