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2019
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Systematic expansion for the LUMIX S Series: a wide range of updates for Panasonic’s full-frame mirrorless cameras

Panasonic announces development of LUMIX S1H as well as new video capabilities for LUMIX S1 and two new teleconverters

Following the successful launch of its LUMIX S1 and S1R full-frame mirrorless cameras, Panasonic is pleased to announce the LUMIX S1H, specially designed and developed for film production.

The upcoming S Series model is joined by a new software upgrade key for the LUMIX S1 which will significantly enhance its video performance capabilities, as well as an addition of two new 1.4x and 2x teleconverters for LUMIX S telephoto zoom lenses.

With this line up, Panasonic is committed to meeting the demands of every imaging professional by challenging the constant evolution of the photo/video culture in today's new digital era.

LUMIX S1H: Cinema-Quality Video

Panasonic LUMIX is proud to announce the development of LUMIX S1H, its latest mirrorless camera equipped with a full-frame image sensor. It is the world’s first camera capable of video recording at 6K/24p*1 (3:2 aspect ratio), 5.9K/30p (16:9 aspect ratio), and 10-bit 60p 4K/C4K.*2 *3 Combining professional-level video quality and high mobility of the mirrorless camera, Panasonic will release the LUMIX S1H in Autumn 2019.

The main features of the new LUMIX S1H are as follows:

High resolution up to 6K for multiple formats

Maximising the use of the pixels in the full-frame image sensor, the LUMIX S1H, as a digital camera, has achieved 6K/24p (3:2 aspect ratio) or 5.9K/30p (16:9 aspect ratio) video recording for the first time in the world.*1 It is also the world’s first full-frame digital interchangeable lens system camera*1 to enable 10-bit 60p 4K/C4K*2*3 video recording. It accommodates a variety of recording formats, including 4:3 Anamorphic mode, to meet professional needs. Its high-resolution data can also be used for creating 4K videos with higher image quality or for cropping images in 4K.

Rich gradation and a wide color space virtually equal to those of cinema cameras

The LUMIX S1H features V-Log/V-Gamut with a wide dynamic range of over 14 stops, which is virtually the same as the Panasonic Cinema VariCam, to precisely capture everything from dark to bright areas. The colour and even the texture of human skin is faithfully reproduced. Designed under consistent colour management, the S1H's recorded footage is compatible with V-Log footage recorded by VariCam or V-Log L footage recorded by LUMIX GH5/GH5S.

High product reliability that allows unlimited video recording *4

In every S1H recording mode, video can be recorded non-stop under the certified operating temperature so the user can concentrate on shooting.

The LUMIX S1H prototype will be exhibited at the Cine Gear Expo 2019 *5.

*1 As a digital interchangeable lens camera, as of May 31, 2019 (U.S.). Panasonic research.
*2 As a full-frame digital interchangeable lens system camera, as of May 31 May, 2019 (U.S.). Panasonic research. In Super 35mm-equivalent size.
*3 Corresponding to 4K (4096×2160) as defined by Digital Cinema Initiatives (DCI).
*4 Recording time varies depending on the battery capacity and memory card capacity. When the camera’s temperature rises above the specified operation temperature, the camera may automatically stop video recording to protect it from heat damage.
*5 Cine Gear Expo 2019 is the premier annual event for professionals engaged in the technology, entertainment and media industry to be held at Paramount Studios in Los Angles, U.S., from 30th May to 2nd June.

Expansion of video performance for Panasonic LUMIX S1 with software upgrade key

Panasonic LUMIX has announced the full details of its software upgrade key DMW-SFU2 for its full-frame mirrorless camera, LUMIX S1, significantly enhancing its video performance.

Functions available within the upgrade programme include:

  • 14+ stops of V-Log recording
  • World’s first 4:2:2 10-bit 4K MOV 30p/25p*1 internal video recording*2
  • World’s first 4:2:2 10-bit 4K 60p/50p*1 HDMI output*2
  • V-Log and V-Gamut compatible with Cinema VariCam Look
  • In-camera LUT (Look Up Table) application enabling playback of V-Log while or after recording (LUT Display with Custom Function)
  • A WFM (Waveform Monitor) displays brightness level while recording
  • High-res 48-kHz/24-bit or 96-kHz/24-bit sound can be recorded in MOV using the XLR Microphone Adaptor DMW-XLR1

The upgrade key will be available free of charge*3 by redemption from 8th July 2019 for existing purchasers of the LUMIX S1, and new purchasers until 30th September 2019. From 1st October 2019 the key will be available to purchase at £179.00.

*1 PAL area only.
*2 For a full-frame digital still camera as of 31 May 2019.
*3 UK and Ireland only. Full terms and conditions apply. For further information visit www.promotions.panasonic.co.uk
Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.

New 1.4x and 2.0x teleconverters for LUMIX S Series Telephoto Zoom Lenses

Panasonic LUMIX has introduced two new teleconverters for the LUMIX S Series telephoto zoom lenses – a 1.4x teleconverter (DMW-STC14) and a 2x teleconverter (DMW-STC20).

They can be attached to the LUMIX S PRO 70-200mm F4 O.I.S. (S-R70200)*1 enabling use as a super telephoto lens with its extended zoom range up to a maximum of 400mm with high-speed, high-precision AF. The rugged dust/splash-resistant*2 design withstands use under harsh conditions even in 10 degrees below zero for high mobility.

Both teleconverters DMW-STC14 and DMW-STC20 will also be compatible with the upcoming 70-200mm F2.8 S Series lens, which will be available later this year.

Available from June 2019, recommended retail prices are £489.99 (Ireland €569.99) for the 1.4x teleconverter DMW-STC14 and £579.99 (Ireland €669.99) for the 2.0x teleconverter DMW-STC20.

Specifications:

DMW-STC14 ­

Lens Composition seven lenses including two UHR (Ultra High Refractive Index Lens) lenses in four groups

DMW-STC20 ­

Lens Composition eight lenses including two UHR (Ultra High Refractive Index Lens) lenses in four groups

*1 The firmware needs to be updated to its latest version.
*2 Dust and Splash Resistant does not guarantee that damage will not occur if this lens is subjected to direct contact with dust and water.
Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.