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The Panasonic Lumix BS1H Full-Frame Cinema Camera is a pro-grade box-style video-only camera for the L-mount system and an even more video focused counterpart of the DC-S1H. Key features include:

  • 24.2 MP, full-frame MOS sensor with native L-Mount

  • Up to 5.9K H.264/H.265/HEVC recording to UHS-II SD cards

  • Dual Native ISO base sensitivity 100/640, extended ISO up to 51,200/204,800

  • Internal 4:2:2 10-bit with Varicam Look / V-Log L

What’s In The Box? The DC-S1H is a hybrid photo/video mirrorless camera, and this Panasonic Lumix BS1H Full-Frame Cinema Camera comes equipped with all the same video features of the S1H, in a more compact, box-style camera housing that can be conveniently mounted on gimbals and hard to reach places. Please note, the BS1H does not have a built-in interface and will require an external monitoring solution in order to access camera settings.

PoE+, and Other Power Options. In addition to the included AC adapter, the BS1H can be powered by separately available batteries like the Panasonic AG-VBR118G High Capacity Battery. The camera also supports Power-over-Ethernet, which allows for power and remote control for up to 12 BS1H cameras and streaming over a single cat6 or better cable.

24.2 MP, Full-Frame Sensor. The BS1H features a 24.2 MP full-frame sensor with a native ISO sensitivity up to 51,200. Using software, however, the camera can support dual native ISO 50 to 204,800, which extends the dynamic range in more shooting situations, especially when paired with the camera’s preinstalled V-Log L.

DCI 4K At 60 Frames Per Second. Options for DCI and UHD 4K are included here. The camera supports 4K/60p in 4:2:0 10-bit, and can even reach 6K and anamorphic 4K recording. High frame rate shooting is available at up to 240 fps in 1080p.

V-Log Installed. Panasonic did everyone a solid and decided to preinstall V-Log and V-Gamut on all copies of this camera, and it’s compatible with the “Cinema VariCam Look” as well. This provides an extremely flat gamma curve and image that’s capable of 14-stops of dynamic range for additional latitude when grading your footage. The BS1H supports outputting RAW over HDMI and video over SDI simultaneously.

Timecode In/Out. BNC Timecode and Genlock ports allow for professional time code and sync options without the need for adapters. RJ45 Gigabit LAN also allows for network syncing.

Need a Memory Card? You’ll need an ultra-fast memory card for a camera this powerful, and we recommend the Sony 128GB SF-G Tough Series UHS-II SDXC. This camera can take full advantage of its superior 299 MB/s max write speed and 300 MB/s max read speed for high-resolution, high-bitrate capture.

Q & A

  • Do you recommend this camera for still photographers?
    • No. This camera does not have the ability to capture stills. If you need a comparable camera for photo use, check out the Panasonic DC-S1H instead.

  • Does this camera have a display?
    • No, this camera doesn’t have an interface, but a selection of monitors are available on the right side of this page.

  • Does this rental include a battery or charger?
    • No, this rental only includes an AC adapter for powering the camera directly from an outlet.

    • If your shoot requires a battery you can rent them here.

  • What kind of card do I need to shoot 4K 10-bit 4:2:2 video?
    • In order to use the 400Mbps 4K recording mode without a record limit, Panasonic recommends V90 rated cards. Currently, this is what we recommend.

  • Does this rental include the cable lock?
    • This rental does not include a cable lock for the camera’s DC port by default. If you would like the cable lock, simply request one in the special instructions box at checkout and we will be happy to include one at no additional cost.

  • Resources

  • Quick Start Guide
  • Manual
  • Compatibility Chart
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    Camera Type




    • Type: Live MOS
    • Size: 35.6 × 23.8 mm
    Effective Pixels
    • 24.2MP
    • Dynamic Range: Up to 14 stops
    • Default Sensitivity: 100 – 51,200
    • Expanded Sensitivity: 80 – 204,800



    Audio Inputs

    • Mic In (3.5mm stereo mini jack)
    Audio Outputs
    • Headphones Out (3.5mm stereo mini jack)
    Video Outputs
    • HDMI Type-A
    • 3G-SDI BNC
    Additional Inputs/Outputs
    • Remote: 2.5mm LANC
    • Timecode In/Out: BNC
    • Genlock In: BNCBBS signal / tri-level sync
    • LAN: RJ-45 / PoE+
    • USB: 3.1 GEN1 Type-C


    Item Type


    Memory Type

    (2) UHS-II SDXC


    L Mount



    • 3.7 × 3.7 × 3.1″
    • 1.3 lb


    Sensor Size

    Full Frame

    Video Format

    Resolution @ framrate

    • 4096 × 2160p at 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97 fps
    • 3840 × 2160p at 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97 fps
    • 3328 × 2496p at 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97 fps
    • 1920 × 1080p at 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97 fps

    Panasonic Lumix BS1H Full-Frame Cinema Camera

    AC Adapter - Panasonic SAE0011

    Charger - Non-Polarized Cable

    Panasonic Lumix BS1H