Best Cameras for Videographers (DPReview): the S1H, But...

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Best Cameras for Videographers (DPReview): the S1H, But...

Here are the reasons given by DPReview for their pick:

"The S1H’s stills-camera looks disguise one of the most video-centric stills/video cameras we’ve ever encountered. Its capture options are diverse: 10-bit 4:2:2 4K at up to 30p from the full sensor area or 60p from a Super 35 crop, with open-gate and Anamorphic support or 5.9K Raw output, but it’s the other features that make it our pick.

Features such as waveforms and vector scopes, shutter angle operation, dual zebra displays and the same V-Log profile as Panasonic’s VariCam pro cinema cameras make it a tool that can slot into professional working environments with minimal workarounds."

The problem is the Panasonic S5 (with firmware 2.0) has the exact same features and capabilities and the same sensor. And it is cheaper and smaller. The key difference is only that the S1H has an all-I mode for video, but that is not mentioned as among the reasons for the choice.

The S5 was not even considered as an alternative, and this article was released one day after the firmware 2.0 release, which DPReview was fully aware of (they announced it).

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