The Panasonic DVX200 – 4K Large-Sensor Camcorder

Finally here’s some very interesting news from Panasonic. The new Panasonic DVX200 that was just announced, is the successor to the legendary DVX100 camcorder that once held the bar for what a compact professional and ergonomic camcorder should be. The DVX200 is here to take up that standard. Will it live up to it?


What’s definitely impressive is its bold design, but there are some interesting things under the hood as well. 4K recording on a “large sensor” (Micro Four Thirds) with a built in fixed lens that is said to be a perfect package for ergonomic professional shooting.

This camera might be just what many documentary filmmakers and news shooters have been looking for.
The most important specs at a glance:

  • 4K/60p recording
  • 13X optical zoom
  • V-Log L gamma curve (12 stops of latitude, target)
  • Said to carry the VariCam family characteristics of filmic tonality

The camera is targeted to be shipping in fall of 2015 with a suggested list price under $5000.