Panasonic Lumix S1H Review 2022 (+ Resources and FAQs)

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In this post, I will share my Opinion and Hands-On Review of the Panasonic Lumix S1H. I will share my honest opinion on whether it is the Best Premium Mirrorless Video Camera by Panasonic?

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Panasonic Lumix S1H Overview

Panasonic Lumix S1H - Product Image - Front

The Panasonic Lumix S1H is a Premium Mirrorless Camera for Professional Filmmakers. It comes with a 24.2-Megapixel Resolution Full-Frame CMOS Sensor that shoots clear and sharp photos.

Lumix S1H offers one of the best low-light performance and noise-reduction abilities. The low-light image quality has an outstanding balance of shadows and highlights.

The Image Quality in the bright daylight is Filled with True and vibrant colors. 

Panasonic S1H has an Improved Venus Engine Image Processor that helps you with fast and better functioning.

First, the S1H exhibits high writing speeds with two UHS-II SD Card Slots. 

The second is the In-Built Image Stabilization System. S1H offers a best-in-class IBIS that fights with Vibrations and Camera Shakes.

The Autofocus of the S1H is decent but Performs Average in Low-Lighting Conditions. Whereas the Camera provides you more control on explore than any camera, I have seen on the market.

Panasonic Lumix S1H lets you control several things, including its Dual Native ISO Technology.

Lumix S1H Is known for recording the Best Quality Videos in its segment. You can easily record 6K Videos at up to 24 FPS.

Let me tell you about its Ergonomics and Build Quality.

Panasonic Lumix S1H is a Fairly Heavy Camera; thus, it might feel slightly heavy in your hands. The Magnesium Alloy Body feels sturdy. It comes with Weather, Dust, and Splash-Proof capabilities.

Along with that, the Lumix S1H is Freeze-Resistant. That is all to ensure that the Camera will work in every Weather Condition. 

The Camera also offers an Articulating Touchscreen LCD and an EVF. You may find its 400-Shot Battery Life a Limit Factor.

But overall, the Panasonic Lumix S1H is one of the Best Premium Filmmaking Camera with tons of great features.

Panasonic Lumix S1H Key Features

  • 24.2MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • 6K24p Video, 4:2:2 10-Bit DCI 4K/UHD 4K
  • V-Log, Dual Native ISO, HFR with Sound
  • 5.76m-Dot 0.78x-Magnification OLED LVF
  • 3.2″ 2.33m-Dot Tilt/Free-Angle Touch-LCD
  • 1.8″ Top LCD, Tally Lamps, Dual SD Slots
  • ISO 100-51200, Up to 9 fps Shooting
  • Contrast-Detect 225-Area DFD AF System
  • 5-Axis Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization
  • Weather-Sealed Construction

Panasonic Lumix S1H Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Netflix Recommended
  • Great Build Quality
  • 6K Video Recording
  • Best Image Stabilization System
  • Great Low Light Performance
  • Massive Dynamic Range
  • Good Build Quality
  • 6K Image Quality

Cons

  • No Optical Viewfinder
  • Feels Quite Heavy
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Panasonic Lumix S1H Product Images

Panasonic Lumix S1H Sample Images

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24.0mm · ƒ/6.3 · 1/500s · ISO 100
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61.0mm · ƒ/5.0 · 1/500s · ISO 100
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200.0mm · ƒ/2.8 · 1/250s · ISO 2500
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60.0mm · ƒ/5.6 · 1/50s · ISO 100
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35.0mm · ƒ/22.0 · 1/10s · ISO 100

Panasonic Lumix S1H Photo Quality

You can check out the Photo Quality of the Panasonic Lumix S1H Below.

Sensor 

Panasonic Lumix S1H has a 24.2-Megapixel Resolution Full-Frame Sensor. This gives the Camera an excellent and massive Dynamic Range and Clarity.

The Lumix S1H’s Sensor also has an Anti-Aliasing Filter. It gives you improved Zebra Patterns and much more convenience.

You will Love the Improved Color Science and Sharpness of the Images. Also, the Low-Light Performance of the Camera is Excellent.

The Dynamic Range and Noise Reduction allows you to take Pictures at Higher ISOs. You will rarely see Graining in your photos.

The Shadows and Highlights are Well Balanced by the Camera. 

Processor 

The Panasonic Lumix S1H has a Very Powerful Image Processor. It features a New and Improved Venus Engine Image Processor that helps the camera record high-quality videos.

You are going to love its noise-reduction and writing speeds.

The Camera shoots excellent Low-Light Photos to give High, Quality, Clear, and Sharp Photos. Though, you may see Smudging in a Few Low-Light Photos.

Speaking of noise reduction, Panasonic had made a few Smart Decisions regarding noise-reduction abilities.

The Camera lets you choose how much help you want with the noise reduction to avoid overcorrection by the Camera.

This gives you more control in the post-production process.

The processor also helps the Camera record high-quality 6K videos without a problem.

And the high-quality videos get written at reasonably high speed into two UHS-II SD card slots.

Lumix S1H provides you with Improved Autofocus and IBIS systems.

Overall, the Panasonic Lumix S1H has a Very Powerful Processor that gives you More Control over your final output.

AutoFocus 

The Panasonic Lumix S1H has about 225 Contrast-Detection Points. Over Time, Panasonic has Improved its Autofocus Technology.

Although the Autofocus of the S1H works excellent with still photography. You may find some issues while shooting in Low-Light.

The Autofocus System works decently in video mode. Once the Autofocus locks onto a subject, it will rarely lose it.

But, it is somehow hard for Autofocus to keep a rapidly moving subject in Focus.

The Camera seems confused between a lot of heads in the crowd. So, to get the most out of the autofocus system, you should use Focus manually.

And since the Camera is made for professionals, this particular feature makes the Camera hard for beginners.

Overall, the Panasonic Lumix S1H has Decent Autofocus that can only Perform Excellently in the Right Hands.

Image Stabilization 

Panasonic Lumix S1H comes with one of the Best-In-Class Image Stabilization Systems. Because of its Full-Frame Sensor, the Camera Handles Image Stabilization Better than anyone else.

The Stabilization System is a Blessing while Recording a Slow-Motion Video. The Panasonic S1H also offers High-Res Mode Photos of about 96 Megapixels.

Although, the Image Stabilization is Turned off while Taking a High-Res Photo.

Vloggers will fall in Love with the Stabilization of the Lumix S1H. Because the Camera is a bit heavy to hold single-handedly, they would need image stabilization more than anybody.

Overall, the Panasonic Lumix S1H offers an Excellent Image Stabilization System for Professional Filmmakers.

Shooting Speed 

Panasonic Lumix S1H offers decent continuous shooting speeds. You can shoot at 9 FPS for up to 60 Frames in RAW and 999 Frames in JPEG.

The Autofocus of the Camera works Decently in Continuous Shooting Mode. Once the Camera locks on to its target, it will rarely go.

The Lumix S1H offers a shutter speed range from 1/16000 to 60 seconds.

Exposure

Panasonic Lumix S1H offers Excellent Exposure Control. You can use the ISO Range from 100 to 51200, which can be extended up to ISO 50 to 204,800.

The Camera also lets you choose at which ISO it should apply Noise Reduction. I recommend you avoid using high ISO as much as you can.

The Camera uses Dual Native ISO Technology. That gives you more control over the Camera. You could manually set or let the Camera choose the best setting in auto mode.

Panasonic recommends using the Auto Settings rather than a manual for Better Results. But, you are free to experiment.

Overall, Panasonic Lumix S1H gives you more Exposure Control than any other Camera on the Market.

Panasonic Lumix S1H Video Quality

You can check out the Video Quality of the Panasonic Lumix S1H Below.

4K Video

Panasonic Lumix S1H is a Beast Camera for videography and Filmmaking. You can Record 6K, 5K, and 4K Videos without any Trade-offs.

You can shoot 6K Videos at up to 24 FPS, 4K Videos at up to 60 FPS, and Full HD Videos at up to 120 FPS in both 8-Bit and 10-Bit.

You can use Anamorphic Lenses with the Lumix S1H to Record broadcast format videos directly from the Camera.

The cooling Fan keeps the Camera Cool while recording at Higher Frame Rates. 

You will get Clear and Sharp Videos with Improved Autofocus of the Camera. Although the Autofocus System of the Camera Works decently during Low Lights. But Lights will make the AutoFocus work even better.

You can Take Advantage of the Dual Native ISO System of the Camera. 

Panasonic made some smart decisions with the auto-correction processes of the Camera. You get to choose a lot of specific changes during Post-Processing.

And Image Stabilization is one of the Top-Notch on the Market. You will have a Smoothest Video Recording with its Stabilization.

Overall, the Lumix S1H is one of the Best Premium Mirrorless Video Cameras for Professional Filmmakers.

Full HD Videos

Panasonic Lumix S1H can Record Excellent Quality Full HD Videos. You can Record Full HD Videos at up to 120 FPS in 10-bit colors.

The Autofocus and Image Stabilization System works Excellently with this Camera. You get to choose from various available frame rates and color depths.

And Panasonic made it easy to choose your desired frame rate with filters. You can easily apply multiple filters in the menu system to filter by frame rate, Quality, and color depths.

You can record Unlimited Full HD Videos until you run out of storage space.

I loved the many video modes Panasonic provided to choose from. Some of them include Cinelike Gamma, V-log/V-Gamut, and HDR in HLG.

Also, there are 14 stops of Dynamic Range when shooting with V-log/V-Gamut. That makes the Camera capable of recording for Netflix.

Overall, it is one of the Best Panasonic Video Cameras for Filmmakers.

Vlogging

Vlogging with this Panasonic Lumix S1H is an Overkill. You get to see the Best Video Quality paired up with Fast AutoFocus and Image Stabilization System.

Although, the Weight of the S1H is Quite Heavy and makes it hard to hold it for a long time. But the Camera itself is Very Powerful if you put aside its Weight for a Minute.

The Build Quality is Excellent and has Weather Sealing that makes it Splash, Dust, and Freeze-Resistant.

You can take this Camera anywhere you wish and have faith in it to work at its best. The video quality of the Camera is what makes this camera special.

You can Record 6K, 5K, and 4K Videos for your Vlogs. And You can also Record Slow-Motion Videos in Full HD at up to 120 FPS.

You are going to love its ease of use. The Menu System of the Camera is Easy to Navigate. And the Layout of the buttons is also very nice.

I like how Panasonic put a recording button in front of the Camera in case you need it. Since the Lumix S1H is easy to use, you will need to Spend Time with the Camera to get the most out of it.

The Autofocus of the Camera may be of concern for most vloggers. Even though the Camera has an Improved Autofocus System, you will find it Decent in Low-Light Conditions. The Camera tends to lose Focus on its subject in Dark Lighting.

Apart from that, the Camera has a fantastic stabilization system to compensate for hand vibrations.

Overall, the Panasonic Lumix S1H is an Overpowered Camera for Vlogging.

Audio

The Audio of the Panasonic Lumix S1H Received Significant Improvements. You can adjust the audio recording level from -18db to +12 dB.

You can also Mute the Record Altogether if you want Zero Audio. The Audio Quality of the Internal Mic of the Camera is Decent.

Vloggers are going to love the Audio Quality of the built-in mic. But I recommend using an external mic if you use this Camera for production.

Also, you can record dual-channel audio with this Camera. The Audio Quality of the Panasonic Lumix S1H has improved.

But you might still want to use an external mic for production-level audio.

Panasonic Lumix S1H Features

You can check out the Features of the Panasonic Lumix S1H Below.

Weight & Portability

The Panasonic Lumix S1H is a Heavy Camera. It Weighs about 1164 Grams with Battery and recording media.

I recommend using a gimbal or a tripod to shoot for an extended period. Otherwise, It might feel heavy on your neck.

And the Camera is not bulky in size as a DSLR camera. But, its Weight and additional accessories make up for the Weight.

Build Quality

Panasonic Lumix S1H has a Magnesium Alloy Chassis. The Camera is built like a tank to endure severe weather conditions.

It is weather-sealed, splash-proof, and dust-proof to prevent any internal components from getting affected by the environment.

You can easily use this Camera pretty much anywhere you want. And the working temperature of the Camera is between -10 ℃ and 40 ℃, making it freeze-resistant.

The Camera is built for rugged use, but that does not mean you can constantly drop it. 

Lumix S1H also incorporates a cooling fan to overcome overheating problems. That provides unlimited video recording ability.

Ergonomics & Comfort

Panasonic Lumix S1H is built with Magnesium Alloy Body. The Camera feels sturdy, and you will have an excellent and deep grip on holding the Camera.

It balances well with long and heavy lenses. S1H sits comfortably in your hands but feels heavy after prolonged usage.

The Layout of the buttons is nice and easy to reach. With many customization options at your disposal, you can make the Camera truly yours.

The Navigation is also Very Easy to Understand. But I recommend Filmmakers Spend Time with the Camera to get the most out of it.

Menu System

The menu system of the Camera is easy to navigate. But, New Panasonic Users will have to Spend Some time with the Lumix S1H.

The Touchscreen LCD also makes it Easy to Navigate through the menu. You can also use Soft Keys as Shortcuts on the Screen.

The Quick Menu of the Panasonic S1H is Very Helpful. You can Save Settings on a few custom positions on the dial like C1, C2, etc.

This helps in Switching from video to photo setting with one move without affecting any of them.

Overall, the menu system of the Panasonic Lumix S1H is easy to navigate. But it has a learning curve for New Panasonic Users.

Viewfinder

The Panasonic Lumix S1H comes with an Electronic Viewfinder. It has an OLED Display with a 5.76-million Dot Resolution.

You will get 100% coverage of your composition and approx 0.78x magnification. Lumix S1H’s Viewfinder has up to a 120fps refresh rate.

You will have one of the smoothest experiences with an EVF on the Market. Although it features a round eye cap rather than a traditional square one.

This may and may not be a problem for you. It is a matter of preferences.

There is little to no lag in the EVF mechanism to make it a much closer experience to that of an OVF.

The main advantage of an EVF is the aided tools you can take help of while looking into an EVF. And the Camera is filled with professional help tools like waveforms, vector forms, etc.

You will experience no blackout during the continuous shooting mode.

But, if you find that the EVF turns off itself when you are not looking into it, then don’t be afraid. It has an eye sensor right below the EVF, so it knows when you are looking into it.

This saves unnecessary spending on battery life.

A feature lets you turn off the viewfinder and screen to save even more battery life.

Overall, the Panasonic Lumix S1H has one of the best EVF on the market.

Screen

The Panasonic Lumix S1H provides a Bright and Clear Screen. A Tilting Screen has become a kind of mandatory for modern cameras.

With Panasonic Lumix S1h, You get a 3.2-inch Free-Angle Tilting Touchscreen LCD. This is handy when you want to shoot from a difficult angle.

The screen has a resolution of about 2.3-million dot. There is also a top status screen to quickly look at your current settings.

The Camera offers seven brightness levels with this Camera, and you can adjust accordingly. You can easily see it on this screen under a bright sun.

You can also use this screen to navigate the menu or Touch Focus feature. 

Overall, the screen of the Panasonic Lumix S1H is large enough and easy to see under the bright sun.

Battery Life

The Panasonic Lumix S1H offers you about 440 Shots in One Full Charge. This is a decent number looking at the average battery life of modern mirrorless cameras.

Although the Camera provides several settings, you can use it to save more battery. You can either turn off the main screen or the EVF.

And you can also set the Camera to go to sleep and only wake up when the record button is pushed halfway.

That way, you will definitely save a significant amount of battery. 

But, you have to be careful about the temperatures as well. If the surrounding temperature of the battery is on either extreme, the battery will not perform ideally.

Overall, the Panasonic Lumix S1H provides decent battery life and various options to charge.

Connectivity

The Panasonic Lumix S1H offers you Wifi and Bluetooth Connectivity. 

You can connect your phone to the S1H to use it remotely if you don’t want to be around the Camera.

You don’t get Direct Access to Geo Tagging. But it is Available Via the Phone App.

The app experience of the Panasonic Image app is a bit vintage. It keeps disconnecting from the Camera every now and then.

Overall, the Panasonic Lumix S1H provides you with decent connectivity options.

Panasonic Lumix S1H Alternatives

You can check out the Panasonic Lumix S1H Alternatives Below.

Sony a7S III 

Sony A7S III - Product Images - Front

The Sony A7S III is a Mirrorless Camera with a 12-Megapixel Full-Frame Sensor. You will love the feel and hold of the Camera. 

The BIONZ XR Image Processor’s power helps the Camera with Fast Autofocus and Noise-Reduction.

You can record 4K and Full HD Videos. The Camera can record 4K at 120 FPS at 4:2:2 in 10-bit colors. And it can also record Full HD at 240 FPS 4:2:2 in 10-bit colors.

You can also take advantage of Hybrid AF, which works with 750 phase-detection and 425 contrast-detection points. The Autofocus of the Camera works excellently in almost all situations.

You also get 5-Axis IBIS with this Camera, and it is decent. The Stabilization will compensate for a few vibrations and handshakes.

You also get a 3.0-inch articulating touchscreen LCD with a camera to take photos and videos at difficult angles.

Canon EOS R5

Canon EOS R5 - Product Image - Front

Canon EOS R5 is a Mirrorless Camera with a 45-Megapixel Full-Frame Sensor. The Full-Frame Sensor brings an Excellent Dynamic Range with bright colors and skin tones.

Canon has one of the best color science on the Market. 

You get a DIGIC X image processor with the Camera to aid with noise reduction. The Camera outputs excellent low-light photographs.

You can record 4K and Full HD videos with the Camera. R5 can record 4K at up to 120 FPS 4:2:2 in 10-bit colors. It can also record Full HD videos at up to 60 FPS in 10 and 8-bit colors.

And apart from these, you can also record 8K videos in 12-bit colors.

You will also get high-speed and accurate Autofocus with the Camera. The Canon EOS R5 offers 1053 phase-detection points to cover all corners of your composition.

The Autofocus of the Camera is excellent and rarely fails.

But the Canon EOS R5 offers decent 5-Axis IBIS that may compensate for minor handshakes and vibrations.

And you also get a 3.2-inch free-angle tilting touchscreen LCD to play with. The Canon EOS R5 is a versatile camera that should be on your list if you want an upgrade.

Nikon Z7 II 

Nikon Z7 II - Product Image - Front

The Nikon Z7 II is a Mirrorless Camera with a 45.7-Megapixel Resolution FX-Format Sensor. You get decent color science and excellent dynamic range with this Camera.

The low-light performance of the Camera is impressive. Z7II captures beautiful and clear results because of its powerful Dual EXPEED 6 Image Processor.

Nikon Z7II takes advantage of these dual processors to record high-quality videos. You can record 4K videos at up to 60 FPS in 4:2:0 in 8-bit colors. And you can also record Full HD videos at up to 120 FPS in 8-bit colors.

You will also get excellent Autofocus with the Camera.

The Camera offers you about 493 phase-detection points.

Although it is slower than a hybrid autofocus system, it is still more accurate than a contrast-detection AF system. You can easily track your subject in most situations.

The Nikon Z7 II also offers you 5-Axis IBIS in the Camera to make your videos smoother.

You also get a 3.2-inch tilting touchscreen LCD and a top status display with the Camera.

But tilting is not enough in 2022. Although you can still take photos and videos at difficult angles, it will not be a selfie camera.

The Nikon Z7 II is an excellent versatile camera that lacks fast continuous speed for action photographers.

Panasonic Lumix S1R

Panasonic Lumix S1R - Product Image - Front

The Panasonic Lumix S1R is a Mirrorless Camera with a 47.3-Megapixel Resolution MOS Sensor.

A comprehensive dynamic range results in the impressive low-light performance of the Camera. The Venus Engine image processor makes the Camera even better with its noise-reduction abilities.

You can record 4K at up to 60 FPS in 8-bit colors in videos. And you can record Full HD videos at up to 60 FPS in 8-bit colors.

You also get decent Autofocus with the Camera. The Camera offers you about 225 contrast-detection points.

You will get a 3.2-inch high resolution bright and sharp tilting touchscreen LCD and a top status display.

The Panasonic Lumix S1R is an excellent alternative to Panasonic Lumix S1H.

Sony a9 II 

Sony A9 II - Product Image - Front

The Sony A9 II is one of the Best Premium Mirrorless Camera. It comes with a 28.3-Megapixel Resolution Full-Frame Sensor.

The Image Quality is excellent, and the colors are vibrant as well. Its Dynamic Range helps in its Excellent Low-Light Performance.

The BIONZ X Image Processor also helps with noise-reduction and high-quality video recording.

You can record 4K videos at up to 30 FPS and Full HD videos at up to 120 FPS. You also get an excellent hybrid autofocus system.

Sony A9 II offers about 693 phase-detection and 425 contrast-detection points. That results in a fast and accurate autofocus system that snaps to the subject quickly.

It will rarely lose Focus once locked onto the subject. 

Overall the Sony A9 II is an off-dated camera with excellent output quality. But lacks a lot of features that may get in a modern camera at a lower price.

Nikon Z9

Nikon Z9 - Product Images - Front

Nikon Z9 is a Mirrorless Camera with a 52.37 Resolution Full-Frame Sensor. Image quality is excellent with a Wide Dynamic Range.

And the EXPEED 7 image processor can help you even more with its noise-reduction ability.

The image quality of the Camera is excellent. The clear and sharp images have colors close to natural colors.

You can record 8K 10-bit and 12-bit colors. Also, you can record 4K and Ful HD videos at up to 120 FPS in 10-bit colors.

You also get an excellent autofocus system with a camera with about 493 phase-detection points.

The Camera also offers fast continuous shooting speed up to 120fps at 11-megapixel.

You will rarely lose your subject in burst mode or while recording videos.

The Nikon Z9 also offers 5-Axis IBIS on the Camera, which is decent.

I recommend using a gimbal or a tripod if shooting a severe video.

You will also get a 3.2-inch articulating touchscreen LCD with a top-status display.

Overall the Nikon Z6 is an excellent versatile camera to cater to a wide variety of users, but it’s a bit expensive.

Panasonic Lumix S1H Specs

You can check out the Panasonic Lumix S1H Specs Below.

Imaging Specs

FeaturesDescription
Lens MountLeica L
Sensor ResolutionActual: 25.28 Megapixel
Effective: 24.2 Megapixel (6000 x 4000)
Sensor Type35.6 x 23.8 mm (Full-Frame) CMOS
Image StabilizationSensor-Shift, 5-Axis
Built-In ND FilterNone
Capture TypeStills & Video

Exposure Specs

FeaturesDescription
Shutter TypeElectronic Shutter, Mechanical Focal Plane Shutter
Shutter SpeedMechanical Shutter
1/8000 to 60 Seconds
0 30 Minute in Bulb Mode
Electronic Front Curtain Shutter
1/2000 to 60 Seconds
0 30 Minutes in Bulb Mode
Electronic Shutter
1/8000 to 60 Seconds
0 60 Seconds in Bulb Mode
1/16000 1/125 Second in Movie Mode
Bulb/Time ModeBulb Mode
ISO SensitivityPhoto/Video
100 to 51,200 (Extended: 50 to 204,800)
Metering MethodCenter-Weighted Average, Highlight Weighted, Multiple, Spot
Exposure ModesAperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation-5 to +5 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
Metering Range0 to 18 EV
White Balance2500 to 10,000K
Presets: Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Daylight, Flash, Incandescent, Shade, White Set 1, White Set 2, White Set 3, White Set 4
Continuous ShootingUp to 9 fps at 24.2 MP for up to 60 Frames (Raw) / 999 Frames (JPEG)
Up to 30 fps at 18 MP
Up to 60 fps at 8 MP
Interval RecordingYes
Self-Timer2/10-Second Delay

Still Image Specs

FeaturesDescription
Image Sizes4:3
10,656 x 8000
5312 x 3984
4992 x 3744
3536 x 2656
3328 x 2496
2880 x 2160
2560 x 1920
1840 x 1376
3:2
12,000 x 8000
5984 x 4000
5184 x 3456
3888 x 2592
3504 x 2336
3232 x 2160
2784 x 1856
1968 x 1312
16:9
12,000 x 6736
5888 x 3312
4064 x 2288
3840 x 2160
2816 x 1584
1920 x 1080
Aspect Ratio1:1, 2:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9, 65:24
Image File FormatJPEG, Raw
Bit Depth14-Bit

Video Recording Specs

FeaturesDescription
Recording ModesH.265/MOV 4:2:0 10-Bit
6K 3:2 (5952 x 3968) at 23.98p/24.00p [200 Mb/s]
5.4K 3:2 (5376 x 3584) at 25p/29.97p [200 Mb/s]
5.9K (5888 x 3312) at 23.98p/24.00p/25p/29.97p [200 Mb/s]
DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) at 47.95p/48.00p/50p/59.94p [200 Mb/s]
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 47.95p/48.00p/50p/59.94p [200 Mb/s]
4K Anamorphic (3328 x 2496) at 47.95p/48.00p/50p [200 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 47.95p/48.00p/100p/119.88p [100 to 150 Mb/s]
H.264/MOV 4:2:2 10-Bit
DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) at 23.98p/24.00p/25p/29.97p [150 to 400 Mb/s]
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98p/24.00p/25p/29.97p [150 to 400 Mb/s]
4K Anamorphic (3328 x 2496) at 23.98p/24.00p/25p/29.97p [150 to 400 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.98p/24.00p/25p/29.97p/50i/50p/59.94i/59.94p [50 to 200 Mb/s]
H.264/MOV 4:2:0 8-Bit
DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) at 23.98p/24.00p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p [100 to 150 Mb/s]
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98p/24.00p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p [100 to 150 Mb/s]
4K Anamorphic (3328 x 2496) at 23.98p/24.00p/25p/29.97p/50p [100 to 150 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.98p/24.00p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p [100 Mb/s]
H.265/MP4 4:2:0 10-Bit
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p [72 to 100 Mb/s]
H.264/MP4 4:2:0 8-Bit
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p [100 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.98p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p [20 to 28 Mb/s]
AVCHD 4:2:0 8-Bit
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.98p/50i/50p/59.94i/59.94p [17 to 28 Mb/s]
Sensor Crop ModesSuper35 / APS-C
4K (4096 x 2160)
4K (3840 x 2160)
4K (3328 x 2496)
1080p (1920 x 1080)
Sensor Crop While Recording1080p (1920 x 1080)
Variable Frame Rates4K Anamorphic: 2 to 50 fps
DCI 4K: 2 to 60 fps
1080p: 2 to 179.82 fps
Gamma CurveHDR-HLG
Recording LimitUp to 29 Minutes, 59 Seconds
Video SystemNTSC/PAL
Built-In Microphone TypeStereo
Audio RecordingMOV: 2-Channel 16-Bit 48 kHz LPCM Audio
MP4: 2-Channel AAC Audio
AVCHD: 2-Channel AC-3 Audio

Interface Specs

FeaturesDescription
Media/Memory Card SlotDual Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II)
Video I/O1 x HDMI Output
Audio I/O1 x 1/8″ / 3.5 mm TRRS Headphone/Mic Output
1 x 1/8″ / 3.5 mm TRRS Headphone/Mic Mic/Line Input
Other I/O1 x USB Type-C (USB 3.2 / 3.1 Gen 1) Output (Shared with Power Input)
1 x 2.5 mm Sub-Mini Control Input
Power I/O1 x USB Type-C Input
Wireless2.4 GHz Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n), Wi-Fi (802.11b/g)
5 GHz Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac), Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)GPS

Monitor Specs

FeaturesDescription
Size3.2″
Resolution2,330,000 Dot
Display TypeFree-Angle Tilting Touchscreen LCD
Secondary DisplayTop: Status Display

Viewfinder Specs

FeaturesDescription
TypeBuilt-In Electronic (OLED)
Resolution5,760,000 Dot
Eye Point21 mm
Coverage100%
MagnificationApprox. 0.78x
Diopter Adjustment-4 to +2

Focus Specs

FeaturesDescription
Focus TypeAuto and Manual Focus
Focus ModeContinuous-Servo AF, Manual Focus, Single-Servo AF
Autofocus PointsContrast Detection: 225
Autofocus Sensitivity-6 to +20 EV

Flash Specs

FeaturesDescription
Built-In FlashNo
Flash ModesAuto, Auto/Red-Eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-Eye Reduction, Off, Slow Sync, Slow Sync/Red-Eye Reduction
Maximum Sync Speed1/320 Second
Flash Compensation-3 to +3 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
Dedicated Flash SystemTTL
External Flash ConnectionHot Shoe, PC Terminal

Environmental Specs

FeaturesDescription
Operating Temperature14 to 104°F / -10 to 40°C
Operating Humidity10 to 80%

General Specs

FeaturesDescription
Battery Type1 x DMW-BLJ31 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.4 VDC, 3050 mAh (Approx. 400 Shots)
PoE SupportYes
Power Consumption≤6.3 W
Tripod Mounting Thread1 x 1/4″-20 Female (Bottom)
Accessory Mount1 x Hot Shoe Mount
Material of ConstructionMagnesium Alloy
Dimensions (W x H x D)5.94 x 4.5 x 4.35″ / 151 x 114.2 x 110.4 mm
Weight2.56 lb / 1164 g (With Battery, Recording Media)

Panasonic Lumix S1H Conclusion

Overall, Panasonic Lumix S1H is one of the Best Premium Mirrorless Camera For Filmmakers. 

It features one of the Best Sensor and Processor combinations that records one of the Best Photo and Video Quality in the Segment. 

You can record 6K Videos at up to 24 FPS, 4K Video at up to 60 FPS, and Full HD Videos at up to 120 FPS. 

If you are looking for a Beast Camera that features Fast AutoFocus and a Great Image Stabilization System, Panasonic Lumix S1H is the one you should try. 

Panasonic Lumix S1H FAQs

Is Panasonic S1H approved by Netflix?

Yes, Panasonic Lumix S1H is approved by Netflix.

Is Panasonic S1H a Cinema Camera?

Yes, Panasonic S1H is a Full Frame Mirrorless Camera that is known for recording Cinema Quality Videos. It comes from the Premium Camera Range by Panasonic.

Is the S1H good for photography?

Primarily, Panasonic Lumix S1H is a Video Camera but it comes with High-Resolution mode and HLG Photo Modes that capture very detailed photographs.

Does the S1H overheat?

Lumix S1H comes with in-built cooling fans that prevent overheating. But as per users, the S1H overheats after recording for a longer duration.

Does the Lumix S1H shoot RAW?

Lumix S1H can externally record ProRes RAW via Atomos or BRAW via Blackmagic.

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