DPReview TV: Panasonic DFD vs. Canon Dual Pixel Autofocus


Panasonic’s proprietary DFD (Depth from Defocus) autofocus system has both its critics and its fans, but Chris and Jordan think the system might have gotten a bad rap. In this episode they compare DFD to Canon’s Dual-Pixel autofocus system. Might the results surprise you?

Panasonic S1H: What we know so far, and what we think’s likely (Dpreview)

Here are a couple of extra info via Dpreview:

  • Panasonic says it will combine aspects from the GH-series, the full-frame S-series and its pro-level Cinema Varicam series
  • The “H” stands for stills/video hybrid with high quality
  • The most likely implication of these specs is that the camera has a 24MP sensor.
  • Panasonic talks about the S1H offering ‘multi-aspect’ shooting, including 4:3 anamorphic shooting. But we’re not taking this as proof that it has an multi-aspect sensor, in the same way the GH2 and GH5S have.
  • The 60p video will probably come from a Super35 crop
  • It’s possible that this greater gimbal and steadicam friendliness, combined with the improved heat management of being able to attach the sensor to a heat sync would push the S1H towards using a fixed sensor (no IBIS)

Published specs:

  • 6K 3:2 capture at 24p
  • 16:9 5.9K capture at up to 30p
  • ‘Multi aspect’ recording including anamorphic 4:3 capture
  • 10-bit DCI and UHD 4K capture at up to 60p
  • Unlimited recording times
  • 14+ stop V-Log/V-Gamut capture
  • Color reproduction to match Cinema VariCam series


First “real world” pictures shows the Panasonic S1H has a cooling vent and the fully articulating screen!

Here are a few pictures of the new Panasonic S1H. And they disclose two important details:

1) The camera has a cooling vent!
2) It hass the fully articulating screen of the GH5

More new details:
– Seems like it has no IBIS
– No internal ND filters