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The Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H is a well-rounded and durable camera that offers advanced feature sets for stills and video. Key features include:

  • 6K24p, DCI 4K, and 4K UHD video capture

  • 24.2MP full-frame CMOS sensor and Venus Engine

  • Five-axis sensor-shift image stabilization

  • Accepts L-mount lenses

24.2MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor and Venus Engine. The Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H’s 24.2MP MOS sensor is supported by an updated Venus Engine for impressive image quality, a fast 9 fps continuous shooting rate with AF-S, a 6 fps continuous shooting rate with AF-C, great low-light performance, and a 100-51,200 ISO range. The sensor and processor combine to enhance color reproduction and suppress noise levels throughout the camera’s sensitivity range.

L-Mount Alliance. This wide-diameter lens mount is a joint collaboration between Leica, Panasonic, and Sigma that’s focused on a line of premium cameras & lenses in a mirrorless format. At 51.6mm mount diameter and just 20mm flange distance, the L-mount is well-suited for fast-aperture full-frame optics with compact dimensions.

6K24p, DCI 4K, and 4K UHD Video. The Lumix S1H offers 6K24p capture, 16:9 5.9:30p, and both DCI and UHD 4K60p internal recording with 4:2:2 10-bit color in MP4 format with a 1.09x crop (via pixel binning). It’s also capable of Full HD 1080p capture at 119.88p and Anamorphic 4K at 48.00p. It features clean HDMI output to an external recorder, a built-in stereo mic for quick audio capture, and 3.5mm mic and headphone jacks for advanced audio recording and monitoring needs. Please note that for 6K and 4K capture, you must use an SD memory card that’s UHS-I Class 3 or faster.

Post-Production Optimization. The S1H has a pair of gamma settings suited to capturing a wide dynamic range. This camera comes with V-Log pre-installed. It lets you capture a flat, neutral gamma curve that’s well-suited for grading. You can use the High Dynamic Range mode and Hybrid Log Gamma to record greater shadow and highlight details.

6K and 4K Photo. The DC-S1H gives you three still-shooting modes for recording continuous 3:2 or 4:3 8MP stills at a 60 or 30 fps shooting rate or 18MP stills at a 30 fps shooting rate. Burst mode lets you continuously record, Pre-Burst mode records images one second before and one second after you press the shutter button so you get 60 frames to choose from, while Burst (S/S) mode lets you select the frame you want from recorded video footage. This camera can also record stills in 65:24 and 2:1 panoramic formats.

Light-Speed Autofocus. This contrast-based autofocus system uses Panasonic’s “Depth from Defocus” technology to provide extremely fast speeds. “Advanced AI technology” assists in subject tracking of fast-moving subjects, while the same AI system is used when shooting portraits for face/eye detection. And if you’re shooting in low light, the DFD autofocus system works down to -6 EV. You also get full-time manual focusing for added precision.

Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization. This system uses five-axis sensor-shift stabilization for up to six stops of correction. Mate the camera with a Panasonic lens that features Dual IS 2 (a lens-based two-axis stabilization) to compensate for roughly 6.5 stops of camera shake, giving your hand-held shots utmost sharpness. Its High Resolution mode captures and compiles 8 separate exposures into a single 96MP RAW or JPEG file at 12000 × 8000 pixel resolution, but your subject must be static and the camera must be locked down on a tripod.

Built-In Electronic Viewfinder. The 5.76m-dot OLED integrated electronic viewfinder offers 100% coverage and encompasses the entire Adobe RGB color space, allowing extremely faithful color reproduction. It offers 0.78x configurable viewing magnification and a smooth 60 fps or 120 fps changeable refresh rate, 0.005-second lag, and 10,000:1 contrast ratio.

Rear and Top LCDs. You can use the 2.3m-dot 3.2-inch rear touchscreen LCD for image composition, review, playback, and menu navigation. Its free-tilting design lets you work from low and high angles, even when you’re shooting in vertical orientation. Live View Boost mode was designed for composing images in low light, while Night Mode also helps you work in the dark by lowering the backlight intensity. A separate status LCD on top of the camera lets you quickly review shooting settings, even when the camera’s powered off.

Other Notable Features. The built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth provide wireless control and viewing options via the free Lumix Sync App. Images are recorded to SDHC/XC memory cards (remember, UHS-I Class 3 or faster for 6K and 4K video), and the rechargeable DMW-BLJ31 battery is rated for approximately 400 shots per charge when using the rear monitor, 380 shots per charge when using the EVF, and 1150 shots per charge when Power Save LVF mode is on.

Q & A

Do I need to use a specific type of memory card for 6K and 4K capture? Does this rental include the manual?
  • This rental doesn’t include the manual. If you’d like it, please request it in the Special Instructions box during checkout.

Does this camera accept Micro 4/3 mount lenses?
  • No! While Panasonic has a wide variety of Micro 4/3 cameras and lenses, the full-frame DC-S1H camera uses a completely different lens mount. Please see our L-Mount lenses here.



Aspect Ratio

1:1, 2:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9, 65:24

Audio File Formats

AAC, Dolby Digital 2ch, Linear PCM (Stereo)

Audio Recording

Built-In Microphone (Stereo)
External Microphone Input (Stereo)

Autofocus Points

Contrast Detection: 225

Autofocus Sensitivity

-6 to +20 EV


1x DMW-BLJ31 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.4 VDC, 3050 mAh (Approx. 400 Shots)

Bit Depth




Built-in Flash


Camera Type



USB Type-C (USB 3.1), 3.5mm Microphone, 3.5mm Headphone, HDMI A (Full Size), X-Sync Socket, 2.5mm Sub-Mini

Continuous Shooting

Up to 9 fps at 24.2 MP for up to 60 Exposures (RAW)
Up to 9 fps at 24.2 MP for up to 999 Exposures (JPEG)
Up to 30 fps at 18 MP
Up to 60 fps at 8 MP

Dedicated Flash System




Diopter Adjustment

-4 to +2

Exposure Compensation

-5 to +5 EV (1/3 EV Steps)

Exposure Modes

Aperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority

External Flash Connection

Hot Shoe, PC Terminal

External Video-Recording Modes

4:2:2 10-Bit
DCI 4K (4096 × 2160) up to 24.00p/50p/59.94p
UHD 4K (3840 × 2160) up to 24.00p/50p/59.94p

Flash Compensation

-3 to +3 EV (1/3 EV Steps)

Flash Modes

Auto, Auto/Red-Eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-Eye Reduction, Off, Slow Sync, Slow Sync/Red-Eye Reduction

Focus Type

Auto and Manual Focus

Focusing Method

Continuous-Servo AF, Manual Focus, Single-Servo AF





ISO Range

Auto, 100 to 51200 (Extended: 50 to 204800)

Image File Formats


Image Stabilization

Sensor-Shift, 5-Axis

Interval Recording


Item Type


Maximum Resolution

6000 × 4000

Maximum Sync Speed

1/320 Second

Memory Card Slot


Metering Modes

Center-Weighted Average, Highlight Weighted, Multiple, Spot

Metering Range

0 to 18 EV

Monitor Resolution

2,330,000 Dot

Monitor Size


Monitor Type

Free-Angle Tilting Touchscreen LCD


L Mount

Operating Temperature

14 to 104°F / -10 to 40°C


Actual: 25.28 Megapixel
Effective: 24.2 Megapixel

Self Timer

2/10-Second Delay

Sensor Dimensions

35.6 × 23.8mm

Sensor Size

Full Frame

Sensor Type


Shutter Speed

Mechanical Shutter
1/8000 to 60 Second
0 to 30 Minute in Bulb Mode

Electronic Front Curtain Shutter
1/2000 to 60 Second
0 to 30 Minute in Bulb Mode

Electronic Shutter
1/8000 to 60 Second
0 to 60 Second in Bulb Mode
1/16000 to 1/125 Second in Movie Mode

Video Encoding


Video Recording Modes

MOV/H.265 4:2:0 10-Bit
6K 3:2 (5952 × 3968) at 23.976p/24.00p [200 Mb/s]
5.4K 3:2 (5376 × 3584) at 25p/29.97p [200 Mb/s]
5.9K (5888 × 3312) at 23.976p/24.00p/25p/29.97p [200 Mb/s]
DCI 4K (4096 × 2160) at 47.95p/48.00p/50p/59.94p [200 Mb/s]
UHD 4K (3840 × 2160) at 47.95p/48.00p/50p/59.94p [200 Mb/s]
4K Anamorphic (3328 × 2496) at 47.95p/48.00p/50p [200 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 × 1080) at 47.95p/48.00p/100p/119.88p [100 to 150 Mb/s]

MOV/H.264 4:2:2 10-Bit
DCI 4K (4096 × 2160) at 23.976p/24.00p/25p/29.97p [150 to 400 Mb/s]
UHD 4K (3840 × 2160) at 23.976p/24.00p/25p/29.97p [150 to 400 Mb/s]
4K Anamorphic (3328 × 2496) at 23.976p/24.00p/25p/29.97p [150 to 400 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 × 1080) at 23.976p/24.00p/25p/29.97p/50i/50p/59.94i/59.94p [50 to 200 Mb/s]

MOV/H.264 4:2:0 8-Bit
DCI 4K (4096 × 2160) at 23.976p/24.00p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p [100 to 150 Mb/s]
UHD 4K (3840 × 2160) at 23.976p/24.00p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p [100 to 150 Mb/s]
4K Anamorphic (3328 × 2496) at 23.976p/24.00p/25p/29.97p/50p [100 to 150 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 × 1080) at 23.976p/24.00p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p [100 Mb/s]

MP4/H.265 4:2:0 10-Bit
UHD 4K (3840 × 2160) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p [72 to 100 Mb/s]

MP4/H.264 4:2:0 8-Bit
UHD 4K (3840 × 2160) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p [100 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 × 1080) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p [20 to 28 Mb/s]

AVCHD 4:2:0 8-Bit
Full HD (1920 × 1080) at 23.976p/50i/50p/59.94i/59.94p [17 to 28 Mb/s]

Viewfinder Coverage


Viewfinder Eye Point


Viewfinder Magnification

Approx. 0.78x

Viewfinder Resolution

5,760,000 Dot

Viewfinder Type

Electronic (OLED)


2.56 lbs.

White Balance

Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Daylight, Flash, Incandescent, Shade, White Set 1, White Set 2, White Set 3, White Set 4




Bluetooth, Wi-Fi

Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H

AC Adapter - Panasonic DVLV1001Z USB

Battery - Panasonic DMW-BLJ31

Cable - Panasonic TC In/Out BNC Converter

Cable - USB 3.1 Type-C to Type-C 3-foot

Charger - Non-Polarized Cable

Charger - Panasonic DMW-BTC14