There’s a buzz in the camera world about the much-awaited successor to Panasonic’s flagship camera for videographers, the Panasonic Lumix S1H. Leaked specs suggest that the Panasonic Lumix S1H II might be arriving soon, and it’s expected to come loaded with impressive features that will make it a true powerhouse in the world of photography and videography.
As we all know, Panasonic is renowned for making some of the best hybrid cameras in the market, with the Panasonic Lumix GH6 being a popular choice for many videographers. The original S1H was a full-frame body, and it was packed with features that made it a serious video machine for filmmakers who craved higher resolution, depth of field, and low-light abilities.
But the S1H II promises to take things to another level. According to leaked information from Ordinary Filmmaker, the upcoming camera is expected to come with a sensor close to 50MP in resolution. This is not only exciting news for photographers, but it also means that videographers will have a lot more flexibility in terms of 8K oversampled footage, which the 50MP sensor is technically capable of.
Additionally, the S1H II is rumored to be able to shoot in 8K UHD and DCI in 24/25, 30, 48, or 50/60 frames per second, as well as output oversampled 4K in up to 120 frames per second. It’s also expected to be capable of 6K and 8K RAW, and 8K and 6K Apple ProRes RAW, although it’s not clear whether these are internal or require an external recorder such as the Atomos Ninja V.
What’s more, with Panasonic’s latest phase detection autofocus and tracking system receiving high praise from critics, it’s only natural that the manufacturer would be eager to bring this new AF technology to other best-selling cameras in its range. So, it’s highly likely that the S1H II will be one of the first in line for this upgrade.
While we’re still in the dark about the media the camera will use, one thing’s for sure – with video specs that serious, it will need a slot that can handle at least one CF Express card. The best SD cards struggle with bitrates for 8K video, so it’s clear that the S1H II will need a more robust option.
Of course, all of these impressive features will come with a price tag. The original Lumix S1H was launched at a cost of $3,999 / £3,599 / AU$5,999, firmly placing it in the professional category. While it’s unclear exactly how much the Lumix S1H II will cost, it’s safe to assume that it will be priced similarly to its predecessor. However, Panasonic has shown that it’s willing to price its cameras very competitively, as evidenced by the recent debut of the Lumix S5 II and S5 IIx.
All in all, it’s an exciting time to be a camera enthusiast. With rumors of the Lumix S1H II circulating and leaked specs promising some truly impressive features, it’s clear that Panasonic is once again poised to take the camera world by storm. Whether you’re a videographer, a photographer, or simply someone who loves capturing beautiful moments on film, the Lumix S1H II is definitely a camera worth keeping an eye on. So stay tuned for more updates – we can’t wait to see what this camera is truly capable of!
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Via: Ordinary Filmmaker