The Panasonic Lumix S1H II is generating a lot of buzz in the camera world, with rumors and leaked specs swirling around about its imminent release. Camera enthusiasts have been eagerly anticipating the arrival of the Lumix S1H II, which is believed to be a successor to Panasonic’s highly acclaimed Lumix S1H camera. With leaked specs revealing some truly impressive features, it’s easy to see why so many people are excited.
If the rumors are to be believed, the Lumix S1H II will be an absolute powerhouse of a camera, boasting an incredible 8K video resolution and a sensor packing in an astonishing number of pixels. This makes it an extremely attractive prospect for professional videographers and photographers alike, who are always on the lookout for the latest and greatest equipment to help them create stunning visuals.
Panasonic has a well-deserved reputation for producing some of the best hybrid cameras on the market, with the Lumix GH6 and the original S1H being two of the most popular choices for content creators. The S1H is particularly beloved by filmmakers for its exceptional video capabilities, including 6K resolution, 4:2:2 10-bit internal recording, V-Log / V-Gamut, and an impressive dynamic range of 14+ stops. Despite being primarily designed for video, the S1H also takes great stills thanks to its 24MP sensor.
With the recent success of the Lumix S5 II and S5 IIx, it’s no surprise that Panasonic is looking to incorporate some of the latest and greatest technology into their other cameras. The new autofocus and tracking system in particular has received a lot of praise from critics, and it’s likely that the Lumix S1H II will be one of the first cameras to receive this upgrade.
But that’s not all. The leaked specs suggest that the Lumix S1H II will have a sensor resolution close to 50MP, which is truly impressive. Not only will this make it a formidable tool for photography, but it also means that video makers will have even more flexibility, with the 50MP sensor technically capable of producing oversampled 8K footage.
Speaking of video, the Lumix S1H II looks set to be an absolute powerhouse in this regard. According to the leaked specs, it will be able to shoot in 8K UHD and DCI in a variety of frame rates, including 24/25, 30, 48, and 50/60 frames per second. It will also be capable of outputting oversampled 4K in up to 120 frames per second. And if that’s not enough, the camera should be able to handle 6K and 8K RAW, as well as 8K and 6K Apple ProRes RAW (although it’s unclear whether these will be internal or require an external recorder like the Atomos Ninja V).
Of course, with specs this impressive, it’s important to have the right media to support it. While it’s not clear what media the Lumix S1H II will use, it’s safe to say that it will likely require at least one CFExpress slot, as even the best SD cards struggle with the high bitrates required for 8K video. As for photo capabilities, there’s still very little information available beyond the rumored sensor size, so we’ll have to wait and see what shooting speeds and buffer rates the Lumix S1H II can achieve.
When it comes to the price point, the original S1H was launched for a hefty $3,999 / £3,599 / AU$5,999. Although this put it in the professional category, it was slightly cheaper than its rivals such as the Canon EOS R5C. It’s expected that the S1H II will be priced around the same, and with the Panasonic Lumix S5 IIx and S5 II having received positive critical reviews, it’s clear that Panasonic is willing to price competitively.
All in all, it looks like the Panasonic Lumix S1H II is shaping up to be an exciting camera for both photographers and videographers. With rumors suggesting that it might be announced within the next month, we won’t have to wait too long to see what this camera is truly capable of.
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Via: Ordinary Filmmaker