Panasonic has confirmed that it is working on a video-centric version of the Lumix S1H full-frame mirrorless camera. This will be the third addition to the company’s new S1 series full-frame mirrorless camera. The S1H is currently under construction and will launch worldwide in the 3rd quarter of 2019. The estimated value is set at $ 4,000 (approximately Rs. 2,77,680). It will join the company’s Lumix S1 and Lumix S1R professional-grade, full-frame mirrorless cameras.
Panasonic shared some key features of the Lumix S1H. It is claimed to be the world’s first interchangeable lens mirrorless camera that can shoot 6K video at 24fps. It can shoot 5.9K videos at 30fps (16: 9 aspect ratio). It will also support video recording in multiple aspect rations such as anamorphic 4: 3 format. It shot the world’s first 10-bit 4K and movie 4K video at 60fps Panasonic claims that the Lumix S1H has a wide range of color gamut, comparable to the Vericam movie camera. You will be able to shoot V-Log / V-Gamut with a wide dynamic range of 14+ stops. The camera is also said to be capable of recording non-stop video (under regular operating temperature) until the battery dies or your card is full.
This is almost all the information we have so far. Details about the size of the sensor, number of card slots, ISO range, etc. will probably be shared near launch. The company is showcasing a prototype of the Lumix S1H at the Cine Gear Expo, which is being held at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles from May 30 to June 2.
As we mentioned earlier, the Lumix S1H joins the company’s Lumix S1 and Lumix S1R professional-grade, full-frame mirrorless cameras. Panasonic launched the last two models in India in April this year. The Panasonic Lumix S1 and Lumix S1R are both based on the L-Mount standard, an alliance between Leica, Panasonic and Sigma. Currently, three new lenses are offered: Lumix S Pro 50mm f / 1.4, Lumix S Pro 70-200mm f / 4.0 OIS, and Lumix S 24-105mm f / 4.0 Macro OIS. In addition, the company says that 42 more lenses will be available for the L-Mount series in the next two years.