The Panasonic LUMIX S1H full-frame mirrorless camera is the perfect choice for those shooting motion and boasts a number of impressive features. The camera’s ergonomic design includes unlimited recording time via a new heat dispersion structure, dual SD card slots, and a newly-designed high-luminance monitor. Adopting the L-Mount system, around 46 interchangeable lenses are available, from Panasonic, Leica, and Sigma. The S1H features a newly designed 24.2-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor with Dual Native ISO technology, first introduced in the flagship VariCam line-up, resulting in minimised noise. Dual Native ISO (640 and 4000) gives cinematographers a greater variety of artistic choices as well as the ability to use less light on the set. Maximum ISO is 51,200, which can be extended to 204,800. It can record video at 6K/24p (3:2 aspect ratio) or 5.9K 24p/25p/30p (16:9 aspect ratio). It is also the world’s first full-frame digital interchangeable lens system camera to enable 10-bit 60p 4K/C4K HEVC video recording when using the image area equivalent to Super 35mm.
Panasonic’s 5-Axis Dual I.S. 2 offers excellent stability with a high-precision gyrosensor joining the Dual I.S. system of 5-axis in-body stabilisation and 2-axis optical stabilisation in selected lenses for highly accurate shake detection and compensation, of up to 6.5 stops, for both still and motion capture, thereby reducing the need to carry a tripod, gimbal, or Steadicam rig.
The 3.2-inch, 2,330K-dot in 3:2 aspect touch rear monitor is enhanced with approximately 150% higher luminance for excellent visibility in outdoor shooting, compared with the LUMIX S1R/S1. The new multi-hinge design both tilts and rotates so that users can easily change angles without unplugging cables such as HDMI or USB. Other useful features include Live View Boost, which boosts sensitivity so the user can check compositions in the dark. Night Mode puts a red cast over the viewfinder and/or the LCD display, so the photographer’s vision is not affected when shooting night scenes. The S1H uses the LVF introduced in the S1R/S1, to support ultra-high-speed response, minimum distortion, and high optical performance. The LVF boasts a 5,760k-dot resolution.
High Resolution mode and HLG Photo mode captures and combines eight consecutive images in-camera to produces a 96-megapixel equivalent (12,000 x 8,000-pixel) RAW and/or JPEG image, producing files with a wider dynamic range.
The LUMIX S1H boasts high speed burst shooting at 9 fps (AFS) or 6 fps (AFC), and low-light shooting down to with -6EV luminance detection performance in Low Light AF.
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