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panasonic cinema camera information including varicam, eva1 and s1h cameras for the best cinematography

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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varicam LT with william wages, asc in car

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 LTVariCam 35 and VariCam Pure. 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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varicam lt for documentary and episodic TV with 4K sensor featuring cinematic skin tones and color reproduction

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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varicam cinema camera v-log and v-gamut on set of Netflix original production Frontier

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 and the dynamic range of the EVA1 is 14 stops. 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.

eva1 camera on tripod capturing 4K HDR scene for documentary
au-eva1 cinema camera on tripod capturing 4K HDR footage for documentary film project

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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panasonic varicam lt camera on set with low light utilizing dual native iso camera technology feature

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 the VariCam's ISO 5000 (EVA1 features ISO 2500), you see more detail than the human eye at low light levels — without adding noise.

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panasonic varicam EVA1 and S1H are netflix approved camera for netflix original productions

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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eva1 cinema camera on professional camera drone for video productions

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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vanja cernjul. asc on set with varicam 35 for feauture film

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.

Cinema Cameras

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Boasting a super 35mm sensor and superb imaging capabilities, the VariCam LT cinema camcorder offers a one-piece, shorter-bodied design; lighter weight at just over 2.7 kg; and a low price point. It is ideal for handheld, Steadicam, jib, crane, gimbal and drone shooting applications, as well as all types of cinéma vérité filmmaking.

Learn More. VariCam LT Support

The VariCam 35 utilizes a Panasonic super 35mm MOS sensor for 4096 x 2160 (17:9) 4K image capture; when combined with the AVC-ULTRA codecs for 4K, this imager enables very manageable and practical 4K production file sizes. The new imager boasts an impressive 14+ stops of latitude, and faithfully captures high-contrast, wide dynamic range imagery without compromise.

Learn More. VariCam 35 Support

The VariCam Pure features a true 4K Super 35 sensor, offering 14+ stops of latitude and integrated recording to Codex Capture Drives. Panasonic has partnered with Codex to deliver a fully-integrated camera solution in a compact, lightweight, and rugged body ideal for handheld, Steadicam, and remote head work.

Learn More. VariCam PURE Support

The EVA1 Compact Cinema Camera is positioned between the Lumix GH5 4K mirrorless camera and the VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camera. Create cinematic images with newly developed 5.7K Super 35 mm sensor and color science inherited from the VariCam cinema camera series.

Learn More. AU-EVA1 Support
LUMIX S1H Cinema Camera

V-Log/V-Gamut with 14+ stops of dynamic range, 3:2 6K/24p full-frame capture, 10-bit Cinema 4K/4K 60p/50p recording, and unlimited recording time. The LUMIX S1H is the new full-frame mirrorless camera that delivers cinema-quality video.

Learn More. LUMIX S1H Support

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Where to Buy / Rent

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.

News, User Stories, Reviews & Testimonials

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Shooting Netflix's Ozark on VariCam 35s

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5 hit TV series shot on VariCam

From dramas to documentaries, our 4K cinema cameras are helping cinematographers bring stories to life. Check out these five popular TV shows shot on VariCam.
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EVA1 captures UMC TV series "40 and Single"

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Arrested Development shot with VariCam LTs

Arrested Development shot with VariCam LTs
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DP Polly Morgan, BSC shoots Netflix feature 6 Balloons on VariCam

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VariCam Owner & Operator Support

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