Panasonic has announced the development of its video-focused, full-frame Lumix DC-S1H mirrorless camera, which will be available in the third quarter of 2019 for $4000.
The S1H will be able to capture 6K/24p video from the 3:2 region of its sensor and 5.9K from the 16:9 area. The camera will also be capable of 10-bit 4K/60p recording. In addition, it will support multi-aspect recording, such as anamorphic 4:3. Regardless of what video setting you're using, the S1H will be able to keep recording until the battery dies or your card fills up.
The S1H has been designed to produce video virtually identical to that of Panasonic's pro-level VariCam cinema camera, through the use of V-Log and V-Gamut. The company claims that the S1H will match the VariCam in terms of both dynamic range (14+ stops) and color reproduction.
|Panasonic Lumix S1R, S1H and S1|
Panasonic says it plans to have ten L-mount lenses by the end of 2020 and, via EF and PL adapters, S1H users will be have access to more than 50 cinema lenses from its L-mount partners Sigma and Leica.
And that's all we know about the S1H at this point. A prototype will be shown at the CineGear expo this weekend, and we have no doubt that Panasonic will drip out more information in the months to come.