Panasonic BGH1: price, specs, release date announced

Panasonic BGH1: price, specs, release date announced
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Panasonic has announced the Lumix BGH1, price tag £1,899.99, a new modular box-style cinema camera with a release date set for November 2020.

Inside the Panasonic BGH1 is a 10.2-megapixel Live MOS Sensor and a Venus Engine, which together are capable of recording Cinema 4K and 4K 10-bit video footage at up to 60p.

Based on the Micro Four Thirds system, the Lumix BGH1’s 4:2:0 10-bit C4K/4K 60p / 50p internal video is recorded with a designated gamma curve compatible with ITU-R BT.2100. There is also a low-bit-rate C4K/4K HEVC/H.265 recording mode for HLG.

The Lumix BGH1 also offers Dual Native ISO technology for reduced noise at up to ISO 51,200.

Panasonic’s V-Log L mode promises up to 13 stops of dynamic range, and it’s also capable of C4K/4K 4:2:2 10-bit output via HDMI.

Variable frame rate options let users record C4K/4K at 60 and 24fps, as well as Full HD at 240 and 24fps.

The Panasonic BGH1’s compact, box-like body design enables users to scale it up with rigs, external monitors and more.

Aimed at broadcasters and live streamers, Panasonic says that the BGH1’s heat dispersion design and aluminium body enables unlimited video recording.

Footage is recorded to dual SD cards, and the Lumix BGH1 also offers WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, a 3.5mm audio jack and tally lamps on the front and rear. It also supports anamorphic lenses.

The Panasonic BGH1 price tag is £1,899.99 / $1,997.99 and is available from retailers such as B&H Photo Video and Adorama.

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