Panasonic Announces Development of S1H with 6K/24p Capability, S1 Upgrade Key

  By Kaitlyn Kerr


Panasonic has announced the development of another camera in their full frame mirrorless lineup: the Lumix S1H, designed specifically for film production and touting high video specs.

The camera records 6K/24p in 3:2 format, or 5.9K/30p in 16:9. It also enables full-frame 10-bit 4K or Cinema 4K at 60p, and as of writing, is the first full-frame interchangeable lens system digital camera in the world to do so. The S1H also has no recording limits in any format (provided the camera doesn’t overheat). The camera will also include V-log/V-Gamut, which will provide up to 14 stops of dynamic range.

Panasonic also announced details of the upgrade key previously announced for the Panasonic S1, the DMW-SFU2. This key will provide the same 14 stops of V-log recording inherent in the S1H, and allow for 4:2:2 10-bit 4K/30p internal recording, or 4K/60p via HDMI output. The upgrade key will also include an in-camera LUT application and a waveform monitor.

The upgrade key will be available in July 2019 for $269.99 and the Lumix S1H camera is expected to be released to markets later this year, in the fall.

Products Featured in this Article

Panasonic Lumix S1 Body

Panasonic Lumix S1H Body

Panasonic DMW-SFU2 Software Upgrade for Lumix S1


Kaitlyn is a craft beer enthusiast and self-labelled film nerd. Suitably, she is one of the hosts of Calgary's Beers & Cameras meetup group. She also drinks too much coffee and wants to see too many places. When not helping coordinate events or exploring whatever city, town, or backroad she can, she also works as a freelance photographer and assistant.