Photo Industry News: Panasonic Lumix S1H With 6K Video Unveiled

Panasonic LUMIX S1H

It’s not only Canon. Panasonic also made an important announcement today.

The Panasonic Lumix S1H can be preordered at B&H Photo and Adorama.

Press release:

Newark, NJ (August 27, 2019) – Panasonic is proud to announce the launch of the LUMIX S1H, a new Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera equipped with a full-frame image sensor, combining professional-level video quality with the high mobility of a mirrorless camera. The LUMIX S1H 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 **an achievement previously revealed during development.

In addition to its long history developing cinematic cameras aligned with the film industry’s needs, Panasonic also launched and continues to improve the world’s first compact, lightweight, Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera. Combining these innovative ideas resulted in the industry-leading LUMIX GH Series which proved that a digital still camera can record video in unprecedented high quality suitable filmmaking. Further integrating the potential of the full-frame sensor, Panasonic is proud to introduce the LUMIX S1H as the ultimate digital mirrorless camera packing its best possible performance. 

A newly developed 24.2-megapixel full-frame image sensor complies with the new Dual Native ISO. In combination with the optimum signal processing by Venus Engine, it achieves high sensitivity while minimizing noise. The LUMIX S1H provides more than 14 stops of dynamic range, comparable to those found in cinema cameras, and V-Log / V-Gamut compatible with popular colorimetry called “VariCam Look.”  Uniquely, the LUMIX S1H features unlimited recording time in all recording modes thanks to Panasonic’s unique heat dispersion technologies. HDR (High Dynamic Range) in HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma), 4:2:2 10-bit HDMI output and Anamorphic 4:3 modes are also available with a variety of practical tools for filmmaking, such as tally lights, a waveform monitor and a V-Log View Assist function.

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The Perfect Camera, As Imagined By YouTubers

Sony A7R III

Armando Ferreira asked a bunch of YouTubers about what they think would be the perfect camera for them.

The featured YouTubers are (in parenthesis what appears to be the perfect camera for them): iJusine and Jenna Ezarik (this camera), Caleb Wojick (this camera), Dave Maze (this camera), Brett Conti (this camera), and Elliot Walker (this camera).

And here is the video.

The Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III seems made for YouTubers.

Can Panasonic DFD (Depth from Defocus) Hold Up To Canon Dual Pixel Autofocus?

Dual Pixel Af Panasonic Dfd

Panasonic’s proprietary autofocusing technology, Panasonic DFD (Depth from Defocus), is not everyone’s darling.

Panasonic DFD is a technology that calculates the direction and the amount to move the focus lens at a single movement by predicting it with 2 images that have different depth of field (more here).

Canon’s Dual Pixel AF is an established technology and the reference in the industry. The next iteration of this autofocusing technology has already by filed as patent application.

The video below by DPReview TV, Chris and Jordan discuss Panasonic DFD and how it compares to Canon Dual Pixel AF.

Industry News: Panasonic Lumix S1H Mirrorless Camera with 6K Video Announced

Panasonic Lumix S1h

Panasonic S1H at a glance:

  • 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 range
  • V-Log/V-Gamut
  • 4:3 Anamorphic mode
  • No 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

Panasonic announced the Panasonic Lumix S1H, a full frame mirrorless system camera with 6K video and 14+ stops of dynamic range.

Press release:

Panasonic Announces the New LUMIX S1H Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera

With Cinema-Quality Video and the World’s First 6K/24p*1 Recording Capability

Newark, NJ (May 31, 2019) – Panasonic Corporation is proud to announce the newest addition to the LUMIX S series, the LUMIX S1H, a new Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera equipped with a full-frame image sensor. As 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, it combines the video quality of a professional camera and the high mobility of a mirrorless camera. The LUMIX S1H will be released to world markets in fall 2019.

panasonic lumix s1h

The main features of the new LUMIX S1H are as follows:

  • High resolution up to 6K for multiple formats.

Maximizing the use of the pixels in the full-frame image sensor, the LUMIX S1H, as a digital camera, has achieved 6K/24p (3:2 aspect ratio) or 5.9K/30p (16:9 aspect ratio) video recording for the first time in the world.*1 It is also the world’s first full-frame digital interchangeable lens system camera*1 to enable 10-bit 60p 4K/C4K *2*3video recording. It accommodates a variety of recording formats like 4:3 Anamorphic mode, to meet professional needs. Its high-resolution data can also be used to create 4K videos with higher image quality or to crop images in 4K.

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