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Panasonic Compact 4k S35 Varicam Announced


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#1 Brian Drysdale

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Posted 11 February 2016 - 03:43 AM

Panasonic have announced a compact varicam

 

http://www.dvinfo.ne...-camcorder.html

 

http://www.redsharkn...uch-lower-price

 

Some sample footage:

 


Edited by Brian Drysdale, 11 February 2016 - 03:45 AM.

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#2 Oron Cohen

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Posted 11 February 2016 - 08:20 AM

It's good that more small size 4K cameras are out there. I personally don't like the Panasonic look, it's all look to me like the old DVX100 look with a super35 depth of field and more resolution, very video like, I know it's subjective, but at this price point for people that rent cameras, I can hardly see this camera go out on jobs, as you could hire an EPIC Dragon or Arri Amira/Alexa Classic for the same price or less not to Mention C300 Mark II or Sony F5/F55. 

 

It will appeal to people that REALLY like the Panasonic look, I'm sure there are a few, but in most of the world it's hard to see this sell. 

 

For an owner/operator that wants to buy, it might make more sense, if he was considering buying something like F55, but even then, you can get a Scarlet-W full package including media and v-lock batteries for the same price or get the Sony F5+Sony A7sII deal or C300 mark II and save almost 10K. 

 

Would be interesting to hear what people are thinking about those varicam here? 


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#3 aapo lettinen

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Posted 11 February 2016 - 10:12 AM

would be nice for low light work. otherwise there is lots of competition from other manufacturers, especially at that price point


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#4 Brian Drysdale

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Posted 12 February 2016 - 04:31 AM

I gather the viewfinder is very good.

 

Odyssey 7 is to support the Varicam LT

 

http://www.redsharkn...aricam-lt-v-raw


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#5 Brian Drysdale

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Posted 06 September 2016 - 07:18 AM

There seems to be a RAW version/option coming on the Varicam.

 

http://www.redsharkn...he-varicam-pure


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