I trashed my last post because it was in my own opinion far to personal and not judged to be a good post about a new camcorder. As more and more companies are moving over to Panasonic within the Scottish region thanks to having 10bit 422 camcorders like the PX270 and the GH5 lets take a look at their latest offering the super 35mm large sensor EVA-1.
So lets look at the Panasonic EVA-1 in detail. What did we gleam from the information so far…
- The newly developed 5.7 K Super 35mm image sensor achieves high-quality 4K/10-bit 4:2:2 images.
- The wide 14-stop dynamic range, V-Log gamma and wide-color- gamut V-Gamut colorimetry, which are inherited from the VariCam Series, ensure cinema-like pictures.
- Dual native ISO of 800/2500 offers very high sensitivity with low noise. Supports High-frame-rate recording of 4K 60 fps/2K 240 fps maximum.
- The IR (infrared ray) cut filter ON/OFF mechanism provides the ability to shoot fantasy-like IR images with Cinematography mode.
- The main unit is lightweight and compact, weighing only 1.2 kg.
- It is equipped with an EF lens mount. The LCD monitor features a touch-panel function and allows flexible mounting.
- The detachable handle and rotary grip add a new dimension of mobility by enabling the installation of the camera to a drone or gimbal.
- Price £6,215 plus vat
Panasonic have decided EVA-1 is more hi end than we were expecting hence the price £7,458 after 20% vat is added. I am not going to beat around the bush and say I was rather disappointed in the price as I thought we were getting a camera that was a bit dearer than the AF101 £4,200, I plumbed for a price of £5,500 being closer to what I had decided was the EVA’s competition.
Price aside so far we have not yet seen any footage from the camera, that will come closer to IBC 2017 in September.
Running 4K 50p will be the making of this camera for me personally as it will integrate with my GH5’s.
I still think EVA-1 will be a cracking large sensor camcorder, I am personally glad Panasonic went down the super 35mm route and not the micro four thirds. Giving the camera a Canon EF mount will allow us to enjoy a lot of the new Sigma ART lenses especially the 18-35 f1.8 (29-56 with 1.6x crop).
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