Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H Overview

Announced May 31, 2019 •
24 megapixels | 3.2 screen | Full frame sensor
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Reviewed Feb 4, 2020
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PANASONIC LUMIX S1H Digital Mirrorless Video Camera with 24.2 Full Frame Sensor, 6K/24p Video Recording Capability, V-Log/V-Gamut, and Multi-Aspect Recording
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Announced May 31, 2019

The Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H is a video-centric full-frame mirrorless camera. Sharing a similar design as the S1 and S1R, this camera will be able to capture video at 6K/24p (3:2 aspect ratio), 5.9K/30p (16:9) and 10-bit 4K/60p. It features a V-Log/V-Gamut that can capture around 14 stops of dynamic range which, along with color and skin tones, is virtually the same as the company's professional VariCam. The S1H has no recording limit for any of its video modes.

In addition to the twelve lenses on Panasonic's L-mount roadmap, EF and PL-mount adapters will allow the use of additional lenses.

Quick specs
Body type SLR-style mirrorless
Max resolution 6000 x 4000
Effective pixels 24 megapixels
Sensor size Full frame (35.6 x 23.8 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
ISO Auto, 100-51200 (expands to 50-204800)
Lens mount Leica L
Focal length mult. 1×
Articulated LCD Fully articulated
Screen size 3.2
Screen dots 2,330,000
Max shutter speed 1/8000 sec
Format MPEG-4, H.264, H.265
Storage types Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC slots (UHS-II supported)
USB USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec)
Weight (inc. batteries) 1052 g (2.32 lb / 37.11 oz)
Dimensions 151 x 114 x 110 mm (5.94 x 4.49 x 4.33)
GPS None

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Our review

The S1H brings the features and feel of Panasonic's GH series to the L-mount full-frame system. It's a compact and affordable package if judged according to the standard of its broadcast-grade footage. The rolling shutter figures are worth being conscious of, and the autofocus isn't as impressive as the rest of the camera, but overall it's a superb video tool that will address a wide range of needs.

Good for: Productions and production teams requiring a small, affordable camera with impressive quality

Not so good for: Run-and-gun shooting requiring perfect autofocus. Enthusiasts looking to dabble in video

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