Panasonic Announces S1H
Earlier this year, Panasonic released a development announcement for the S1H, a heavily video-centric option in their full frame S-Series lineup. Today, they released the full specs and information for the camera, which has the capability to record unlimited 6K footage.
The S1H can record 6K/24p footage (at 4:2:0 10-bit) for an unlimited time, due to a cooling fan and heat dispersion technology. The camera can also record 4K/60p and Cinema 4K/60p in Super-35, and can output 4K/60p 4:2:2 10-bit footage over HDMI. Internally, the camera records to dual SD (both UHS-II) card slots. Additionally, the camera can be powered by USB-C, or batteries can be hot-swapped by using the grip for easy power solutions.
The camera also incorporates a number of other features that will be welcome for videographers, including timecode, a waveform (users can adjust its size and location on the screen), a fully articulating rear LCD, and tally lamps on both the rear and front of the camera. Like the GH5S, the S1H has dual native ISO for reduced noise, and V-log capabilities for scenes with a greater dynamic range.
Panasonic has also added a second record button onto the front of the camera, allowing an assistant camera operator to start and stop recording. Like the GH5, it is compatible with the Panasonic XLR-1, which sits on top of the hotshoe and allows for dual XLR audio input.
While the S1H certainly is targeted towards videographers, it is a fully capable stills camera as well, with a 24MP sensor and a High Resolution mode that shifts the sensor and combines multiple frames to create a 96MP image. It also features 5-axis in-body stabilization, and Panasonic’s DFD (Depth-from-Defocus) autofocus technology.
The camera is available for preorder now at a price of $5399.99 and is expected to begin shipping this fall.
Evelyn, Dave, and Brendan got their hands on a pre-production version of this camera and decided to put it through its paces in collaboration with our friends at Inner City Brewing. Take a look:
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