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Panasonic EVA1 5.7K S-35 Compact Cinema Camera

Panasonic EVA1 5.7K S-35 Compact Cinema Camera | Panasonic 4K Camera

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Panasonic's newest compact cinema camera, EVA1 4K camera with Super 35 size sensor, dual native ISO, CFAST card storage and also native EF lens mount. This camera by design can be used as a modular and flexible system, making suitable for both documentary, cinema and video applications. 

The compact design makes it perfectly suited to gimbal work but the high specifications including 10 bit, 4K, 4:2:2 onboard record capability and RAW capture absolutely makes it capable of much more.  The VMI package includes full ARRI Pro kit (when ARRI deliver these!)

This camera can mount directly to EF mount lenses without using any adapter, which opens up a vast range of DSLR and more recently, also film lenses with an EF mount.  Auto focus with compatible AF lenses is also offered.

The 10 bit 4:2:2 onboard record capability at up to 240 fps (in 2K) and 60 fps (in 4K) is important, as this camera can record bit rates of upto 150Mb/s for the highest quality and a newly designed 5.7K sensor offers 14 stops of dynamic range.

Dual Native ISO

Panasonic have perfected the art of designing sensors with dual Native ISO, so that it achieves optimal low noise at both 800ASA and 5000ASA like the larger Varicam camcorders.  It does so by extracting more information from the sensor without affecting the image in the same way as increasing the gain or shifting the gamma. This results in the EVA1 being a camera that can switch from a standard sensitivity to a high sensitivity with minimal, if any, impact by way of image artifacting.

V-Log and V-Gamut Capture

Like the Panasonic GH-5, Panasonic-developed V-Log and V-Gamut is available to the EVA1.  In this mode, it can capture a wide exposure latitude and represent a wide color palette. V-Log has exposure curve characteristics that are somewhat reminiscent of negative film while V-Gamut delivers a color space even larger than film. Having both of these tools enables the EVA1 to be used in production workflows for both HDR and SDR production.

Native EF Lens Mount

A first for Panasonic is to create a camera with a natice EF lens mount to enable shooters to natively use the broad EF lens ecosystem, encompassing many brands of lenses and the lens mount itself features electronic contacts for communication with compatible lenses as well as enabling one-push autofocus.

Electronic Image Stabilization

The EVA1 can electronically compensate for vibrations induced by shooting handheld or shoulder-mounted. This feature is especially useful for documentarians and other shooters that employ the run-and-gun style.

Integrated Motorized Filters

Available in 2, 4, and 6 stops, the built-in ND filter wheel enables the camera operator to have precise control over their image. If you wish to open up your lens while maintaining a set shutter speed, the ND filters can help reduce the exposure to retain your image's highlights. The IR-cut filter can also be actuated electronically, allowing for night-vision and unique photographic effects.

Generic SD Card Recording

Another first for Panasonic with the EVA1 is a departure from only using proprietary media made by Panasonic which is necessarily more expensive than generic media.  The EVA1 give a choice of using relatively affordable SDXC memory to record video, however for the highest data rates for 4K and fast frame rates (including the 10-bit 4:2:2 4K modes), you will require V60-rated SD cards support all internal recording modes. VMI supplies these as standard Dual card slots means you can continuously record from card to card, or record to both cards simultaneously for a backup.

Recording Modes

The EVA1 can record in several formats and compression rates, and offers up to 10-bit 4:2:2 sampling, even at 4K resolutions. 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). For high-speed capture, the EVA1 offers up to 59.94 fps for 4K, up to 120 fps for 2K and Full-HD, or 240 fps with an image sensor crop.

Audio and inputs/Outputs

Compact cameras often suffer from a lack of audio inputs but not so with the EVA 1 which includes dual XLR inputs as standard and also offers phantom power capability as well.  The HDMI and SDI video outputs are both 4K-capable and each can be adjusted separately, allowing HD to be fed to a viewfinder or other third-party monitor while 4K is sent to an outboard recorder or monitor. The camera is also equipped with standard Timecode functionality.

Built-In Monitoring Tools

As a professional video production tool, the EVA1 contains several professional imaging tools, including Peaking, Expand (Image Zoom), Waveform, Zebras, and Spotmeter (Y-Get). The EVA1 also utilises Focus Squares, a feature originally found in the Varicam line which displays an array of green squares that grow in size when their local area appears to be sharp, to enable shooters to achieve critical focus.

Features

  • 5.7K Super 35mm sensor (5720x3016)
  • 14 stops of dynamic range
  • Dual sensitivity ISO 800 & 2500
  • EF Mount
  • 4K 10 bit 4:2:2 & RAW

Compatible Memory Cards

VMI Package

  • Panasonic EVA 1 4K Camera
  • EVA1 hand grip
  • 15mm bars system (note that this will include the full ARRI Pro kit when delivered)
  • BP8 19mm bridge plate
  • 2 x Sandisk 128GB SDXC Extreme Pro Memory Card 300/260MB/s
  • USB 3 Card Reader
  • 3 x Panasonic/Swit Batteries
  • 1 x Charger

 

Panasonic's newest compact cinema camera, EVA1 4K camera with Super 35 size sensor, dual native ISO, CFAST card storage and also native EF lens mount. This camera by design can be used as a modular and flexible system, making suitable for both documentary, cinema and video applications.  The compact design makes it perfectly suited to gimbal work but the high specifications including 10 bit, 4K, 4:2:2 onboard record capability and RAW capture absolutely makes it capable of much more.  The VMI package includes full ARRI Pro kit (when ARRI deliver these!)

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Specifications

Size Super 35

Note: 4/3"-type size crop for 200/240 fps shooting
Resolution 5.7K
Total Pixels: 6340 x 3232 (approx. 20.49 MP)
Effective: 5720 x 3016 (approx. 17.25 MP)
Exposure Latitude 14 stops
Sensitivity ISO: 200-2000 (base 800), 1000-25,600 (base 2500)
dB: -12 to 8 (normal sensitivity), -8 to 20 (high sensitivity)
Shutter Speed Degrees: 1-358° (0.5° steps)
Seconds: 1/24.1 sec to 1/8000 sec (at 23.98p)
Color Temperature 2000-15,000K
Lens System
Lens Mount EF
Built-In ND Filters 2, 4, 6 stops
IR Filter Defeatable IR-cut
Video
Recording Resolution 4096 x 2160
3840 x 2160
2048 x 1080
1080p
1080i
720p
Processing MOV: 10-bit, 4:2:2
MOV/AVCHD: 8-bit, 4:2:0
Compression: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High Profile
Bit-Rate: Up to 150 Mbps
Recording Media SD card (V60 rating required for all frame-rates and resolutions)
System Frequency Selection 59.94p, 59.94i (AVCHD only), 50p, 50i (AVCHD only), 29.97p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p
SDI Output 1 x BNC, HD/3G/6G-SDI (record start/stop supported)
Format: 10-bit, 4:2:2
4096 x 2160 23.98/24/25/29.97
3840 x 2160 23.98/24/25/29.97
1080p 23.98/24/25/29.97/50/59.94
1080PsF 23.98/24/25/29.97
1080i 50/59.94
720p 23.98/24/25/29.97/50/59.94
HDMI Output 1 x HDMI Type A (record start/stop supported)
Format:: 10-bit, 4:2:2
4096 x 2160 23.98/24/25/29.97/50/59.94
3840 x 2160 23.98/24/25/29.97/50/59.94
1080p 23.98/24/25/29.97/50/59.94
1080i 50/59.94
720p 23.98/24/25/29.97/50/59.94
576p 50
480p 59.94
Audio
Recording Format MOV: 24-bit, 48kHz LPCM
AVCHD: 16-bit, 48kHz Dolby Audio
Headroom 18/20 dB (menu switchable)
General
Other I/O 1 x BNC, timecode in/out
1 x 40-pin, LCD connector
1 x 2.5mm, remote
1 x USB 2.0 Type A, wireless module (AJ-WM50)
LCD Monitor Size: 3.5" / 8.9 cm
Type: Touchscreen LCD
Dots: 1,150,000
Stabilization Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS)
I/O HDMI video output
SDI video output
XLR audio inputs
Power Input Battery: 7.28 VDC
Power Supply: 12 VDC
Power Consumption 19 W (typical)
Environmental Operating Temperature: 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Storage Temperature: -4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
Operating Humidity: 10-85% RH
Dimensions 6.7 x 5.3 x 5.2" / 17 x 13.5 x 13.3" (excluding protrusions and accessories)
Weight 2.6 lb / 1.2 kg (without accessories)
4.5 lb / 2.1 kg (with accessories)

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