(Pocket-lint) – When Panasonic launched the S1 again in 2019 it was already a formidable full-frame mirrorless digital camera. Now it is about to get even stronger, with the introduction of 6K video.
From 6 April 2021 you’ll be able to go to the official Panasonic help web page to obtain new firmware – model 2.0 – which provides 5.9K decision C4K commonplace seize. There’s additionally 4K at 60/50p with 4:2:0 10-bit inside recording if capturing in digital camera. When you’re capturing off digital camera, utilizing an Atomos Ninja V (as pictured), then 5.9K/4K/3.5K Anamorphic 12-bit Uncooked recording over HDMI is feasible.
Nevertheless, these three seize codecs would require you to pay for the DMW-SFU2 software program improve key. This is not new, it was an choice to open V-Log from day one within the digital camera’s life, however now it provides but extra worth. When you’ve beforehand paid for DMW-SFU2 then the above further options come at no further value.
So how a lot will that value? The DMW-SFU2 key’s round £159 or $199. Greatest costs sourced beneath:
Irrelevant of whether or not you possess the software program key, nevertheless, the brand new firmware 2.0 will deliver further controls to all S1 house owners. The Twin Native ISO setting can now be manually chosen – earlier than it was all the time lively – there’s additionally orientation lock, whereas energy save mode is accessible when powered by an AC adaptor (the DMW-AC10).
Different cameras in Panasonic’s full-frame vary – the S1H, S1R, and BHG1 – will even be receiving comparable firmware updates, ought to a kind of fashions be in your equipment bag.
Writing by Mike Lowe.