There was contradictory information about the recently introduced full-frame camera S1 regarding the offered color depth -- first Panasonic said that HDMI only outputs an 8-bit 4:2:2 signal without paid upgrade, then Atomos reported, their monitors/recorders are able to record 10-bit 422 in HDR (Hyper Log Gamma) even without the upgrade. At our request, Panasonic now confirms the S1 offers such a 10-bit 422 signal, but only in HLG mode (HEVC).
The following table gives an overview of the different recording options of the S1 before and after the optional 10 Bit upgrade:
Thus the S1 offers even more functionality for filmmakers at a normal price than initially thought. If you haven´t yet dealt with HLG, you can find our Introduction to Hybrid Log Gamma here. A first Hands-on to the S1 is also online.