Panasonic AU-EVA1 Unveiled – Compact, Rich in Features and Under $8000

Hot on the heels of the Canon C200 announcement, Panasonic has finally disclosed more details about their modestly-priced new camera, the Panasonic AU-EVA1. The “mystery camera” we reported on during NAB 2017 has become something very realistic and interesting indeed!

It’s Cine Gear Expo time here at the Paramount studios in Los Angeles and Panasonic’s Mitch Gross has seized the opportunity to disclose many more details about their new EVA1 camera. Let us share with you what we currently know:

Sensor

  • Super 35
  • 5.7K
  • Dual Native ISO – Panasonic’s method to extract more information from the sensor without degrading the image
  • Advanced Colorimetry

Lens/Image Path

  • Native EF Mount
  • Electronic Image Stabilisation (EIS)
  • IR Cut In/Out (Panasonic claims that “Unique photographic effects and night vision imagery are possible with this control over infrared”
  • Integrated ND Filter Wheel (2/4/6 stops)

Processing

  • 4K60p / 2K up to 240p
  • 4:2:2 10-bit
  • The camera can record in several formats and compression rates. A complete breakdown of recording formats will be available at the time of the EVA1’s release.
  • Video Codec up to 400 Mbps
  • V-log & V-gamut
  • 4K outputs in both HDMI and SDI simultaneously
  • SD Card Recording
  • 5.7K Raw Output to third-party recorders via a future update.
  • Dual native ISO

Other

  • XLR Audio Inputs
  • HDMI & SDI 4K Video Outputs
  • Removable handgrip (for easy mounting on drones, gimbal rigs or jib arms)
  • Timecode in/out
  • LCD sun shade included
  • Compact form factor and lightweight –  1.2kg/42.3 oz. (body only)
  • 6.69“ x 5.31“ x 5.23“ / 17cm x 13.5cm x 13.3cm (LxHxW)

The camera will cost under $8000 (body only) and will be available during Fall later this year.

Summary

As we can see, within the Panasonic video product line, the new EVA1 sits comfortably between the new GH5 and Varicam LT. Price-wise, will be competing head to head with the new Canon C200 and the first-generation Sony FS7. Specifications and features like size, light weight, 5.7K sensor, 4K60p (2K up to 240p), dual native ISO and a robust video codec up to 400 Mbps will surely appeal to many independent filmmakers. As a side note, in regards to the Dual Native ISO feature, Nela Pertl – Panasonic’s Europe/Middle East/Africa Marketing Manager – has said that the camera is currently being tested to determine final ISO specifications.

For additional information about the new camera please head to Panasonic’s web site by clicking here

If you are from Europe, you can now Pre-Order the Panasonic AU-EVA1 by clicking here

What do you think about that new Panasonic AU- EVA1 camera. Are you happy to see those specifications and will you be considering it as your primary filming tool?

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Kev Goin
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Ça va c’est accessible pour le grand public

Juan Moreyra
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Fernando Vega Espejo Recién salida del horno.

Tri D Luu
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Also still a prototype with an unfinished sensor. Let’s wait until they have something more concrete

Marko Hila
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It’s actually the same sensor as the VC Lite. They’re just trying not to upset the VC owners who forked out $20K for basically the same camera..

Tri D Luu
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Marko Hila I’ll believe it when it’s 100% done

Toby Hoffman
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Interesting.. kinda of looks like a superhero theme going on with that red line around the edges. The rep steps around the q of autofocus as if they don’t have anything that’s worthy to use…

Lucas Micheal Gould
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Nick Laird so cool they use canon. Mount

Maurice Booming Rich
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If this think is $4k to $5k it’s a great buy.

Peter Danks
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Indeed, but if they priced it that low they would destroy their own market in lower end video cameras. Would be nice though!

Maurice Booming Rich
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I don’t think they will be successful at $7.5k in this market up against Sony, BM, and Canon. Why would anyone buy this over the Ursa Mini Pro, c200, or FS5? I guess this will be as common as the Varicam.

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several reasons. ursa mini as a lot bigger, and heavier. c200 has either a low bit rate 8 bit codec or a massive over blown RAW, FS5 is 8 bit unless out putting to an external recorder pushing weight up and ergonomics out the door.
Different shooters have different needs – I for one would pick this (if the image quality is good) over those 3 you listed.

 Funky Punky Monkey Junk
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Funky Punky Monkey Junk

The C200 uses compressed raw, not “massive, overblown.” Its quality remains to be seen, but this Panasonic has no on-board raw at all; ridiculous in 2017.

Also, Canon is promising a 10-bit codec as a firmware update.

This Panasonic does have an EF mount, which is nice. If they’d provide a way to control the focusing motors in the lenses with a wheel (for follow focus), they’d beat Canon at what seems to be a rather obvious feature.

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I hear you on the focus – though I suspect it may come down to the way the motors actually work and may not be that good at a manual input control. 1gbps seems a bit over blown to me – more then double the bit rate of the Ursa mini pro. That alone will make media really expensive. I suspect the lack of internal raw is partly to protect the VC….but I think its too late. And with so few sold (apparently) I’m not sure there is a lot to protect. For me, raw – especially at such a… Read more »

Peter Danks
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I think this camera will match the shooting styles of many people. For one, the ISO trumps the Ursa mini. Not to mention the 5.7K which I believe is unheard of in a sub $10k camera. And I feel that the c200 has as many limitations as it does great features.

 Lorenzo Huskamp
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Lorenzo Huskamp

@Peter Check out Kinefinity Terra 5K/6K

Member

I love the look of the Terra – if only they had good distribution and we could go out and try them.

they seem to have everything else well sorted.

Maurice Booming Rich
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Right. I just hope the 5.7 raw don’t take as long as it took them to let us get vlog on the gh4. 😂😂

Douglas De Young
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Looks good.

Hans Bobànovits
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Loris, Ursa mini killer?

Loris Accaries
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That 2000 usd more than the mini pro and 3000 usd more than the mini 4.6k , you get better ISO and a bit more resolution but no internal raw and probable so so motion and color, so for me no .

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you get cheaper media, batteries, significant weight benefits, size benefits – smaller gimbal if you like that, smaller sliders, easier to shoulder mount and carry etc etc

The ursa mini is a fantastic camera, but I wouldn’t want to have that on my shoulder for any length of time.

Dane Parsons
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Ursa mini has Fixed patten noise tho and low frame rates…so maybe.

 Funky Punky Monkey Junk
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Funky Punky Monkey Junk

THOUGH

Lee Matthews
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My Ursa Mini Pro doesn’t have FPN. It’s no longer an issue for most users. It’s a fantastic camera

Joelle Mcneil
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24 hours and the C200 is dead lol

Jake Hellbach
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Not dead but I’m sure discounted before it hits the market.

Clayton Arnall
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I think the touch screen and autofocus on the c200 will still draw a lot of people

Gene Nemetz
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OMG, LOL!!!!!

Shane Roberts
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I really don’t see how. It’s not writing 5.7k raw to an sd card. 4K compressed raw with 15 stops of dynamic range, canon colours and dual pixel autofocus internally is incredible.

Panasonic has potentially higher resolution and raw to an external recorder in the future, better slow motion and a better light codec for the time being. The canon is more appealing to me but objectively they’re on same level.

 Jones Paul
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Jones Paul

I took this a totally different way. I think the panasonic is dead in the water. The c200 shoots raw, got beautiful colour (if it is the same as the c300mkii) , dual pixel AF (a big deal, it works so well) and an evf, a touch screen, and to top it off, it is 500 cheaper.

Vladimir Talijan
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Color science and ergonomics will be nowhere near C200, the two most important things. Sony has all the specs of this world and is much cheaper than Canon, so is Cinema line dead ?:)

Astral Xilef
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‘under 8000 dollars’ – trying to win readers with that price mention eh? tell us when it’s under 2500 dollars.

Gabriel de Castelaze
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We are talking about professional tools, not pocket cameras. To be able to shoot 4k 60 fps, and maybe in raw in a few months .. 5 years ago it would had cost you 80k. It’s almost the price of a 1DX MkII

 Funky Punky Monkey Junk
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Funky Punky Monkey Junk

It’s not going to shoot raw to SD cards.

Brent Buntyn
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Hey look they ripped off the Sony FS7.

 Andreja Mijatovic
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Andreja Mijatovic

Quite true I suppose, it maybe better, a little too early to tell without seeing the image. I like the specs more on this compared to the Sony. However let’s see her firmware upgraded in the wild first.

Oscar Stegland
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If anything, they’re looking to compete with the fs5… This thing is like half the size of the FS7.

And what exactly did they rip off?

 Funky Punky Monkey Junk
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Funky Punky Monkey Junk

In what way?

Kusanagui Batou
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Nobody speaks about dynamic range ?

Javier Mollo
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Canon Ceo’s looking for a job…

Christian Herrera
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When are the Japanese companies gonna learn to name their cameras? Pretty easy to remember Alexa, or scarlet, AU-EVA1? Not exactly catchy

Eliot Honda
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They used the shortened name during the presentation EVA1.

Mel Feliciano
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Mel Feliciano

It is called EVA which is Eve in Spanish, so there is your female name.

Luis Hartmann
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“get in the camera shinji!”

Member

the camera will end up with shooting without battery and biting people..

Marko Hila
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I’m calling it EVA.

 Andreja Mijatovic
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Andreja Mijatovic

When the c200 gets its firmware update 2018 for the more robust 8/10 bit, and this gets its raw out update, we are gonna have two very awesome cameras. Let the battle begin! I can’t decide which one I like more, have too wait for those updates to see which one fits my needs more.

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I was at the canon booth today at cinegear looking at the c200 and asked the rep about the update(which wasn’t coming anytime soon) wasn’t going to change from 8 bit to 10bit it will still be 4:2:0 150mbs just not MP4. When I heard this I was blown away. It’s either 12 bit raw or 8 bit. I think they really missed the mark here. To be a decent b camera for the c300 they could have at least added 10bit 4:2:2. I agree that the specs on the Panasonic are much more appealing. Although, canons af is pretty… Read more »

Alan Mash
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Hmm interesting…I always thought the future XF-AVC C200 codec would still be 8 bit but more like the XC10 codec at 305 mbps 8 bit, not matching the C200 mp4 150 mbps. Crazy…

James Bridges
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Please get rid of the red…

Paul Shirley
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No internal ND? Shame for a run-and-gun rig.

Benny Wong
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why not ?

Brad Halstead
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Top left of the control panel area (just under the red record button) there’s an ND Filter label with an up/down button. Definitely has internal ND.

Paul Shirley
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Brad Halstead good find, thought that would have been odd.

Jake Hellbach
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Yes ND filter
Native EF Mount
Electronic Image Stabilisation (EIS)
IR Cut In/Out (Panasonic claims that “Unique photographic effects and night vision imagery are possible with this control over infrared”
Integrated ND Filter Wheel (2/4/6 stops)

Oscar Stegland
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Has some form of IBIS as well, according to newsshooters

Jess Newman
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Interesting

Andrew Bucknell
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Aakash Prashanth well this is interesting

Aakash Prashanth
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Yessss… But it’s still 8000$

 Kayode O
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Kayode O

Not here it isn’t… except if £8,999.00 is a type on this website
http://www.wexphotographic.com/panasonic-au-eva1-5-7k-compact-cinema-camera-1629312/

Andrew Bucknell
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Usd…. so basically same price as fs7…. just better

Palmer Woodrow
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Palmer Woodrow

(random name) So what?

Jurre van Gestel
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Nice camera!!!!

Joelle Mcneil
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LCD sun shade included! I’m sold!

Gene Nemetz
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Anyone just want to give me one of these?

Clayton Moore
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Again, its an unfinished pre-release.

Gene Nemetz
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A little video with some details. It has a little clip of how nice it looks at 5000 ISO. And it does have built in ND filters: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4f0Ik5w3Bs

Francky Noëlma
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The battle has begun, fs5, fs7mkii, c200, c300mkii, c500, between eva1.

Member

This thing looks almost too small. Not much into Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS), but better than nothing I guess.

Member

Any helps!

Ramanuj Deka
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5.7K sensor

Palmer Woodrow
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Palmer Woodrow

What about it?

 Cliff Totten
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I love Panasonic’s internal marketing thinking today. They throwing old crippling tactics completely out the window! Even the GH5 has given a ridiculusly extensive feature set. Panasonic today seems to have NO WORRY about canabolizing its own fleet. They are simply loading up each and every model with a massive feature set!

I REALLY have to applaud and commend Panasonic for being so incredably bold and brave on these kinds of moves.

Looks like Panny is beginning to really steal me away from Sony now. Bravo Panny!!

Clayton Moore
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Agreed! If you draw a line from the GH5 all the way to the full blown VariCam you can see they have gotten pretty aggressive.

DaeHyeok Im
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Why did Panasonic use ef mount instead of mtf?

Peter Danks
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I’m guessing so it covers the super35 sensor? Plus there are so many more great lenses available for EF. I think it was a good call by Panasonic

DaeHyeok Im
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Peter Danks If Panasonic had used the mtf mount for this camera, users would have been able to use more lenses. Like the GH series, which can take advantage of numerous lenses with a mount conversion adapter. That’s too bad.

DaeHyeok Im
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Ah! Does the mtf lens not cover the image circle of the super 35 sensor?

Keaton Nye
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MFT doesn’t cover s35

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Ari Kirschenbaum
Clayton Moore
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That JVC a is highly “underrated” camera actually.

Peter Danks
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DaeHyeok Im no it doesn’t unfortunately. Also the s35 sensor will allow for much better lowlight performance

DaeHyeok Im
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Peter Danks :)

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Ari Kirschenbaum

MFT mount can cover s35. E-Mount is similar. Personally I think it would have been better to use a MFT mount because you can use speedbooster focal reducer, which I think are one of the best things to come out of the MFT/Emount

Palmer Woodrow
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Palmer Woodrow

That’s not a comment. Did you have something to add?

 paolo baroni
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paolo baroni

On paper a must buy….panasonic color science has been averagely the best in my opinion in ENG-docu cameras…..if it’s gonna have dual iso as the big sister is gonna be killer…..5000iso for 240fps = slowmo in the night
waitin for footage Johnnie Behiri :)

Jean-Philippe Pemeant
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Antoine Ciceron ça y est :)

Antoine Ciceron
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Ok, elle explose tout le monde. Le prix est justifié

Antoine Ciceron
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Par contre, je suis étonné que finalement personne n’est attaqué la FS5. La C200 et celle ci sont des adversaires de la FS7, autant en terme de prix que de fonctionnalités

Antoine Ciceron
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D’ailleurs Sony annoncera aujourd’hui la remplaçante de la F5

Jean-Philippe Pemeant
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Je suis assez d’accord avec toi, par contre la FS7 Mark II se retrouve d’un coup assez mal placée maintenant en terme de tarif face à la C200 et à cette Panasonic.

Jean-Philippe Pemeant
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Par contre pour la FS5 ça fait un cycle un peu court non ?

Antoine Ciceron
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Non non c’est la F5 qui est remplacée aujourd’hui, pas la FS5

Jean-Philippe Pemeant
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Aie aïe aïe trop hâte de voir ça

Jean-Philippe Pemeant
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C’est vraiment des gourous Sony :)

Martin Doyle
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This is nice!

Erasmo Parra
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Sacha Giel nieuwe investment!

Sacha Giel
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Hoeveel!? $

Erasmo Parra
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Sacha Giel is nog niet bekend gemaakt

Yassine Anthonisen Lazib
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They are all sony copies

Richard Dimery
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Great looking camera… terrible name

Terry Anderson
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Mate… every home should have one eh !

Ray Bahas
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“Modestly-priced” ? Hum, I have my doubt. This first itiration seems unfinished and needs a lot of extra “accessories” and upgrades to make it actually work as presented. My estimation would situate investment to approx. US 20K at the end, no prime lens involved.

Tobias Bloier
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Ja auch grade gesehen, sieht aus wie ne fs7 :D

Philipp Höbel
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Wollts gerade schreiben! Aber die specs sind ziemlich Sweet

Philipp Höbel
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Außer der EF Mount

Tobias Bloier
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Ja der codec ist ziemlich geil.. Aber schaffen unsere FS Cams auch
Ja und ef mount ist gay

Danie Janse van Rensburg
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Looks like I know if seen this camera, o wait thats right, it’s the Sony fs5 and c300 merged!

Daniel Valkenburgh
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Ivo Keulen Pim Prins dit zou leven zijn

Pim Prins
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Heb m gelijk besteld.

Rob W. Scribner
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Looks like they completely ripped off the FS5

Sean Conroy Mehen
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Yep

Scott Robertson
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Todd Steven Connor this actually looks really interesting. Super 35, ef mount, 4K 60p, 240fps at 1080 and 10 bit

Connor McFadden
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I feel like everyone announced a new camcorder this week! Canon C200, Sony is making a full frame Cinealta

Connor McFadden
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And this… mother of God. http://dxl.panavision.com/

Scott Robertson
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I know it’s getting crazy and that thing is a monster

Steven Ceballos
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Yep ive read up on this, panasonic stepping up. They’re going to release a firmware update to allow 4k raw output.

Connor McFadden
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I thought Todd was crazy for getting the shogun instead of the ninja and now all these cameras output 4k raw & I just look like an idiot

Scott Robertson
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Connor McFadden I’m right there with you

Todd Mount
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I wanted inferno…but that hadn’t come out yet. We will never be able to stay ahead of this!!

Keith Burton
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If they want this thing to be a hit, they’d price it at $4.5k. Otherwise… nah

Manou Krp
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How about 50$ would that be ok with you?

Keith Burton
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Manou Krp Somehow I feel like there’s a very large difference between those prices. Almost as if it wasn’t serious

Manou Krp
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Same way I cannot expect you to be serious to ask for all these specs at 4.5k

Milton Durango
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Carlos F Garcia David Lopez Serna Donald Valdez

David Lopez Serna
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Update the wish list we gave to the boss.

Oscar Goldman
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That’s a list of random names, not a comment.

This is a COMMENT forum. The instruction above the edit box says LEAVE A COMMENT.

What’s confusing about that?

Justin McAleece
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Those buttons are gonna mash up against my face when I operate. Seems stupid to me.

Johann Hütter
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Johann Hütter

the lcd can be relocated, just put it further back when using a loupe.

Clayton Moore
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Thanks for brining this one in Johnnie. So much has changed since the 5DMKII and the RED I.
Panasonic finally got into the market big time with new LSS Varicam line and the GH4/GH5. They smartly filled the abandoned EOS Hybrid gap and now it looks like they are going after the SONY LSS market and the Canon C. Id expect them to continue to be aggressive in the market now. Competition is always good ALWAYS! Your job is really starting to get fun.

 Cliff Totten
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Im very curious about this cameras ability to autofocus with Canon lenses. I doubt Canon will assist them in any way on lens communication. Will Panasonic need to hack this problem out all on their own?

Also, why didnt they choose MFT mount with a S35 sensor? This would have allowed the use of Canon glass and mucg more with adapters. JVC does this very well.

I cant think of any reason why a “Canon glass-only” with a deep set (flange back distance) sensor mount approach gives any advantages.

Odd….

 Funky Punky Monkey Junk
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Funky Punky Monkey Junk

How would a 4/3 mount cover a Super-35-sized chip?