To say that the Panasonic EVA1 is a popular camera among indie filmmakers, small production companies, and content creators is an understatement.
Whatever Panasonic did with the EVA1, starting from the name, to say the least, they got right – Canon EF mount, S35 sensor, compact form factor, strong internal codec, pro I/O connectivity, etc. From a pure performance/specs to $$$ ratio, it gives you a huge range of options at a very competitive price for a low/mid tier S35 pro camera considering the competition.
And of course, the Panasonic EVA1 is already “Netflix Approved”; as much as I hate this “stamp of approval”, the prestige that the “Netflix approved camera list for 4K production” gives the camera plenty of opportunities to be used on larger jobs and places more confidence in producers while at the time gives DPs more options to chose the appropriate kit for the job.
If you have ever used a Panasonic camera for any kind of professional video work, then you should know who Barry Green is. The veteran Panasonic guru has prepared some handy explainer tutorials/videos giving you lots of good info about the different features and functionality of the EVA1.
If you are a new owner, or if you are someone considering the EVA1 as your next camera, then the following videos should help you get to know your camera better.
Panasonic EVA1 Overview:
Panasonic EVA1 Features
- 5.7K Super 35 CMOS sensor
- Dual Native ISO (800 and 2500)
- Native EF Mount (non-interchangeable)
- 4K/60p and 2K/240p
- 10bit 4:2:2 internal at 400 Mbps
- V-log & V-gamut
- SD Card Recording
- 5.7K Raw Output:
- ProRes RAW to Atomos Sumo19/Shogun Inferno
- Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS)
- IR Cut In/Out
- ND Filter Wheel (2/4/6 stops)
- XLR Audio inputs
- 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)
Panasonic Menus and Home Screen:
The Panasonic EVA1 shares the very helpful “Square” Focus Assist from the bigger Varicam LT, a feature you can learn more about below:
EVA1 Dual Native ISO Explained:
EVA1 Raw Output and Internal Codecs:
EVA1 Scene Files:
EVA1 Network Control:
For those of you who are FCP X users and Mac OS-based as a result, you can see how you can get the maximum 5.7K Raw out of the Panasonic EVA1 in the form of ProRes Raw in the Atomos demo below. You can read more about Atomos’ latest firmware updates and 5.7K Raw support for the EVA1 in my post here.
Atomos Sumo19 (firmware 9.1) switching and EVA1 5.7K Support Demo:
Barry Green’s free EVA1 Guide is available to download as a pdf e-book via this link: https://info.panasonic.com/au-eva1-guide
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