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The Panasonic S1H is a full-frame mirrorless camera designed specifically with videographers in mind. It includes advanced video features such as 6K resolution, 4:2:2 10-bit internal recording, V-Log gamma, video scopes, anamorphic support and numerous small details a videographer would love. As a bonus, it's also a very competent 24MP stills camera.

Panasonic has long been at the vanguard of mirrorless cameras aimed at videographers, and its popular GH-series of Micro Four Thirds cameras has consistently led the way with class-leading video performance. It would be easy to assume that the S1H is simply an extension of the GH line into a full-frame body, and there's certainly a bit of truth to that, but, as you'll discover, the S1H is equally an extension of Panasonic's highly regarded VariCam line of cinema cameras.

Key features:

  • 24MP full-frame CMOS sensor
  • Dual native ISO
  • 4:2:2 10-bit internal recording
  • 4K/60p 10-bit recording
  • 6K video with full-frame capture
  • Full V-Log gamma profile (matches Varicam)
  • Unlimited video record time
  • H.264 and H.265 internal recording
  • Dual-SD card slots w/ V90 card support
  • Anamorphic capture with de-squeezed preview
  • Variable frame rate (VFR) and High frame rate (HFR) video
  • In-body image stabilization (with support for Panasonic Dual-IS 2)
  • Hinged and fully articulated rear screen

Pricing and availability

Panasonic says the S1H will be available in late September at a retail price of $3999.

DPReview TV first look

Jordan Drake from DPReview TV takes a first look at the Panasonic S1H.


What's new and how it compares

The S1H may look a lot like Panasonic's other 'S' series cameras, but there are some big differences both inside and out.

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Body and handling

The S1H introduces a number of useful features such as a novel type of articulating display and a fan to keep the camera cool when shooting video.

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User interface

The S1H features several improvements aimed at video shooters, some from Panasonic's Varicam cinema cameras.

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Video specifications

The S1H introduces a number of useful features such as a novel type of articulating display and a fan to keep the camera cool while shooting video.

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Initial thoughts

What sets this camera apart, why it's so interesting to videographers, and how it fits into the market.

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