Panasonic S1H 6k Mirrorless Camera
Panasonic isn’t holding any punches with this new camera. Just how much have they crammed in?
A few weeks ago, I complained that the Panasonic S1 was too lackluster to attract real video professionals like the GH5 might have. It looks like they answered my prayers with the newly announce S1H. Thanks, Panny! Here’s how the specs look so far:
6K at 24 fps (3:2)5.9K at 30p10-bit 4K at 60 fpsNo recording limit14+ stops of dynamic range with V-LogSame autofocus and IBIS as the S1Can power via USB-CLarger than the S1/S1RSD/XQD card slotsExpected to retail for about $4,000
The Best on the Market
The GH5’s ability to record 4K footage at 60 fps was a gamechanger for many, including me. This was usually reserved for higher end cameras, the cheapest/smallest possibly being Sony’s FS7. Now, the S1H is set to raise the bar yet again.
Panasonic’s S1 was the first full frame mirrorless camera that was able to record 4K at 60 fps; however, it was only with a cropped sensor. While Panasonic isn't confirming it yet, News Shooter is suggesting that the S1H may have the same issue. The tech is still beyond what anybody else is offering, but I’m sure Sony’s taking note of what they need to deliver in the a7S III. On another note, while the GH5’s IBIS is amazing, it’s not as hot on the S1, I feel. That could be somewhere for the opposition to compete.
The S1H appears to be close to what we wanted from a full frame GH5. It’s worth noting that the GH5 was able to record 10-bit 6K video in its 4:3 anamorphic mode.