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  1. I love Panasonic and honestly, this is what the S1H should have been. To me, this is nearly the perfect do-almost-everything camera. Been what I have been wanting and asking for for 5 years (ever since I wanted to upgrade from the C100 II). The fact that this can do 120fps with the full-frame FoV with speedbooster and all in 10-bit 422 is amazing. Would be competing with my S1H, but with Canon lenses, Canon AF, internal NDs, two XLRs on body, full-frame FoV in all modes, and that C300 III sensor (which is amazing, even though the S1H is also amazing IQ), The S1H really only has IBIS on this.
  2. Yea just saw this as well. Pretty tempting over something like the S1H, which I have and love, because of the AF, internal NDs, and 120fps in 4k. And that C300 III sensor is sweet (though, so is the S1Hs). But, knowing Canon, this thing won't have timecode, which has been huge for me with the S1H and hard to not have once you've had it. Plus having full-frame and IBIS is excellent. Hoping Panasonic updates the S1H with 120fps in 4k. Seems like they have to to compete in the new R5, A7sIII, and C70 market - unless they're aiming to put out a S2H soon (which would be sort of crazy soon) or an EVA-2 which will be closer to the C70 in size, price, and market.
  3. I've had to sell a couple clients on the S1H but both have been amazed with the quality next to a C300 II and an FS7 II, both of which I think the S1H image trumps. They didn't ask for anything else the next few times I went with the S1H. Add in that a 24-70mm f2.8 can cover almost every situation on a full-frame and the stabilization is amazing, I can just get better shots and images with the S1H. I wonder if they could give us a firmware update to add-in 120fps in 4k. That would put it back in the specs league with the R5 and A7sIII - as it is way more usable and better camera than those two.
  4. Yes - updated monitor! Eva-1 monitor was unusable.
  5. Basically an S1H with 120fps in 4k in a video-camera body (XLRs, internal NDs, etc). Has to be 20-24 megapixels to get 6k raw output or maybe even get it up to 8k raw output (36 megapixels?).
  6. In my opinion, Panasonic makes the best cameras with the best IQ (especially video IQ) in the business. They are reliable, packed full of features, ergonomically nearly perfect, and just fantastic to use. The S1 and S1H (and seemingly the S5) are the most useful mirrorless tools and the S1H in particular is a brilliant video camera. But Panasonic needs to go all-out with L-Mount NOW, because Canon and Sony are going gangbusters with camera releases. With the C70 RF and Sony FX6 coming out soon, Panasonic needs to release an EVA-2 ASAP and load it with features to solidify the L-Mount. The EVA-2 has to be an FS7-type release, where they give out features that no other manufacturer has at that price point. Main competition will obviously be the C300 III, FX9, FX6, and C70. Here is what I think they need to do: - Release EVA-2 with L-Mount - FULL FRAME - has to be. - 120-180fps in 4k (C300 III and C70 does this, but has a Super35 sensor) - IBIS - first ever in a cinema camera and make it LOCKABLE (I know cinema cameras "NEVER!" have IBIS, but I think the market would love it). - Dual ISO (640 and 4000) - 12-bit codec - Codecs in EVA-2 and S1H and 5.9k ProRes Raw output are great - internal raw would be excellent but maybe not possible. An internal 12-bit codec would be awesome though. - PDAF - I don't care as much about AF, but the market demands it. At least the S5 AF in the EVA-2. - Compact Body - Make it smaller, more like the FS5 sized than EVA-1 - $7499 - Same price as EVA-1 and WAY below any full-frame cinema camera with these specs. Could even go closer to the FX9 ($10k even) with these specs. If they put out a pretty standard Super35 camera with 4k 60fps and raw out (basically an EVA-1 with L-Mount), they're not going to gain much traction. They need a GH5-level release (2-3 years ahead of the competition on specs) but in full-frame. The FS7 changed the trajectory for Sony and wasn't matched on specs and price until the EVA-1, nearly 3-4 years later. They need THAT type of camera now.
  7. Exactly my thoughts as well. I prefer using Panasonic or Canon and Canon really blew it with the R5 and R6 for video shooters (I also just don't like the ergonomics and design of their RF mirrorless cameras). The C70 looks really interesting, but not sure it will be any better than the S1H, which is my favorite sub $15k camera/image I've ever used. But I have been reluctant to go full L-Mount due to the lack of a smaller camera I can use as a B-Cam and as my photography camera. But with the S5 and a small 24mm and 50mm coming out soon (hopefully by end of year?), I'm pretty stoked to have the S1H/S5 combo for the next few years at least. Now an L-Mount, full-frame EVA-2 needs to come very soon.
  8. Oof, hate to admit it but this is close to the camera I've been wanting for 4-5 years. A small, compact cinema camera with all the bells and whistles (ND, xlr, etc). I think Panasonic would have been smart to do this with the S1H - make it a bit bigger, add NDs, mini XLRs, and charge an extra $500-1000. That would have quieted some of the AF chatter too. Canon is frustrating, especially right now, but this does look pretty amazing.
  9. Looks awesome. Love that size comparison. I think Panasonic's design and button layout are both nearly perfect. Love the WB, ISO, and +/- buttons. Love that front Fn button for LUT assist or lockdown IBIS mode (having two on the S1H is even better). I also really like those top mode dials and having C1, C2, C3 ready to roll - I program these as soon as I get a camera and it's a pain when some cameras make them difficult to access (EOS R...) Looking forward to this.
  10. Correct. Shooting BELOW 6400 ISO is 98% of use cases. But I usually shoot (75% of the time) at whatever the native ISO is (640 ISO for GH5, if I remember correctly?). Even with the S1H, I almost never go above 4000 ISO.
  11. For MFT and GH6 to survive now that everyone has caught up with the GH-series but in full-frame (10-bit, All-I, 60fps in 4k, etc) is to offer things that will take another 3-4 years for other manufacturers to do (especially since Canon and Sony have just put out their mirrorless video flagships): - high frame rates (for sure), including 120-180fps in 4k at good bit rates (and not insane ones like R5). Maybe even 480fps in HD? - e-ND - they HAVE to have internal ND filters. - GH5s or better low light - just to at least be in the same ballpark as Super35/full-frame (meaning usable to 6400 ISO, which is 98% of use cases) - Internal raw or at least some form of 12-bit compression that gets you close to raw quality (BM Raw?) - Great XLR capabilities - perhaps a better version of the grip that is also dual XLRs? I would prefer this than the hotshoe one so there is still a place to mount a microphone without a cage (or to keep your monitor centered over camera). - Global Shutter or miniscule rolling shutter - MFT has always been good for this, but now to take it a step further. - $1799 or lower - Has to be cheaper than entry-level full-frame and something like the XT3. - Tof AF? - I don't care a ton about AF (always seems to fail me in critical moments with Canon/Sony so I don't use it), but so many people care A LOT, that they have to do something. - Insanely good IBIS - This has always been Panasonic's strong suit, but Canon has caught up. So 8-10 stops of IBIS and improved mechanism for walking forward to create close-to-gimbal like movement. Pair this camera with the 10-25mm f1.7 and video shooters are set.
  12. From @AndrewReid - "more than you expect" - very intrigued. I'm guessing everyone here as seen the leaked specs, so I wonder what the "more" is? Perhaps the AF actually works? ToF or some new DFD algorithm make it feel and act like PDAF? Possible?
  13. Outside of a downgraded EVF, monitor, battery, and a few other things, this is basically a small S1. All of those things may matter to some users, but I definitely prefer the smaller body - especially for photo projects. Since the S1 is selling for $2k (with a free V-log upgrade) here in the USA, I wonder what this will be. $1699? Would be very competitive at that price.
  14. The S1's AF with Panasonic, native lenses (or the Sigma 45mm f2.8, which I have also tried) seemed pretty darn good to me. If the subject is clear and there was decent contrast, it seemed pretty darn smooth to me. Where it had trouble is backlit subjects or scenes with very little contrast. But, at the same time, the EOS R and C200 have failed on me consistently under the same conditions and I've missed shots relying on the AF.
  15. Geez. Craziness. I wonder if they'll now release a firmware that "fixes" the problem and lets you at least record to the limits they stated. Still wouldn't be as usable, but they'd get a ton of Youtubers/influencers making update videos: "Canon fixes overheating and now the R5 is an unstoppable BEAST!" and "Why I switched to Sony from Canon and now from Sony back to Canon: overheating crushed!! R5 UNSTOPPABLE?!" It's like a double-launch.
  16. With the V-Log upgrade, the S1 matches the S5 in specs on almost everything (except 10-bit 60fps 4k and some anamorphic modes, perhaps?). But on the S1 you also get: a more robust build, much better EVF, longer battery life, better back monitor, and a top LCD (for those who like that). While in specs they are (close) to equals, the S5 will definitely be cheaper because those changes are how manufacturers really save money on manufacturing costs. As an S1H owner, I can live with those changes because I'm way more interested in having a smaller, lighter L-Mount camera for photos and a gimbal b-cam when needed. So, very pumped for the S5 and ready to fork over $2k for it, but thinking it will be closer to $1699 - $1799... hopefully.
  17. It's definitely a full-frame L-Mount camera, so if you want an MFT camera, the S5 won't be it. Though, I still think a GH6 is coming. The S5 is compatible with the XLR-module, has dual SD card slots, and it doesn't appear to have recording limits (some are listed, but seem to mean battery life, as the "limit" is 110 minutes).
  18. I think it's just missing a "2" - so 23.98, 72mbps I actually loved this Codec on the S1, though I don't believe it made it to the S1H. Having a 10-bit codec with such small file sizes was pretty great and if you hit exposure right, was very high-quality for what it was.
  19. Been on a lot of doc shoots, some small, some big. I’ve never seen AF used and it has failed me so many times during personal projects or tests that I would never use it on a shoot someone was paying me for. A shot slightly out of focus and then finding focus (like manual focusing) looks totally fine. A shot where the focus suddenly goes to the background or kicks off and starts searching is 100% totally ruined - this “unnatural” AF behavior is too common still. That has happened with Canon and Sony AF too often. I’d rather just hit it myself manually which, honestly, isn’t that difficult.
  20. So excited for this camera. I love my S1H but use Fuji for photos because the S1H is just too heavy to use as my primary photo camera. But can't stand having multiple mounts and duplicate lenses and using adapters. This camera will become my main photo camera and it looks like it will be a great b-cam and gimbal camera to boot! Hopefully the Panasonic f1.8 primes are announced alongside it. I really thought they'd cripple this video-wise to leave room for the S1, but this has everything the S1 has and a bit more on the video side! A micro-hdmi is a bummer, but I don't like recording externally anyway and that 10-bit 422 150mbps on the S1 is incredible, so glad to see it here. All in all, at nearly 40% the size and weight of the S1, this will be a great addition to the lineup. -- Now, they really need to figure out a way to update the S1H with 120fps in 4k and keep refining the AF to compete with R5 and A7s3. 8k at GIANT file sizes is not that interesting and the 6k ProRes Raw on the S1H is amazing, so it's already there IQ-wise (and still way nicer than the A7s3 in that regard to my eyes). But 120fps in 4k is useful and should be implemented on the S1H. Even if it has a APS-C crop.
  21. It's really true. Or just charge an extra $1000 and put in a fan and have unlimited recording times. People would have bought it. I would have bought it and then probably would have bought a Canon cinema camera (the ones they are trying to protect) to go along with it once the RF versions are released. Instead, I think I'll stick with Panasonic for awhile.
  22. I'm going to assume that this will be much more of a photo-centered camera. This is fine with me as that's what I'm actually hoping for: a smaller L-Mount camera (550-650 grams) with at least 24-megapixels that can be my main photo camera, and then leave the S1H (and/or S1) as the main videocamera. BUT, if they can get me at least 10-bit 422 4k up to 30fps, it would be GREAT as a b-cam to the S1H. Hope it takes the same batteries as well, but that may be hard with a smaller size. Also hoping this will be a GX8 style rangefinder camera. --- Pretty crazy that we went from the Panasonic S1 being the ONLY 10-bit 4k full-frame camera and ONLY 60fps 4k full-frame camera in the mirrorless world, and now with R5, R6, and A7sIII, that has become commonplace. Which leaves me hoping that this may outshine the S1 in video specs (or at least match it), as Panasonic can't afford to lag behind in specs as that is where they have historically been better than the competition (along with reliability, build quality, colors, IQ, features (timecode, waveforms, etc), and so much more).
  23. Wow. Those are amazing rolling shutter results. If they can get the overheating situation even somewhat figured out, I'd buy this camera in a heartbeat, especially if they start putting out RF cinema cameras.
  24. I'd guess that the EF Mount production will slow dramatically. For high-end stuff, I think the 1DX III, C500 II, and C300 III will be the last true-professional tools in the EF Mount, outside of maybe another 5D or something similar. Since those four cameras tend to have a 4-5 year life-cycle, I doubt we'll see EF successors. With the new Cinema EOS R lineup being announced soon, the next big upgrade in 4-5 years will be for the RF Mount, which by that time will have tons of lenses and a full lineup of cinema lenses to choose from. I wouldn't be surprised if you saw a full frame RF cinema camera (and upgrade to C500) in a shorter time frame - perhaps 2 years. The M-Mount was never really alive, so it's pretty dead already. Fine for carrying around to take some photos, but no way I would use one of those to shoot any professional video work while the GH5, XT3/4, used EOS Rs, used 5D IVs, etc are laying around.
  25. The R300 looks amazing and, with those specs, is a great buy, especially if Canon also puts out a dedicated speedbooster. All you lose is raw internal (and even that may be included at a later date) from the C300 III? The R200 on the other hand is CLOSE, but has to have a 10-bit codec at least up to 30p to be useful. Too many people ask for 10-bit now to spend any true money on an 8-bit camera in 2020. All the new mid-tier and higher-end mirrorless cameras have 10-bit internal now, so it would seem a bit crazy to have a $3500 VIDEO camera that doesn't.
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