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Is the LUMIX S1H Good for STILL PHOTOGRAPHY?

Photo Moment - November 04, 2019

The LUMIX S1 and S1R lack a low-pass filter, making the images sharper, but at the risk of potentially introducing moiré. On the LUMIX S1H, the low-pass filter is back. Does that mean you shouldn't use it for still photos? 

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Hello maybe you can help me I format a brand new sd card Sony tough 300mb/s and I record a few videos with the S1H and when I try to play the videos on my computer and they can't play any clue why?
What format did you shoot in? What computer and what software are you playing on?
@PhotoJoseph 4K 222 10 bit I have imac 2016 it plays only on Final cut but doe not play in Davinci Resolve and my computer
Also before I format the card I was recording different modes and all the videos were playing on my computer then I format the card and that's when I had the problem
QuickTime player can’t play 10-bit files. Final Cut can. I’m sure Resolve can too but you’ll have to check with their support.
@PhotoJoseph ok thank you so much
So, the question now is....if you put a black pro mist in the S1, will you have the same results as the S1H with moirè?
I WANNA SEE THE SHARPNESS IN THE EYE AND EYELASHES
Great Video
Could you make a comparison between S1H and Leica SL2, please?
...for both, stills and video.
I think the fact that so many people are wondering about still photography on the S1H (myself included) shows that Panasonic possibly missed the mark with all the S series cameras for the growing hybrid market. Maybe what everyone really wanted was an S1in-between. 33 megapixels, IBIS, 4k @ 48 or 50 frames uncropped, workable slow motion, tilt and flip screen, pdaf, mid sized body, focus transitions, hi res mode, no top lcd and more dials would have been my hybrid dream coming from using the GH5 professionally for a range of photo and video work. Maybe the GH6 will deliver?
I would say no two S1H'S are identical or the comparison of the S1 to the H. They build -in an allowance of + - tolaerances. No two cameras will ever be totally idenical. Same in all manufacturing...
Looks to me the s1 is a little more saturated..
Any idea how to turn on the flash mode? The flash mode on the menu is unhighlighted and says can't turn on in this mode - electronic shutter. How do I solve this?
Really appreciate seeing these results. It’s not such an obscure test. More and more pros are becoming hybrid shooters and want the best of both configurations.
@photojoseph Hi Joseph, can you tell me if the S1H has focus transition like the GH5?

Thanks!
I see more innertonal detail on the S1 over the S1h. That extra filter is an extra piece of glass that takes away just that little bit on microcontrast. The S1h has a flatter image to me .
That being said I’m looking into getting the S1h.
I shoot Nikon DSLRs at the moment the d810 d850 and d500 . And I’m shooting more and more video. I video live music for public broadcast . Im thinking for my production company the Panasonic System and dual iso is going to work out best for us .
This S1h is truly a beast of a camera especially for what I do .
Thank you! I've searching for weeks for someone to make a video of the stills side of this camera.
Great!
Joseph, today out of nowhere a percentage number started showing up on my S1H screen. It kept varying percentages (i.e. 25% 37% 75% etc.) and I could not tell what it was measuring. I can't find anything about it in the manual. Any ideas?
@PhotoJoseph It's the Luminance Spot Meter, but I don't know what the percentages mean.
It is very strange. First colors seem to be more muted on the S1H. Second 1st and 2nd set you could see clearly a difference in sharpness, on third one the S1H seems ever so slightly sharper on my monitor.
Totally happy with my G9 and Leica 100-400mm and having tons of fun, but to answer your question I believe I see a very slight image difference and would prefer the S19 for wildlife photography; specifically zoomed and cropped insect and small bird photography. Viewing this on my iMac 5K.
New Background?
@PhotoJoseph Oh did I miss something, what happened to the live setup?
@PhotoJoseph Oh for crying out loud. I hope that was not Apple who complained, given your history with them. Sorry to hear this Joseph!
@PhotoJoseph Oh shame! Well if it helps, the bookcase backdrop look great 🙂
@PhotoJoseph The new firmware update from Lumix looks interesting, just a shame Animal Detection not coming to the GH5.
Thanks for the overview Joseph, very interesting. Without looking at other people's comments I noticed some moire on the x-rite color checker black border on the very first image taken by the S1, but none on the S1H. But both cameras look good for stills and probably video too!
Yes, it looked like colour noise/moire, viewed on my 4K 27 inch monitor.
For still photography I prefer my S1r
I guess for stills, that would make sense if you need very detailed images.
Welcome back! Hope you had a great trip.
PhotoJoseph There’s no place like home
Great topic to cover!
Dear PhoJo 😉, Thank you for this. I was wondering about the same thing. I was working towards buying a GH5s when S1H came out and am wondering which way I want to go now as either way requires financial investment. I’m sure you’re sick of being asked, but this episode looks so clear and crisp could you list your camera and lens in the description please. Many thanks 🙏.
Thank you. Looking forward to that.
You may just have helped saved thousands! A bit of softness with the S1 however, buyers may well be advised to stick with S1, use the savings for the costly lens.
The shirt and handkerchief both had their patterns at 45 degrees to the image. IME moire is worst when the pattern is aligned with the camera sensor. I'm curious if you get a different result by aligning the fabric.
I could see the softness of the S1H on weaving of the cloth. Thats when it really jumped out in 4K.
Thanks so very much for doing this photo comparison! Very much appreciated!

I could see slight color and exposure differences more than I could see any apparent lack of sharpness in either camera. In both cases it all looked great. Thanks again!
I have been a still photographer for 40 years using mostly Nikon and Sony, but now my main camera is the Panasonic S1H because I am moving over to video along with stills. I have no complaints whatsoever about the still photo capabilities of the S!H. It is a very capable hybrid camera with outstanding video and stills.
Yeah I'm into the hybrid cameras too. I currently have the G9 which I am using for stills and video professionally, and the S1H will be my upgrade path.

As an ex-canon user, I'm really happy with my switch to Panasonic. They really know how to treat their customers when it comes to delivering true value.

The fact that my humble G9 will be getting a heap of goodies with the upcoming V2 firmware is just confirmation of that.
@Terence Kearns I believe you will love the S1H, or any of the S1s for that matter.
Hi Dan,
I have a technical question for you. When I'm in (M) manual mode for still photography and want to change some settings for example my ISO. But the problem is that I can't see any changes on the screen. The screen is the same all the time, the image doesn't get darker or lighter. But when I snap a photo I can see the change I make. So I kind how to guess how my image will look like. Do you know what might be the problem?
@Robert Kovacevic Robert, I have noticed the same thing with the S1H. I don't know why this is. (Perhaps Joseph has an answer.) This is why I keep the Histogram on to check my exposure because I don't trust how it appears on the screen.
@PhotoJoseph Got it. thanks.
Glad you are back Joseph. :) You were missed. Nice comparisons. Don't think you missed anything, but would love to see a video comparison side by side.
Yes it does. Well, I`ll look forward to a GH5 Vs GH6 comparison next year! :)
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