Newly Designed Full-frame Sensor with Dual Native ISO Technology
The newly designed 24.2-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor of the LUMIX S1H features Dual Native ISO technology. The image sensor can leverage a dual-base ISO setting, resulting in minimized noise and outstanding image quality from low to high sensitivity. This feature teams up with the Venus Engine to deliver maximum ISO 51200 / Extended ISO 204800 for minimal noise at high sensitivity and beautiful expression of dark areas in the frame. In addition, a low-pass filter effectively minimizes moiré patterns. Whenever professional-level low-light shooting is required, the LUMIX 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 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 an incredibly rich color profile, C4K/4K 30p/25p/24p 4:2:2 10-bit video is recordable in-camera. When set for 10-bit recording, the camera delivers 4:2:2 10-bit HDMI output, making possible high-image-quality capture with an external recorder. The 4:2:2 10-bit format has approximately 128 times the information of 4:2:0 8-bit and is capable of expressing over 1 billion colors. This massive volume of color information is highly valuable in post-production, making it possible to adjust color dynamically and radically and even turn daylight scenes into nighttime scenes. 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
Offering compatibility with Cinema VariCam Look, 14+ stops of dynamic range, and a very wide color spectrum, V-Log and V-Gamut come preinstalled. Users will enjoy impressively accurate color reproduction, subtle gradations from dark areas to highlights, and precise control of color data in post-production. The end result is more creative and satisfying color expression. Moreover, footage shot with the LUMIX S1H can be seamlessly edited with footage shot with VariCam cameras. As a further convenient touch, the LUT in use is displayed on the camera monitor. The V-Log of the LUMIX S1H offers 14+ stops of dynamic range, which covers the PQ requirement of HDR, while V-Gamut covers the full HDR color spectrum, giving users access to HDR shooting wherever, whenever.
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Robust Video Expression Features (HDR, VFR, HFR)
From basic functionality to advanced technology, the LUMIX S1H is designed to offer outstanding, multifaceted video performance. VFR (variable frame rate) functionality supports both overcranking and undercranking. Users have access to 2.5x slow (24p/60 fps) in C4K/4K and 7.5x super-slow (24p/180 fps) in FHD.* HFR (high frame rate) recording includes audio and autofocus, allowing users to create slow-motion video in post-production. Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) is a high dynamic range (HDR) format that further expands users' ability to create amazing video.
* The degree of effect varies depending on the recording format and frequency, and the angle of view narrows if a frame rate over 150 fps is selected.
First Fan Ever in a Full-frame DSLM Camera*
For the first time ever in a full-frame digital single lens mirrorless camera,* the LUMIX S1H incorporates a fan as standard equipment - a feature typically found only on professional cameras. The fan is part of a newly developed heat-dispersing structure that supports unlimited video recording. The dust and splash resistant design,** low vibrations for minimal effect on the image stabilization system, and ultra-quiet performance are other features that complement this new structure.
The fan can be used with four different settings. For example, AUTO1 starts the fan soon after shooting begins to keep heat down and facilitate longer shoots. AUTO2 prioritizes quiet performance and keeps the fan off as much as possible.
* 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.
Newly Developed Tilt and Free-Angle Rear Monitor
The newly developed rear monitor leverages the convenience of both a tilt monitor and a free-angle monitor. Even with an HDMI or USB cable attached to the camera, the monitor can move freely. As a result, it is possible to use an HDMI monitor or external recorder while freely checking the camera monitor.
The large 3.2-inch, 2.33-million-dot monitor is 1.5x brighter than the brightest LUMIX monitor to date,* allowing users to enjoy outstanding visibility even in bright sunlight. Moreover, the large status LCD presents optimized information about both still photographs and videos, providing easy access to time codes, the audio level meter, and more.
* Comparison with LUMIX S1R, S1, GH5 and GH5S.
Rugged Body for a Wide Range of Weather Conditions
The rugged body is ready to take on a variety of challenging shooting environments. The magnesium alloy full diecast frame is highly durable, while sealing helps protect every joint, dial, and button. The camera as a whole is dust and splash resistant* and designed for use at temperatures as low as -10 °C. Combined, these features help make shooting both productive and enjoyable in a wide range of weather conditions.
* Dust and splash resistant does not guarantee that damage will not occur if this camera is subjected to direct contact with dust and water.