Raw Power: A Review of the Panasonic S1H

The Panasonic S1H is a real powerhouse of a camera that has captured the attention of quite a few videographers and filmmakers. With its deep list of impressive specs, you might be wondering if it is the right camera to add to your kit. This excellent video review takes a look at it to answer that exact question.

Coming to you from The Hybrid Shooter, this awesome video review takes a look at the Panasonic S1H. The S1H is heavily oriented toward video shooters, featuring a 24.2-megapixel sensor, top-level 6K video at 24p, 4K video at 4:2:2 and 10-bit, V-Log, dual native ISOs, and high frame rate with sound. Along with the video features come a 5.76-million-dot 0.78x OLED EVF, 3.2" free-angle rear touchscreen, a continuous shooting rate of 9 fps, 225 contrast-detection autofocus points, weather-sealing, and five-axis sensor-shift image stabilization. The broader benefit of the S1H (along with its siblings, the S1 and S1R), however, is that it uses the L mount, meaning Leica, Sigma, and Panasonic will all be manufacturing lenses to use for the camera. It is certainly a fascinating option; check out the video above to see if it is right for you. 

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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And still nothing on the Blackmagic cinema camera 6k that's now been out a while.

That is an outright lie lol. Have you used this camera? Bmpcc has no af or stability

Au contraire- it has AF.

You're stupid, I get it. They don't shoot movies with AF and built in stability or eye AF or dog AF or any of that crap.

I guess it's nice to have RAW internal if you need it. But other than that, and the USB recording option, I don't see the Blackmagic blowout that you claim. Different strokes for different folks I guess.

I own a GH5 as well but no Panasonic lens so have never had IBIS or used it. And RAW "if you need it" is amazing to be able to adjust in post if you need. Also the money saved on memory cards because you can record straight to a hard drive is awesome as well. Or not having to pay for a megabones adapter for EF lens. Or the better color science. Battery life I give to Panasonic along with flip out screen but I use a smallhd focus so doesn't matter.

Another Panasonic workhorse. I've sold all of my m43 kit and will soon pick up the S1H myself!