The Panasonic is world first fullframe mirrorless camera to record 6k (5952×3968)
@ 24p video and 5.9K (5888×3312) @ 30p.
Panasonic S1H camera is hitting out the limits of video industry.
We were expecting 6k video recording options from Sony A7S III camera, at the same time Sony senior manager also hinted that they are creating a camera beyond someone’s expectations. There are several interviews, they clearly tells us that they are creating a 6k consumer level video camera.
18 megapixel stills from Panasonic S1H
Panasonic S1H is also highly capable still camera, since when you are creating a 6k video you are recording 18 megapixel at 24 frames per second. Panasonic S1H camera gives you enormous possibilities to grab the perfect picture which was not what possible with the previous generation of hybrid cameras.
World first Mirrorless to Record 6K Videos
The Panasonic is world first fullframe mirrorless camera to record 6k @ 24p video and 5.9K @ 30p. The Panasonic SH1 also introduce Cinema 4K mode in the S1H camera, now you can record DCI 4K videos in 60p at 10 bits internally.
The newly to be announced camera can also features 5.9K video at 30fps (16:9 aspect ratio). As usual being a Panasonic camera it also support multi aspect video shooting.
Panasonic S1H camera is world first camera to record 10-bit 4K and Cinema 4K video at 60fps. Panasonic claims that the Lumix S1H has a wide colour gamut, comparable to its Cinema VariCam cinema cameras.
The camera features 14+ stops dynamic range and you can also record your high resolution 6K videos in V-Log. One of the best thing is the camera do not have any recording limit.
At the highest resolutions (6K and 5.9K) you can record at 10bit 4:2:0, but if you were to drop down to 4K or Cinema 4K at a super 35mm crop, you could bump up the chroma subsampling to 10bit 4:2:2. The S1H will provide an extra stop of dynamic range over the BMPCC6K, sitting at 14 stops instead of 13. However, unlike the Pocket 4K or 6K, there is no RAW format to work with.
4K created from oversampled 6k videos
highly detailed 4K video footage from the Panasonic S1H camera at the same time the 4K videos are more stabilized according to Panasonic since they are being oversampled from 6k just like we have in the Sony A7 III, and the Sony A9 camera.
DFD AF System again
The only lag you can find about this camera is DFD AF system which is typically based on contrast based AF system. It do need a good amount of light to lock AF quickly otherwise the AF lag is noticeable.
Major features of Panasonic S1H Camera
* 6K 24fps (3:2 aspect ratio)
* 5.9K 30fps (16:9 aspect ratio)
* 4K DCI & UHD 4:2:2 10-bit 60fps
* 14+ stops of dynamic rangeV-Log/V-Gamut
* 4:3 Anamorphic modeNo time limits on recording
* 225-Area DFD Contrast-Detect AF system
* Sensor-Shift Image Stabilisation
* 3.2″ triaxial tilting LCD (no flippy out LCD here, folks!)
* 5.760K-dot 120Hz OLED EVF
They have done their best to Manage overheating issue
Panasonic engineers done their best to manage heat suppression inside the camera. But, as we all know the higher the video resolution the more heat it generate, they have done their best to mange hear suppression inside the camera. However, the company also says that once the temperature of the camera goes above the certified temperature range the camera will automatically stop video recording.
4K oversampled from 6K
With a completely new sensor, the camera now does a 6K full pixel readout to produce ‘perfect’ oversampled 4K video. At the same time the image stabilization is also more improved.
With the support of V-Log / V-Gamut with a dynamic range of 14 stops the camera has become industry best Mirrorless camera for cinematographers. Note that the S1H’s recording format is compatible with the V-Log format recorded by a VariCam or the V-Log L recorded by the LUMIX GH5 / GH5S.
No recording limit, the camera has unlimited buffer memory without any restriction. The camera will record video as long as the memory card / external storage is full.
The prototype of the LUMIX S1H will be exhibited at the “Cine Gear Expo 2019” show from May 30 to June 2, 2019.
Unlike the GH4 and GH5, the S1H will ship with V-log/ V-Gamut preinstalled. V-log — an aspect we’ve covered here — is a gamma curve that produces a flat, natural image suitable for heavy color grading. Not as a powerful as RAW, but better than the Cine-D or Cine-V profile Panasonic also offers. Viewing V-log footage on the small LCD can be tedious because it’s difficult to correctly gauge depth and visual anomalies due to image lacking saturation and contrast. Therefore, you can activate LUT view assist on the camera to see real-time playback of the final image.