GearComments Off on A Review of the Panasonic S1’s After 10 Months
The Panasonic S1 is a nicely balanced stills and video camera that brings with it quite a few top-shelf features all packaged in a rugged, versatile, and well-designed body. This great video takes a look at how the camera has held up after using it for almost a year.
Last week, we published our long “mirrorless camera of the year” post, and while there have been MANY contenders, the Panasonic S1 came out on top for its perfect price/performance ratio. And Panasonic seems really happy about this result – they got in touch offering an exclusive $400 discount for cinema5D readers, plus the V-Log Filmmaker Upgrade worth $199 for free!
GearComments Off on Panasonic S1 & Canon FD lenses – Full Frame, 10-bit Recording Kit Under $3500
Are you playing with the thought to enter into the 10-bit full frame filmmaking world but think it’s prohibitively expensive? Here is a sub $3500 suggestion. If you are willing to invest money and time, the combination of working with the Panasonic S1 equipped with Canon’s FD lenses is fun and a good reason to collect some older items too.
Panasonic S1 with the Canon FD 35mm f2 lens. Image credit: Gunther Machu
If you are like me, an enthusiast hobbyist who is digging the full frame look but don’t want to go back to 8-bit codecs, then I’m sure we are sharing the same dilemma. I’ve started filming 10 years ago with a Panasonic GH1 and later moved to the original BMPCC camera but the full frame “look” always fascinated me and 8 vs 10-bit became a deal breaker when choosing my next camera.
My Wish List When Considering a Camera
a full frame sensor camera to get this creamy shallow depth of field with fast primes
a robust 4K 4:2:2 10-bit internal codec
the cam has a LOG image picture profile that provides good dynamic range and is flexible enough for grading in post
in body image (sensor) stabilization (IBIS) would be great
the audio department should provide good sound quality with a headphone output, of course
a good viewfinder and/or screen is mandatory
decent battery life
lenses should cover wides and moderate tele and should be fast (below f4, ideally f2) – otherwise you would defy the purpose to go for full frame
in addition, the lenses should provide robust mechanics, a buttery smooth focus throw to allow for precise manual focus adjustment with hard stops at close and infinity focus
I don’t like messing with rigs, external recorders, HDMI cables, and all the auxiliary stuff and need a compact footprint
As a hobbyist, I just don’t want to spend more than $3500 all in all
Cinematography, GearComments Off on FilmConvert Camera Pack for Panasonic LUMIX S1 and S1H Now Available
FilmConvert has announced the addition of a new camera pack for the Panasonic S1 and S1H cameras. If you are a FilmConvert Pro or FilmConvert Nitrate user, you can download these new profiles for free. Let’s take a closer look
For those of us that like shooting on a
mirrorless camera, we’ve probably become accustomed to the lightweight
and easy to manage cameras. So are the S1 and S1R a step too far on the
Now that Panasonic are entering the full-frame mirrorless market, they’ve created the heaviest camera of the bunch. The S1 weighs 2.25 pounds, with the S1R weighing basically the same at 2.24 pounds. Out of the competition, it’s only the Sony a9 that comes close with 1.48 pounds. All of this is with the battery inside the camera. Here’s a breakdown: