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Panasonic Started Shipping the AU-EVA1 Handheld Cinema Camera: 5.7K Super 35mm MOS Sensor, 4K60p/2K240p, 422 10-Bit & RAW Images, Dual Native ISO 800 & 2500, EF Mount, Electronic Image Stabilisation, IR Cut Filter ON/OFF Mechanism for Fantasy-Like IR Images in Cinematography Mode

The following video presents Short film “Near To Superstition” – Behind the scenes | Panasonic:
Shooting a film with a new camera is always exciting. For the first time, cinematographer Elle Schneider used Panasonic’s EVA1, which utilizes Dual Native ISO and 5.7K Super 35mm, to produce the short movie “Near to Superstition”. By putting the digital cinema camera into different lighting situations, weather conditions and terrains, she tested how the camera operates. Have a look behind the scenes and find out what intrigued her the most when working with the professional camera.

Panasonic AU-EVA1: Image Courtesy of Panasonic. Weighing only 2.6 lb (1.2 kg / body) with a compact form factor (6.69" x 5.31" x 5.23") and a removable handgrip, EVA1 can be used for efficient handheld shooting applications.

Panasonic AU-EVA1: Image Courtesy of Panasonic. Weighing only 2.6 lb (1.2 kg / body) with a compact form factor (6.69″ x 5.31″ x 5.23″) and a removable handgrip, EVA1 can be used for efficient handheld shooting applications.

This is an update to these previous blogs:

Today, Panasonic started shipping the lightweight, compact, EF Mount, AU-EVA1 Cinema Camera with newly developed 5.7K Super 35mm MOS Sensor.

Panasonic AU-EVA1: Image Courtesy of Panasonic

Panasonic AU-EVA1: Image Courtesy of Panasonic

  • The IR (infrared ray) cut filter ON/OFF mechanism provides the ability to shoot fantasy-like IR images with Cinematography mode. The IR cut filter can be swung out of the path to the sensor at the push of a button. Unique photographic effects and night vision imagery are possible with this control over infrared.
Panasonic AU-EVA1

Panasonic AU-EVA1

The highly-anticipated EVA1 has a suggested list price of US $7,495 and CA $9,749.

EVA1 Specifications

General Specification

Power DC 7.28 V (Battery Operation)
DC 12 V (AC adapter operation)
Power Consumption 19 W (with LCD/HDMI/SDI ON)
Operating Temperature 0 °C to 40 °C (32°F to 104°F)
Operating Humidity 10% to 80% (relative humidity)
Storage Temperature -20 °C to 60 °C (-4°F to 140°F)
Weight Body: Approx. 1.2 kg (2.65 lb) (excluding accessories)
Shooting: Approx. 2.05 kg (4.52 lb) (with accessories)
Dimensions 135 mm (W) x 133 mm (H) x 170 mm (D) (excluding protrusions and accessories)
(5-5/16 inches x 5-1/4 inches x 6-11/16 inches)

Camera Unit

Image Sensor Super 35 mm, MOS sensor
Number of Pixels Total pixels: Approx. 20.49 megapixels, 6340 (H) x 3232 (V)
Effective pixels: Approx. 17.25 megapixels, 5720 (H) x 3016 (V)
Sensor Area and Max Frame Rate S35: 4K/UHD 60 fps/50 fps
2K/HD 120 fps/100 fps
4/3″: 2K/HD 240 fps/200 fps
Latitude 14 stop
Log V-Log
Gamma eV-Look Gamma (2 types)
Video Gamma
Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG)
Gamut V-Gamut (V-Log)
EI Settings [ISO] mode: NATIVE ISO: 800, 2500
800 Base: 200 to 2000
2500 Base: 1000 to 25600
[dB] mode: (Normal) -12 dB to 8 dB
(High) -8 dB to 20 dB
Shutter Speed [deg] mode: 3.0 deg to 357.0 deg (0.5 deg step)
12 presets
[sec] mode: 1/24.1 sec to 1/8000 sec (23.98p)
12 presets
Color Temp ATW, AWB, 2000 K to 15000 K ±10.0 GMg
12 presets
Lens Mount EF mount
Image Stabilization Electric Image Stabilization (EIS)
Auto Focus One push auto focus
ND Filter CLEAR, 0.6ND, 1.2ND, 1.8ND, Electrical driven
IR Cut Filter USER assignable IR shooting (filter ON/OFF)

Memory Card Recorder

Recording Media SDHC memory card (4 GB to 32 GB)
SDXC memory card (32 GB to 128 GB)
UHS-Ⅰ/UHS-Ⅱ UHS Speed Class3 is supported,
Video Speed Class V90 is supported
Recording Slot SD memory card slot x 2
Recording Resolution 4096 x 2160 (4K), 3840 x 2160 (UHD),
2048 x 1080 (2K), 1920 x 1080 (FHD),
1280 x 720 (HD)
Recording System Frequency 59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p
59.94i, 50i (AVCHD only)
2slot Functions Simul Rec, Relay Rec, Loop Rec*1,
Background Rec*1
Other Rec Functions Pre Rec, Interval Rec*1, One Shot Rec*1

Digital Video

Quantizing MOV: 4:2:2 10 bit/4:2:0 8 bit
AVCHD: 4:2:0 8 bit
Video Compression Format H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High Profile

Digital Audio

Recording Audio Format MOV: 48 kHz/24 bit, 2 CH, Linear PCM
AVCHD: 48 kHz/16 bit, 2 CH, Dolby Audio™
Headroom 18 dB/20 dB (menu switchable)

Video Output

SDI OUT 0.8 V [p-p], 75 Ω, 4K (6G), HD (3G/1.5G)
Output format (4:2:2 10 bit):

  • 4096 x 2160: 29.97p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p
  • 3840 x 2160: 29.97p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p
  • 1920 x 1080: 59.94p, 50p, 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 29.97PsF, 25p, 25PsF, 24p, 24PsF, 23.98p, 23.98PsF
  • 1280 x 720p: 59.94p, 50p

RAW* output format (10 bit):

  • 5760 x 3072: 29.97p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p
  • 4096 x 2160: 59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p
HDMI HDMI x 1, TypeA, HDMI REC REMOTE is supported,
Viera Link is NOT supported
Output format (4:2:2 10 bit):

  • 4096 x 2160: 59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p
  • 3840 x 2160: 59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p
  • 1920 x 1080: 59.94p, 50p, 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p
  • 1280 x 720: 59.94p, 50p
  • 720 x 480: 59.94p
  • 720 x 576: 50p

Output format (4:2:0 8 bit):

  • 4096 x 2160: 59.94p, 50p
  • 3840 x 2160: 59.94p, 50p

Audio Input/Output

Internal Mic Stereo microphone
INPUT1/2 XLR (3-pin) x 2 (INPUT1/2), input high impedance, LINE/MIC/MIC +48 V (menu switchable)
MIC: −40 dBu/−50 dBu/−60 dBu (menu switchable)
LINE: +4 dBu/0 dBu (menu switchable)
SDI OUT Linear PCM 2 CH
HDMI Linear PCM 2 CH
PHONES 3.5 mm stereo mini jack x 1
Speaker 20 mm diameter, round x 1

Other Input/Output

TC IN/OUT BNC x1 for IN/OUT (menu switchable)
IN: 1.0 V [p-p] to 4.0 V [p-p], 10 kΩ
OUT: 2.0 V [p-p] ±0.5 V [p-p], low impedance
LCD 40-pin (Dedicated)
REMOTE 2.5 mm Super Mini Jack
USB 2.0 (HOST) Type-A, 4-pin for Wireless Module (AJ-WM50)
EF Mounting Contact 8-pin
DC IN 12 V DC 12 V (10.5 V to 13.5 V) EIAJ type 4

LCD Monitor

Size 3.5-type LCD monitor (approx. 1,150,000 dots)
Touch panel (MENU control, Shooting assist functions)
Switches MIRROR (OFF, B/T, ROTATE)

Hand Grip

Mounting Mechanism One touch rotatable/Detachable
Switches REC, MENU/IRIS dial, User switch x 2

Included Accessories

Accessories Battery (5900 mAh), Battery charger, AC adapter, AC cable, Shoulder strap, Microphone holder, Microphone holder adapter, LCD monitor (with hood and mounting attachment), Handle, Grip, Grip belt, Mount cap
*1: Functions to be supported by firmware update.
* Dolby, Dolby Audio, and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
* Specifications are subject to change without notice.

Recording Format and Recording Time

Format Pixel Main Codec (bps) Frequency Sampling Bitrate
(average)
Recording Time
(128 GB)
MOV* 4096 x 2160 (4K) 422Intra 400M Update 29.97p, 24p, 25p, 23.98p 4:2:2 10 bit 400 Mbps (VBR) Approx. 40 min.
422LongGOP 150M 29.97p, 24p, 25p, 23.98p 4:2:2 10 bit 150 Mbps (VBR) Approx. 1 hour 50 min.
420LongGOP 150M 59.94p, 50p 4:2:0 8 bit 150 Mbps (VBR) Approx. 1 hour 50 min.
420LongGOP 100M 29.97p, 24p, 25p, 23.98p 4:2:0 8 bit 100 Mbps (VBR) Approx. 2 hours 40 min.
3840 x 2160 (UHD) 422Intra 400M Update 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p 4:2:2 10 bit 400 Mbps (VBR) Approx. 40 min.
422LongGOP 150M 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p 4:2:2 10 bit 150 Mbps (VBR) Approx. 1 hour 50 min.
420LongGOP 150M 59.94p, 50p 4:2:0 8 bit 150 Mbps (VBR) Approx. 1 hour 50 min.
420LongGOP 100M 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p 4:2:0 8 bit 100 Mbps (VBR) Approx. 2 hours 40 min.
2048 x 1080 (2K) 422Intra 200M Update 59.94p, 50p 4:2:2 10 bit 200 Mbps (VBR) Approx. 1 hour 20 min.
422Intra 100M Update 29.97p, 24p, 25p, 23.98p 4:2:2 10 bit 100 Mbps (VBR) Approx. 2 hours 40 min.
422LongGOP 100M 59.94p, 50p 4:2:2 10 bit 100 Mbps (VBR) Approx. 2 hours 40 min.
422LongGOP 50M 29.97p, 24p, 25p, 23.98p 4:2:2 10 bit 50 Mbps (VBR) Approx. 5 hours 20 min.
420LongGOP 100M 59.94p, 50p 4:2:0 8 bit 100 Mbps (VBR) Approx. 2 hours 40 min.
420LongGOP 50M 29.97p, 24p, 25p, 23.98p 4:2:0 8 bit 50 Mbps (VBR) Approx. 5 hours 20 min.
1920 x 1080 (FHD) 422Intra 200M Update 59.94p, 50p 4:2:2 10 bit 200 Mbps (VBR) Approx. 1 hour 20 min.
422Intra 100M Update 29.97p, 24p, 25p, 23.98p 4:2:2 10 bit 100 Mbps (VBR) Approx. 2 hours 40 min.
422LongGOP 100M 59.94p, 50p 4:2:2 10 bit 100 Mbps (VBR) Approx. 2 hours 40 min.
422LongGOP 50M 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p 4:2:2 10 bit 50 Mbps (VBR) Approx. 5 hours 20 min.
420LongGOP 100M 59.94p, 50p 4:2:0 8 bit 100 Mbps (VBR) Approx. 2 hours 40 min.
420LongGOP 50M 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p 4:2:0 8 bit 50 Mbps (VBR) Approx. 5 hours 20 min.
AVCHD 1920 x 1080 (FHD) PS 59.94p, 50p 4:2:0 8 bit 25 Mbps (VBR) Approx. 11 hours
PH 23.98p, 59.94i, 50i 4:2:0 8 bit 21 Mbps (VBR) Approx. 12 hours 30 min.
HA 59.94i, 50i 4:2:0 8 bit 17 Mbps (VBR) Approx. 17 hours
1280 x 720 (HD) PM 59.94p, 50p 4:2:0 8 bit 8 Mbps (VBR) Approx. 35 hours
Update = Functions to be supported by firmware update.
* SDXC memory card is required for MOV recording.

Available Memory Card

Format Memory Card Type Bitrate/Recording Function Speed Class
MOV SDXC 400 Mbps Update Video Speed Class V60
or faster
2K/FHD VFR Mode*
Intra Codec Update
200 Mbps  Update Video Speed Class V30
UHS Speed Class 3
or faster
150 Mbps
100 Mbps
2K/FHD VFR Mode*
LongG Codec
50 Mbps Video Speed Class V10
UHS Speed Class 1
Speed Class 10 or faster
AVCHD SDHC/SDXC All Speed Class 4 or faster
Update = Functions to be supported by firmware update.
* VFR: Variable Frame Rate

Available Battery Pack

Battery Voltage/Capacity Charge time*
AG-VBR59
(Bundled)
7.28 V
5900 mAh/43 Wh
Approx. 3 hours 20 min.
AG-VBR89G 7.28 V
8900 mAh/64 Wh
Approx. 4 hours
AG-VBR118G 7.28 V
11800 mAh/86 Wh
Approx. 4 hours 40 min.
VW-VBD58 7.2 V
5800 mAh/42 Wh
Approx. 5 hours 20 min.
* When using bundled battery charger.
* Specifications are subject to change without notice.

NEWS RELEASE

Nov 2, 2017 (JST)

Started Shipping the Compact, EF Mount, AU-EVA1 Cinema Camera with Newly Developed 5.7K Super 35mm MOS Sensor

November 1, 2017 the shipment has begun for the compact, EF mount, AU-EVA1 camera for cinema production use. A free firmware upgrade will also be available for the AU-EVA1 in March 2018 to support 422 ALL-I 400Mbps/200Mbps/100Mbps codec recording and 5.7K RAW output.

The AU-EVA1 features a newly developed 5.7K Super 35 mm MOS sensor for high picture quality. 4K/2K 10-bit 4:2:2 images can be recorded onto SDXC memory cards (in Double SD Card Slots). Other technologies inherited from Panasonic’s VariCam models include a V-Log gamma, wide color V-Gamut with wide dynamic range, dual native ISO, and 4K60p/2K240p high-quality, high-frame-rate images. An IR cut filter ON/OFF mechanism provides the ability to shoot fantasy-like IR (infrared ray) images in Cinematography mode.

The new design has a lightweight 2.65 lbs (1.2 kg) (excluding accessories), compact body, detachable handle and grip, and flexible LCD monitor for a variety of new shooting styles, including shooting from a drone or gimbal. Panasonic will continue contributing to video production by developing equipment and systems that respond to the needs of the 4K production industry, which is expanding globally. The company will also contribute by supporting high-quality image content as well as efficient production operation.

The AU-EVA1 will be on displayed at the “Inter BEE 2017” international broadcast equipment exhibition in Japan, from November 15 to 17, 2017.

< Main Features >

  1. 4K/2K 10-bit 4:2:2 images from a newly developed 5.7K MOS sensor.
  2. New, highly mobile design with a compact, lightweight 2.65 lbs (1.2 kg) body, and detachable handle and grip.
  3. IR cut filter ON/OFF mechanism for fantasy-like IR images in Cinematography mode.
Panasonic AU-EVA1

Panasonic AU-EVA1


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