The Panasonic DVX200 is the first 4k documentary camera to have a large Micro 4/3 Sensor with 12 stops Dynamic Range and a fixed lens.
The Micro 4/3 sensor makes it much easier to keep things in focus. While it doesn’t have interchangeable lenses, the kit lens is a very respectable 35mm equivalent of 29.5 – 384.9mm. And it has a macro focus mode as well as built-in ND filters. The native ISO of only 500 is low, but this is not the maximum ISO which has not yet been established. It can do 180 fsp at 1080p.
This camera works for run and gun shooting as well as the low budget feature. The stabilizer uses a combination of optical and electronic stabilization on 5 axes. It also has 2 XLR Inputs.
Micro 4/3 Sensor with 12 Stops DR
Variable Frame Rate Up to 120 FPS in 1080p
4096 x 2160: 24p (100 Mbps)
3840 x 2160: 60p / 50p / — 150 Mbps and 30p / 25p / 24p — 100 Mbps
1920 x 1080: 60p / 50p / 30p / 25p / 24p — up to 200 Mbps
Also can shoot 1440 x 1080, 1280 x 720, 720 x 480
Can record two codecs at once, and MP4 / MOV Recording in 4K
Native 500 ISO
Internal: 8 bit 4:2:0
External: 8 bit 4:2:2/10 bit 4:2:2 (HDMI output of UHD/59.94p/50.00p becomes 8 bit 4:2:0. Also, when 10 bit 4:2:2 is selected, recording is not possible with the main unit)
Still Photos in all resolutions
Integrated Leica 13x f/2.8 – f/4.5, 12.8mm to 167mm Lens
35mm Equivalent of Lens — DCI 4K: 29.5 ~ 384.9mm, UHD 4K/HD: 28 ~ 365.3mm
ND Filters: 1/4, 1/16, 1/64
3 x Individual Lens Control Rings
2 x SD Cards Slots (U3 Compatible)
SDHC memory card (4 GB to 32 GB SDXC memory card (48 GB to 128 GB), UHS-I supported
HDMI 2.0 Outputs up to 4K
3G-SDI Outputs up to 1080p
V-Log Picture Profile
Built in Mic, 2 XLR Input (3.5mm Headphone Output)
LCD Monitor: 4.3 type HD color monitor (Approx. 2760000 dots)
Viewfinder: 0.39 type OLED (Approx. 2360000 dots, video display area: Approx. 1770000 dots)
Availability: October 2015
The 4K Panasonic DVX200 may be a game-changer.
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