Panasonic S1H DSLR 4K Full Frame Camera with V-Log (Full Frame)

Anamorphic, Full Frame & S-35 capability


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 at up to 60fps.  The VMI package includes the external audio box with dual XLR inputs as standard.


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Media Standard

The 10 bit 4:2:2 onboard record capability at 60 fps is very impressive.

Offering 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

Key Features

  • 6K 24p (3:2), 5.9k/30p (16:9)
  • 10-bit 60p 4K/C4K video recording
  • Multi Aspect Recording like 4:3 anamorphic mode
  • V-Log with 14+ stops dynamic range
  • Unlimited recording in all video modes


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.

Lens Mount

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.

Supplied with 8Sin Cage System

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.

Newly Designed Full-frame Sensor with Dual Native ISO Technology

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.

Wide Range of Recording Formats to Support Every Type of Shoot

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

4:2:2 10-bit Internal Recording / HDMI Output

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

V-Log/V-Gamut with 14+ Stops of Dynamic Range

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.

First Fan Ever in a Full-frame DSLM Camera* Supports Unlimited Video Recording

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.

  • Sensor: 24.2MP full frame CMOS, 35.6 x 23.8mm
  • Image processor: Venus
  • AF points: 225-area DFD contrast AF
  • ISO range: 100 to 51,200 (expandable to 50-204,800)
  • Max image size: 6,000 x 4,000
  • Metering modes: 1,728-zone multi pattern, center-weighted, spot, highlight weighted
  • Video: 6K 5952 x 3968 (3:2) at 25p, 5.9K 5888×3312 (16:9) at 30p, 24p, C4K 4096 x 2160 30p, 24p (full frame) 60p, 48p, 30p, 24p (pixel by pixel Super 35mm mode)
  • Viewfinder: OLED, 5.76m dots
  • Memory card: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS II)
  • LCD: 3.2-inch tilting, 2.33m dots
  • Max burst: 9fps (6fps with Continuous AF)
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
  • Size: 151.0 x 114.2 x 110.0mm
  • Weight: 1,164g (body only, with battery and SD card)
1 x Panasonic DC-S1H DSLR Camera
1 x Camera Port Cap L Mount
1 x 8Sin Cage System 15mm Support Sytem incl. Plate
1 x 8Sin Cage System Scorpio Top Handle
1 x 8SIN Cage System for Panasonic S1H Main Body
1 x Sigma MC-21 Support for S1/S1R/S1H cage
1 x Power Cable D-Tap - Dummy Battery Panasonic S1H (LR-14)
2 x SDXC 128GB 4K Memory Card 300MB/s UHS-II SanDisk
1 x Sony Dual Slot XQD/SD Card Reader MRW-E90
1 x Data Cable USB 3.0 Flat End (Micro B)
3 x Battery Panasonic DMW-BLJ31 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion
1 x Panasonic Battery Charger DMW-BTC14
1 x Panasonic AC Unit for Panasonic S1H Charger (DVLV1001Y)
1 x Vision Cable BNC-Micro BNC O/P Cable Pana S1H
1 x Data Cable USB-A 3.0 to USB-C
1 x Power Cable Figure 8
1 x Panasonic XLR-1 Hotshoe Audio Adapter

An optional K6/ME66 Gun Mic and Headphone package is available at £12 per day including boom pole & cables in a single case.

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