The Panasonic LUMIX division has announced their first box-style Mirrorless Camera, the LUMIX DC-BGH1. Based on the Micro Four Thirds System standard, the BGH1 takes advantage of high mobility, interchangeable lenses, and technologies Panasonic has developed for their professional cinema cameras, camcorders and the LUMIX GH series. The system is designed to be expandable and can be used in a variety of ways from shooting on drones to IP remote control to live streaming and more. Professional-level quality is achieved with high sensitivity and wide dynamic range featuring a 10.2-megapixel Live MOS Sensor with Dual Native ISO technology and the Venus Engine. It is said to allow for maximum ISO 51,200 high sensitivity recording.
The LUMIX BGH1 enables 4:2:0 10-bit C4K/4K 60p or 4:2:2 10-bit All-I C4k/4K 30p internal video recording. The camera can record video with a designated gamma curve compatible with ITU-R BT.2100, and users can now choose Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) in Photo Style. A low-bit-rate recording mode C4K/4K HEVC/H.265 for HLG is also available. V-Log L now features log characteristics with 13 stops of wide dynamic range and is pre-installed. It is also capable of 4K 4:2:2 10-bit C4K/4K 60p output over HDMI. VFR (Variable Frame Rate) is available up to 60 fps in 4K and up to 240 fps in HD. The minimum frame rate for quick motion video is 2 fps.
On-board recording with the LUMIX BGH1 is via Dual UHS-II SD Card slots for backup recording or relay recording. The included ethernet port or the USB 3.1 Type-C, 3G-SDI and HDMI Type-A terminals can all be used for simultaneous output. Genlock IN and Timecode IN/OUT functions simplify multi-angle synchronized video recording and integrate into a scalable system with external monitors, rigs and gimbals supplied from other manufacturers. Control over a maximum of 12 LUMIX BGH1 cameras is available from the Panasonic LUMIX Tether for Multicam application, and a future firmware update will support IP streaming over wired ethernet (RTP/RTSP). The LUMIX BGH1 will be available in December 2020 at just under $2,000.00US. See a promo here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1C-prZBS8Q