Alongside the announcement of development for the new video-centric 6K S1H full frame mirrorless, Panasonic has also announced the firmware update (Firmware Key DMW-SFU2) for the Panasonic S1. This firmware is a paid upgrade and goes on sale in July 2019, offering a whole lot of features that video shooters have been asking for. Although, if you already own an S1, you can actually get it for free.
- 14+ Stops of V-Log recording
- World’s first 4:2:2 10-bit 4K MOV 30p/25p¹ Internal video recording²
- World’s first 4:2:2 10-bit 4K 60p/50p¹ HDMI output²
- V-Log and V-Gamut compatible with Cinema VariCam Look
- In-camera LUT (Look Up Table) application enabling playback of V-Log while or after recording (LUT Display with Custom Function)
- A WFM (Waveform Monitor) displays brightness level while recording
- High-res 48-kHz/24-bit or 96-kHz/24-bit sound can be recorded in MOV using the XLR Microphone Adaptor DMW-XLR1
¹ – PAL area only
² – For a full-frame digital still camera as of May 31, 2019.
The S1H will also 14+ stops of V-Log, the same as that found in high-end cinema cameras like the $15K Cinema VariCam LT. Soon that will be available for S1 shooters, too. It’s going on sale in July 2019.
The new Firmware Key DMW-SFU2 is available for free to all Panasonic S1 users who purchase and register their S1 before July 31st, 2019. After that, you’ll have to fork over $199 for the upgrade.