Photo Shooting Performance
High Resolution Mode
In this mode, eight consecutive images are automatically shot while shifting the sensor using the Body I.S. (Image Stabilizer) mechanism. Then, the Venus Engine, which boasts high-speed signal processing, synthesizes the images into a 96-megapixel equivalent (12,000 x 8,000-pixel) RAW file. This mode is excellent for shooting ultra-detailed nature shots with a tripod, as well as other works of art that combine grandeur with precision. MODE 1 produces shots of moving subjects that appear to be fluid and in motion, while MODE 2 corrects for such motion to produce a static image.
0.08 sec DFD AF
Super-fast sensor-lens communication of 480 fps and Panasonic’s DFD (Depth From Defocus) technology help make high-speed, high-precision autofocus of approximately 0.08 seconds a reality.*
* 11EV, at wide-end with S-R24105 (CIPA) in LVF120 fps setting.
Accurate AF in Low-Light and Low-Contrast Scenes
Accurate autofocus is possible even in starlight and other low-light scenes, as well as in fog, haze, and other low-contrast scenes. The LUMIX S1H offers the renowned low-light performance of the LUMIX series, functioning even at -6EV.* Higher sensitivity and optimized tuning of the sensor has taken luminance detection performance even higher. This feature is especially useful in shooting documentaries, nighttime animal scenes, and more.
* F1.4. 100% contrast target.
Human Body Recognition and Animal Recognition Technology
Panasonic’s advanced AI technology can recognize not only the human body but such common animals as canidae, felidae, and birds. Panasonic has used deep learning to study a large quantity of images of humans and animals and loaded the resulting AI into the Venus Engine. As a result, the camera can recognize and accurately focus on animals, even when they are facing away from you. This feature allows you to relax and focus on the composition while the camera performs the difficult work of focusing.
AFS 9 fps / AFC 6 fps Burst Shooting
The 24.2-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor and Venus Engine with its high processing power make possible burst shooting in AFS of approximately 9 fps. In AFC as well, the LUMIX S1H delivers outstanding following performance and burst shooting of approximately 6 fps. Photographers will enjoy capturing quick-moving subjects with extreme clarity.
6K PHOTO / 4K PHOTO
Shoot with extended burst, then choose and extract the exact frames you want to keep. The 6K PHOTO* mode at 30 fps allows you to capture the perfect moments at stunningly high resolution of approximately 18 megapixels.** The ultra-high-speed 4K PHOTO mode at 60 fps freezes even faster motion, which is simply not possible in conventional cameras.*** The LUMIX S Series truly does make moments unmissable.
* 6K PHOTO is a high speed burst shooting function that cuts a still image out of a 4:3 or 3:2 video footage with approx.18-megapixel (approx. 6000 x 3000 effective pixel count) that the 6K image manages.
** Maximum recording time of 10 minutes in 6K PHOTO.
*** Maximum recording time of 15 minutes in 4K PHOTO.
HLG Photo mode* supports a new style of photographic enjoyment on the screen of HDR-compatible devices — one in which the rendering of bright light is especially impressive. HSP files,** which compress a high degree of brightness, are displayed as images with breathtaking reproduction of dynamic range and extremely fine gradations of light and dark.
* “HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma)” is an international standard (ITU-R BT.2100) HDR format.
** “HSP” is an HDR picture format using HLG format video technology.
Each of the 16 Photo Styles offers 0.5-step fine adjustment, helping photographers realize their photographic vision without retouching. In addition, up to 10 customized styles may be saved in the My Photo Style list. Most of the styles* may be used for both still photos and video, making this a useful feature for creating time lapse videos and more.
* HLG (Like2100) is for video only.
The Highlight Weighted Light Metering mode meters light with a priority on highlighted parts to prevent them from washing out.
Flicker Decrease (Photo)
The camera senses the flickering of fluorescent lights and other objects and adjusts the timing of the shutter to minimize their effect.