Panasonic Lumix S1H Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera

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Panasonic Lumix S1H Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera


The LUMIX S1H is a full-frame mirrorless camera for film production, scaled to a hand-held design without compromising professional-level standards. It offers extensive recording modes and cinematic image quality to meet the high demands of today’s creators. With superior functionality that slots effortlessly into the professional workflow, the S1H is also designed for active filming in the field when attached to a gimbal or drone.A newly developed 24.2-megapixel full-frame image sensor complies with the new Dual Native ISO. In combination with the optimum signal processing by Venus Engine, it achieves high sensitivity and minimum noise. The LUMIX S1H provides 14+ stops of dynamic range, which is as wide as those of cinema cameras, and V-Log / V-Gamut compatible with popular colorimetry called “VariCam Look.” What makes the LUMIX S1H a special camera is an unlimited recording time in all recording modes thanks to unique heat dispersion technologies. HDR (High Dynamic Range) in HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma), 4:2:2 10-bit internal recording and output through HDMI.Anamorphic 4:3 modes are also available together with a variety of practical tools for film making, such as tally lights, a waveform monitor and a V-Log View Assist function(LUT Viewer). The LUMIX S1Hfull-frame mirrorless camera system adopts the L-Mount system to provide users with a diverse and future-proof range of products. Currently more than 46 interchangeable lenses including 11 or more LUMIX S/S PRO lenses are available or will be available from Panasonic, Leica Camera and Sigma to choose from and a variety of mount adapters/converters further expand the opportunities to use even more lenses. The L-Mount thereby opens up an almost limitless spectrum of new creative possibilities.The LUMIX S1H combines cinema industry performance, refined by Panasonic, with the high mobility and functionality of LUMIX mirrorless cameras.

Responding to the demanding requirements of photographers, videographers, and cinematographers today, the full-frame LUMIX S1H mirrorless camera offers an outstanding combination of image quality, functionality, and usability.

 4K HDR Video

HDR modes in HLG format: 4K HEVC (HLG) video mode and Photo Style “Like2100.” On HDR devices, you'll view amazing dynamic range and extremely fine gradations of light and dark. 

 Anamorphic Recording

4K 4:3, 6K full-frame 3:2, DCI-4K, and more. Post-production from anamorphic lenses makes Cinemascope possible. An Anamorphic Desqueeze Display function displays Cinemascope-size video at 1.3x, 1.33x, 1.5x, 1.8x, and 2.0x.

VFR (Variable Frame Rate)

Support for overcranking and undercranking with access to 2.5x slow* in C4K/4K and 7.5x super-slow* in FHD.*** Create emotional slow-motion footage of up to 30x normal speed (30p/2 fps).

*24p/60 fps.

**24p/180 fps

                         *** 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.

HFR (High Frame Rate)

HFR recording available with audio and autofocus: 119.88p or 47.95p (59.94Hz), 100.00p (50.00Hz), and 48.00p (24.00Hz). In post-production, the frame rate can be changed for slow-motion video.

Time-Lapse Video with 4K 60p/50p

In-body interval capture creates time-lapse video capable of 4K 60p/50p with smooth exposure tranistion. Shoot photos with V-Log for workflow flexibility or Like709 without color correction later.

Like709 / Knee Adjustment

Rec.709 gamma curve is utilized in commercial broadcasting. Knee adjustment avoids blown-out highlights, enabling the use of unedited footage in broadcast for quick, efficient post-production work.

Video Frame Marker

The video frame marker is useful when vertical/horizontal cropping in post-production is anticipated. Displayable aspect ratio frames include 2.39:1, 2.35:1, 1:1, and 4:5 with a total of 8 patterns.

Display Modes to Support Videography

A familiar control panel can be displayed similar to that of a professional cinema camera with 3 display options for Shutter Speed and Gain (Sensitivity): Sec/ISO, Angle/ISO, or Sec/dB.

System Frequency

To support global video production, three different system frequencies can be selected: 59.94Hz (NTSC), 50.00Hz (PAL), or 24.00Hz (CINEMA).

Filtering / My List of Rec Quality

Frame rate, resolution, codec, etc. can be specified and represented in the display. Anamorphic, VFR and HFR can be displayed*. My List saves frequently used recording modes for quick access.

*VFR:Variable Frame Rate, HFR: High Frame Rate

Segment File Recording / Loop Recording

Segment File Recording records video as 1-minute segments, with preventing the loss of whole data. Loop Recording deletes old data while recording without worrying about card capacity.

 Luminance Level for 10-bit

For 8-bit, 0-255 / 16-235 / 16-255 are selectable. For 10-bit, 0-1023 / 64-940 / 64-1023 are selectable.

 Luminance Spot Meter

A subject can be selected with the frame and its luminance displayed as a percentage. When recording in V-Log, the camera displays luminance in stops.

 WFM / Vectorscope

Luminance, or chroma color balance can be displayed during recording.

Zebra Pattern

As a new feature, the LUMIX S1H can display two zebra patterns at once, allowing the user to set a luminance range. This function can be used to warn the user of blown-out highlights.

Master Pedestal Level

The standard black level for the video can be adjusted.

Synchro Scan

This function fine-tunes the shutter speed to minimize the flickering of fluorescent lights, televisions, computer monitors, etc.


1.8-inch High-Resolution Status LCD

The newly developed high-resolution 1.8-inch status LCD presents optimal information for still photography or videography. Time code and audio information can be customized with switchable black or white backgrounds.

5.76-million-dot Resolution Real View Finder

The large Real View Finder boasts outstanding resolution of 5.76 million dots. The responsive OLED display offers an extremely low 0.005-second minimum lag time and an ultra-high 120 fps refresh rate.

Night Mode

When shooting dark scenes like starry skies, this mode suppresses the stimulation of eyes that have become accustomed to the dark. The LVF and rear monitor can be set separately.

 Live View Boost

The display is brightened by lowering the frame rate and increasing the gain. This lets you shoot while framing, even in extremely dark situations.

Button Illumination

The buttons are illuminated to enable accurate operation in the dark.

8-direction Joystick

The joystick moves freely in eight directions, allowing you to intuitively select the focus area with just your thumb.

Control Customization

All buttons, dials, and cursors are fully customizable, allowing users to create a personalized control system.

Body Design

Shooting controls are grouped together, those used most are within thumb's reach. For touch-based ease, buttons differ in size and shape, dials have different textures, and the grip feels natural.

Double Video Rec. Button

To enhance usability during video shoots, the camera features two red Video Rec. Buttons on the top and front.

Operation Lock Lever

The Operation Lock Lever can freeze the operation of buttons and dials, such as the Front Dial, Rear Dial, Joystick, Cursor Button, and Touch Screen, to prevent unintentional operation.

Wireless Remote Control Using LUMIX Sync

Using Wi-Fi 5GHz (IEEE802.11ac) and Bluetooth 4.2 (Low Energy) LUMIX Sync app allows you to connect your camera to a smartphone or tablet, send photos to these devices, and control LUMIX S1H remotely. 

              Copying must be done between cameras of the same model.

  •            The Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ Logo is a certification mark of Wi-Fi Alliance®.
  •            The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Panasonic                     

                                Corporation is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners.

 PC Software “LUMIX Tether” Camera Control

Control and shoot while checking images on a PC screen with LUMIX Tether. Assists professional workflows in commercial photoshoots at studios and supports video and 6K PHOTO / 4K PHOTO.


5-axis Dual I.S. 2: Sharp Photos with Slower Shutter Speeds

With the 5-axis Dual I.S. 2 (Image Stabilizer),* intelligent compensation provides an equivalent to 6.5-stops of exposure compensation, .meaning sharp photos from slower shutter speeds.** The feature is available in both photo and 4K video capture.

* 5-axis Dual I.S.2 can be used with the lens S-R24105 and S-R70200 as of August 27, 2019.

** Based on the CIPA standard (Yaw/Pitch direction: focusing distance f=105mm, when S-R24105 is used). Based on the CIPA standard (Yaw/Pitch direction: focusing distance f=200mm when S-R70200 is used).

Built Tough for Rugged Conditions

The durable magnesium alloy die-cast frame                     

is sealed to help protect every seam, dial and button.        

The camera is dust and splash-resistant*

and designed for use in temperatures as low as 10°C.

* Dust and Splash Resistant does not guarantee that damage will not occur if this camera is subjected  to direct contact with dust and water.  

Heat Dispersing Fan Enabling Non-stop Recording

To dissipate the heat generated by recording non-stop, a highly-effective and independently operating fan is now included within the body — an industry first.*

* For a Full-frame Digital Single Lens Mirrorless Camera, as of August 27th, 2019.

Tally Lamp

Tally Lamps are positioned on the front and back of the camera, indicating to subjects and the camera operator whether recording is in progress or not. Each of these lamps may also be turned off.

 Double SD Card Slot

Both slots of the Double SD Card Slot are compatible with UHS-II Speed Class 90 standard SDXC memory cards. Relay Recording mode relays recording to the other card after the first card’s running out.

USB Power Supply / Power Charging

Convenient during long shoots in the studio and elsewhere, this feature allows you to supply power to the camera while charging the battery.

* Battery must be installed in camera and retain some charge for the feature to work.

  • USB Type-C™ and USB-C™ are trademarks of USB Implementers Forum.

High-performance, High-durability Shutter Unit

A high-precision shutter unit offers ultra-high-speed of 1/8,000 second and flash sync speed of 1/320 seconds.* The shape and parts increase rigidity and durability for a 400k shutter life.

*The guide number decreases at 1/320 second. Only when set to M mode or S mode.

HDMI Type A and HDMI Cable Lock Holder

A versatile and durable HDMI Type A terminal is provided. A bundled cable lock holder also prevents unplugging problems on location.

*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.

TC IN/OUT / Bundled BNC Conversion Cable

With the bundled BNC conversion cable, users can synchronize the time code of the LUMIX S1H with that of an external device.

Φ3.5mm MIC Jack and Headphone Jack

LUMIX S1H features a Φ3.5mm MIC Jack and Φ3.5mm Headphone Jack. LINE input is also supported by the 3.5mm MIC Jack, making it possible to input sounds from an external audio device.

XLR Microphone Adaptor DMW-XLR1 (Sold Separately)

Connect an XLR microphone and achieve high-quality stereo, plus record lip-synched vocals, control volume, gain, low cut, automatic level and other pro-level videography functions (sold separately).

Sound Rec Gain Level

Either STANDARD or LOW may be selected. LOW reduces gain level in loud environments (-12 dB).

Sound Rec Level Adjustment

The sound input level can be adjusted in 32 levels (-18 dB to

+12 dB or mute).


High Resolution Mode

Capture eight consecutive images automatically with Body I.S. (Image Stabilizer) and high-speed processing Venus Engine for 96-megapixel equivalent (12,000 x 8,000-pixel) RAW file.

0.08 sec DFD AF

Super-fast sensor-lens communication of 480 fps and Panasonic’s DFD (Depth From Defocus) technology help make high-speed, high-precision autofocus of approximately 0.08 seconds a reality.*

* 11EV, at wide-end with S-R24105 (CIPA) in LVF120 fps setting.

 Accurate AF in Low-Light and Low-Contrast Scenes

Higher sensitivity and optimized sensor tuning make accurate autofocus possible in starlight and other low-contrast scenes, advancing LUMIX's renowned low-light AF to the -6EV level.*

* F1.4. 100% contrast target.

Human Body Recognition and Animal Recognition Technology

Advanced AI recognizes both human and common animal profiles to accurately focus on people and various wildlife to let you concentrate on composition while the camera does the focusing.

AFS 9 fps / AFC 6 fps Burst Shooting

The 24.2-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor and Venus Engine with its high processing power make possible burst shooting in AFS of approx.9 fps and 6fps in AFC.


Shoot with extended 30 fps burst, then choose and extract the frames you want in 6K PHOTO* mode in 18 megapixel resolution imaging.** High-speed 60 fps 4K PHOTO freezes motion even faster.

* 6K PHOTO is a high speed burst shooting function that cuts a still image out of a 4:3 or 3:2 video footage with approx.18-megapixel (approx. 6000 x 3000 effective pixel count) that the 6K image manages.

HLG Photo

HLG Photo mode* supports an impressive style of photographic enjoyment on HDR-compatible devices. HSP** files display images with amazing dynamic range and extremely fine gradations of light and dark.

* “HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma)” is an international standard (ITU-R BT.2100) HDR format.

** “HSP” is an HDR picture format using HLG format video technology.

Photo Style

Flatten out contrast and color saturation. LUMIX S Series cameras fine-tune contrast, highlight, shadow, saturation, hue, sharpness, noise reduction, and other settings in steps of 0.5.*

* Adjustable settings vary by mode.

Highlight Weighted

The Highlight Weighted Light Metering mode meters light with a priority on highlighted parts to prevent them from washing out.

Flicker Decrease (Photo)

The camera senses the flickering of fluorescent lights and other objects and adjusts the timing of the shutter to minimize their effect.

  • NEWLY DESIGNED FULL FRAME SENSOR – 24.2MP full-frame MOS sensor offers a wide dynamic range and sharp, natural expression at high sensitivity settings
  • 6K 10-BIT VIDEO – Includes full-area 3:2 6K24p, C4K(4,096 x 2,160) and anamorphic modes
  • DUAL NATIVE ISO – Offers the advantages of very high sensitivity for low-light shoots while suppressing noise levels, allowing the camera to switch from a standard sensitivity to a higher sensitivity with almost no noise degradation
  • V-LOG/V-GAMUT – Features a wider 14+ stops of dynamic range, which are compatible with the Cinema VariCam Look, to capture everything from shadows to highlights
  • RUGGED MIRRORLESS CAMERA DESIGN – Dust/splash*/freeze-resistant design withstands heavy field use under harsh conditions for high mobility

*Dust and Splash Resistant does not guarantee that damage will not occur if this lens is subjected to direct contact with dust and water.