The Panasonic S1H and Lumix S Pro 24-70mm F2.8 Want to Beat Sony

Sony should be taking the Panasonic S1H and Lumix S Pro 24-70mm f2.8 seriously.

Photographers looking at the new Panasonic S1H and Lumix S Pro 24-70mm f2.8 may be a bit confused. After all, the company was touting this to be a cinema-style camera. It also shares a 24MP full-frame sensor like the Panasonic S1. The cameras seem to be very similar in a number of ways. But the main differences here have to do with video–the biggest one being 6K 24p video recording capabilities. Considering this website is targeted at photographers, you probably don’t care about that. Let’s discuss what’s important.

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The Panasonic S1H Will Offer 6K 24p Video and Much More!

The new Panasonic S1H is more or less the company’s entry into the video world with its Lumix Pro Series cameras.

Today at CineGear 2019, Panasonic is announcing the development of the company’s Panasonic S1H full frame Lumix Pro camera, targeted at the cinematographer. With a similar body style to their Panasonic S1 and Panasonic S1R cameras, this camera features an L mount, but will be able to be used with a PL mount for cinema. When it becomes available this fall, it’s going to boast features such as the same cinematic look that can be delivered from Varicams, 14+ stop V-log gamut, 6K 24p video, and multi-aspect recording such as a 4:3 anamorphic style. When the press asked Panasonic if it will have features for photographers, the company’s reps said they couldn’t comment on the specifics just yet. However, they stated that the Panasonic S1H will be able to shoot photos.

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