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LUMIX S1H First Look!

Photo Moment - September 03, 2019

Everything you didn't already learn somewhere else about the new LUMIX S1H, here in one tidy little package. I hope you enjoy… I had fun making this one!

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Can anamorphic mode be used without the lens? Just curious..
The tight pattern on the fencing masks at 3:33 are a digital cameras worst night mare. I see some digital pattern on my 2k monitor at work. Maybe its good at 6k and just a down sample issue. Can you confimr @photoJoseph
PhotoJoseph ahh okay got it. That’s what i thought. It was a issue of downscale/sampling. I tested S1H in Hollywood. I loved it. I’m a Varicam owner. I want this camera.
Great informative video!
Do you think the Low Pass Filter would decrease the sharpness of stills and pics without video? I would love for it to be as sharp as Sony, if not better tbh.
If I decide to go with this camera my lens is going to be a LUMIX S PRO 50mm F1.4
PhotoJoseph you are a legend, thank you so much.
I am not that concerned if stills results are still rest and only have this minimal affect that can’t be recognised. Camera will be used for PR purposes and not portrait etc.
It seems like this camera is a great surprise and it will probably be the selection for many that were waiting for the a7siii like myself. I will try it first for sure but I could well end up changing our decision to getting it for our work instead of Sony (menu seemed really smooth to use as well!) thanks once again.
I hear the AF is improving, but is still lacking. Do you think it is something they can resolve with more firmware updates, or is this a hardware issue? Also is the autofocus still rather useable or is it as bad as some people make it out to be?
@PhotoJoseph so if for example I was filming a wedding would I be able to rely on it to track a bride? Also do you see this being significantly improved by firmware or do you think it's about as good as it's going to get? I am genuinely interested in the camera. I mostly make travel videos, but also need to take good photos so this sounds almost perfect.
Excellent video! Thanks for sharing it and love the shot on the red chair! =)
I love the fact the screen is moving in all directions. All good for S1 series next iteration. Thank you flr this video, was awesome.
Makes me want to go from weddings to being a full filmmaker. Great explanations.
GH5S also has OLPF as far as I know

S1H looks superb, worth it for the IBIS alone, very tempted, it's like a GH5/GH5S/BMPCC6K/A7iii all in one and then some, and Prores Raw to NinjaV, you serious?
I feel like you're reading us a Christmas story sitting in that chair.
Pretty close with these specs...
Yes!!!! The Red Chair!
How fast is the sensor readout? How bad is the rolling shutter? All that computing bandwidth has to come at a cost.
Cinema5D have tested the S1 for rolling shutter ( https://www.cinema5d.com/panasonic-lumix-s1-rolling-shutter-test/ ) so I would expect the S1H to be just as good or better in 4K, but we will have to see what 6K is like. The one good thing is that you can shoot 4K Super35 format with 10 ms rolling shutter with the S1, so you could switch to Super35 on the S1H for the shots where rolling shutter might be a big deal.
That's pretty damn exciting. A bit out of my price range at the moment but definitely a possible upgrade from my GH5 at some point in the future. Great specs. Panasonic is king!
But no 6K over HDMI, right? So your Atomos recorder is still limited to 4K I if understand correctly. Regardless, this is a beast. Wow!
HDMI 2.1 supports up to 10K....can't find information on what HDMI version Panasonic is using though. If it's 2.0 then I'd imagine 4K is all you'll get out of that.
Nice format to your video Joseph. Prefer the lighting/seating setup compared to the previous one. In the previous setup (to me) the light around the back of the chair was a bit hot exposure wise, which I found distracting and the exposure on your face seemed a little high (I hope you don't mind me saying, especially this late in the day). This current setup looks really great and has a relaxed feel good factor to it...which leads to comfortable viewing. Thanks for the video Joseph, hope you don't mind the sincere feedback.
@PhotoJoseph Hi Joseph, it was the 'crop for Instagram' video were you're positioned over to the viewers left in the frame. Apologies, I've only just checked back. Definitely a full version upgrade with the set and lighting in the latest video (LOL).
Great vid Joseph! Great to see ya!
PhotoJoseph i was barely there! Ran out the door as soon as I got the thing! Loved you note on the fan cooling! Didn’t know about that “tough book” fact. I wasn’t at the press release section
PhotoJoseph nope! Skipped the theater for shooting around Hollywood instead!
PhotoJoseph I wish I could have for sure! I’ll take your word that it was awesome! I’m glad I had more time to shoot with it though. That’s why I went! :)
Some nice touches I hadn't seen elsewhere... Appreciate the energy to create this Joseph!
3:26 this is the best demonstration of why 10bit is useful!
Yup, I love this camera. Too bad I'm already in the M43 Alliance (ha...ha).
@PhotoJoseph oh come on photo joe! come on man.... coooome on! really? come on man!
I'm looking forward to it. The IBIS is the only question. As I often shoot out on the boat with wind, waves and heavy chop, will the IBIS stay locked down? I'd rather not have IBIS, but I understand why they included it.
@PhotoJoseph The shear vibration on a boat from the engine is fierce. Makes any IBIS system turn to jello. Remember there is no shock absorber like a car and water is 800 times as dense as air. Every little nano wave translates into vibration amplified by the boat's hull..

I had a problem on an old stabilized lens. Never could get good footage running on the river. A switch to hard mounted sensor fixed the problem despite what everyone says I should do. Every sense I've stayed away from stabilized lenses and sensors like the plague. That's why I'd rather run my own tests. That's the only way to know.
Seems like you brushed over the most crucial downside which is that the 4k 60p is only available cropped to super35. This is the one thing making me want to hold out to see what sony can do.
Great insightful video thank you!
The S1H is best reason top start videography...phantastic camera!
still contrast video af?
answered my question of whether or not ALL 4k60p options are super-35 mode. it seems they are. great review
it seems once the video is 60p, it cant do full frame sensor in general (4k+)
@bear why not just use an APS-C camera at 4K60 then, what's the point in having a full frame.
Charbax i still prefer full frame for stills because of the dynamic range and malleability in lightroom. was curious to see if the s1h can be my one and done camera, but doesn’t seem so if 4k cropped. i like landscape shots and wide 4k60p, so i think i’ll still need some combo like gh5 with a7rii
@bear as far as I understand the S1H is a $4000 full frame video camera, but it cannot film the 4K60 using the full frame, thus it's like buying a $4000 APS-C camera, when it comes to filming 4K60, that's my understanding. And even they had to run a fan to cool it down they couldn't manage to film the 4K60 on the full frame. Too bad. I'll stick to my G9 for now. Worst of all video AF doesn't seem to be fixed yet.
Charbax yeah. so close to s1h fitting the specs i want, but gh5/g9 might be more worth it
Thanks, PJ, great coverage. Did you shoot this with the GH5? Also, is there a GH6 coming?
Love it! Sony’s gotta be shaking in their boots. No way are they going to be able to top that with the A7s III when it comes out.
Tyler Penrod yes, when Sony finally releases the A7S3. I,m sure it will be nice,but not on this cams level..will see
All hail the new king in video production!
Great piece of kit, love everything about it. Personally I don't care too much for fullframe mostly because of (predominantly lens) size, weight & price.
But I hope some of it will trickle down to the GH6! That screen implementation is the best yet! Dual native ISO with IBIS! Gimme!
Amazing camera, the lack of a good auto focus just wont allow me to buy it.
That’s dope Bro
Good stuff, Joseph. I like that you vlogged it a bit. Cool to look back on.
Hi Gerald, Joseph,

Nice summary! I’m at toss up here.

Love the specs but would like to see how it performs.

Just literally purchased the S1 + 24-105/4 for a good price.

At S1H price, I can still get a BMPCC 4K but it’s not about collecting cameras.

For stills, I’m still keeping my A73.

For videos, I’ll still keep my small setup GH5. But was looking for a hybrid cam that can do both.

What do you suggest? Keep S1 and get BMPCC 4K (for cinematic and raw) or just go for the S1H for an all rounder?

Btw, love the work that you’re both producing. Very informative and interesting with your own unique styles (particularly voice and delivery).

It is good times to be in with all the new tech and many options to choose from

Cheers!

Have you maybe had a chance to compare S1 or S1H with Leica SL2?

My intention is to use the next camera 50% for video and 50% for stills.

As I own few M lenses, S1H seems like an ideal candidate. I understand the photo quality will be lower compared to SL2, but examples you made between S1 and S1H would be of great help to understand how much would one lose.

Also, there’s Leica M to L adapter that transfers EXIF data. Does it work with S series too?

Hey Miretki — I have not compared the S1H to the SL2 in person, however there's no question that in the world of video, the S1H is superior. For example, the S1H does 6K full frame, while the SL2 crops at 5K. I think given the higher resolution sensor of the SL2, it probably compare more to the LUMIX S1R than the S1H. If photo resolution is what matters, then you should be comparing those two cameras.

And no, I don't have any Leica M lenses so have not checked out the M to L adapter.

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Also, I haven't watched this, but I trust Hugh implicitly — if you haven't watched his video on the SL2, you should:

 

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