You probably remember the Panasonic DVX100 back from the early 2000s. It was basically the first consumer-affordable digital camera that could shoot video at 24p (without interlacing). This, of course, made it very popular with independent filmmakers.
Now, well over a decade later, Panasonic is getting ready to release the DVX200. Unlike it’s SD predecessor, the DVX200 will shoot in stunning 4K.
Director Of Photography, Sebastian Wiegärtner shot some beautiful footage with a pre-production DVX200 model. He says that it “is the perfect camera for Documentaries and fast TV work, where you have to be fast and where you still want to achieve a cinematic image. Due to the M4/3 sensor it’s way easier to focus than with a Super 35 or Full Frame sensor.”
Check out the Panasonic DVX 200 footage Wiegärtner shot below:
Here are the current specs we know about the Panasonic DVX200:
- 4/3 MOS Sensor
- DCI 4K 24P, UHD 4K Up to 60p
- Variable Frame Rate Up to 120 FPS in FHD
- MP4 / MOV Recording in 4K
- 2 x SD Cards Slots
- HDMI 2.0, 3G-SDI Output
- Native ISO: 500
- Will Cost Less Than $5,000
We’ll keep you updated as we learn more about this new camera.