Panasonic has announced pricing and full specification info for the eagerly-awaited AU-EVA1. List price will be coming in at €7,290 and we’re told it will produce 14 stops of dynamic range.
Cine Gear Expo was the chosen platform for Panasonic to announce their compact cinema camera; at that time we were given top line information on the spec of the AU-EVA1:
4K down-sampled from a 5.7K sensor, dual native ISO, 5.7K raw output, 4K 60p, 2K 240p, Super 35, native EF mount… it sure looked a nice compact package.
Today Panasonic has disclosed a full specification list for the AU-EVA1. Here are the highlights:
- Pixel count of 5720 H x 3016 V (17.25 million)
- Dual native ISOs will be 800 and 2500
- 14 stops of dynamic range
- Intra 400M codec full info (future release)
- Flavours of 422 and 420LongGOP full info
- One shot record for stop motion capture
- 4K output through SDI and HDMI
“The EVA1’s 5.7K Super-35 sensor has almost twice as many photosites as 4K… That means the 4K videos recorded in the camera will be crystal clear with rich colour information. The EVA1 also inherits the unique dual native ISO sensor technology from our cinema VariCam line, allowing it to shoot in bright sunlight or night exteriors without compromising the image quality. And the 14 stops of dynamic range capture a huge scope of exposure detail.”
Luc Bara, Technical Product Manager for Panasonic.
Panasonic has emphasized its intent on providing a 5.7K sensor for clean 4K recording, one that is now stated to produce up to 14 stops of dynamic range.
Dual ISO ratings are now confirmed at 800 and 2500, a stop less sensitive in the top end than the larger VariCam cameras.
Codec options for the AU-EVA1 is now more clear, with 4:2:2 10-bit and 4:2:0 8-bit LongGOP codecs available from FullHD to 4K, ranging from 50 to 150 Mbps (VBR). A later flagship 4:2:2 10-bit Intra codec will be made available in a future release also (400M for 4K, 100M/200M for 2K/HD).
The full specification contains usual, useful information including battery operating times, media recording times and full in/out lists. Check out the full specs in the below images:
If you missed the original announcement, check out our article here, also below is the video we shot at CineGear 2017:
Panasonic seems to have really woken up to the cinema camera market, with the AU-EVA1 offering strong competition to Sony and Canon in the entry-level market.
The Panasonic AU-EVA1 is still expected to ship in the 3rd quarter of 2017, with a now-suggested list price of €7290