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Panasonic Lumix S1H 24.2MP CMOS Full Frame Digital Mirrorless Camera - Body Only - Black (DCS1HK)
Model #: DCS1HK|UPC #: 885170364653

The LUMIX S1H is the new full-frame mirrorless camera that delivers cinema-quality video. Offering V-Log/V Gamut with wide dynamic range of 14+ stops, 6K full-frame capture, 10-bit Cinema 4K/4K 60p/50p recording, and unlimited recording time.

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Cinematic Performance, Boundless Creativity

The LUMIX S1H is the new full-frame mirrorless camera that delivers cinema-quality video. Offering V-Log/V Gamut with wide dynamic range of 14+ stops, 6K full-frame capture, 10-bit Cinema 4K/4K 60p/50p recording, and unlimited recording time.

Newly Designed Full-Frame Sensor with Dual NAtive ISO Technology

The newly designed 24.2-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor of the LUMIX SH1 features Dual Native ISO technology. The image sensor can leverage a dual-base ISO setting, resulting in minimized noise and outstanding image quality from low to high sensitivity. This feature teams up with the Venus Engine to deliver maximum ISO 51200 / Extended ISO 204800 for minimal noise at high sensitivity and beautiful expression of dark areas in the frame. In addition, a low pass filter effectively minimizes moire patterns. Whenever professional-level low-light shooting is required, the LUMIX S1H is ready for action.

Wide Range of Recording Formats to Support Every Type of Shoot

With its full range of recording modes, the LUMIX S1H has every industry covered from cinema to TV broadcasting. In addition to C4K/4K 60p/50p* 4:2:0 10-bit and C4K/4K 30p/25p/24p 4:2:2 10-bit, the camera newly offers 6K/24p 4:2:0 10-bit in 3:2 and 5.9K 30 p/25p/24p 4:2:0 10-bit in 16:9. Anamorphic mode in 4K is also available. Ultra-high image quality, flexibility, and expressiveness - the LUMIX S1H is ready for today's demanding shoots.

In Super 35mm and PIXEL/PIXEL settings.

4:2:2 10-bit Internal Recording/HDMI Output

Featuring an incredibly rich color profile, C4K/4K 30p/25p/24p 4:2:2 10-bit video is recordable in-camera. When set for 10-bit recording, the camera delivers 4:2:2 10-bit HDMI output, making possible high-image-quality capture with an external recorder. The 4:2:2 10-bit format has approximately 128 times the information of 4:2:0 8-bit and is capable of expressing over 1 billion colors. This massive volume of color information is highly valuable in post-production, making it possible to adjust color dramatically and radically and even turn daylight scenes into nighttime scenes. Leveraging the expressive power of a full-frame camera takes 4K video to exciting new places.

V-Log/V-Gamut with 14+ Stops of Dynamic Range

Offering compatibility with Cinema VariCam Look, 14+ stops of dynamic range, and a very wide color spectrum, V-Log and V-Gamut come preinstalled. Users will enjoy impressively accurate color reproduction, subtle gradations from dark areas to highlights, and precise control of color data in post-production. The end result is more creative and satisfying color expression. Moreover, footage shot with the LUMIX SH1 can be seamlessly edited with footage shot with VariCam cameras. As a further convenient touch, the LUT in use is displayed on the camera monitor. The V-Log of the LUMIX SH1 offers 14+ stops of dynamic range, which covers the PQ requirements HDR, while V-Gamut covers the full HDR color spectrum, giving users access to HDR shooting wherever, whenever.

Robust Video Expression Features (HDR, VFR, HFR)

From basic functionality to advanced technology, the LUMIX SH1 is designed to offer outstanding, multifaceted video performance. VFR (variable frame rate) functionality supports both overcranking and undercranking. Users have access to 2.5x slow (24p/60fps) in C4K/4K abd 7.5x super-slow (24p/180 fps) in FHD.* HFR (high frame rate) recording includes audio and autofocus, allowing users to create slow-motion videos in post-production. Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) is a high dynamic range (HDR) format that further expands users' ability to create amazing video.

The degree of effect varies depending on the recording format and frequency, and the angle of view narrows if a frame rate over 150 fps is selected.

First Fan Ever in a Full-Frame DSLM Camera*

For the first time ever in a full-frame digital single lens mirrorless camera,* the LUMIX SH1 incorporates a fan as standard equipment - a feature typically only found on professional cameras. The fan is part of a newly developed heat-dispensing structure that supports unlimited video recording. The dust and splash resistant design,** low vibrations for minimal effect on the image stabilization system, and ultra-quiet performance are other features that complement this new structure. The fan can be used with four different settings. For example, AUTO1 starts the fan soon after shooting begins to keep heat down and facilitate longer shots. AUTO2 prioritizes quiet performance and keeps the fan off as much as possible.

*Among full-frame digital single lens mirrorless cameras as of August 27,2019.
**Dust and splash resistant does not guarantee that damage will not occur if this camera is subjected to direct contact with dust and water.

Newly Developed Tilt and Free-Angle Rear Monitor

The newly developed rear monitor leverages the convenience of both a tilt monitor and a free-angle monitor. Even with an HDMI or USB cable attached to the camera, the monitor can move freely. As a result, it is possible to use an HDMI monitor or external recorder while freely checking the camera monitor.

The large 3.2-inch, 2.33-million-dot monitor is 1.5x brighter than the brightest LUMIX monitor to date,* allowing users to enjoy outstanding visibility even in bright sunlight. Moreover, the large status LCD presents optimized information about both still photographs and videos, providing easy access to time codes, the audio level meter, and more.

*Comparison with LUMIX S1R, S1, GH5 and GH5S.

Rugged Body for a Wide Range of Weather Conditions

The rugged body is ready to take on a variety of challenging shooting environments. The magnesium alloy full diecast frame is highly durable, while sealing helps protect every joint, dial, and bbutton. The camera as a whole is dust and splash resistant* and designed for use at temperatures as low as -10 degrees Celsius. Combined, these features help make shooting both productive and enjoyable in a wide range of weather conditions.

*Dust and splash resistant does not guarantee that damage will not occur if this camera is subjected to direct contact with dust and water.

Durability and Reliability

5-axis Dual I.S. 2: Clearly Capture Each Intriguing Instant

It's difficult to handhold a camera at the best of times, but don't fret: with the 5-axis Dual I.S. 2 (Image Stabilizer),* intelligent compensation comes to your aid. This is the equivalent to 6.5 doublings of exposure duration, meaning you can use a 6.5-stop slower shutter speed up to tele-end.** The LUMIX S1H eliminates shake in both body and lens even at the telephoto setting. It also works in both photo and video recording, including 4K video. The astonishing power of the 5-axis Body I.S. with 6-stop compensation power*** corrects shake for all lenses, even those not equipped with O.I.S.

* 5-axis Dual I.S.2 can be used with the lens S-R24105 and S-R70200 as of August 27, 2019.
** Based on the CIPA standard (Yaw/Pitch direction: focusing distance f=105mm, when S-R24105 is used). Based on the CIPA standard (Yaw/Pitch direction: focusing distance f=200mm when S-R70200 is used).
*** Based on the CIPA standard (Yaw/Pitch direction: focusing distance f=50mm when S-X50 is used).

Tally Lamp

Tally Lamps are positioned on the front and back of the camera, indicating to subjects and the camera operator whether recording is in progress or not. Each of these lamps may also be turned off.

Double SD Card Slot

Both slots of the Double SD Card Slot are compatible with UHS-II Speed Class 90 standard SDXC memory cards. Relay Recording mode relays recording to the other card slot after the first card runs out of free space during recording.* Backup Recording mode records the same data to the two cards at the same time.* Allocation Record mode allows you to specify the card slot to be used for recording still photographs and video.

* Cannot be used with AVCHD format.

USB Power Supply / Power Charging

Convenient during long shoots in the studio and elsewhere, this feature allows you to supply power to the camera while charging the battery.* A USB 3.1 Type-C adaptor is included that is compatible with the USB PD (USB Power Delivery) standard.

* Battery must be installed in camera and retain some charge for feature to work.

High-performance, High-durability Shutter Unit

This high-precision shutter unit offers ultra-high shutter speed of 1/8,000 second and flash sync speed of 1/320 seconds.* In addition, the shape and parts help increase rigidity and durability and achieve a long 400k shutter life.

* The guide number decreases at 1/320 second. Only when set to M mode or S mode.

HDMI Type A and HDMI Cable Lock Holder

A versatile and durable HDMI Type A terminal is provided. A bundled cable lock holder also prevents unplugging problems on location.

TC IN/OUT / Bundled BNC Conversion Cable

With the bundled BNC conversion cable,users can synchronize the time code of the LUMIX S1H with that of an external device .For example,simply by connecting the LUMIX S1H to a master clock ,the time code can be synchronized.It makes non-linear timeline editing of footage shot with multiple synchronized cameras easy.

3.5mm MIC Jack and Headphone Jack

LUMIX S1H features a 3.5mm MIC Jack and 3.5mm Headphone Jack. LINE input is also supported by the 3.5mm MIC Jack, making it possible to input sounds from an external audio device for more efficient video production.

XLR Microphone Adaptor DMW-XLR1 (Sold Separately)

This accessory allows you to connect an XLR microphone and achieve high-quality stereo sound. For example, you can record audio lip-synched to a particular video while controlling volume, gain, low cut, automatic level, and other audio functions useful in professional videography. High-res sound recording* at 96 kHz/24-bit is also selectable. This accessory also supports the use of plug-in power.

* In MOV only.

Sound Rec Gain Level

Either STANDARD or LOW may be selected. LOW reduces gain level in loud environments (-12 dB).

Sound Rec Level Adjustment

The sound input level can be adjusted in 32 levels (-18 dB to +12 dB or mute).

Photo Shooting Performance

High Resolution Mode

In this mode, eight consecutive images are automatically shot while shifting the sensor using the Body I.S. (Image Stabilizer) mechanism. Then, the Venus Engine, which boasts high-speed signal processing, synthesizes the images into a 96-megapixel equivalent (12,000 x 8,000-pixel) RAW file. This mode is excellent for shooting ultra-detailed nature shots with a tripod, as well as other works of art that combine grandeur with precision. MODE 1 produces shots of moving subjects that appear to be fluid and in motion, while MODE 2 corrects for such motion to produce a static image.

0.08 sec DFD AF

Super-fast sensor-lens communication of 480 fps and Panasonic’s DFD (Depth From Defocus) technology help make high-speed, high-precision autofocus of approximately 0.08 seconds a reality.*

* 11EV, at wide-end with S-R24105 (CIPA) in LVF120 fps setting.

Accurate AF in Low-Light and Low-Contrast Scenes

Accurate autofocus is possible even in starlight and other low-light scenes, as well as in fog, haze, and other low-contrast scenes. The LUMIX S1H offers the renowned low-light performance of the LUMIX series, functioning even at -6EV.* Higher sensitivity and optimized tuning of the sensor has taken luminance detection performance even higher. This feature is especially useful in shooting documentaries, nighttime animal scenes, and more.

* F1.4. 100% contrast target.

Human Body Recognition and Animal Recognition Technology

Panasonic’s advanced AI technology can recognize not only the human body but such common animals as canidae, felidae, and birds. Panasonic has used deep learning to study a large quantity of images of humans and animals and loaded the resulting AI into the Venus Engine. As a result, the camera can recognize and accurately focus on animals, even when they are facing away from you. This feature allows you to relax and focus on the composition while the camera performs the difficult work of focusing.

AFS 9 fps / AFC 6 fps Burst Shooting

The 24.2-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor and Venus Engine with its high processing power make possible burst shooting in AFS of approximately 9 fps. In AFC as well, the LUMIX S1H delivers outstanding following performance and burst shooting of approximately 6 fps. Photographers will enjoy capturing quick-moving subjects with extreme clarity.


Shoot with extended burst, then choose and extract the exact frames you want to keep. The 6K PHOTO* mode at 30 fps allows you to capture the perfect moments at stunningly high resolution of approximately 18 megapixels.** The ultra-high-speed 4K PHOTO mode at 60 fps freezes even faster motion, which is simply not possible in conventional cameras.*** The LUMIX S Series truly does make moments unmissable.

* 6K PHOTO is a high speed burst shooting function that cuts a still image out of a 4:3 or 3:2 video footage with approx.18-megapixel (approx. 6000 x 3000 effective pixel count) that the 6K image manages.
** Maximum recording time of 10 minutes in 6K PHOTO.
*** Maximum recording time of 15 minutes in 4K PHOTO.

HLG Photo

HLG Photo mode* supports a new style of photographic enjoyment on the screen of HDR-compatible devices — one in which the rendering of bright light is especially impressive. HSP files,** which compress a high degree of brightness, are displayed as images with breathtaking reproduction of dynamic range and extremely fine gradations of light and dark.

* “HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma)” is an international standard (ITU-R BT.2100) HDR format. ** “HSP” is an HDR picture format using HLG format video technology.

Photo Style

Each of the 16 Photo Styles offers 0.5-step fine adjustment, helping photographers realize their photographic vision without retouching. In addition, up to 10 customized styles may be saved in the My Photo Style list. Most of the styles* may be used for both still photos and video, making this a useful feature for creating time lapse videos and more.

* HLG (Like2100) is for video only.

Highlight Weighted

The Highlight Weighted Light Metering mode meters light with a priority on highlighted parts to prevent them from washing out.

Flicker Decrease (Photo)

The camera senses the flickering of fluorescent lights and other objects and adjusts the timing of the shutter to minimize their effect.

Body Design and Expandability

1.8-inch High-Resolution Status LCD

The newly developed high-resolution 1.8-inch status LCD presents optimal information for still photography or videography. Time code and audio information is highly responsive. The display offers outstanding visibility in direct sunlight and allows the user to switch between black and white backgrounds to match the current lighting situation. Three backlight settings are also available: HIGH, LOW, and OFF. MIP (Memory in Pixel) technology helps minimize battery consumption, and the battery level and remaining shots are displayed even when the camera is turned off.

5.76-million-dot Resolution Real View Finder

The large Real View Finder boasts outstanding resolution of 5.76 million dots. Outstanding clarity and sharpness make it feel as though you’re looking at the subject with your own eye and help you concentrate while shooting. With a lens designed for minimum distortion from the center to the corners and high magnification of 0.78x, the Real View Finder supports both perfect framing and high-precision focusing. The responsive OLED display offers an extremely low 0.005-second minimum lag time and an ultra-high 120 fps refresh rate to help keep fast-moving subjects in view.
In addition, the 0.78x magnification ratio can be switched to 0.7x or 0.74x according to the shooting situation.

Night Mode

When shooting dark scenes like starry skies, this mode suppresses the stimulation of eyes that have become accustomed to the dark. The LVF and rear monitor can be set separately.

Live View Boost

The display is brightened by lowering the frame rate and increasing the gain. This lets you shoot while framing, even in extremely dark situations.

Button Illumination

The buttons are illuminated to enable accurate operation in the dark.

8-direction Joystick

The joystick moves freely in eight directions, allowing you to intuitively select the focus area with just your thumb. You can concentrate on your subject more easily and quickly get the shot you want.

Control Customization

All buttons, dials, and cursors are fully customizable, allowing users to create a personalized control system. The settings are accessible through a GUI (graphical user interface) that provides a complete, easy-to-view list.

Body Design

The carefully designed layout supports intuitive control. Buttons used during shooting are grouped on the right side of the camera, while frequently used controls, such as the joystick, are within easy reach of the thumb. To support touch-based operation, the buttons differ in size and shape, and each dial has a slightly different texture. The grip is the culmination of analyzing repeated touch-and-try simulations with professional photographers. It fits snuggly in the hand and feels natural and comfortable to hold.

Double Video Rec. Button

To enhance usability during video shoots, the camera features two red Video Rec. Buttons on the top and front. For example, a user can have the camera on a shoulder rig and support it with the right hand while pushing the button on the front with the left hand to start and stop shooting.

Operation Lock Lever

The Operation Lock Lever can freeze the operation of buttons and dials to prevent unintentional operation. Users can selectively freeze the Front Dial, Rear Dial, Joystick, Cursor Button, and Touch Screen in any combination.

Wireless Remote Control Using LUMIX Sync

Using Wi-Fi 5GHz (IEEE802.11ac) and Bluetooth 4.2 (Low Energy) this feature allows you to connect your camera to a smartphone or tablet, send photos to these devices, and control your LUMIX S1H remotely. With Panasonic’s LUMIX Sync app (Android / iOS), you can remotely control the shutter of your camera and access a wide range of photographic settings. You can even use LUMIX Sync to copy settings from one camera to another,* which is useful when managing multiple cameras in a shoot.

* Copying must done between cameras of the same model.

PC Software “LUMIX Tether” Camera Control

The LUMIX S Series allows tethered shooting via USB with “LUMIX Tether” PC software. It enables camera control and shooting while checking the image on a large PC screen. Naturally, it supports both video and 6K PHOTO / 4K PHOTO. This greatly assists professional workflows in commercial photoshoots at studios.

Video Shooting Performance

4K HDR Video

LUMIX S1H offers two HDR modes in the HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) format: 4K HEVC (HLG) video mode and Photo Style “Like2100.” When displaying media captured in these modes on an HDR-compatible device, you will enjoy breathtaking reproduction of dynamic range and extremely fine gradations of light and dark.

Anamorphic Recording

The LUMIX S1H supports anamorphic video recording in a variety of aspect ratios, including 4K in 4:3, 6K full-frame in 3:2, DCI-4K, and more. Thus, anamorphic lenses with a variety of squeeze factors can be used. The footage can then be edited in post-production, making possible Cinemascope-size video of extremely high image quality.

The LUMIX S1H also includes the Anamorphic Desqueeze Display function, allowing users to view desqueezed Cinemascope-size video via the camera body and confirm footage during the shoot. Magnification rate is selectable at 1.3x, 1.33x, 1.5x, 1.8x, and 2.0x.

VFR (Variable Frame Rate)

VFR (variable frame rate) functionality supports both overcranking and undercranking. Users have access to 2.5x slow (24p/60 fps) in C4K/4K and 7.5x super-slow (24p/180 fps) in FHD.* This feature is highly useful in creating emotional slow-motion footage and capturing rapid movement imperceptible to the naked eye. It is also possible to create comically rapid footage of up to 30x normal speed (30p/2 fps).

* The degree of effect varies depending on the recording format and frequency, and the angle of view narrows if a frame rate over 150 fps is selected.

HFR (High Frame Rate)

The LUMIX S1H is the first camera in the series to support HFR (High Frame Rate) recording, with the following high frame rates available: 119.88p or 47.95p (59.94Hz), 100.00p (50.00Hz), and 48.00p (24.00Hz). In post-production, the frame rate can be changed and slow-motion video produced. Different from VFR (Variable Frame Rate) capture, HFR (high frame rate) recording includes audio and autofocus.

Time Lapse Video 4K 60p/50p

The LUMIX S1H supports interval capture to create time lapse video in the camera body itself and is also capable of 4K 60p/50p. Still photos can also be shot with V-Log or Like709 for outstanding handling in post-production. Exposure smoothing takes place during processing, resulting in beautiful time lapse videos with smooth exposure changes.

Like709 / Knee Adjustment

The LUMIX S1H includes the Rec.709 gamma curve, which is commonly utilized in commercial broadcasting. Since the knee adjustment can prevent blown-out highlights, this feature supports the use of unedited footage in broadcasts and quick, efficient post-production work.

Video Frame Marker

The video frame marker is useful when vertical/horizontal cropping in post-production is anticipated. Displayable aspect ratio frames include 2.39:1 and 2.35:1 for cinema and 1:1 and 4:5 for social media, providing a total of 8 patterns to select from.

Display Modes to Support Videography

In Creative Video Mode, a control panel is displayed that is similar to that of a professional cinema camera. There are three display options for Shutter Speed and Gain (Sensitivity): Sec/ISO, Angle/ISO, or Sec/dB. Providing access to familiar controls is another way to support smooth and convenient videography.

System Frequency

To support global video production, three different system frequencies can be selected: 59.94Hz (NTSC), 50.00Hz (PAL), or 24.00Hz (CINEMA).

Filtering / My List of Rec Quality

Frame rate, resolution, codec, etc., can be specified and represented in the display by the rec quality. Thus, Anamorphic, VFR (Variable Frame Rate), and HFR (High Frame Rate) selections can be displayed. This function makes it easy to search on the desired rec quality, and frequently used recording modes can be saved to My List for quick access at any time.

Segment File Recording / Loop Recording

Segment File Recording records video as 1-minute segments, making it useful for preventing the loss of data due to battery issues, etc. Loop Recording deletes old data while recording, allowing users to record their best footage without worrying about data card capacity.

Luminance Level for 10-bit

For 8-bit, 0-255 / 16-235 / 16-255 are selectable. For 10-bit, 0-1023 / 64-940 / 64-1023 are selectable.

Luminance Spot Meter

A subject can be selected with the frame and its luminance displayed as a percentage. When recording in V-Log, the camera displays luminance in stops. Setting 18% gray to equal 0.0 stops is helpful in selecting the optimal exposure value.

WFM / Vectorscope

Luminance, or chroma color balance can be displayed during recording.

Zebra Pattern

As a new feature, the LUMIX S1H can display two zebra patterns at once, allowing the user to set a luminance range. This function can be used to warn the user of blown-out highlights, provide an 18% gray adjustment during V-Log recording, set a luminance range for human faces, and otherwise assist in achieving an optimal exposure level.

Master Pedestal Level

The standard black level for the video can be adjusted.

Synchro Scan

This function fine-tunes the shutter speed to minimize the flickering of fluorescent lights, televisions, computer monitors, etc.

# of Megapixels24.2
Optical Zoom (Cameras)Lens Dependant
Digital Zoom SizeLens Dependant
LCD Screen Size (Cameras)3.2"
ViewfinderOLED Live Viewfinder
Memory Card Type (Cameras)SD, SDHC, SDXC
Built-in Memory (Digital Cameras)Information Not Available
Aperture RangeLens Dependant
Audio (Cameras)Mono/Monaural
Auto Off Mode (Cameras)Information Not Available
Battery Type (Cameras)Lithium-ion Rechargeable Pack
Built-In Flash (Cameras)Information Not Available
Accessory Shoe (Cameras)Yes (Hot Shoe)
External Flash Capability (Cameras)Yes
Burst/Continuous Capture Mode (Cameras)Yes
Exposure Compensation (Cameras)1/3 EV step, +/-5 EV (+/-3 EV for motion picture)
Exposure Metering System (Cameras)Multiple / Center Weighted / Spot / Highlight Weighted
File Formats (Cameras)Multiple
Focal Length (35mm Equivalent) (Cameras)Lens Dependant
Flash Range (Cameras)External flash dependent
Focus Range / Area (Cameras)Lens Dependant
ISO Ratings / Sensitivity (Cameras)ISO 100 - 204800 (Changeable to 1/3 EV Step)
Movie Mode (Cameras)[6K] 5952x3968 (3:2) 23.98p, 200Mbps (4:2:0 10-bit LongGOP)* (H.265/HEVC, LPCM, High-Res Audio) *HLG is selectable.
Shutter Speed (Cameras)1/8000 - 60 sec.
Self Timer (Cameras)Yes
  • Product Parts Warranty: 3 Year Limited
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Width:5.94 inches
Height:4.50 inches
Depth:4.35 inches
Weight:2.57 pounds