The Panasonic booth was really busy at this years BSC Expo, and as expected the Panasonic EVA1, the latest addition to the company’s S35 range of cameras, got a lot of attention from show attendees. Although it isn’t technically a “Varicam” it does share a lot of the DNA of the Varicam lineup, namely a very capable 5.7K Super 35 CMOS sensor (not the same as the one in the LT and Varicam 35) and of course the Dual Native ISO, that Panasonic have been implementing a variation of in their new Lumix GH5s 4K mirrorless camera.
At the Panasonic booth, I also got a chance to see some stunning car footage that Rupert Cobb from Gun Hill Studios has been shooting with the EVA1, that Panasonic were screening on one of their LCD screens at the stand. Gun Hill Studios is home to one of the largest infinity coves in Europe complete with two variable speed turntables capable of taking up to three tonnes each, perfect for automotive photography and video shoots.
I had a brief chat with Rupert, who agreed to share some of his experience with the camera and why he chose to go with it in the interview below.
Panasonic EVA1 Features
- 5.7K Super 35 CMOS sensor
- Dual Native ISO (800 and 2500)
- Native EF Mount (non-interchangeable)
- 4K at up to 60p / 2K up to 240p
- 10bit 4:2:2 internal codec for 4K and Full HD
- Up to 400 Mbps data rate for internal
- V-log & V-gamut
- SD Card Recording
- 5.7K Raw Output (planned future update)
- Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS)
- IR Cut In/Out
- ND Filter Wheel (2/4/6 stops)
- XLR Audio
- Tool-less design for top handle and side grip
- HDMI & SDI 4K Video Outputs
- 1.2 kg // 6.69″ x 5.31″ x 5.23″ (L x H x W)
- Price: $7,345 US (B&H, Adorama)
To check out more of Rupert’s work head over to Gun Hill Studios’ website. And also for more of our coverage of BSC Expo, check out our previous posts here and here. More videos from BSC Expo 2018 are coming soon.
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