Panasonic EVA1 ‘Light Review’ & Footage From Noel Evans – Download and Watch in 4K
The embargo on the EVA1 has been lifted and lucky guy Noel Evans has been busy shooting with the camera provided by Panasonic.
Evans filmed two almost identical scenarios with one version he calls uncontrolled to mimic a low budget run and gun type situation. The second version is a fully lit sequence. He tests at both 800 and 2500 ISO settings with first glassed with a Canon 24-105L and then Zeiss CP.2 Speeds. Post was pushed through FCPX with standard color tools. Click images to view full size.
This shot from the street into direct sunlight is hard to judge but I feel like the highlight management is off with this camera. It has that magenta pre-clipping that is most definitely unattractive.
With the dual ISO the noise levels are supposed to relatively close in both modes, and I think that it delivers on that front. See these 100% crops from the 4K video. These have been compressed to a x264 codec so while keeping that in mind, you can still judge general noise pattern and texture and using that metric I think they are close enough when considered what a normal cam ISO difference would look like.
And bless them for allow you to download the original upload at 4K so you can actually do a better job pixel peeping. Check out his vimeo review to do so.