New developments include the Lumix S1H, video capabilities for the LUMIX S1 and two new teleconverters
The Lumix S1H is the latest full-frame mirrorless camera to be developed by Panasonic, and is the world’s first camera that is capable of recording 6K/24p (3:2 aspect ratio), 5.9K/30p (16:9 aspect ratio) and 10-bit 60p 4K/C4K. It also features V-Log/V-Gamut with a dynamic range of over 14 stops.
A new firmware upgrade has also been announced for the Lumix S1, which includes features such as 14+ stops of V-Log recording, 4:2:2 10-bit 4K MOV 30p/25p internal video recording and 4:2:2 10-bit 4K 60p/50p HDMI output. The firmware is available free of charge for existing Lumix S1 purchases and for new purchasers from 8 July until the 30 September 2019. After that it will be priced at £179.
Further expanding its series, Panasonic has also unveiled the 1.4x and 2.0x teleconverters, which can be attached to the Lumix S PRO 70-200mm f/4 OIS, as well as the upcoming 70-200mm f/2.8 S series lens, which will be available later this year. Both teleconverters have a rugged design that makes them dust and splash resistant and able to withstand temperatures of -10°C.
Available now, the 1.4 teleconverter has a recommended retail price of £489.99 and the 2.0x teleconverter, £579.99.