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Panasonic Unveil the LUMIX S1H: 1st 6K Mirrorless Camera

Simon Skinner - 3 months ago

Panasonic LUMIX has used the platform of Cine Gear Expo in Los Angeles to announce the development of a new addition to the LUMIX S Series full-frame mirrorless camera range, the LUMIX S1H, offering professional-level video quality in a relatively compact body.

LUMIX S1H
The all-new LUMIX S1H.

The LUMIX S1H is the world’s first mirrorless camera that’s able to shoot 6K video:

  • 6K/24p [3:2 aspect ratio]
  • 5.9K/30p [16:9 aspect ratio]
  • 10-bit 60p 4K/C4K.

This new camera from Panasonic is also the world’s first full-frame digital interchangeable lens system camera to facilitate 10-bit 60p 4K/C4K video recording and supports a variety of recording formats, including 4:3 Anamorphic mode, to meet professional needs. It will also allow users to shoot continuously, as opposed to the limited time allowed for shooting that’s inherent in most [un-cracked] consumer DSLR and mirrorless cameras.

LUMIX S Series
The expanding LUMIX S Series.

Its high-resolution data can also be used for creating 4K videos with higher image quality or for cropping images in 4K.

The LUMIX S1H features V-Log/V-Gamut with a wide dynamic range of over 14 stops, which is essentially the same as that found in the Panasonic Cinema VariCam. The S1H’s output is compatible with V-Log footage recorded by VariCam or V-Log L footage recorded by LUMIX GH5/GH5S.

Pricing and availability

We expect to see the LUMIX S1H full-frame mirrorless camera landing in the autumn of this year. Panasonic has stated that the new camera, the latest in the still-embryonic LUMIX S-Series will cost around $4K. that’s a little over £3K. We will, of course, report back with final pricing as it’s revealed.

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Simon Skinner

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Having spent many years working in various pockets of the music industry, and always with a camera in hand, Simon has worked with organisations such as Warner/Chappell, Food Records and ultimately, co-founding the innovative independent record label, Izumi Records before moving fully into the world of publishing in 2007. Amongst numerous other projects in the last decade, he has been responsible for a number of specialist photo trade magazines and journals for the filmmaking and photography communities, along with a coffee table book entitled, "Great Britons of Photography' which he produced with Peter Dench and Leica. Now heading up PhotoBite, Simon and the team have set themselves a task of delivering informative and inspirational content for photographers of all levels, from the beginner, shooting with smartphones, to the seasoned photographer and filmmaker.

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