Panasonic Lumix BS1H 6k Mirrorless Camera

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Panasonic Lumix BS1H 6k Mirrorless Camera

Panasonic is proud to announce the release of its new full-frame box-style LUMIX Mirrorless Camera DC-BS1H. The LUMIX BS1H, is a versatile boxstyle camera combining the cinema-quality video performance of the LUMIX S1H into the easy-to-deploy box-style profile. Accommodating a 24-megapixel full-frame sensor with Dual Native ISO technology, the LUMIX BS1H further enhances its potential including 6K full-area high resolution recording, impressive bokeh, low-light performance, wide dynamic range of 14plus stops V-Log and more. With its high connectivity and mobility, users can flexibly build the BS1H up into their ideal camera system according to the scenario. The consistent look of images minimises post-production processing when other Panasonic LUMIX production cameras such as the BGH1, a Micro Four Thirds box-style camera, or the S1H, a full-frame mirrorless cinema camera, are used together

Cinema production quality video with 35mm full-frame sensor

The BS1H contains a 24.2-megapixel 35mm full-frame CMOS sensor (35.6 mm x 23.8mm) that captures 6K resolution. With an active resolution of 6,024 x 4,016, the BS1H delivers approximately 24.2 million photosites. Adoption of an OLPF (Optical Low Pass Filter) suppresses moire and false colour. The image sensor with Dual Native ISO in the BS1H minimises noise generation by choosing an optimal circuit to use according to the sensitivity before gain processing. In combination with optimum signal processing by the Venus Engine, it assures maximum ISO 51200 high sensitivity recording with minimum noise

Maximising the use of the pixels in the full-frame image sensor, the LUMIX BS1H is capable of 6K/24p, 5.4K/30p (3:2 aspect ratio) or 5.9K/30p (16:9 aspect ratio) highresolution, smooth video recording. It also provides 10-bit 60p 4K/C4K HEVC video recording when using the image area equivalent to Super 35mm. The 4:2:2 10-bit 4K 30p is recordable in H.264 at its full area. Its high-resolution data can also be used for creating 4K videos with higher image quality or for cropping images in 4K.

Dynamic range measures the luminance range that a digital camera can capture. The LUMIX BS1H delivers 14plus stops of Dynamic Range with a V-Log, which are virtually the same as those of the Panasonic Cinema Cameras, to precisely reproduce everything from dark to bright areas.

The ability to capture accurate colours and rich skin tones is a must for any filmmaker. The LUMIX BS1H imports the renowned colorimetry of the VariCam lineup of cinema cameras. The LUMIX BS1H contains V-Log/V-Gamut capture to deliver a high dynamic range and broad colours. V-Log renders a very flat image while maintaining all of the colour information within the image. This means that there is a greater level of play when the images are put through post-production processes.The CMOS sensor of the LUMIX BS1H achieves a wide colour gamut known as VGamut, which is the BS1H’s optimum colour space and achieves a colour space that is wider than BT.2020. V-Log has log curve characteristics that are somewhat reminiscent of negative film and V-Gamut delivers a colour space even larger than film.

In addition to HDR (High Dynamic Range) video recording, the camera records video with a designated gamma curve compatible with ITU-R BT.2100, and the user can now choose Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) in Photo Style.

The LUMIX BS1H also provides real-time subject detection with an advanced deep learning technology to set precise focus on the target subject such as humans and animals even if they are moving fast.

A wide variety of recording formats, frame rates and resolutions in maximum 6K

The LUMIX BS1H is capable of 4:2:2 10-bit 4K 60p/50p HDMI output. Adopting a new heat dispersion structure, it achieves unlimited video recording in a variety of recording formats, including 4:3 Anamorphic mode, to meet professional needs.

Moreover, with two options for RAW workflow, the BS1H satisfies wide-ranging creative requirements. [5.9K] / [4K] / [Anamorphic (4:3) 3.5K] 12-bit RAW video data can be output over HDMI to save Apple ProRes RAW on the Atomos Ninja V or save Blackmagic RAW on the Blackmagic Video Assist 12G HDR.

The VFR (Variable Frame Rate) lets users record overcranked/undercranked video in C4K/4K (60 fps, maximum 2.5x slower in 24p) and FHD (180 fps, maximum 7.5x slower in 24p). The minimum frame rate for quick motion video is 2 fps. In addition, HFR (High Frame Rate) video with sound is also recordable even when using auto focus. A variety of effects are available for producing a slow-motion video through the post production process.

The LUMIX BS1H adopts a new heat dispersion structure to achieve unlimited video recording. The body frame is composed of aluminium and magnesium alloy to realise both durability and light weight.

To support a growing need of live streaming, the BS1H provides an IP streaming function that enables distant, high-quality image transmission to a social streaming platform online with PC connection over wired LAN. Notably, the LUMIX BS1H can stream 4K 60p (50p) video in H.265. The H.265 realises half the bitrate while keeping the image quality the same, which means it can provide 2x higher image quality at the same bitrate as H.264. Streaming in ultra-high definition 4K at low bitrate is possible even in the cases where the bandwidth is not broad enough.

A wide range of connections for unlimited possibilities 

With the body frame composed of aluminium and magnesium alloy, the LUMIX BS1H is a compact and lightweight yet durable box-style camera and it provides a variety of practical ports.

In addition to a USB 3.1 Type-C, the BS1H is equipped with a 3G-SDI (BNC) and an HDMI Type-A terminal, which can be used for simultaneous output. Moreover, Genlock IN (BNC) and Timecode IN/OUT (BNC) functions which enable multi-angle synchronised video recording are available to build a scalable system with external monitors, rigs and gimbals supplied from other manufacturers. When connected to LAN, Power over Ethernetplus (PoEplus) makes it easy to install both physically and electrically. Control over maximum 12 sets of LUMIX BS1H cameras is available using Panasonic PC software LUMIX Tether for Multicam*1. The LUMIX BS1H is also equipped with a double SD Card slot for backup recording or relay recording.

Use of LUMIX S Series lenses with BS1H provides further advantages. The Boost I.S.(Video) function (Image Stabiliser) can be used and superior AF/AE control is available when the LUMIX S Series lens with O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabiliser) is mounted


  • Tally lamps (front 1 and rear 1) a network connection lamp
  • Operation Lock Switch and 5 function buttons
  • 3.5 Audio (in/out) jack compatible and compatibility with XLR microphone DMW-XLR1 (sold separately)
  • Generic remote control unit 2.5mm
  • 2.4GHz Wifi connectivity and bluetooth 4.2 (BLE)
  • Remote camera control using application software (LUMIX Tether for multicam and LUMIX sync)
  • Tethered photo shooting with LUMIX Tether for multicam software
  • A SDK (Software Development Kit) for camera control via USB/LAN will be provided for free



Type Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera
Lens mount L-Mount
Recording media SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card* / SDXC Memory Card*
*Compatible with UHS-I/UHS-II UHS Speed Class 3 standard SDHC/SDXC Memory Cards and UHS-II Video Speed Class 90 standard SDXC Memory Cards.


Type 35mm full-frame (35.6mm x 23.8mm) CMOS sensor
Camera effective pixels / Total pixels 24.20 megapixels / 25.28 megapixels
AR (Anti Reflection) coating Yes
Aspect ratio / Color filter '3:2 / Primary color filter
LATITUDE 14+ stops (V-Log)
Recording file format JPEG (DCF, Exif 2.31)     *Tethered photo shooting with LUMIX Tether for Multicam software
Aspect ratio '3:2
File size (Pixels)

6000x4000(L) / 4272x2848(M) / 3024x2016(S)

3888x2592(L) / 2784x1856(M) / 1968x1312(S)

Image quality

Fine / Standard

Color space



Recording file format MOV: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, H.265/HEVC (Audio format: LPCM (2ch 48kHz/16-bit, 48kHz/24-bit*, 96kHz/24-bit*))     *When attaching DMW-XLR1 (sold separately).
MP4: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, H.265/HEVC (Audio format: AAC (2ch))
System frequency 59.94Hz / 50.00Hz / 24.00Hz


Compatible external devices 'ATOMOS Ninja V 4K HDR Monitor-Recorder
*Selectable recording mode depends on the firmware version of Atomos Ninja V.
*Please refer to the Atomos website for the information on the corresponding firmware version of Atomos Ninja V.
*Software that supports Apple ProRes RAW is required to edit RAW video recorded with NINJA V. Apply the LUT (Look up table) available on the following customer supports site to make the same color grading as V-Log/V-Gamut
*All functions may not be available depending on the situation.

Blackmagic Video Assist 5" 12G HDR, Blackmagic Video Assist 7" 12G HDR
*Selectable recording mode depends on the firmware version of Blackmagic Video Assist 12G HDR.
*Please refer to the Blackmagic Design website for the information on the corresponding firmware version of the Blackmagic Video Assist 12G HDR.
*DaVinci Resolve or DaVinci Resolve Studio is required to play back and edit Blackmagic RAW data. DaVinci Resolve Studio is required to deliver projects using Blackmagic RAW data in resolutions over 3840x2160.
*All functions may not be available depending on the situation.
Rec quality  



Contrast AF system

DFD technology


Focus mode


AF detective range

EV -6 - 20 (F1.4, ISO100 equivalent, AF)

AF mode

'Motion picture: Auto Detection (Face, Eye, Body, Animal) / Tracking / 225-Area / Zone (Oval) / 1-Area
Still image: Auto Detection (Face, Eye, Body, Animal) /  225-Area /1-Area     *Tethered photo shooting with LUMIX Tether for Multicam software

AF custom setting (Video)

AF Speed, AF Sensitivity

AF lock

Set the Fn button in custom menu to AF lock

Focus ring control

Nonlinear / Linear* (90°/ 120°/ 150°/ 180°/ 210°/ 240°/ 270°/ 300°/ 330°/ 360°/ 720°/ 1080°/ Maximum)     *When a compatible lens is attached.


AF-ON, Continuous AF, AF+MF, MF Assist, MF Guide, 1-Area AF Moving Speed, Focus Ring Lock, Focus Peaking, Lens Focus Resume


Light metering system

1,728-zone multi-pattern sensing system

Light metering mode

Multiple / Center Weighted / Spot / Highlight Weighted

Metering range

EV0-18 (F2.0 lens, ISO100 equivalent)

Exposure mode

Program AE / Aperture Priority AE / Shutter Priority AE / Manual Exposure

Exposure compensation

'Motion picture: 1/3 EV step ±3EV
Still image: 1/3 EV step ±5EV *Tethered photo shooting with LUMIX Tether for Multicam software

ISO sensitivity (Standard output sensitivity)

Auto / 50* / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 / 12800 / 25600 / 51200 / 102400* / 204800* (Changeable to 1/3 EV step)     *Extended ISO    

Dual Native ISO

Native ISO: 100, 640
Auto: Auto / 50* / 100-51200 / 102400* / 204800* *Extended ISO
Low: Auto / 50* / 100-800 *Extended ISO
High: Auto / 320* / 640-51200 / 102400* / 204800* *Extended ISO

Native ISO: 640, 4000
Auto: Auto / 320* / 640-51200 *Extended ISO
Low: Auto / 320* / 640-5000 *Extended ISO
High: Auto / 2000* / 4000-51200 *Extended ISO

Native ISO: 400, 2500
Auto: Auto / 400-51200 / 102400* / 204800* *Extended ISO
Low: Auto / 400-3200
High: Auto / 2500-51200 / 102400* / 204800* *Extended ISO

[Cinelike D2 / Cinelike V2]
Native ISO: 200, 1250
Auto: Auto / 100* / 200-51200 / 102400* / 204800* *Extended ISO
Low: Auto /100* / 200-1600 *Extended ISO
High: Auto / 640* / 1250-51200 / 102400* / 204800* *Extended ISO

AE lock

Set the Fn button in custom menu to AE lock


Body I.S.


Boost I.S. (Video)

'Yes *When a compatible lens equipped with O.I.S. is attached.


White balance

AWB / AWBc / AWBw / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Incandescent / White Set 1, 2, 3, 4 / Color temperature setting 1, 2, 3, 4

White balance adjustment

Blue/Amber bias, Magenta/Green bias

Color temperature setting

2500-10000K in 100K

Shutter speed

Motion picture: 1/16,000 - 1/2
Still image: 1/8,000 - 1 *Tethered photo shooting with LUMIX Tether for Multicam software