Due for release next month, the new Panasonic BS1H full-frame box-style camera combines the cinematic video performance of the Lumix S1H with an easily-deployable box-style body.

The new Lumix BS1H full-frame box-style camera. (Source: Panasonic.)

Featuring a 24-megapixel full-frame sensor and Venus Engine processor, the new Lumix BS1H is able to record 6K/24p, 5.4K/30p (3:2 aspect ratio) or 5.9K/30p (16:9 aspect ratio) high-resolution video and also provides 10-bit 60p 4K/C4K HEVC video recording when using the image area equivalent to Super 35mm. Its high-resolution data can be used for creating 4K videos with higher image quality or for cropping images in 4K and full area recording at 4:2:2 10-bit 4K30p is available with H.264 compression. V-Log/V-Gamut recording encompasses a wide dynamic range of 14+ stops, in line with the dynamic range of the Panasonic VariCam and the BS1H can record video with a designated gamma curve compatible with ITU-R BT.2100, as well as supporting HDR (High Dynamic Range) video recording and Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG), available in the Photo Style sub-menu.

The camera also incorporates an advanced Deep Learning autofocus algorithm that offers greater accuracy in detecting subjects like humans, people’s faces, and fast-moving animals. Eye, face and body detection is supported and the head can be separately recognised by real-time detection technology. Subject tracking continues when they move quickly, turn away, tilt their head or move far away from the camera. To support live streaming, the Lumix BS1H provides an IP streaming function over Ethernet that enables high-quality image transmission to a PC on a wired network that can then be live streamed to the preferred social platform using PC software.

The Lumix BS1H’s body is made from aluminium and magnesium alloy and accepts Lumix S-Series lenses. As well as offering 2.4GHz Wi-Fi connectivity and Bluetooth 4.2 (BLE), it provides USB 3.1 Type-C; plus 3G-SDI and HDMI Type-A which can be used for simultaneous output. Genlock IN (BNC) and Timecode IN/OUT (BNC) functions enable multi-angle synchronised video recording to support a scalable system with third-party external monitors, rigs and gimbals. The camera is also equipped with two SD Card slots for backup or relay recording.

Available in any leading photographic and video specialists from November 2021, the Lumix BS1H will be priced at $5,299 RRP. Click here for more information.