Panasonic Announces Pricing & Tech Specs For The AU-EVA1 The Little Camera With A 5.7K Sensor
Today Panasonic officially announced further information on one of the most exciting cameras at this price point, the AU-EVA1. Previewed this spring at Cine Gear Expo, the EVA1 will ship this Fall with a suggested list price of $7,495. Technical specifications now include a pixel count of 5720 H x 3016 V (17.25 million), confirmed Dual Native ISO ratings of 800 and 2,500, and 14-stops of dynamic range.
“The EVA1’s 5.7K Super-35 sensor has almost twice as many photosites as 4K,” noted Mitch Gross, PMEC Cinema Product Manager. “That means the 4K videos recorded in the camera will be crystal clear with rich color information. The EVA1 also inherits the unique Dual Native ISO sensor technology from our Cinema VariCam line, allowing it to shoot in bright sunlight or night exteriors without compromising the image quality. And the 14 stops of Dynamic Range capture a huge scope of exposure detail.”
The camera can record in several formats and compression rates, and offers up to 10-bit 4:2:2 even in 4K. For in camera recording, you can capture in 4K (4096 x 2160), UHD (3840 x 2160), 2K (2048 x 1080), Full HD (1920 x 1080), and HD (1280 x 720). In a future firmware upgrade, EVA1 will offer ALL Intra compression for in camera recording and 5.7K RAW output to 3rd party recorders.
Here are the highlights
- 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*1, 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.*2
- It is equipped with an EF lens mount.*3 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.
I can’t wait to see some samples from this and eventually get my hands on it. The first camera announcement that I think bucked the status quo when it feels like companies such as Canon announce the expected every time.