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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

 

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