Panasonic Lumix S1H 6K Full Frame Footage Video Camera Review

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The S1H is the world’s first 6K full frame mirrorless camera. It seems like Panasonic is finally giving us the best that vlog can deliver at a more affordable price point.

In this video-centric review I cover the concerns that I have as a video shooter. There’s really not much to complain about. The image quality and color are fantastic. The IBIS works great. Is there a better camera in this price range? Find out in my next video when I compare the S1H to the Z CAM E2-F6.

I made another short, unlisted video testing the autofocus with the Panasonic PRO 50mm f1.4 lens and the Sigma 45m DG DN lens. Watch it here:

These are Amazon and B&H affiliate links to some of the products I used in making this video:
Panasonic LUMIX S1H Digital Mirrorless Video Camera
Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for Leica L
Sigma MC-21 EF to L Mount adapter
Haoge Canon EF to Leica L Mount adapter
Panasonic GH5
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K
Z CAM E2-S6 Super 35 6K Cinema Camera (EF Mount)
Z CAM E2 Professional 4K Cinematic Camera:

Atomos Ninja V 5″ 4K HDMI Recording Monitor
PortKeys LH5 HDR monitor
Powerextra Sony NP-F970 with USB Output

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This video was edited in Davinci Resolve 16.
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William Ridenour says:

Nice video–some important issues you cover. It really is a great camera–lovely IQ and skin tone—IMO far, far superior to Sony. But Fuji gets pretty close-amazing cameras. Have you used the S1H in combination with the Passport Color checker??

Black Warrior Lures says:

I'd be interested to see how this one stacks up against the S6/F6 by Z-cam.

dimitrimoonlight says:

You could use your mobile phone and lumix sync app via WiFi. It works all resolutions.

Alexander Jozh says:

I know that the cameras are completely different, but according to the subjective sensations, which I would like to keep and not let go of the S1H, Z F6, BMP6K?

Phillip R Peck says:

It seemed like 422 10-bit was only available in 4k modes, regardless of PAL or NTSC. Is that correct? Also, your autofocus test was in a fairly low contrast setting which may have had something to do with how badly it was doing. Which isn't to say that otherwise it's a great autofocus camera like a Canon or Sony. Anyway, great video, it's quite a beastly camera for the money

Jamel Hamilton says:

This is a great review! The camera looks so beefy and well built! Would you say that 35mm combo with the camera is a nice combination? Also can you recommend some cheaper glass for this camera?

Alejandro Rivera says:

Unfortunately S1 and S1H have a better AFC with Panasonic L mount lenses than with the Sigmas… were u able to try any of those?

Chenny Ye叶倩甫 says:

really informative review! cool! Thanks

Soul Claimed says:

I dont know if I'm going crazy but with the ibis it looks like there's some noticeable rolling shutter or warping…

itsonlystars says:

You have a great laid-back, but thorough style

Aws Jaff says:

Yes please, waiting for that comparison 👍👍👍

Dennis Schmitz says:

Color science and dynamic range on this camera are way above its competitors in the same price range.
Am really impressed about it. Also the sharpening seen on the GH5 is gone.

Charles Harrison says:

Great analysis. Going to a Lumix event soon, I wonder if they'll cover the shortcomings you found!

SNAK says:

thanks, you mention the "little things" that other big reviewers who just follow their review preset don't. you've taken your time to dive into small details that actually matter big time, to me anyway. waiting for that comparison video, interested in dynamic range and compression artifacts on the s1h under heavy color grading, but that's just me. great work, thanks again!

Behnam Moghaddam says:

Great! thank you! Which lens did you use for the AF tests? I wonder what those displays do, when you record externally… Love this camera anyways… it's not perfect but all shortcomings could be seen as known (technical/physical..) limitations meanwhile pushing a few ones further. Will there be a 6k gh6 and a FF counterpart with an organic sensor soon? Sure. Would I enjoy the hell out of this camera using it till then? More then any camera I have used till now it seems.
Looking forward to the F6 comparison.

Thank you very much!

Dan C says:

It's always a pleasure watching your videos. Your analysis is rich and incredibly informative. And we benefit, so thank you! 
That said, yes the S1H has a few limitations. BUT for a camera that costs $4,000 and offers this much out of such a small body, I have absolutely no complaints.
Once again Panasonic leads the way. My vote, the Panasonic S1H is a camera without peers in it's group and is the camera of 2019 without a doubt.

Birk Kromann says:

Is that a side by side with the E2-F6!? 😄

Francisco Barros says:

Thank you for the review. The camera still has some pretty serious issues and omissions. Let's hope they can fix them all.

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