Deal Alert: Panasonic LUMIX BS1H – Save $1,000

Deal Alert: Panasonic LUMIX BS1H – Save $1,000

B&H is currently running a tasty deal on Panasonic’s flagship box-style full-frame cinema camera, the LUMIX BS1H. The camera is currently listed for $2,497.99, thus granting you an instant saving of $1,000. So if you’ve been constantly keeping an eye on the BS1H, don’t sleep on this opportunity!

Launched towards the end of 2021, the Panasonic LUMIX BS1H is a box-style version of the popular S1H mirrorless camera (our Lab Test here). The two models share the same internals, including the 24.2MP (6,024 x 4,016) full-frame dual ISO sensor, while the body is inherited from the BGH1.

In spring last year, the LUMIX BS1H joined the list of Netflix-approved cameras, so you can be assured that the camera can offer premium image quality. However, if you’d like to judge with your own eyes, you can take a look at this review with sample footage that my colleague Johnnie shot a while back.

Panasonic LUMIX BS1H
Panasonic LUMIX BS1H. Source: Panasonic

Panasonic LUMIX BS1H – summary of key features

When it comes to recording resolutions and frame rates, this L-mount camera can shoot internally in 6K24p, 5.4K30p (3:2) or 5.9K30p (16:9) using the whole sensor or up to DCI 4K60p in Super 35 mode. What’s cool about Panasonic cameras is that they offer a great amount of flexibility, with many compression options to choose from. These range from high-quality 10-bit 4:2:2 video to 8-bit 4:2:0 for run-&-gun projects.

Panasonic LUMIX BS1H
Panasonic LUMIX BS1H. Source: Panasonic

The camera is equipped with the V-Log gamma curve and internal recordings are saved onto SD cards (two slots are available). However, the camera can also output RAW data at up to 12-bit 5.9K 30p via its HDMI port. This can be recorded using an Atomos Ninja V or Blackmagic Video Assist 12G, for example. Moreover, a 3G-SDI port is also available for monitoring purposes, since the camera lacks a built-in screen.

Panasonic LUMIX BS1H
Panasonic LUMIX BS1H. Source: Panasonic

Against the S1H, this box-style version lacks sensor stabilization, but features a more robust IO layout. This includes the aforementioned HDMI and SDI ports, but also USB-C, Timecode IN/OUT, Genlock IN, Ethernet, 3.5mm headphone and microphone jacks.  

B&H Deal – Panasonic LUMIX BS1H

The Panasonic LUMIX BS1H box-shaped cinema camera is currently available to purchase at B&H for $2,497.99. This represents a $1,000 discount (almost 30% off!) on the official retail price of $3,497.99. Moreover, the offer also applies to the LUMIX BS1H + Atomos Ninja V bundle bundle, which is available for $3,497 ($1,100 off!).

Please note: while we do our best to bring you the latest and greatest offers,deals like this one tend to be ephemeral and may disappear without notice. So if you’re interested, don’t overthink it and get them while you can.

For more information on the BS1H, please visit LUMIX’s website here.

Have you ever shot on the Panasonic LUMIX BS1H? Do you think it’s a good deal to grab it for $2,497 in 2023? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below!

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