Meet the New Panasonic 5.7K EVA1 – Filling the Gap Between the Varicam and GH5
Filling the gap between the GH5 and the Varicam series, is the new 5.7K resolution (at the sensor) Panasonic EVA1. Dubbed as a cine camera for the individual operator. It is tiny, it is light at 2.65lbs, and it actually gets me excited for a camera for the first time in quite a while.
Dual native ISO as with the Varicam series which is different than adding gain in most cameras which adds to the noise level. The Panasonic method amplifies the signal without adding noise to the signal. The two base ISO values are 800 and 5000.
Another feature of note is the EIS, or Electronic Image Stabilization. It is some kind of multi-axis electronic stabilizer but not much else is known. I do not believe it is based off of the tech from the GH5
And finally a bit of a novelty is the electronically removable (through the interface) IR filter. So if you ever really wanted to get into that trippy infrared shooting, this is your camera.
The sensor acquires the image at 5.7K and downsamples to 4K for a higher resolving image, with promised 5.7K RAW output at a later date.
…but no EVF…sigh.
Down N Dirty Features:
- EF Lens Mount
- Electronic Image Stabilization
- All new 5.7K S35 Sensor
- 4K 60P / 2K 240FPS
- removeable & adjustable hand grip
- Internal ND Filters
- Ability to remove IR filter for Infared Video Shooting
- Dual SD Card Slots
- Timecode I/O
- 2.64lbs with dimensions of 6.69″ x 5.3″1 x5.23″
- Supports V-Log and V-Gamut with a 422 10-bit 300mbps Codec
The camera is technically still in development, so release is estimated to be available in September/October 2017 at a price under $8000 ($7999?). The big question is how it competes with the C200. On paper I’m much more interested in this Panasonic, but we’ll see how it shakes out.