Designed for exceptional photography as well as professional quality video, the new Panasonic LUMIX S1 is built around the wide diameter L-Mount (originally developed by Leica) featuring a full-frame high sensitivity sensor.
Equipped with outstanding image stabilization and powered by a new Venus Engine, the camera performs up to the highest standards in photography as well as offering advanced video recording with well-retained highlight and shadow details.
The LUMIX S1 uses a 24.2-million-pixel CMOS sensor (35.6 x 23.8 mm) that provides a wide dynamic range and excellent signal to noise ratios at high ISO settings. Efficient pixel design, combined with the high-powered Venus Engine processor, allows standard ISO settings to reach ISO 51.200.
The LUMIX S1 offers filmmakers exceptional video quality and a wide range of tools for full control of their footage. 4K-video is offered at 60/50p (50p in PAL-area only), while full pixel readout is achieved at 30p for exceptionally clean and detailed images. With the full width of the sensor being used, the focal length of lenses is retained with extremely shallow depth of field.
The camera offers a variety of gamma curves, including Cinelike D/V and Like709. To shorten post-processing work, a new flat mode with less contrast and saturation for versatile use is offered. The new Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) profile allows recording in an even wider dynamic range with rich colours (Like2100) to mimic the abilities of the human eye.
LUMIX S1 allows video recording up to 4K 60/50p 4:2:0 in 8 Bit directly to SD- or XQD-card. 4:2:2 colour sampling can be put out through HDMI. Panasonic will provide a software key to unlock the option to record 4K 60/50p 4:2:2 10 Bit via HDMI-output and 30p/25p/24p in 4:2:2 10 Bit internally within 2019. This upgrade will also bring V Log with industry leading dynamic range to the LUMIX S1. While time-limitations apply to 4K/60p and High-speed-footage, 4K/30p and Full HD can be recorded without a time limit.*3 High Speed Video allows 2x slow motion at 60fps in 4K, and up to 6x slow motion in Full HD with frame rates of up to 180fps.
Line-input is supported by a 3.5 mm microphone socket while audio can be monitored using the 3.5 mm headphone port. Advanced audio quality can be achieved using the DMW-XLR1 microphone adapter in the hot shoe with professional microphones and XLR input sources.