If you’re a photographer/videographer who’s looking for the best device to further your career, you’ve probably come to learn some unexpected truths: the camera you’re looking for is probably not that affordable. And if you’re hoping for a do-it-all setup, sacrifices are going to have to be made. Luckily, Panasonic has decided to save the day with the new S1H Mirrorless Camera — a groundbreaking platform that strives to change the game for cinema-focused users.
The lack of a “true” cinema-quality DSLR or mirrorless camera has left a gaping hole for manufacturers to fill, but the addition of the powerful S1H into the company’s already successful Lumix line has made it clear that the Japanese brand is playing for keeps. The full-frame mirrorless device is the first of its kind to allow users to shoot in 6K, retaining a cinematic 24p (3:2 aspect ratio), while also allowing for capture in 5.9K/30p (16:9 aspect ratio) and 10-bit 60p 4K/C4K. Professionals will also be able to tap into the S1H’s 4:3 Anamorphic mode, V-Log/V-Gamut (with a dynamic range of 14+ stops), and even create cropped images in 4K. The cinema-oriented Panasonic is slated to release this fall.