Last year hot on the heels of Nikon and Canon announcing their own full-frame mirrorless cameras, Panasonic decided to hop on board as well with their new Panasonic Lumix S-series of cameras. Now it looks like the company is back with their latest offering in the form of the Panasonic Lumix S1H.
It is clear that the S1H is being aimed more towards videographers. This is because the camera is capable at recording at 6K resolution. It does have a bit of an odd aspect ratio of 3:2, but for those who want something more standard, it can also record at 5.9K at 16:9 at 30fps. Exactly how many of us would need to shoot in 6K, let alone watch videos in 6K, are probably not that many.
Other features of the camera include the V-Log and V-Gamut that can support 14+ stops of dynamic range, which could give Sony’s high-end mirrorless cameras a run for their money. Also, as the camera is part of the S-series, it will be compatible with the company’s S-series of lenses, so if you’ve already invested in some of them, you will be able to use it with the S1H without any issue.
Panasonic has done a great job with its G-series of cameras, but it seems that the S1H could help set a new standard for the company. However, it won’t come cheap at the S1H is said to cost $4,000.