Panasonic has announced the launch of Lumix DC-BS1H which is a box style full frame mirrorless camera. It has same form factor as BGH1 which is a Micro Four Thirds camera but has a larger 24 Megapixel full-frame sensor.
The box shaped design put focus on connectivity and mobility particularly suited in various film making situations. The BS1H includes a USB 3.1 Type-C, a 3G-SDI and an HDMI Type-A port. To ensure it is a scalable system, it incorporates functions like Genlock IN (BNC) and Timecode IN/OUT (BNC) which enable multi-angle video recording. Using Panasonic Software LUMIX Tether, it can control upto 12 sets of Lumix BS1H cameras. The camera has dual SD Card slot for backup and relay recording.
The BS1H features a tally lamp, 3.5mm audio in/out jack and has an XLR microphone output. It has 24 Megapixel full-frame sensor which can capture upto 6K resolution. It incorporates some signature features like Optical Low Pass Filter and Dual Native ISO. As per Panasonic, the BS1H has top notch low light performance with 14 Stops of dynamic range and a V-Log.
The Lumix BS1H can shoot 6K at 24p, 5.4K at 30p (3:2 aspect ratio) and 5.9K at 30p (16:9 aspect ratio). I can also shoot 10bit 60p 4K video at Super 35 image area. You can record 4:2:2 10-bit 4K at 30p using full area.
As per Panasonic the BS1H provides real-time subject detection and comes with AI based deep learning feature which will help in precise focusing on fast moving subjects like humans, animals and automobiles.
The BS1H offers variable frame rates upto 60 frames per second in 4K mode and 180fps in Full HD.
The Lumix BS1H will be available sometime in November and is priced at $3,500