Panasonic AU-EVA1 Compact 5.7K Super 35mm Cinema Camera

Panasonic AU-EVA1 Compact 5.7K Super 35mm Cinema Camera

Panasonic AU-EVA1 Compact 5.7K Super 35mm Cinema Camera

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Panasonic AU-EVA1 Compact 5.7K Super 35mm Cinema Camera


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  • Super 35mm 5.7K Sensor
  • Dual Native ISO
  • EF Lens Mount
  • Records 4K up to 60 fps
  • Records 2K up to 240 fps
  • 5.7K Raw Output via BNC
  • 10-Bit, 4:2:2 Processing
  • Records to SD Cards
  • V-Log and V-Gamut Capture
  • SDI and HDMI Video Outputs
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Panasonic AU-EVA1 overview

  • 1Description

Housing a high-resolution 5.7K image sensor capable of rendering smooth 4K images inside a compact body, Panasonic's AU-EVA1 Compact 5.7K Super 35mm Cinema Camera is a flexible camera system ready for documentary, cinema, and live event production. The 5.7K sensor is used to super-sample internal recordings, resulting in higher resolving images with less noise and artifacting when compared to non-super-sampled recordings. Panasonic's acclaimed Dual Native ISO technology is also incorporated into this sensor. Dual Native ISO uses alternative circuitry within the sensor, rather than adding gain or shifting the gamma of the original signal output, to increase sensitivity while maintaining a high signal-to-noise ratio. The standard native ISO is 800, which works for most production situations. This can be switched to 2500 when working in dim scenarios.

An EF lens mount at the front of the body supports a wide range of interchangeable lenses from popular manufacturers. Directly behind the mount is an electronically controlled ND filter wheel offering 2, 4, and 6 stops of filtration for cutting down on excess light, letting you set your lens's aperture to fit the desired aesthetic of your production. For further flexibility, the IR-cut filter is defeatable for shooting in extreme low-light situations or for creative color effects.

On the back end, videos are recorded using 10-bit, 4:2:2 sampling for smooth gradations in subtle shades and a reduction in banding artifacts over 8-bit sampling. Bit rates up to 400 Mb/s are available for high image quality, though lower data rates around 150 Mb/s are available as well to save card space without an extreme image quality penalty. For the highest image quality, the EVA1 will output a 10-bit raw data stream to an external recorder via its BNC terminal. The raw data can then be processed in post-production to extract cinema-grade images with high dynamic range.

Infusing high-resolution recording into a small form factor camera body gives DPs and camera operators the flexibility to achieve cinema-grade images in spaces normally restrictive of larger camera systems. Additionally, since tactile controls and I/O connections are available on the exterior of the camera, the overall design doesn't sacrifice conventional ergonomics for traditional shooting scenarios whether operating handheld or locked down atop a tripod.

5.7K Sensor
Panasonic's 5.7K sensor is at the heart of this camera. Its high resolution allows for oversampled 4K footage, resulting in sharp images with reduced aliasing and increased color fidelity over native 4K Bayer-pattern sensors. Video is recorded on widely available SD cards, providing high-quality recording on accessible, industry-standard media. The full active resolution of the 5.7K sensor can be output via the SDI port as a 10-bit raw data stream for external recording by a compatible recorder.
Dual Native ISO
Utilizing a process that allows the sensor to be read in a fundamentally different way, Dual Native ISO extracts more information from the sensor without affecting the image in the same way as increasing the gain or shifting the gamma. This results in the EVA1 being a camera that can switch from standard sensitivity to high sensitivity with minimal, if any, impact by way of image artifacting. For further reducing noise, several noise reduction modes have been added with firmware 2.5.
V-Log and V-Gamut Capture
Combining Panasonic-developed V-Log and V-Gamut, the EVA1 can capture a wide exposure latitude and represent a wide color palette. V-Log has exposure curve characteristics that are somewhat reminiscent of negative film, while V-Gamut delivers a color space even larger than film. Having both tools enables the EVA1 to be used in production workflows for both HDR and SDR production.
Native EF Lens Mount
Panasonic chose the EF lens mount to enable shooters to natively use the broad EF lens ecosystem, encompassing many brands of lenses. The lens mount features electronic contacts for communication with compatible lenses and enables one-push autofocus.
Electronic Image Stabilization
The EVA1 can electronically compensate for vibrations induced by shooting handheld or shoulder-mounted. This feature is especially useful for documentarians and other shooters that employ the run-and-gun style.
Integrated Motorized Filters
Available in 2, 4, and 6 stops, the built-in ND filter wheel enables the camera operator to have precise control over their image. If you wish to open up your lens while maintaining a set shutter speed, the ND filters can help reduce the exposure to retain your image's highlights. The IR-cut filter can also be actuated electronically, allowing for night vision and unique photographic effects.
SD Card Recording
Proprietary media can be expensive, but the EVA1 uses relatively affordable SDXC memory to record video. V60-rated SD cards support all internal recording modes, including the 10-bit 4:2:2 4K modes. Having dual card slots means you can continuously record from card to card, or record to both cards simultaneously for a backup.
Recording Modes
The EVA1 can record in several formats and compression rates, and offers up to 10-bit 4:2:2 sampling, even at 4K resolutions. For in-camera recording, you can capture in SDI 4K (4096 x 2160), UHD 4K (3840 x 2160), 2K (2048 x 1080), Full HD (1920 x 1080), and HD (1280 x 720). For high-speed capture, the EVA1 offers up to 59.94 fps for 4K, up to 120 fps for 2K and Full HD, or 240 fps with an image sensor crop.
On the body of the camera you'll find dual balanced XLR audio inputs for professional shotgun microphones, lavalier microphones, and line outputs. The HDMI and SDI video outputs are 4K-capable and can each be adjusted separately, allowing for HD to be fed to a viewfinder or other third-party monitor while 4K is sent to an outboard recorder or monitor. The camera is also equipped with standard timecode functionality.
Included Battery and Charger
Bundled with the EVA1 is the AG-VBR59 battery, which should give approximately an hour and a half of continuous operating time and a charge time of approximately 3 hours and 20 minutes. Optional separately available VBR batteries can extend the runtime of this camera.
Built-In Monitoring Tools
As a professional video production tool, the EVA1 contains several professional imaging tools including Peaking, Expand (Image Zoom), Waveform, Zebras, and Spotmeter (Y-Get). The EVA1 also utilizes Focus Squares, a feature originally found in the VariCam line which displays an array of green squares that grow in size when their local area appears to be sharp, enabling shooters to achieve critical focus.
UPC: 885170326576
In the Box
Panasonic AU-EVA1 Compact 5.7K Super 35mm Cinema Camera
  • 7.28V 43Wh Lithium-Ion Battery for DVX200 (5,900mAh)
  • Battery Charger for AG-VBR & Other Batteries
  • AC Adapter
  • AC Cable
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Microphone Holder
  • Microphone Holder Adapter
  • LCD Monitor with Hood and Mount
  • Top Handle
  • Handgrip
  • Grip Belt
  • EF Port Cap
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Panasonic AU-EVA1 specs

    Image Sensor
    Image Sensor Size Super35
    Sensor Resolution 6340 x 3232 (20.49 MP)
    Effective Sensor Resolution 5720 x 3016 (17.25 MP)
    ISO 800 (Native)
    200 to 2000 (Expanded)
    2500 (Native)
    1000 to 25,600 (Expanded)
    Gain -12 to 8 dB (Native)
    -8 to 20 dB (Expanded)
    Advertised Dynamic Range 14 Stops
    Lens Mount Canon EF
    Lens Communication Yes
    Shutter Speed 1/24 to 1/8000 sec
    Shutter Angle 1 to 358
    Built-In ND Filter Mechanical Filter Wheel with 2 Stop (1/4), 4 Stop (1/16), 6 Stop (1/64) ND Filters
    Recording Media 2 x SDXC Card Slots  (V60 or faster cards recommended)
    Internal Recording
    Recording Modes MOV 4:2:2 10-Bit:
    4096 x 2160 at 23.98/24/25/29.97 fps (400 Mb/s) 
    4096 x 2160 at 23.98/24/25/29.97 fps (150 Mb/s) 
    3840 x 2160 at 23.98/25/29.97 fps (400 Mb/s) 
    3840 x 2160 at 23.98/25/29.97 fps (150 Mb/s) 
    2048 x 1080 at 50/59.94 fps (200 Mb/s) 
    2048 x 1080 at 23.98/24/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps (100 Mb/s) 
    2048 x 1080 at 23.98/24/25/29.97 fps (50 Mb/s) 
    1920 x 1080 at 50/59.94 fps (200 Mb/s) 
    1920 x 1080 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps (100 Mb/s) 
    1920 x 1080 at 50/59.94 fps (100 Mb/s) 
    1920 x 1080 at 23.98/25/29.97 fps (50 Mb/s) 
    1920 x 1080 at 50/59.94 fps (50 Mb/s) 
    MOV 4:2:0 8-Bit:
    4096 x 2160 at 50/59.94 fps (150 Mb/s) 
    4096 x 2160 at 23.98/24/25/29.97 fps (100 Mb/s) 
    3840 x 2160 at 50/59.94 fps (150 Mb/s) 
    3840 x 2160 at 23.98/25/29.97 fps (100 Mb/s) 
    2048 x 1080 at 50/59.94 fps (150 Mb/s) 
    2048 x 1080 at 23.98/24/25/29.97 fps (100 Mb/s) 
    1920 x 1080 at 50/59.94 fps (100 Mb/s) 
    1920 x 1080 at 23.98/25/29.97 fps (50 Mb/s) 
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    Video Output 4:2:2 10-Bit via SDI/BNC: 4096 x 2160 at 23.98/24/25/29.97 fps 
    3840 x 2160 at 23.98/24/25/29.97 fps 
    1920 x 1080 at 23.98/24/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps 
    1920 x 1080 at 50/59.94 fps 
    1280 x 720 at 50/59.94 fps 
    4:2:2 10-Bit via HDMI: 4096 x 2160 at 23.98/24/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps 
    3840 x 2160 at 23.98/24/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps 
    1920 x 1080 at 23.98/24/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps 
    1920 x 1080 at 50/59.94 fps 
    1280 x 720 at 50/59.94 fps 
    720 x 576 at 50 fps 
    720 x 480 at 59.94 fps 
    4:2:0 8-Bit via HDMI: 4096 x 2160 at 50/59.94 fps 
    3840 x 2160 at 50/59.94 fps 
    Raw Output SDI/BNC:
    5760 x 3072 10-Bit at 23.98/24/25/29.97 fps 
    4096 x 2160 10-Bit at 23.98/24/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps 
    2048 x 1080 10-Bit at 23.98/24/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps 
    Video Connectors 1 x BNC (6G-SDI) Output
    1 x HDMI (HDMI 2.0) Output
    1 x HDMI Output
    Audio Connectors 2 x 3-Pin XLR Input
    Other I/O 1 x USB Type-A 
    1 x 40-Pin Monitor Output
    1 x BNC Timecode Input/Output
    1 x 2.5 mm LANC Control Input
    Display Type LCD
    Screen Size 3.5"
    Touchscreen Yes
    Screen Resolution 1,150,000 Dots
    Battery Type Panasonic AG-VBR Series
    Power Connectors 1 x Barrel Input
    Power Consumption 19 W
    Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
    Storage Temperature -4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
    Operating Humidity 10 to 85%
    Accessory Mount 1 x 1/4"-20 Female Thread
    1 x Cold Shoe Mount
    Dimensions 6.7 x 5.3 x 5.2" / 17 x 13.5 x 13.3 cm (Without Protrusions)
    Weight 4.5 lb / 2.1 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 9.85 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 17.2 x 14.25 x 11.75"

    Panasonic AU-EVA1 reviews

    AU-EVA1 Compact 5.7K Super 35mm Cinema Camera is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 19.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love my Baby Varicam Color rendition and dynamic range are very important to me and my EVA1 excels at both. Skin tones render beautifully (and accurately). Highlights are handled well. Noise is tighter and finer and more appealing to the eye than other cameras in this category so even when it rears its head, it doesn't start to get ugly until you push the ISO over 5000. The EF mount is rock solid. I don't get image shift during focus pulls like I used to with an MFT mount. And EF is well-suited to my collection of contax-zeiss, leica summicon-r, and other EF mount (Leitax adapted) vintage lenses. Also worth nothing is this is a true cinema camera and unlike many other cameras offers actual�2K (rather than just HD) as a shooting option. It's a small thing but I love that. Anyway, I'm thrilled with this purchase and just owning has reignited my creative fire.
    Date published: 2017-11-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Bang for your Buck Without a doubt the best camera in it's class.� Was between this and the C200. But with the future firmware update it's a no brainer to go with panasonic. With Panny you get 5.7k Raw, 4k 60 Raw, as well as a 400mb/s 10 bit codec for broadcast. With the c200 you get 4k raw, 4k 60 raw and a lousy 8 bit codec. Plus with Panny you get 240fps in 2k. Plus I like the color science better from panasonic, the skin tones are nice. Low light I found to be pretty good if you over expose the footage. Very clean, but wouldn't go over 6400 Iso.
    Date published: 2018-02-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's been a long wait I make documentaries exclusively, mostly handheld, and I've been waiting a long time for an affordable 10 bit 422 state-of-the-art cinema style 4K camera that meets contemporary broadcast standards - and the EVA1 is it. With an EVF (I use a Gratical X) and grip extension, the camera is light and comfortable to use for hours on end. And the resulting pictures are stunning, the color you'd expect from Panasonic. There are numerous User buttons on both the body and grip, similar to the Canon C cameras, so everything is fast and intuitive. And I love the six 1/4-20 holes on the top that allow mounting accessories without needing to add a cheese plate. My only gripe is the difficulty to change ISO from the native settings of 800 and 2,500. Doing that requires diving into the menu and making changes that need to be changed back afterwards. It would have been nice if that operation was possible with the User dial, or the iris dial on the grip (as with the Canon). But the camera is so perfect otherwise I'm still giving it 5 stars.
    Date published: 2018-01-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Varicam color science! It took me a while to select a middle range cinema camera while researching the EVA1, C200 and the Ursa MINI Pro.� Eventually I settled on the EVA1 and have not regretted it for one second.� Easily accessible functions, wonderful dual native ISO (like its Varicam big brothers) light weight, nice side grip with function control and the images!� Wow!� It sports the same color science as the Varicam line so if you're shooting on those it will easily cut.� People have complained about the EVF and yes, it's pretty bad in bright sunlight but quite honestly it's a minor sticking point with me and it's a fault easily overshadowed by all of the other great things about the camera. I'll be using a SmallHD, so, not a problem.� Well done Panasonic!
    Date published: 2018-02-14
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nicely featured medium level camera I have been on the fence about buying a camera for moves so quickly and clients always want the latest and greatest. But...sick of renting Canon C300's and Sony fs7, and even a RED, I decided to take the plunge with the Eva 1. In general, I really like the camera. The menu is easy to navigate, controls are nicely laid out. I really like the XLR audio inputs being in the back (unlike the C300 connected to the LCD). EF mount means I can use all my lenses (and just learned there will be a PL adapter conversion available!). V log recording at 4K plus future upgrade to allow Raw 5.7K, and INTRA recording at 400mp/s... dual ISO which will come in handy during night shoots, SD cards compatible... this camera just makes sense! Another great feature is variable frame rate, anywhere between 2fps to 60fps, plus 120fps (at full HD WITHOUT sensor cropping) and 240.� Love the built in ND filters and the compact lightweight design. The AVCHD codec did present an issue as my mac computer could not read the files... I had to buy a conversion software for transcoding.� So far I've only had one job with the camera... I've had a Voigtlander 58mm lens on and the image was absolutely stunning. The camera also seem to cut nicely with my 5D MK3. All in all a very promising product from Panasonic that could put them back in the game in the mid level market...
    Date published: 2017-11-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best in class This is hands down the best cinema camera in its price range by a long shot. Yes, you can complain about the touch screen monitor, its not great, but the image quality, colour science and in particular, skin tones, are second to none at this price.  Extremely clean dual ISO. Very well-designed. Rugged, but lightweight. Easy to access and navigate menus. Incredible power usage.  I have used sub $20K cameras from Canon, Sony, Blackmagic and RED, and the images from this camera - especially 5.7K RAW with the Atomos Shogun Inferno - are comparable to MUCH more expensive cameras.  Other cameras may have a slight edge with features, but youre simply not going to get better colour in the sub $20K price range.
    Date published: 2018-11-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best camera under 15k I was skeptical but after testing it alongside the c200, this is a PRO camera for an amazing price. Note* this camera currently only accepts up to 128gb SD cards. Also if you plan on shooting 400mbit 4k when that update comes you will need the higher prices SD cards.
    Date published: 2017-12-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Good, but i has some flaws! We loved the Eva 1, I bet this is the best camera you can get for this price. The size and the grip is good enough to carry it around the whole day. It is robust, and well designed for documentarist that need a small and powerful camera for a one-man camera. The image is impressive, specially the high iso and the latitude… It left my old blackmagic far behind. We are still getting used with the camera, but it is not perfect: - the LCD has a hood that is something close to useless… It is impossible to shoot under the sun. We had to take it off and buy a zacutto viewfinder.� - The zebra spreads to the whole image when shooting with high ISO… Panasonic needs to solve this problem fast for a new firmware! - The zoom focus assist depends on a wheel to move around the image. I was used to my old C100 Canon that had a �joystick and it was very good, specially under critical situations on the field. If I recommend? I suggest a close look at C200 to check whether it is more appropriate for your needs. They have different specs. We are happy with our choice.
    Date published: 2018-03-07
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