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Panasonic Launches the S1H, a Video-Centric Mirrorless Monster
By Joseph Tepper, August 29, 2019 @ 02:00 PM (EST)

Call this the real announcement: After teasing us with an announcement back in May, Panasonic has officially launched the S1H. If you are looking for a top-of-the line mirrorless video monster, the S1H might be your best bet.

The S1H has a ton of headline video specs:  6K/24p recording (in a 3:2 ratio), 5.9K/30p in 16:9, and 10-bit 4K/Cinema 4K 60p. In addition to that, there are a ton of features that serious cinematographers will appreciate. The Dual Native ISO tech allows the shooter to seamlessly switch between ISO 640 and 4000 without increasing noise—thanks to altering how the camera reads out the image sensor. 

Other cinema-centric features include 5-axis in-body stabilization, dual UHS-II SD card slots, articulating LCD screen and “unlimited” record times. All that good news comes with a price tag: The Panasonic S1H is priced at $4,000 (body only). 

Learn more about the S1H in the press release below.



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PRESS RELEASE

Osaka, Japan - Panasonic Corporation announced today the development of the LUMIX S1H, a new Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera equipped with a full-frame image sensor. It is the world's first camera capable of video recording at 6K/24p *1 (3:2 aspect ratio), 5.9K/30p (16:9 aspect ratio), and 10-bit 60p 4K/C4K.*2 *3 Combining the professional-level video quality and high mobility of the mirrorless camera, Panasonic will release the LUMIX S1H to world markets in fall 2019.

Since starting the development of video recording technologies for digital cinema in the 1990s, Panasonic has produced a host of innovative technologies for impressive cinematic imagery, such as 24p video recording, slow motion video using a variable frame rate, and the wide dynamic range and color space of V-Log/V-Gamut. Panasonic has been working with film creators for over a quarter of a century to design and develop a number of cinema cameras, which has resulted in stunningly high video performance. The LUMIX GH1 made its debut in 2009 as the world's first Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera capable of full-HD AVCHD video recording.*4 The LUMIX GH4 was launched in 2014 as the world's first Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera*5 capable of 4K video recording. And in 2017, the LUMIX GH5 was released with the world's first 4K/60p, 4:2:2 10-bit 4K/30p recording capability.*6 The LUMIX GH5 is highly acclaimed by film creators for its high performance, excellent mobility, and superb versatility in film production.

The new LUMIX S1H has been designed and developed by applying the vast expertise and technologies accumulated in the cinema cameras of the LUMIX S Series of full-frame mirrorless cameras. It packs all of these technologies, especially in the field of digital signal processing and heat dispersion, into a compact, lightweight body to achieve both high performance and nimble mobility. It opens the door to creative film production in ways that conventional, bulky camera systems simply could not do.

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