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First Look at the Panasonic VariCam LT

First Look at the Panasonic VariCam LT

Panasonic is back in the game! The Panasonic VariCam LT hit the market as a more affordable VariCam 35 with more options for today's 'modern filmmakers.' Not only is the VariCam LT less than one third the price and half the weight of its big brother, it also has more lens options, practically identical specs, and a form factor small and rugged enough for everything from weddings to doc work to features. (Watch out Canon C300!) The Varicam LT features...
  • Single Super 35mm MOS Sensor - classic cinema depth of field with low noise and high sensitivity
  • 14 Stops of Dynamic Range with V-Log and Dual Native ISO 800/5000 - low noise even in dimly lit scenes. Ideal for doc/reality work.
  • Interchangeable Stainless Steel EF Mount - can swap for PL mount
  • 4K Up to 60 fps, 2K/HD Up to 240 fps
  • In Camera Color Grading - 3D LUT files and CDL files can be recorded simultaneously with the image data
  • ...and the impressive list goes on! (Scroll down for full specs.) Steve and Jens join Al Cherne from Panasonic to take a First Look at the Panasonic VariCam LT. Specialty Zacuto accessories for the VariCam LT include our Rosette Grip Relocator to position the Panasonic grip in a comfortable spot for shoulder mounted work, and a Top Plate Kit with sturdy top grip.
    With the Panasonic VariCam LT, it was easy to see that they have thought about a lot of the small things that a single-operator shooter would be concerned with. - Sebastian Wöber, Cinema5D feels like a cross between a Sony FS7 and ARRI Alexa Mini. The very close to being perfect. Although not intended to replace the larger Varicam 35, the LT seems to address many of the issues I had with its larger brother while carrying over most of the attributes I liked. - Jason Wingrove, award winning director and cinematographer This footage was shot by Panasonic's new VariCam LT the super 35mm 4K cinema camera (engineering sample). Lens: 24-70mm EF L lens, 100-400 L2 EF Lens Resolution: UHD 23.98p, Codec: AVC-Intra 4K 4:2:2, Gamma: V-Look mode (new cine-like gamma).

    Panasonic VariCam LT Full Specs

    Sensor 1 x Super35 MOS
    Lens Mount EF (interchangeable)
    Built-In Filters ND: Clear, 0.6, 1.2, 1.8 IR Cut: Removable
    White Balance 2000 K to 15000 K GMg -10 to +10
    Video Format 4K/UHD 4096 x 2160p: 59.94/50/29.97/25/24/23.98 3840 x 2160p: 59.94/50/29.97/25/23.982K 2048 x 1080p: 59.94/50/29.97/25/24/23.98 HD 1920 x 1080p: 59.94/50/29.97/25/23.98 1920 x 1080i: 59.94/50
    Shutter Speed Degrees Synchro scan
    ISO Native 800/5000 push up/down
    Memory Card Recorder
    Record Format 4K/UHD AVC-Intra 4K422: Up to 30p AVC-Intra 4K-LT 30p to 60p2K AVC-Intra 2K444: Up to 30p AVC-Intra 2K422: Up to 60p, up to 120p (cropped) AVC-Intra 2K-LT: 120p to 240p (cropped) HD AVC-Intra444: Up to 30p AVC-Intra422: Up to 60p up to 120p (cropped) AVC-Intra100: 50i/59.94i AVC-IntraLT: 120p to 240p (cropped) ProRes 4444: 2 up to 30p ProRes 422HQ: 2 up to 60p Proxy AVC-Proxy G6: Up to 60p
    Audio Recording Format Main: 4ch 48 kHz/24-bit LPCM Proxy G6: 2ch 48 kHz/16-bit AAC
    Media Slots 1 x expressP2 card 1 x SD Card
    Connectors 3G-SDI: 2 x BNC VF: 1 x BNCGenlock In: 1 x BNV Timecode In/Out 1 x BNC LAN: 1 x RJ-45 USB Host: 1 x USB B USB Device: 1 x mini-USB Mic 1/2: 1 x 5-pin XLR (female) Audio: 2 x 3-pin XLR (female) Lens/Grip: 12-pin 12 VDC in: 1 x 4-pin XLR DC Out: 2 x 4-pin Hirose Headphone: 1 x 3.5mm stereo mini jack
    DC Input XLR 4 pin x 1, DC12 V (11 - 17 V)
    DC Output 4 pin, DC 12 V (11 - 17 V), max. 1.5 A
    Lens 12 pin
    EVF 20 pin
    RCU 10 pin
    GPS 6 pin
    USB 2.0 USB: 2.0, HOST: 4 pin type-A Device: 4 pin type-B
    General Specifications
    Power Consumption 47 W (body only) 77 W (with all optional accessories and max power to each output)
    Dimensions Body Only: 7.2 x 9.1 x 9.7" / 184.0 x 230.5 x 247.0 mm (excluding protrusions)
    Weight Body Only: 5.95 lb / 2.7 kg (approx.)
    panasonic varicam lt with zacuto recoil gratical eye and zgrip trigger #withmycamera
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