Panasonic AU-EVA1 Super 35mm 5.7K Sensor Cinema Camera
So much has definitely been said about the Canon C200. With its unparalleled features such as internal raw recording, it is easy to understand why it has been the talk of the town. While everyone was concentrating on the Canon, how well it will blend with an array of Sony products, very little was spoken of Panasonic. It is understandable because Panasonic did not have a feature rich camera with interchangeable lenses abilities and 4K camera at a price under US$8000. In the next couple of months, however, the story will be different. After the initial release of the details of Panasonic AU-EVA1 footage and other details, professional photographers can excitedly look forward to a fantastic product.
So, what is so awesome about this camera? What would one say if you were to compare Panasonic AU-EVA1 vs. Canon C200? An official production footage might not be out yet, but the specifications and commentaries provided by Panasonic might just shed sufficient light for all curious minds out there. Well, we are going to break down Panasonic AU-EVA1 review details for you. Simply hold on.
New 5.7K Sensor
It is true. Panasonic has brought in this 5.7K Sensor to ensure the footage starts at a higher resolution. When resolved to 1080p or 4K, the least you can expect is cute and fine pictures.
Besides PANASONIC AU EVA1 dynamic range capabilities, the camera also features various recording formats. You can expect from 4K to 60p with speeds of up to 400Mbps. Panasonic AU-EVA1 also boasts of 2K to 240fps. The good news is, you can have the recording directly on low-cost SDXC cards with the 10-Bit, 4:2:2 Processing capability.
Compact and portable
Just like other great cameras, Panasonic AU-EVA1 compact 5.7k super 35mm is easily portable. Ideally, it is something close to the famous FS5 in terms of size. The camera commands a weight of 1.2 kg (the body). You will be able to remove the top handle, making a little more stabilizer friendly compared to other cameras of its caliber. Many professional photograph enthusiasts will also be looking forward to taking advantage of the double SD card slots. Preferably, you will require V60/V90 superfast SDX cards.
According to the company's official press release, the camera will be well suited for handheld shooting. For someone looking for a sleek camera for music videos, documentaries, and commercials, you can turn to this product.
Dual Native ISO
Similar to great productions like Varicam lineup cinema cameras, this highly anticipated camera will also be featuring V-Gamut and V-Log capture. With that, you can expect a wide range of colors. Yet again, it will be featuring dual native ISO, just like VariCam Pure and Varicam 35. Such a special feature will enable the optimum extraction of information from the sensors without interfering with the quality of the images produced. What Panasonic will be offering is an awesome camera capable of switching from the normal sensitivity to high sensitivity levels without the slightest increase in noise. The Dual Native ISO feature comes with several advantages some of which include;
• Use of less light on set
• Saves money
• Allows for a wide range of artistic choices
Easier to work with
The camera comes with EF Lens Mount, native variety. With this, the user will have a wider access to EF lenses such as zoom lenses and cinema style lenses. In order to take care of blurring and camera shake possibilities, this product comes with Electronic Image Stabilization. Such a feature ensures smooth handheld shots. Even more, you will have less to worry about when taking shoulder-mounts shots. Worth noting Panasonic AU-EVA1 autofocus capabilities are way better than other cameras in the same category.
Professional Video production asset
For those who have always wanted to invest in a suiting video production tool, this camera presents a great option. The camera has the capabilities of producing outputs, both in SDI and HDMI Video Outputs. To ensure accurate exposure control, this Panasonic will come readily fitted with ND filter wheel in 6, 4 and 2 stops. For a modern camera, there is a need for night vision imagery and fantastic photographic effects. Well, Panasonic AU-EVA1 does not disappoint when it comes to that.
Ideal for special shooting
One exciting aspect about this camera is that is that it will come with EF mount. The 1.18kg Weight, LCD capabilities, and the convenient top handle make it just perfect for shootings involving run and gun styles. Since it will be possible to remove the handgrips, the camera will easily fit into several mounts including gimbal and jibs. Isn't that cool?
Generally, the dominant Panasonic AU-EVA1 specs include;
• Dual Native ISO
• 5.7K Super Sensor
• Up to 400mbps recording capabilities
• Electronic Image Stabilization
• Varicam Colorimetry
• XLR Audio
• Double SD card slots
Coming in 4Q 2017
When is the official Panasonic AU-EVA1 release date? How soon will the camera be available in stores? What is Panasonic AU-EVA1 cost? Considering the irresistible features, you are probably asking yourself several related questions regarding costs and release dates. Well, the wait might not be too long. According to the information available, this product will be out in November 2017.
Tentative Supplied Accessories
One each of
LCD monitor unit
LCD monitor mounting attachment
LCD monitor hood
Lens mount cap
Screws for microphone holder
Microphone holder adapter
Battery (5900 mAh)
• 5.7K Super 35 Sensor
• EF Lens Mount
• 4K 60p / 2K up to 240p
• Dual Native ISO 800/2500
• 14 Stops of Dynamic Range
• 4:2:2 10-bit
• SD Card Recording
• Up to 400 Mbps Recording
• V-Log / V-Gamut
• 5.7K Raw Output (future update)
Panasonic AU-EVA1 Cinema Camera Review
1. 6G SDI out 4k30p 4:2:2 20 bit and future upgrade of 5.7K up to 30p/4K upto 60p
2. One push removable IR cut filter system with ISO2500 enable high sensitivity night vision
3. Creative tools- Built with 2-Axis EIS ( electronics image stabilization ), which offers image stabilization with lenses
4. Recording Media - SDHC or SDXC, UHS-I/UHS-II UHS Speed Class are all supported
10.The New 5.7K S35 Sensor and New Engine Offer High Image Quality with 4K/2K 4:2:2 10 Bit Recording on
12. Last but not least, the cameras body is weighting 1.2kg only
Which one to chose
Canon C200 or Panasonic EVA1?
By Antony 15/8/17
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*** Admin*** 14/09/2017
Great value 4K cameras
Many thanks for allowing our group to have hand-on Experiences with the AU-EVA1 demo set.
By Yap 15/9/2017