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Why the Panasonic Lumix S1H May Be One of the Best 4K Cameras for Filmmakers

"The Lumix S1 is a stills camera that’s pretty good at video; the S1H is most definitely a video camera that also happens to be pretty useful for stills."

Digital Camera World reviews the new Panasonic Lumix S1H, writing, “With the Lumix S1H, Panasonic has used its considerable video experience to bring many of its high-end VariCam features to the Lumix S range. The controls, the interface and certainly the hardware have been built for video and cinematography, and the fact it’s also a very serviceable 24MP stills camera is a bonus. It’s a very interesting ‘bridge’ between conventional system cameras and higher end cine gear, especially for existing Panasonic videographers.”

The S1H is the first mirrorless camera to ever get a Netflix ‘A’ approval, meaning it’s among ARRI Alexa 65 and RED One as primary cameras that are used for Netflix original productions. Digital Camera World goes on to explain that while “the Lumix S1 is a stills camera that’s pretty good at video; the S1H is most definitely a video camera that also happens to be pretty useful for stills.” They call the S1H a strong contender for their list of best 4K cameras for filmmakers and their list of best cinema cameras.

Read the full review here.

Watch: Four Filmmakers Compare Notes on Shooting With the Panasonic S1H

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