Panasonic Cinema Cameras

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Achieve Your Cinematic Vision

Panasonic’s cinema camera lineup is well positioned to serve your high-end cinema feature, episodic TV, commercial and indie film production needs. With renown color reproduction, progressive workflows and exceptional reliability, you can trust our cinema cameras with bringing your creative vision to the screen.

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Cinema Camera Lineup

The Cinema VariCam line of 4K cameras has been used on a wide variety of movies, commercials, and TV programs, and is renowned for its color reproduction, look, and for bringing progressive workflows to the production industry. This technology and know-how are now invigorating a new lineup — VariCam Pure, VariCam 35 and VariCam LT. This VariCam camera lineup is joined by the 5.7K sensor EVA1 and the full-frame LUMIX S1H cinema cameras, which inherit much of the VariCam technology in a lighter, smaller camera design.

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Natural & Organic Filmic Look

The VariCam super 35mm native 4K sensor is developed especially for capturing the celebrated cinematic VariCam colorimetry. The sensor has won the prestigious Hollywood Post Alliance Engineering Excellence Award and continues to wow post-production houses, colorists, and DPs that work with the footage day in and day out.

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V-Log & V-Gamut

The ability to capture accurate colors and rich skin tones is a must for any filmmaker. The Panasonic cinema camera lineup features V-Log and V-Gamut capture to deliver high dynamic range and broad colors. V-Log has log curve characteristics that some would say are reminiscent of negative film and V-Gamut delivers a color space even larger than film, encompassing the entire BT.2020 color space, which in turn provides enough latitude and color space for HDR.

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14+ Stops of Wide Dynamic Range

The dynamic range of the VariCam is 14+ stops with V-Log. This wide dynamic range  assures accurate image rendering, particularly from the critical shadow to highlight areas, providing transitions into the highlights that are remarkable. An innovative color separation filter is optimized to offer natural color and accurate color linearity.

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4K HDR & BT.2020 Compatible

14+ stops of latitude lets you record and display all of the highlights as well as all of the shadows — you no longer have to choose. V-Log with V-Gamut has enough latitude and color space to allow you to capture vivid HDR. HDR and BT.2020 grading output is also available for post-production.

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Dual Native ISO

The Dual Native ISO capability is an absolute game changer in cinema camera technology. Developed and introduced with the VariCam 35, it allows you to capture scenes with a single candle or just practical lights without loss of dynamic range, resolution or color. Dual Native ISO provides advantages to not just the look of the footage, but also enables creative breakthroughs in lighting considerations on set or in uncontrolled environments, as well as helping to alleviate project budget or time constraints. With ISO 5000, you see more detail than the human eye at low light levels — without adding noise.

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Netflix Approved Cameras

We are proud to say that our full lineup of cinema cameras is approved for use on Netflix Original Productions. The complete Panasonic cinema camera lineup has been stringently evaluated and tested to ensure it meets the technical and workflow requirements accepted by the Netflix Post Technology Alliance. 

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Solid Design, Reliability & Support

With the same precision product engineering and design knowledge that has served the production industry for years, the Panasonic cinema camera lineup provides the ultimate package of imaging and camera performance for your productions. Our cameras are built to last, so you can count on them whether you're shooting in an indoor soundstage or on a freezing cold boat in the middle of the Bering Sea. And our professional video support team stands by our products, even offering enhanced service and support packages that provide accidental damage coverage.

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Versatile Camera Selection

Understanding that camera needs vary from project to project, we've developed a full cinema camera lineup that works well together. We want you to tell your story without worrying about cameras not color matching or being incompatible. From A cam to B cam, jib to gimbal, dolly to drone, tripod to shoulder mount, CODEX to SD cards, we are confident we have the camera that will meet your needs.

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Cinematic Multi-Camera Systems

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VariCam LT: Ready for CINELIVE

Bring the high-end cinematic performance of the VariCam LT to your live or near-live multi-camera productions.
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EVA-LIVE: Live Multicamera with the AU-EVA1

EVA-LIVE is the ultimate solution for budget-friendly live multi-camera production.
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CINELIVE: Live Multicamera with the VariCam LT

VariCam LT provides the ultimate solution for cinematic live video productions.
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Cinema Live: Multicamera Live Production with VariCam & EVA1 Cameras

Panasonic cinema cameras for multicamera live video production systems.
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Cinema Live Camera Systems

CineLive with the VariCam LT and EVA-Live with the AU-EVA1 brings a high-quality finished look to your multicam, live or near-live video production at a lower cost, all in a versatile multi-camera system that will grow with you over time.

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Where to Buy / Rent

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Panasonic Authorized Resellers

When you're investing in new camera gear, purchasing from an authorized Panasonic reseller gets you access to the Panasonic professional video support team and ensures you're getting quality equipment that will include warranty coverage.

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News, User Stories, Reviews & Testimonials

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VariCam Owner & Operator Support

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Panasonic Pro Protection

Enhanced service, support, training & accidental damage coverage.
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