Panasonic S1H vs GH5s Video Quality And Focus Speed Comparison

Panasonic S1H vs GH5s focus speed and low light test
Battle of the Panasonic S1H vs GH5s for video quality and focus speed. Panasonic’s top two mirrorless video cameras pitted against each other. The full frame S1H vs the Micro 4/3 GH5s. Will the Panasonic GH5 camera do as good of a job with focusing as the full frame camera can? The comparison video shows image detail, autofocus, the 10bit file’s dynamic range and more. Full frame vs micro four thirds showdown below.

Panasonic S1H Specs:
Sensor: 24.2MP full frame CMOS, 35.6 x 23.8mm
Image processor: Venus
AF points: 225-area DFD contrast AF
ISO range: 100 to 51,200 (expandable to 50-204,800)
Max image size: 6,000 x 4,000
Metering modes: 1,728-zone multi pattern, center-weighted, spot, highlight weighted
Video: 6K 5952 x 3968 (3:2) at 25p, 5.9K 5888×3312 (16:9) at 30p, 24p, C4K 4096 x 2160 30p, 24p (full frame) 60p, 48p, 30p, 24p (pixel by pixel Super 35mm mode)
Viewfinder: OLED, 5.76m dots
Memory card: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS II)
LCD: 3.2-inch tilting, 2.33m dots
Max burst: 9fps (6fps with Continuous AF)
Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
Size: 151.0 x 114.2 x 110.0mm
Weight: 1,164g (body only, with battery and SD card)

Panasonic GH5s Specs:
Cinema 4K (4096 x 2160) at 50/60p
New 10.2 MP Multi-aspect CMOS 4/3-type sensor
4K at 24/25/30p 10bit 4:2:2 at All-Intra 400Mbps
108op at 200Mbps All-Intra
1080p/240fps Super-Slow Motion
4:3 Anamorphic mode
Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) Picture Profile
Micro Four Thirds lens mount
Dual Native ISO
400/2500 ISO
Maximum ISO 51,200
V-Log L pre-installed (no extra cost!)
No IBIS – ?
Timecode in/out
Use Flash Sync port with included BNC cable
225-area AF – same as on the GH5
2 x SD card slots
UHS-II, V60 Class compatible
HDMI Type A (Full HDMI out)


You can find the Panasonic SH1 here and the Panasonic GH5s here.

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