Panasonic Varicam LT 4K Camera

4K capture with S35 sensor

£330.00 / day
£990.00 / week

Panasonic Varicam LT 4K large Sensor Camera with 4K record option and PL/EF lens option. The same look, wide colour gamut, dual ISO settings and high sensitivity as the Varicam cinema camera but in a smaller body, lower power consumption and slow motion of up to 240p in HD and 60p in 4K.



Sensor Size/Coverage

Media Standard

This is a complete newly designed Panasonic Varicam 35 Camera with true 4K 4:2: capability with up to 60p 4K Slow Motion capabilities.

The mount is offered either as native EF or native PL for maximum versatility.

We are also including the ARRI Pro Set to allow for standard film accessories to be fitted. The ergonomic grip design for easy handling and operability, making it ideal for single shooter operation.

Dual Native ISO settings

Traditionally, cameras only have a single ISO setting which they are optimised to work at but this camera is designed to have dual native ISO settings of 800 and 5000.

The native 5000 ISO allows for clean shooting in very low light situations – See more

Dual Record Capability

In common with the larger Varicam 35, the LT has a dual codec recording function that allows the user to record a primary or “main” codec as well as a smaller proxy file. In addition, each camera offers an in-camera color grading function and support for AVC-Intra 4K and Apple ProRes*2 codecs.

New Look and colour pallete

The Varicam LT uses a new chip (super 35mm single-chip MOS sensor developed especially for the VariCam 35) which offers true 4K (4096 x 2160) and UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution with high sensitivity, low noise, & wide dynamic range.

The most important consideration of this camera is the very pleasing look and fleshtones which give you access to a new colour palette not offered by competing camera systems.This sensor received The Hollywood Post Alliance Engineering Excellence Award 2015.

14 Stops of wide Lattitude, Scene Files and V-Look

The “V-Log” gamma curve offers 14+ stops of dynamic range and facilitates advanced color grading adjustments in post production. The five position scene file function is new to the VariCam LT. The VariCam-LOOK (V-LOOK) mode is a newly developed setting for creating cinematic images without color grading. A newly designed gamma curve that allows detail to be maintained over a greater tonal range within the Rec 709 color space has also been included in the VariCam LT. The “V-709” gamma setting provides a tone suitable for viewing on standard monitors while the “BC-LOOK” creates a look that mimics traditional TV broadcast images.


VMI kits are supplied with 2 x 512GB P2 Express memory cards which will allow up to 180 minutes of 23.98p 4K video with AVC-Intra 4K 422 per card.

This is an incredible amount of storage on one card and 2 x 512 high speed cards are provided in the standard kit and more are available at an additional charge.

P2 Express Workflow
AVC-Intra 4K is a 4K-compatible version of the AVC-Intra, intra-frame compression codec that is suitable for cinema production. Using this codec, the VariCam LT can record 4K (4096 x 2160) or UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution. For 2K recording, the VariCam LT supports AVC-Intra 2K444/2K422/2K-LT. For HD recording, the VariCam LT supports AVC-Intra 444/422/100/LT and Apple ProRes 4444/HQ.

Slow Motion – up to 240p in HD and 60p in 4K

When shooting in 2K (2048 x 1080) and HD (1920×1080) resolution, high-speed 240 fps recording can be used to produce an extreme slow-motion effect. This is achieved by cropping the image sensor recording area in order to achieve a faster scanning speed. Variable frame rates are available from 1 to 120 fps in AVC-Intra 2K422 and from 120 to 240 fps in AVC-Intra 2K-LT. The frame rate can be changed while recording.

Removable IR Filter to permit IR shooting on demand

The Cinema VariCam LT has an integrated, detachable IR cut filter. User can do the IR shooting to record 4K images in dark unlit nightscapes. This is ideal for capturing nocturnal wildlife and other scenes with no illumination. Also, the IR filter can be used in daylight as a creative tool for achieving a unique look.

Tough, durable and reliable

The lens mount is made of stainless steel, and designed to prevent flange back deviation due to temperature changes.
The camera body is made of strong rigid magnesium.
The full ARRI Pro set is supplied in VMI’s basic kit package with standard viewfinder bracket and many mounting holes on both sides as well as on the handle for convenient mounting of accessories.
The top and bottom panels have been made flat for easy installation of various plates and accessories.

Compatible Memory Cards

Basic Specification
Power Consumption 47 W (body only)
77 W (with all optional accessories connected and maximum power supplied from each output terminal)
Weight Approx. 2.7 kg/5.95 lb (body only)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 184 mm x 230.5 mm x 247 mm
(7-1/4 inches x 9-1/8 inches x 9-3/4 inches)
(Body only, excluding protrusion)
Optical Block
Sensor S35 mm 1MOS (same as V35)
Lens Mount EF mount*1 (PL mount option)
Optical Filter ND filters: CLEAR/0.6/1.2/1.8
IR cut filter removable
Media Slot and Connector
Media Slot expressP2 Card Slot x 1
SD Card Slot x1 for Proxy/Meta Data
Connector 3G-SDI OUT x3
Genlock IN
USB HOST (for Network Connect)
XLR 5 pin x1, XLR 3 pin x2
DC OUT 4 pin Hirose x2
Lens/Grip Connector 12 pin
12 V DC-IN 4 pin
Head Phone x1 3.5 mm Stereo Mini Jack
Video Format (MAIN)
4096 x 2160 59.94p, 29.97p, 24p, 23.98p, 50p, 25p
3840 x 2160 59.94p, 29.97p, 23.98p, 50p, 25p
2048 x 1080 59.94p, 29.97p, 24p, 23.98p, 50p, 25p
1920 x 1080 59.94p, 29.97p, 23.98p, 50p, 25p, 59.94i, 50i
Rec Format
4K/UHD: AVC-Intra 4K422: up to 30p
AVC-Intra 4K-LT: 30p to 60p
2K AVC-Intra 2K444: up to 30p
AVC-Intra 2K422: up to 60p, up to 120p (cropped)
AVC-Intra 2K-LT: 120p to 240p (cropped)
HD AVC-Intra444: up to 30p
AVC-Intra422: up to 60p, up to 120p (cropped)
AVC-Intra100: 50i/59.94i
AVC-IntraLT: 120p to 240p (cropped)
ProRes 4444:*2 up to 30p
ProRes 422HQ:*2 up to 60p
Proxy: AVC-Proxy G6: up to 60p
Audio Format
MAIN 4ch 48 kHz/24 bit LPCM
Proxy G6 2ch 48 kHz/16 bit AAC
Camera Function
V-Log/preset Scene File x5
1) V-Log Mode MAIN Colour = V-Log,
Proxy Colour = V-Log/V-709/Grading
2) Preset Scene File Mode always MAIN Colour = Proxy Colour
Image Preset with Scene files
Parameters Image control parameters
(only in preset Scene File mode)
– DETAIL (Not available in AVCI 4K-LT, 2K-LT)
– SKIN DETAIL (Not available in AVCI 4K-LT, 2K-LT)
ISO Native 800/5000 push up/down
WB 2000 K to 15000 K, GMg -10 to +10
SHUTTER deg & /s, synchro scan
FPS 4096/3840: up to 60p (Full Frame)
2048/1920: up to 60p (Full Frame)
2048/1920: up to 240p (Cropped)
Other Function
Focus Assist Expand (x2, x3, x4, 9 positions)
Focus in Colour (RED/WHITE/GREEN)
Focus Squares
Anamorphic Lens Desqueeze
Lens Meta Data EF, LDS, Cooke/i, B4 lens
Special REC function PreRec / Interval rec / One Shot Rec
Built-in GPS
Shot Mark
Text Memo
IP Control with AK-HRP200G
Proxy FTP
In-Camera Colour Grading 3D LUT / CDL
IR Shooting
Power Hot Swap
*1 Panasonic does not guarantee the compatibility or performance of all EF lenses.
*2 ProRes is licensed from Apple Inc. Apple ProRes codec is from Atomos under license. Atomos is trademark and copyright of Atomos Global Pty. Ltd.
Panasonic Varicam LT 4K Camera
PL or EF mount
Panasonic Varicam AU-VCVF10G Viewfinder
Panasonic Varicam AU-V35LT Control Panel 
Panasonic Varicam Viewfinder Cable Hirose to Hirose
ARRI CCH-2 Centre Camera Handle  K2.73002.0
Arri Varicam Top Plate Incl VEB Viewfinder Support K2.0009694
Viewfinder Extension Bracket VEB-1
Arri Quick Release Base Plate QRP-1  K2.0000399
Arri Varicam Broadcast Support Plate incl Shoulderpad K2.0009593
ARRI BP-8 Bridge Plate Top K2.0031436
ARRI Sliding Plate / Dovetail  K2.0000324
Vision Cable BNC-BNC 25cm (thin)
19mm Support Rods  240mm
15mm Support Rods  240mm
19mm Support Rods  440mm
15mm Support Rods  440mm
2 x Panasonic 512GB ExpressP2 B Series Memory Card
Reader: Panasonic AU-XPD1 P2 Express Card Reader
AC Adapter: Anton Bauer Mains Unit for Arri Tandem 150
Choice of 5 x Hawkwoods 98WH batts and 2 x Hawkwoods 2-way chargers
or 4 x Hawkwoods 150WH batts and 2 x Hawkwoods 2-way chargers
or 5 x Anton Bauer Dionic HC batteries with Anton Bauer TM-4 charger

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