With the large selection of Panasonic LUMIX cameras, how do you choose which one best fits what you do? In this article, we are going to cover the features of each camera and its intended users.
Let’s start with the LUMIX S1H, the flagship full-frame mirrorless camera from Panasonic. It features a 24.2 Megapixel (MP) CMOS sensor capable of capturing up to 6K 24p video at 4:2:2 in 10-bit. The S1H offers Dual Native ISO — generating less noise at higher ISOs. The camera offers unlimited record time and an internal fan for improved heat dispersion. The S1H is a durable and reliable camera for creators who need to shoot for a long time. Also, the camera shoots up to 120fps in HD, or up to 60fps in UHD and DCI 4K. For improved dynamic range, the S1H supports V-Log. It also stays steady with 7-stop 5-Axis Dual Image Stabilizer (IB) 2 sensor stabilization.
The S1H has approval from Netflix for usage on Netflix 4K Originals. Overall, it’s a great fit for cinematographers and narrative filmmakers. It’s also at home with wedding videographers, corporate video, newsgathering and those that plan to shoot both video and stills, such as hybrid shooters.
Next, let’s discuss the LUMIX S1. The S1 features a 24.2MP full-frame sensor. It offers sensor-shift 96MP high-resolution images and has a 3.2-inch tilt touchscreen with 2.1 million dots. The S1 shoots up to UHD 4K60 video and is HDR-capable. It’s ready to go with 7-stop 5-Axis Dual I.S. 2 and internal 10-bit recording.
The S1 fits well for wedding videographers, corporate shooters and news gatherers. It’s also a good choice for hybrid shooters.
The LUMIX S5 is the smallest and lightest full-frame camera from LUMIX. With its 24.2MP full-frame sensor, it captures up to 4K60 video in 10-bit. Additionally, the S5 utilizes dual native ISO to improve its noise floor when shooting at higher ISO’s. The S5 has a 3 inch free-angle touchscreen and 6.5-stop 5-Axis Dual I.S. 2. Also, it has high-resolution shooting with a 96MP sensor-shifted image, comes with V-Log and can capture HDR.
The S5 has a wide range of users, spanning from livestreamers to beginners and hobbyists. Wedding videographers, news gatherers, corporate videographers and hybrid shooters also benefit.
Micro Four Thirds
The Lumix GH5 II is the next iteration in the GH5 line. It has an AR-coated 20.3MP sensor and features unlimited recording time with simultaneous output over HDMI. It will even output while capturing 4K60p internally. The GH5 II supports V-LogL, Cinelike V2/D2, MonochromeS and L.ClassicNeo standard. Also, it offers USB-PD power supply and charging along with wireless or wired live streaming. It has wired USB LAN IP Streaming (FWUP) and 6.5-stop 5-Axis Dual I.S. 2.
The GH5 II has a long list of users. Cinematographers, narrative filmmakers and livestreamers would like the GH5 II. The GH5 II is also an excellent fit for wedding videographers, corporate shooters, news gatherers, beginners, hobbyists and hybrid shooters.
The LUMIX GH5 is Feature-rich and affordable. With its 20.3MP MOS Sensor, it shoots up to 4K Video with no crop and no record time limit. It can capture up to Internal 4:2:2 10-Bit 4K Video at 24/30p and has 5-Axis Sensor Stabilization with its Dual I.S. 2.
Users for the GH5 include narrative filmmakers, Wedding and corporate videographers, hybrid shooters, news gathers, beginners and hobbyists.
The LUMIX GH5s has a 10.28MP multi aspect ratio MOS sensor and is feature-rich and sensitive. It can shoot up to DCI 4K at 60fps and 240 fps in HD. It can capture Internal 4:2:2 10-Bit in long GOP. It’s equipped with V-Log L Gamma and HDR Hybrid Log Gamma. Lastly, it gets its sensitivity with Dual Native ISO at ISO 400 and ISO 2500.
Cinematographers, narrative filmmakers, corporate videographers and news gathers would all get great use out of the GH5S.
The LUMIX BGH1 is a flexible box camera with a robust feature set. It features a 10.2MP sensor and can capture 4K60, 4:2:2, H.264, H.265/HEVC recording with 13 stops of dynamic range and HLG. Moreover, the BGH1 has dual-native ISO, VariCam look and V-LogL. It offers various frame rates — spanning from 60 to 240 fps — and is controlled via USB Type-C, LAN or LANC which allow you to include the BGH1 to your current system easily. Power with PoE+ Ethernet or with its VBR battery mount. The camera also has eleven ¼ 20 mounts all around the camera for an endless amount of mounting capabilities.
The BGH1 is Netflix approved for use on Netflix 4k Originals. Its target users include cinematographers, livestreamers, narrative filmmakers, corporate shooters and news gatherers.
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