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Panasonic S1H – EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK

We sat down with Matt Frazer from Panasonic for an EXCLUSIVE First Look at the Panasonic S1H camera. In this 6 part video series, we’ll cover everything you need to know about this exciting new 6K camera from ergonomics to specs to sensors to usability for photography and videography, support gear, and much more.

Jump to Part 1 – Ergonomics
Jump to Part 2 – The Panasonic Look: Color Science + Sensor
Jump to Part 3 – Camera Features from 6K to Native Codex (with DP David C Smith)
Jump to Part 4 – Anamorphic, Greenscreen & Slo-Mo
Jump to Part 5 – Accessories: SD Cards, Batteries, Drones & more
Jump to Part 6 – 5.9K ProRes RAW

Part 6 – 5.9K ProRes RAW

In Part 6 we introduce a new feature- 5.9K ProRes Raw & Panasonic’s collaboration with Atomos. We talk about our final thoughts and everyone talks about their favorite S1H feature!

Part 5 – Accessories: SD Cards, Batteries, Drones & more

Director of Photography David C Smith shares more of his experience testing and working with the S1H – in particular, we discuss accessories. We answer questions like the best kind of SD cards to use, how long does the S1H battery last, and more.

Part 4 – Anamorphic, Greenscreen & Slo-Mo

In part 4 we continue speaking with Director of Photography David C Smith about his experience testing and working with the S1H – in particular, we discuss some unique and exciting features: anamorphic, greenscreen use, and slo-mo.

Part 3 – Camera Features from 6K to Native Codex (with DP David C Smith)

Everything you need to know about 6k, codec, recording, waveform, 10-bit, and so much more. Plus, watch some stunning S1H footage from Los Angeles based Director of Photography David C Smith and bring David into the interview to discuss his experiences.

Part 2 – The Panasonic Look: Color Science + Sensor

In Part 2 we discuss color science, the sensor, and the S1H relationship to VariCam and Panasonic EVA1. Plus, working in LOG, LUTs, price, and whether this is really an A or a B camera.

Panasonic S1H First Look – Part 1

Part 1 does a deep dive into the camera Ergonomics – dials, LCDs, card slots, and more. We also cover what specific differences S1 and S1R users will see in the new S1H.

first look at the panasonic s1h camera

Zacuto and the Panasonic S1H

The Panasonic S1 Series Cage is the perfect lightweight cage to transform your Panasonic S1H, S1R, or S1 camera to accommodate any shooting style. Our Cage is secure with a snug fit, HDMI strain relief and right angle, and a comfy hand strap on the left side. Along the top is a Z-Rail and multiple ¼ 20 and ⅜ 16 screw holes for easy accessory mounting.

Customize to fit your needs with a side handgrip with coldshoe, our unique wooden ball Zarn handgrip, Top Grip, and more.

In the First Look video, Matt is holding the camera with our cage and you can see it in use throughout the video. We also have some great shots of the Cage converted into a full shoulder rig. The Cage is Arca-Swiss compatible and mounts directly to our Polaris DSLR/Mirrorless system. Add rods, quick release plates, a shoulder pad, grips, batteries, and more to create the right rig for you. Start building your Polaris rig here or contact us at sales@zacuto.com for help.

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Panasonic S1H Full Specs

 

Imaging
Lens Mount Leica L
Camera Format Full-Frame (1x Crop Factor)
Pixels Actual: 25.28 Megapixel
Effective: 24.2 Megapixel
Maximum Resolution 6000 x 4000
Aspect Ratio 1:1, 2:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9, 65:24
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Size 35.6 x 23.8 mm
Image File Format JPEG, RAW
Bit Depth 14-Bit
Image Stabilization Sensor-Shift, 5-Axis
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100 to 51200 (Extended: 50 to 204800)
Shutter Speed Mechanical Shutter
1/8000 to 60 Second
0 to 30 Minute in Bulb Mode
Electronic Front Curtain Shutter
1/2000 to 60 Second
0 to 30 Minute in Bulb Mode
Electronic Shutter
1/8000 to 60 Second
0 to 60 Second in Bulb Mode
1/16000 to 1/125 Second in Movie Mode
Metering Method Center-Weighted Average, Highlight Weighted, Multiple, Spot
Exposure Modes Aperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation -5 to +5 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
Metering Range 0 to 18 EV
White Balance Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Daylight, Flash, Incandescent, Shade, White Set 1, White Set 2, White Set 3, White Set 4
Continuous Shooting Up to 9 fps at 24.2 MP for up to 60 Exposures (Raw)
Up to 9 fps at 24.2 MP for up to 999 Exposures (JPEG)
Up to 30 fps at 18 MP
Up to 60 fps at 8 MP
Interval Recording Yes
Self-Timer 2/10-Second Delay
Video
Recording Modes MOV/H.265 4:2:0 10-Bit
6K 3:2 (5952 x 3968) at 23.976p/24.00p [200 Mb/s]
5.4K 3:2 (5376 x 3584) at 25p/29.97p [200 Mb/s]
5.9K (5888 x 3312) at 23.976p/24.00p/25p/29.97p [200 Mb/s]
DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) at 47.95p/48.00p/50p/59.94p [200 Mb/s]
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 47.95p/48.00p/50p/59.94p [200 Mb/s]
4K Anamorphic (3328 x 2496) at 47.95p/48.00p/50p [200 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 47.95p/48.00p/100p/119.88p [100 to 150 Mb/s]
MOV/H.264 4:2:2 10-Bit
DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) at 23.976p/24.00p/25p/29.97p [150 to 400 Mb/s]
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.976p/24.00p/25p/29.97p [150 to 400 Mb/s]
4K Anamorphic (3328 x 2496) at 23.976p/24.00p/25p/29.97p [150 to 400 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.976p/24.00p/25p/29.97p/50i/50p/59.94i/59.94p [50 to 200 Mb/s]
MOV/H.264 4:2:0 8-Bit
DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) at 23.976p/24.00p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p [100 to 150 Mb/s]
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.976p/24.00p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p [100 to 150 Mb/s]
4K Anamorphic (3328 x 2496) at 23.976p/24.00p/25p/29.97p/50p [100 to 150 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.976p/24.00p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p [100 Mb/s]
MP4/H.265 4:2:0 10-Bit
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p [72 to 100 Mb/s]
MP4/H.264 4:2:0 8-Bit
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p [100 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p [20 to 28 Mb/s]
AVCHD 4:2:0 8-Bit
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.976p/50i/50p/59.94i/59.94p [17 to 28 Mb/s]
External Recording Modes 4:2:2 10-Bit
DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) up to 24.00p/50p/59.94p
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) up to 24.00p/50p/59.94p
Video Encoding NTSC/PAL
Audio Recording Built-In Microphone (Stereo)
External Microphone Input (Stereo)
Audio File Format AAC, Dolby Digital 2ch, Linear PCM (Stereo)
Focus
Focus Type Auto and Manual Focus
Focus Mode Continuous-Servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M), Single-Servo AF (S)
Autofocus Points Contrast Detection: 225
Autofocus Sensitivity -6 to +20 EV
Viewfinder and Monitor
Viewfinder Type Electronic (OLED)
Viewfinder Resolution 5,760,000 Dot
Viewfinder Eye Point 21 mm
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 0.78x
Diopter Adjustment -4 to +2
Monitor Size 3.2″
Monitor Resolution 2,330,000 Dot
Monitor Type Free-Angle Tilting Touchscreen LCD
Flash
Built-In Flash None
Flash Modes Auto, Auto/Red-Eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-Eye Reduction, Off, Slow Sync, Slow Sync/Red-Eye Reduction
Maximum Sync Speed 1/320 Second
Flash Compensation -3 to +3 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
Dedicated Flash System TTL
External Flash Connection Hot Shoe, PC Terminal
Interface
Memory Card Slot 2 x SD/SDHC/SDXC
Connectivity (New) USB Type-C (USB 3.1), HDMI A (Full Size), 2.5mm Sub-Mini, 3.5mm Headphone, 3.5mm Microphone
Wireless Bluetooth
Wi-Fi
GPS None
Environmental
Operating Temperature 14 to 104°F / -10 to 40°C
Operating Humidity 10 to 80%
Physical
Battery 1 x DMW-BLJ31 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.4 VDC, 3050 mAh (Approx. 400 Shots)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 5.94 x 4.5 x 4.35″ / 151 x 114.2 x 110.4 mm
Weight 2.56 lb / 1164 g (Body with Battery and Memory)

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