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Its taken long enough to find the information but initially I was under the impression that the new Panasonic DVX-200 was built round the GH4 sensor bloc, in fact it was one of Panasonic’s team that revealed this during an interview.

It is actually built round the Lumix GX8 sensor which is more up to date than the GH4 sensor, leaving far more room for future firmware updates and features.


Panasonic have been very cagey about revealing this to the outside world but with the camera due within the next two weeks we are at final production firmware, taking out a lot of niggles seen by many of us over the last 6 weeks.

One major annoyance was the eye sensor turning the LCD off at very inappropriate times…that has thankfully been fixed to an assign button, switching it on or off manually.

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V-LOG has also been updated to give less noise in the shadows as seen by a few bloggers during our seminar at the Groucho club. The last piece of the puzzle will be its low light capabilities, a lot of users are banking on the DVX-200 for low light work, that will be revealed in my comprehensive review once a get a DVX-200.

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GX8 20MP

I had a reader telling me that the DVX-200 was sporting a 12MP sensor, the information above straight from the manual tells us otherwise.


Having been working in the video business since 1988 I have amassed a great amount of knowledge of both the kit and production values over the last 30 years.

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