Panasonic Lumix S1 video upgrade details, price, availability confirmed

Panasonic Lumix S1 Review

Panasonic has announced the details of its promised video-centric firmware upgrade for the Lumix S1. Crucially, the upgrade gives the full-frame mirrorless camera V-Log recording. Known as upgrade key DMW-SFU2, the optional update, significantly enhances the Lumix S1’s video capability.

New Features

  • 14+ stops of V-Log recording
  • 4:2:2 10-bit 4K MOV 30p/25p (PAL area) internal video recording
  • 4:2:2 10-bit 4K 60p/50p (PAL area) HDMI output
  • V-Log and V-Gamut compatible with Cinema VariCam Look
  • In-camera LUT (Look Up Table) application enabling playback of V-Log while or after recording (LUT Display with Custom Function)
  • A WFM (Waveform Monitor) displays brightness level while recording
  • High-res 48-kHz/24-bit or 96-kHz/24-bit sound can be recorded in MOV using the XLR Microphone Adaptor DMW-XLR1

Price and Availability

In the UK and Ireland the upgrade key is free of charge by redemption from 8th July 2019 for existing purchasers of the Lumix S1. It will also be free for new purchasers up until 30th September 2019. From 1st October 2019, the key will be available to purchase for £179.00.