Panasonic launches the LUMIX S1H, a new Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera with a full-frame image sensor capable of recording at 6K/24p, 10-bit video. The 24.2MP CMOS sensor is well suited to both high end video and stills, with 14-stop dynamic range, sensitivity from ISO 100-51200, and a broad array of video capabilities. Using nearly the full sensor, 3:2-format 6K24p video recording is supported, along with 16:9 5.9K30p and both DCI and UHD 4K60p settings with internal 4:2:2 10-bit sampling. The S1H also offers Dual Native ISO settings that prioritize either low noise or low sensitivity, Variable Frame Rate (VFR) recording, and V-Log with Hybrid Log Gamma.
Simultaneous internal recording and external recording via HDMI is possible: DCI/UHD 4K at 59.94p with 4:2:2 10-bit output and 4:2:0 10-bit internal or DCI/UHD 4K is possible at 29.97p/23.98p with 4:2:2 10-bit output and internal recording. Variable Frame Rate (VFR) adjustments can be used to produce slow and quick motion effects from 30x to -7.5x. High Frame Rate (HFR) shooting, in 4:2:0 10-bit, is also supported, with audio recording and autofocus, which enables shooting Full HD video at 180p and DCI/UHD 4K at 59.94p.
The Real View Finder is a high-resolution 5.76m-dot OLED EVF offering 0.78x configurable viewing magnification along with a smooth 60 fps or 120 fps changeable refresh rate, and 10,000:1 contrast ratio. In addition, the large 3.2″ 2.33m-dot touchscreen LCD is available for live view shooting as well as playback and menu navigation. The screen features a tilt & free-angle design where it can tilt along the lens axis or can be flipped outward to the side and freely adjusted to suit working from more extreme high and low angles.
5-axis sensor-shift image stabilization technology is included with lens-based 2-axis image stabilization to compensate for a broader range of movement types. This stabilization system is able to compensate for approximately 6.5 stops of camera shake. When working with adapted lenses, you can manually select whether to use the in-camera sensor-shift image stabilization or the lens’ optical stabilization.
Bluetooth and WiFi wireless connectivity are included to control the camera via Lumix Sync, an iOS and Android app designed to pair with the camera for smartphone or tablet-based remote shooting control and wireless image transferring. S1H body deliveries are scheduled to start at the end of September with an MSRP under $4,000US. For more details, see the Panasonic Lumix Press Release: