Development Of The Cinema-Quality Full-Size Mirrorless Single-Lens Camera “LUMIX S1H”


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Development of the cinema-quality full-size mirrorless single-lens camera “LUMIX S1H”
Panasonic Corporation is the world’s first * 6K24p (3: 2 aspect ratio), 5.9K30p (16: 9) and 10 bit Cinema 4K * 2 / 4K 60p Full-size image sensor mounted mirrorless one eye camera equipped with image sensor. We developed “LUMIX S1H”. The product, which has cinema-quality video performance and excellent maneuverability unique to mirrorless single-lens cameras, will be commercialized this fall and will be introduced in the global market.

We have been working on the development of digital cinema video recording technology since the 1990s, and are capable of film-specific video expressions such as slow motion recording with 24p and variable frame rates, wide dynamic range and wide color gamut V-Log / V-Gamut. Has created innovative technologies. For over a quarter of a century, we have refined professional video performance by developing professional-use cinema cameras in collaboration with video producers from the concept stage. In addition, the digital camera brand “LUMIX” launched the world’s first * 3 full high-definition AVCHD movie recording mirrorless single-lens camera “LUMIX GH1” in 2009, and the world’s first * 4 4K movie recording mirror in 2014 Commercialized “LUXIX GH4”, a single-lens camera. The world’s first * 5 4K60p and 4: 2: 2 10 bit 4K30p video recording are supported by introducing the technology and know-how accumulated in the development of cinema cameras with the mirrorless single-lens camera “LUMIX GH5” released in 2017 Also, excellent video performance and excellent maneuverability unique to a mirrorless single-lens camera have been highly supported by video production professionals, and are also used in cinema production.

The “LUMIX S1H” was developed by applying the knowledge and technology cultivated in the development of professional-use cinema cameras to the “LUMIX S” series of full-size mirrorless single-lens cameras that began to be deployed in March this year. The strength of signal processing technology and heat treatment technology make it possible to condense professional video performance on a mirrorless single-lens camera that boasts overwhelming mobility. In addition to realizing image quality and performance that meet the needs of film production, it also reduces the constraints imposed by the weight and size of the shooting equipment, and enables you to shoot with new angles and styles, expanding the possibilities of video expression.

The main features of the developed product “LUMIX S1H” are as follows.

1. Supports various image formats with high image quality such as 6K resolution
By making full use of the effective pixels of a full-size image sensor, it realizes the world’s first * 1 6K24p (3: 2 aspect ratio) or 5.9K30p (16: 9) moving picture recording for the first time as a digital camera . In addition, it is the world’s first as a full-size interchangeable-lens digital camera * 1 10-bit Cinema4K * 2 / 4K 60p compatible, and shooting with a wide variety of formats, including anamorphic imaging with an aspect ratio of 4: 3. Is possible. Based on abundant video information, we will produce high-quality video production that professionals want, such as high-quality 4K video production and 4K video cutout editing.

2. Achieve the same rich gradation and wide color gamut as professional cinema cameras
Compatible with 14 + stop V-Log / V-Gamut of wide color gamut with wide dynamic range same level as our 4K camera / recorder “VARICAM” for our digital cinema. Detailed from the dark part to the highlight part, the color reproduction and rich skin texture faithful to the author’s intention are expressed. In addition, combined with images recorded with the “VARICAM” series equipped with V-Log and the mirrorless single-lens camera “LUMIX GH5 / GH5S” compatible with V-Log L, etc., it is easy to edit images with consistent picture creation You can do it.

3. High reliability that achieves unlimited time ※ 6 movie shooting
With all the movie recording modes installed, it is possible to shoot for unlimited time * 6 at the guaranteed operating temperature, so you can focus on shooting without interruption.

The full-size mirrorless single-lens camera “LUMIX S” series is a hybrid model “LUMIX S1R” suitable for high-resolution photography released in March this year, and a hybrid model “LUMIX S1” capable of capturing high-quality still and moving images. “LUMIX S1H”, which can be used for full-scale film development this time, to expand the product lineup, respond to the sensitivities of professionals around the world, and try to create a new photographic and visual culture in the digital age I will continue.

The developed products described in this release will be exhibited for reference in Cine Gear EXPO 2019 * 7 .

via Panasonic.jp

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