Panasonic S1H 6K full frame mirrorless cinema camera – Key differences to the S1

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The Panasonic S1H is here, offering extra recording modes over the S1, including subtle changes to the body.

  • Full frame 6K/24p in 3:2
  • Almost full frame 5.9K at 30 in 16:9
  • Super 35mm 1.5x crop DCI 4K 60p 10bit
  • Open gate 4:3 anamorphic mode (and 3:2 useful too)
  • V-LOG and 10bit 4:2:2 codecs out of the box (no firmware upgrade key required)
  • Front rec. button (in place of the S1’s mode preset lever)
  • Top rec. button (in place of the S1’s on/off lever)
  • No IBIS (To be confirmed)?
  • $4000 / Fall 2019 release date (S1 is $2500)
  • UPDATE: There is much more to the prototype at CineGear than meets the eye and it seems Panasonic did not announce a lot of the major features, for reasons only they know!! For example, it appears the camera has a GH5 style flip screen, rather than the more photography orientated tilt screen on the S1.

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Panasonic S1 Filmmaker Update – $199 in July – has substantial 14-stop 10bit codec upgrade, LUT viewing and waveform!

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Panasonic have unveiled the S1 Filmmaker Update pack at the launch of the big brother camera, the S1H. The good news for S1 users is that it’s better than anybody expected. An extremely generous array of upgrades as well as V-LOG, for just $199.

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THEY DID IT! Fuji GFX 100 first to bring pro video specs to medium format with 10bit 4K at 400Mbit, F-LOG and IBIS

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The 100 megapixel monster announced at Photokina last year has landed.

The Fuji GFX 100 will be shipping from June 30th and it is far better from a video perspective than I imagined.

In fact in many ways, you are looking at the best studio and mirrorless camera ever made, as far as the specs sheet goes.

That larger-than-full frame 44 x 33mm sensor is going to cost you over the usual 36 x 24mm though…

Compared to a high-spec $2000 full frame camera the GFX 100 is $10,000. Even so, this smashes a barrier for medium format pricing compared to the first one to shoot 4K, the $28,000 Hasselblad H6D 100C.

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The strong ARM of the law – Leica and DJI may be swept up in Trump’s blacklisting war, as Huawei suppliers melt away under pressure

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UK based, Japanese owned chip-designer ARM this week announced it is severing business ties with Huawei and others are following suite. Panasonic too, have announced a complete cut in the supply of unspecified components to the Chinese company. According to Nikkei Asian Review, even German chipmaker Infineon confirmed on Monday it needed to “halt American-origin shipments to Huawei to comply with U.S. law”. What hope for Huawei supplier Leica?

Huawei said in a statement to reporters that it valued the close relationships with partners, but recognised the intense pressure they are under as a result of ‘politically motivated decisions’.

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Cine Gear Expo reveals new Cinema Lumix camera announcement on May 31

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Cine Gear Expo have announced an announcement. Published on their Facebook page, it reveals Panasonic are set to bring a Lumix branded cinema camera to the show on May 31st. It’s speculated that this will be a full frame L mount camera. What isn’t known is what form factor it will take – will it be S1 style, EVA or Varicam – or a mix of all three?

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