Panasonic’s cinema-centric S1H mirrorless digital camera can shoot 6K video


There isn’t any doubt that the S1H would be the most superior full-frame mirrorless digital camera for video, effectively forward of something from Canon, Nikon and Sony. You’ll shoot 5.9K 16:9 video at as much as 30 fps, providing you with extra choices to punch in or crop for a last 4K launch format. It could actually additionally shoot full 6K at a 3:2 side ratio, and can help cinema-oriented anamorphic lenses identical to the GH5.

Panasonic notes that the S1H is the world’s first full-frame mirrorless digital camera to deal with 10-bit 4K DCI (4,096 x 2,160) video at as much as 60 fps. Nonetheless, that is a barely doubtful declare, because the digital camera will crop 4K DCI video to a Tremendous 35mm (roughly APS-C) equal dimension. Nonetheless, it seems like it’s the largest efficient sensor space on a mirrorless digital camera for 60fps 4K video, beating Panasonic’s GH5 (4K 60fps at Micro 4 Thirds) and Fujifilm’s X-T3 (4K 60fps at APS-C with a 1.25x crop). It is going to, nevertheless, shoot 4K 30fps video utilizing the complete sensor space, identical to the S1.

The S1H will pack V-Log/V-Gamut colour modes out of the field, delivering 14+ stops of dynamic vary, the identical on Panasonic’s $20,000+ Cinema Varicam. Panasonic notes that the colour administration is similar as on the GH5/GH5s and Varicam, so you’ll combine and match simply when taking pictures with all three cameras.

With the massive sensor and 6K video, the S1H may get sizzling, so Panasonic designed it to dissipate warmth higher than the S1/S1R. As such, it gives limitless recording lengths, making it an excellent possibility for occasion videography.

There’s nonetheless so much we do not know concerning the S1H, nevertheless. It is not clear whether or not it would pack a depth-from-defocus contrast-detect AF system just like the S1 and S1R, or use a hybrid phase-detect system (the latter appears unlikely). Panasonic did not say whether or not it would have in-body stabilization or different options out there on the S1/S1R both, and did not even reveal the sensor decision. It did say that the digital camera would price round $4,000, nevertheless and arrive someday this fall.

Panasonic S1 teleconverter software update

Panasonic’s S1 with the DMW-STC20 teleconverter and S Professional 70-200mm f/Four lens

Panasonic additionally revealed extra particulars concerning the paid software program improve coming for the Lumix S1. The “Improve Firmware Key DMW-SFU2” for the digital camera will arrive in July, and remodel it into a way more spectacular video digital camera. As soon as put in, the S1 will help each inside and exterior 4:2:2 10-bit recording, with the latter at as much as 60 fps. It’s going to additionally unlock V-Log/V-Gamut colour modes with 14+ stops of decision, very like the S1H, which means the 2 cameras would possibly share the identical sensor.

You may additionally get in-camera LUT utility to make on-set monitoring extra correct, 96Hz audio with an optionally available XLR accent, and a waveform brightness degree show. It is going to arrive in July, however Panasonic nonetheless hasn’t listed the value, which leads me to consider that it is going to be fairly excessive.

Given the restricted number of L-Mount lenses, Panasonic unveiled 1.4x DMW-STC14 and 2x DMW-STC20 teleconverters. They will make the present Lumix S Professional 70-200mm F4 O.I.S. and upcoming 70-200mm f/2.eight fashions a bit extra helpful by as much as doubling the focal size, reworking them into tremendous telephoto lenses, at the price of some pace. They will arrive someday in fall 2019 with the costs nonetheless to be decided.

Panasonic LEICA DG VARIO-SUMMILUX 10-25mm / F1.7 ASPH.

Lastly, displaying it is nonetheless dedicated its smaller sensor lineup, Panasonic unveiled a powerful new lens for its GH5 and different Micro 4 Thirds cameras, the Leica DG VARIO-Summilux 10-25mm f/1.7 ASPH. On prime of the quick aperture, which can enable for shallow depth of discipline and nice bokeh, it has some options particularly designed for video shooters. That features a silent zoom mechanism, stepless aperture and a “mechanism that suppresses focus respiration,” which means that it will not zoom out and in once you modify focus — identical to an actual cinema lens. Panasonic did not reveal the value for this product both (c’mon!), however given the specs, count on it to be effectively north of $1,000.


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