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Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H Full-Frame Camera (2019)

MSRP 3999 USDNeoscore 71%NEX score 75%

Product Overview

Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H is a high-end mirrorless camera in the Leica L-mount system. Introduced by Panasonic in 2019, it comes with a full-frame sensor with 24 MP (6000 x 4000) resolution and a 5.76 million-dot EVF.
The camera has a usable battery life, though a second battery may be a good thing to keep in your camera bag.
The Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H comes with a fully articulated touch display and 225 autofocus points. Those who intend to use the Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H for video work will be glad to find that the camera comes with 6.5 stops of IBIS.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neoscore: 71% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Fully articulated LCD
  • 6.5 stops of IBIS
  • Weather-sealed
  • High resolution EVF
  • Supports both WiFi and Bluetooth
Cons
  • Very large in size
  • Very heavy
  • Viewfinder with low 0.78x magnification

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 75% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Excellent image quality
  • Excellent battery life
  • Compact, lightweight design
  • Full 5.9K RAW video output
  • 4:3 Anamorphic mode is included as standard, allowing over 14 stops of dynamic range
Cons
  • Limited image stabilization
  • No 4K/60 support
  • No internal viewfinder
  • Autofocus can lag behind Sony and Canon
  • L-mount is a partnership between Leica, Panasonic and Sigma to develop cameras and lenses based on Leica’s existing L-mount
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Specifications

Connectivity

Ports
HDMI + Headphone + Microphone + Remote Control + USB 3.2 Gen 1
Wireless Connectivity
802.11ac + Bluetooth

Construction

Battery | Capacity
3050 mAh
Form Factor
Mirrorless camera
Image Size
Full frame (35.6 x 23.8 mm)
Lens Mount
Leica L-mount
Microphone
Stereo
Sensor | Resolution
24 MP (6000 x 4000)
Sensor | Type
CMOS
Speakers
Mono

Dimensions

Size | Depth
110 mm / 4.33 in
Size | Height
114 mm / 4.49 in
Size | Width
151 mm / 5.94 in
Weight
1052 g / 37.17 oz

Display

Display Diagonal
3.2 inch
Display Type
Fully articulated TFT LCD
Resolution
2,330,000 dots
Viewfinder | Coverage
100%
Viewfinder | Magnification
0.78x
Viewfinder | Refresh Rate
120 fps
Viewfinder | Resolution
5,760,000 dots
Viewfinder | Type
Electronic

Function

AE Bracketing
±3 (3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
Autofocus
225 focus points
Crop Factor
1.0
Exposure Compensation
±5 (at 1/3 EV steps)
Exposure Mode
Auto / Aperture Priority / Shutter Priority / Manual
Flash Sync Speed
1/320 s
GPS
No
Image Stabilization
5-axis; combines with in-lens stabilization for increased shake reduction, 6.5 stops
ISO Range
100 ~ 51200 (expands to 50 ~ 204800)
Processor
Venus Engine
Touch Screen
Yes
Video Codecs
MPEG-4, H.264, H.265
Video Recording
6K 24p, 5.9K 30p (16:9), 4K 60p 4:2:2 10-bit
Weather Resistance
Yes

Performance

Battery Life
400 shots
Dynamic Range
14 stops
Max Burst Rate
9.0 fps
Shutter Speed
1/8000 s (electronic) / 1/8000 s (mechanical) ~ 60 s
Storage
Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC slots (UHS-II supported)

Production

Battery
DMW-BLJ31 lithium-ion battery & charger
Debut
2019-05-31

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

cameralabs[1]

Sentiment Score 72%
Reviewers from cameralabs have found the following***:
The Panasonic Lumix S1H is a full-frame mirrorless camera aimed at professional videographers and cinematographers and boasting 6K video at 24p. Like the Lumix GH5S before it, it is unashamedly aimed at pro video. A 4:3 Anamorphic mode is also available for use with anamorphic lenses, and the flat V-Log profile is included as standard, allowing over 14 stops of dynamic range. All formats can be recorded internally for unlimited times and Panasonic has beefed-up the body a little to better manage heat.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • 6K video at 24p
  • 4:3 Anamorphic mode is included as standard, allowing over 14 stops of dynamic range
  • 5.9k RAW external recording to an Atomos Ninja V which encodes it in the Apple ProRes RAW format
Cons
  • L-mount is a partnership between Leica, Panasonic and Sigma to develop cameras and lenses based on Leica’s existing L-mount

digitaltrends[2]

Sentiment Score 71%
Reviewers from digitaltrends have found the following***:
The Lumix S1H has a narrowly defined target customer in the video professional. Panasonic's unique focusing system simply can't keep pace with the phase-detection systems of Sony and Canon. Even after factoring in the cost of an external recorder, starting at about $600, it's a bargain.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Full 5.9K RAW video output
  • Compact, lightweight design
  • Excellent battery life
Cons
  • No 4K/60 support
  • Autofocus can lag behind Sony and Canon

techradar[3]

Sentiment Score 82%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following***:
Panasonic Lumix S1H is the latest in the S series of mirrorless cameras. It supports Panasonic's V-Log mode and 4:2:2 10-bit recording for a cheaper price. Video quality is almost flawless, with 14 stops of dynamic range when shooting V-log. But autofocus performance slows down in low-light situations, with both stills and video.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Excellent image quality
  • V-Log mode and 4:2:2 10-bit recording
  • Excellent battery life
Cons
  • No internal viewfinder
  • Limited image stabilization

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Panasonic Lumix S1H review so far. [cameralabs]. https://www.cameralabs.com/panasonic-lumix-s1h-review/. Retrieved 2022-01-21.
2. ^ Panasonic Lumix S1H review: Still the video champ. [digitaltrends]. https://www.digitaltrends.com/digital-camera-reviews/panasonic-lumix-s1h-review/. 2020-10-12. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
3. ^ Panasonic Lumix S1H review. [techradar]. https://www.techradar.com/reviews/panasonic-lumix-s1h. 2020-02-04. Retrieved 2021-03-22.

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