EF Mount, L Mount/MFT Mount, PL Mount
Full Frame, Full Frame Anamorphic, Large Format, Super-35, Super-35 Anamorphic (4:3)
Panasonic LUMIX S1H 4K camera with dual native ISO and Full Frame size sensor. This camera is suitable for both stills and video applications and the S1H includes 10 bit, 4K, 4:2:2 onboard record capability, recording internally to SD cards. Most importantly, its capability for 10 bit 4:2:2 onboard capture at 60 fps is very impressive.
The VMI package includes the external audio box with dual XLR inputs as standard which is also very important, since all compact DSLR-format cameras offer limited input/outputs, so the addition of full XLR sockets makes this a more practical production camera.
The S1H also offers full V-Log/V-Gamut with 14+ stops of dynamic range, 6K full frame capture, 4:2:2 10-bit internal recording, Cinema 4K at up to 60p, and unlimited recording time
DSLR cameras all suffer from a lack of audio inputs and the Panasonic S1H is no exception. However the VMI package includes the external audio box with dual XLR inputs as standard and this attaches to the hotshoe for convenience, as it is both powered (phantom power capability) and does not interfere when changing cards or batteries.
An optional K6/ME66 Gun Mic and Headphone package is available at £12 per day including boom pole & cables in a single case.
This camera has a native Panasonic stills lens mount and is provided with a Sigma EF adapter to allows various EF autofocus zoom and prime lenses and an optional PL adapter is available at nominal additional charge. Note that with an appropriate adapter also available, the Zeiss Distagon DSLR Prime lenses. VMI supply the Zeiss Distagon DSLR lenses with a manual iris ring are also compatible.
VMI are supplying the Panasonic S1H system complete with an 8Sin cage and handle as standard to ensure lots of mounting points, ruggedised body and secure handle plus cage support.
The LUMIX S1H has a newly designed 24.2-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor featuring Dual Native ISO technology, resulting in minimal noise and outstanding image quality across the ISO range. Combined with the Venus Engine delivers a maximum ISO 51200 / Extended ISO 204800 for a cleaner image at higher sensitivities and a beautiful rendition of dark areas in the frame. In addition, the low-pass filter helps minimise moiré. Whenever low-light shooting is required, the S1H is ready for action.
With its full range of recording modes, the LUMIX DC-S1H has every industry covered, from cinema to TV broadcasting. In addition to C4K/4K 60p/50p* 4:2:0 10-bit and C4K/4K 30p/25p/24p 4:2:2 10-bit, the camera newly offers 6K/24p 4:2:0 10-bit in 3:2 and 5.9K 30p/25p/24p 4:2:0 10-bit in 16:9. Anamorphic mode in 4K is also available. Ultra-high image quality, flexibility, and expressiveness — the LUMIX S1H is ready for today’s demanding shoots.
* In Super 35mm and PIXEL/PIXEL settings
Featuring incredibly wide colour gamut, the S1H can record C4K 4:2:2 10 bit up to 30p internally. When 10-bit recording is selected, the camera delivers 4:2:2 10-bit HDMI output, making capture with an external recorder possible. The 4:2:2 10-bit option has approximately 128 times the information of 4:2:0 8-bit and is capable of expressing over 1 billion colours. This massive volume of colour information is highly valuable for post-production, making it possible to creatively adjust colour to match the creative vision of the Director. Leveraging the expressive power of a full-frame camera takes 4K video to exciting new places.
* HDMI, the HDMI Logo, and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC in the United States and other countries
Film-makers who choose the Panasonic LUMIX S1H Mirrorless will enjoy accurate colour reproduction, subtle gradations from highlights to shadows, and precise colour control for post-production. The S1H offers, a range of creative options including 14+ stops of dynamic range, and a very wide colour spectrum, while V-Log and V-Gamut come pre-installed, ensuring LUMIX S1H footage can be seamlessly edited with footage shot on a wide variety of cameras including VariCam. The LUMIX S1H V-Log offers 14+ stops of dynamic range, which covers the PQ requirement of HDR, while V-Gamut covers the full HDR colour spectrum, giving users access to HDR shooting. As a further convenient touch, the LUT used is displayed on the camera monitor, for real-time feedback on the final output wherever, whenever. The end result is more satisfying colour and creative experience.
For the first time ever in a full-frame digital single-lens mirrorless camera,* the LUMIX S1H incorporates a fan for optimum heat-dispersion — a feature typically found only on broadcast or cinema cameras. The fan is part of a newly developed body that allows unlimited video recording which causes minimal vibrations to effect image stabilization, and ultraquiet performance without compromising the dust- and splash-resistant body design.** The fan is designed to offer greater shooting flexibility through four different settings, including AUTO1 – which starts the fan soon after shooting starts to minimise heat and facilitate longer shots and AUTO2 – prioritizes quiet performance and minimises fan usage.
* Among full-frame digital single-lens mirrorless cameras as of August 27, 2019. ** Dust- and splash-resistant does not guarantee that damage will not occur if this camera is subjected to direct contact with dust and water.
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