Panasonic Lumix S1H Price in USA

Panasonic Lumix S1H Price in US

The Panasonic S1H is a full-frame mirrorless camera that was developed with the particular goal of catering to the needs of videographers. It offers advanced video capabilities such as a resolution of 6K, an internal recording format of 4:2:2 and 10 bits, a gamma of V-Log, video scopes, and support for anamorphic video, as well as a number of other tiny elements that a filmmaker would find appealing. A highly capable stills camera with 24 megapixels is also included in the package.

Panasonic has been at the forefront of the development of mirrorless cameras geared specifically at videographers for quite some time. The company’s popular GH-series of Micro Four Thirds cameras has been at the forefront of the industry with regard to their superior video capabilities. It would be easy to assume that the S1H is simply an extension of Panasonic’s GH line into a full-frame body, and there is certainly some truth to that, but as you’ll discover, the S1H is also an extension of Panasonic’s highly regarded VariCam line of cinema cameras. If you were to assume that the S1H is simply an extension of the GH line into a full-frame body, you’d be wrong.

Panasonic Lumix S1H Price in USA

$3,497.99 $3,997.99 2 used from $3,441.00 5 new from $3,497.99
PANASONIC LUMIX S1H Digital Mirrorless Video Camera with 24.2 Full...

The letter “H” in the name of the S1H should immediately evoke thoughts of the GH series of video-oriented Micro Four Thirds cameras. Therefore, despite the fact that the sensor in the more expensive S1H is probably going to be fairly comparable to the one in the more budget-friendly S1, the camera provides a variety of video capabilities and support features that are absent from its more mass-market stills/video sister.

The S1H appears to offer the same full-width 4K/30p video and 4K/60p from a Super35 crop as the S1, but there are a number of significant differences between the two cameras in terms of the aspect ratios that are captured, the compression options that are available, the length of time that can be shot, and the high-speed shooting options that are available. The S1H, on the other hand, can record in the more expansive DCI 4K format at bitrates of up to 400Mbps while maintaining a color space of 10-bit 4:2:2, whereas the S1 can only record in UHD at bitrates of up to 150Mbps. The S1H is also capable of shooting ‘open gate’ 6K video from its whole sensor region or capturing 5.9K footage with a resolution of 5888 x 3312 pixels in 16:9, whereas the S1 is unable to do so. However, this only scratches the surface of the distinctions between them. There are other shooting modes that accommodate anamorphic lenses, which we will go into at a later time.

Despite the fact that the sensor in the S1 and the S1H are quite comparable to one another, there is at least one significant hardware difference between the two: the S1H contains an anti-aliasing filter.

From a stills photography point of view, this may sound strange because it is now usual practice to sell cameras without anti-aliasing filters and to put faith in the fact that a combination of high pixel density, lens performance, and diffraction will reduce the likelihood of aliasing happening. On the other hand, the visual impact of moiré can be quite irritating in video (it can ‘dance’ over clothes, which is excruciating to watch), and cine lenses are fairly likely to comfortably out-resolve 24MP on full-frame, so include it is something that would be beneficial.

The GH5S was the first Panasonic camera that we used to examine the company’s “Dual Native ISO” feature. The corporation has been a little more forthcoming about what the S1H represents ever since it was introduced.

In its most basic form, it is a technique for taking use of and drawing attention to the ‘dual gain’ sensor capability that is more prevalent in today’s cameras. Dual gain sensors feature two read-out modes at the pixel level: one that delivers the largest possible dynamic range, and a second, higher-gain step that lowers shadow noise at the price of some dynamic range. Both of these read-out modes are independent of one another. Instead of concealing this effect in the background, Panasonic allows you to view and choose which of the two modes the sensor uses at any given time.

Pull settings are those that employ highlight-clipped copies of the tone curve to enable ‘low ISO’ options when the amplification can’t be dropped any further. It is encouraging to see that Panasonic also makes it plain what settings are considered to be ‘pull’ settings. Only “full” ISO settings that make use of the complete tone curve will be displayed to you when you first turn on the S1H. The lower options, which clip highlights, are only available if you choose to display the ‘Extended ISO’ settings in your camera’s menu.

Panasonic Lumix S1H Specifications

Price
MSRP$3999 (body only)
Body type
Body typeSLR-style mirrorless
Body materialMagnesium alloy
Sensor
Max resolution6000 x 4000
Image ratio w:h1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels24 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors25 megapixels
Sensor sizeFull frame (35.6 x 23.8 mm)
Sensor typeCMOS
ProcessorVenus Engine
Color spacesRGB, Adobe RGB
Color filter arrayPrimary color filter
Image
ISOAuto, 100-51200 (expands to 50-204800)
Boosted ISO (minimum)50
Boosted ISO (maximum)204800
White balance presets5
Custom white balanceYes
Image stabilizationSensor-shift
Image stabilization notes5-axis; combines with in-lens stabilization for increased shake reduction
CIPA image stabilization rating6.5 stop(s)
Uncompressed formatRAW
File formatJPEG (Exif v2.31)Raw (Panasonic RW2)HLG photo (CTA-2072)
Optics & Focus
AutofocusContrast Detect (sensor)Multi-areaCenterSelective single-pointTrackingSingleContinuousTouchFace DetectionLive View
Autofocus assist lampYes
Manual focusYes
Number of focus points225
Lens mountLeica L
Focal length multiplier
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCDFully articulated
Screen size3.2″
Screen dots2,330,000
Touch screenYes
Screen typeTFT LCD
Live viewYes
Viewfinder typeElectronic
Viewfinder coverage100%
Viewfinder magnification0.78×
Viewfinder resolution5,760,000
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed60 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/8000 sec
Maximum shutter speed (electronic)1/8000 sec
Exposure modesProgramShutter priorityAperture priorityManual
Built-in flashNo
External flashYes (via hot shoe or flash sync port)
Flash modesAuto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
Flash X sync speed1/320 sec
Continuous drive9.0 fps
Self-timerYes
Metering modesMultiCenter-weightedHighlight-weightedSpot
Exposure compensation±5 (at 1/3 EV steps)
AE Bracketing±3 (3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
WB BracketingYes
Videography features
FormatMPEG-4, H.264, H.265
Modes5952 x 3988 @ 23.98p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM5888 x 3312 @ 30p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM5888 x 3312 @ 23.98p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM5376 x 3584 @ 30p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 60p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 30p / 400 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 400 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 120p / 150 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 23.98p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM
MicrophoneStereo
SpeakerMono
Storage
Storage typesDual SD/SDHC/SDXC slots (UHS-II supported)
Connectivity
USBUSB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec)
USB chargingYes
HDMIYes (10-bit 4:2:2 output)
Microphone portYes
Headphone portYes
WirelessBuilt-In
Wireless notes802.11ac + Bluetooth
Remote controlYes (wired or smartphone)
Physical
Environmentally sealedYes
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionDMW-BLJ31 lithium-ion battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA)400
Weight (inc. batteries)1052 g (2.32 lb / 37.11 oz)
Dimensions151 x 114 x 110 mm (5.94 x 4.49 x 4.33″)
Other features
Orientation sensorYes
GPSNone
9Expert Score
Awesome

The S1H is Panasonic’s entry into the L-mount full-frame system, and it takes the functionality and feel of the GH series with it. When measured against the quality of its broadcast-grade video, it comes in a packaging that is both convenient and reasonable to purchase. It is important to be aware of the rolling shutter numbers, and the focusing isn’t as amazing as the rest of the camera, but all things considered, it is an excellent video tool that can fulfill a variety of requirements.

Build quality
10
Ergonomics & handling
9.5
Features
9.5
Image quality
9.5
Performance
8
Connectivity
8.5
Value
8
Pros
  • Excellent video performance
  • Instruments that allow specialist shooting in HDR or anamorphic formats
  • Adaptors are available for both EF and PL lenses. RAW output in Pro Res format is guaranteed.
  • Allows for the use of a diverse selection of microphones
  • If you need to take still photographs, the photos are of a high grade 24 megapixels.
  • Extensive personalization options, including the ability to store and load previous configurations
  • a viewfinder with a high resolution as well as convenient LCD articulating
  • Comprehensive toolbox and a rich feature set for video recording and editing
Cons
  • Battery life might vary significantly (possibly dictated by fan workload)
  • The outstanding quality of the film is not matched by the autofocus performance of the camera.
  • In some modes, you might be able to see rolling shutter.

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