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Panasonic Lumix BGH1 Box Cinema Camera

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Panasonic Lumix BGH1 Box Cinema Camera
Key Features
  • 10.2MP M4/3 MOS Sensor, MFT Lens Mount
  • 4K60, 4:2:2, H.264/H.265/HEVC Recording
  • 13 Stops of Dynamic Range, HLG Imaging
  • Dual-Native ISO, VariCam Look & V-Log L
Moving the Lumix camera range into fresh new territory, the Panasonic Lumix BGH1 is a modular, box-style digital cinema camera with a miniature form factor, making it ideal for gimbal and drone work as well as broadcast, live streaming, vlogging, and cinema production. This box-style digital cinema camera features a 10.2MP M4/3 sensor, an MFT lens mount, and a wide 13-stop dynamic range to accommodate extreme changes in light. It records video with resolutions up to 4K60 and incorporates VariCam Look workflows such as V-Log L and Cinelike, dual-native ISO using its Venus Engine, anamorphic support, advanced AF (autofocus), numerous remote and power options, and it supports HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) color for vivid imagery to aid professional color grading. There are many features packed into this tiny form that make it the go-to production camera in any mobile and multicamera production environment.
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Panasonic DC-BGH1 MFT-Mount Overview

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Moving the Lumix camera range into fresh new territory, the Panasonic Lumix BGH1 is a modular, box-style digital cinema camera with a miniature form factor, making it ideal for gimbal and drone work as well as broadcast, live streaming, vlogging, and cinema production. This box-style digital cinema camera features a 10.2MP M4/3 sensor, an MFT lens mount, and a wide 13-stop dynamic range to accommodate extreme changes in light. It records video with resolutions up to 4K60 and incorporates VariCam Look workflows such as V-Log L and Cinelike, dual-native ISO using its Venus Engine, anamorphic support, advanced AF (autofocus), numerous remote and power options, and it supports HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) color for vivid imagery to aid professional color grading. There are many features packed into this tiny form that make it the go-to production camera in any mobile and multicamera production environment.

The BGH1 provides multiple ways to record your footage to high data rate files in the ALL-Intra Long GOP, MOV, and MP4 recording formats with H.264 and H.265/HEVC codecs. The camera supports unlimited recording time and allows you to record 10-bit 4:2:2 video using the camera's dual SD card slots. It can output up to 4K via the HDMI 2.0 output, or you can output up to 1080p resolution via 3G-SDI. The camera allows you to output via HDMI and 3G-SDI simultaneously, so you can use one signal for monitoring and the other for recording. It also supports recording at variable frame rates up to 1080p240 for high-quality slow-motion video. Custom 3D LUTs can be uploaded into the camera using the SD card slots.

The BGH1 is also an ideal camera for multicamera environments, not only because it's highly mobile, but it includes timecode and genlock BNC ports, so you can sync up with other cameras to make syncing in post-production easy. Its RJ45 Gigabit LAN port allows you to sync with other networked BGH1 cameras, manage the camera settings and functions, and even perform direct IP streaming with a future firmware update. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth functionality are also integrated for monitoring, configuration, and control via a smartphone or tablet using the LUMIX Sync app. Another function integrated into the BGH1 is a USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C input to control the camera with the LUMIX Tether app, which allows you to capture still images and control up to 12 BGH1 cameras. There is also a 2.5mm LANC input for an additional camera control option with an optional external controller. Audio features include high-grade 48 kHz/24-bit LPCM format, an integrated stereo microphone, a 3.5mm mic input, and a 3.5mm headphone output. The optional DMW-XLR1 XLR adapter can be utilized using the camera's integrated hot shoe, allowing you to record with professional microphones.

Its compact form measures less than 4" square and weighs only 1.2 lb, so it can be used on gimbals or drones for high-quality stabilized footage. Its internal fan keeps the camera cool during long shoots, and its aluminum and magnesium housing provides protection and adds to the cooling factor. It also features four 1/4"-20 mounting threads for mounting on a plate, cage, or tripod mount. There are four user-programmable function buttons around the housing, as well as tally lights on the front and rear. You can power the BGH1 using the included power adapter, with a separately available high-capacity VBR-type battery using its integrated mount, or by using PoE+ (Power-over-Ethernet) via the LAN port with compatible PoE equipment. There is also a cable lock included for keeping your camera cables secure, so they don't disconnect.

Key Features
  • M4/3 10.2MP MOS sensor
  • Anamorphic video support
  • MFT lens mount
  • 13 stops of dynamic range
  • Dual native ISO
  • Lightweight at 1.2 lb
  • Internal fan to keep camera cool
  • Measures less than 4" square for lightweight applications on drones or gimbals
  • HDMI 2.0 and 3G-SDI video outputs
  • Record up to 4K60 10-bit 4:2:2 to SD cards or HDMI/3G-SDI outputs simultaneously
  • Unlimited recording time
  • USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C input for control with LUMIX Tether app
  • 2.5mm LANC input for camera control
  • Gigabit Ethernet via RJ45 for remote control and PoE+ power support
  • Direct IP streaming with a future firmware update
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth support to control the camera using a smartphone or tablet
  • Integrated stereo microphone, 3.5mm mic input, and 3.5mm headphone output
  • The optional DMW-XLR1 XLR adapter can be installed using the camera's hot shoe
  • Four programmable Fn buttons
  • Tally lights on front and rear
  • Genlock BNC input/output
  • Timecode BNC input/output
  • Dual SD card slots
  • Included 12 VDC power adapter
  • Integrated VBR battery mount
  • Cable lock
  • 3-Year extended warranty with registration
UPC: 885170376861

Panasonic DC-BGH1 MFT-Mount Specs

Imaging
Lens MountMicro Four Thirds
Lens CommunicationYes
Sensor ResolutionEffective: 10.2 Megapixel (3680 x 2760)
Sensor Type19 x 13 mm (Four Thirds) MOS
Image StabilizationNone
Built-In ND FilterNone
Capture TypeStills & Video
Exposure Control
Shutter TypeMechanical Shutter
ISO Sensitivity160 to 51,200 (Extended: 80 to 204,800)
Advertised Dynamic Range13 Stops
Signal-to-Noise Ratio9.7 dB
White Balance2500 to 10,000K
Internal Video Capture
Recording ModesAVC-Intra/AVC-LongG/H.264/H.264 Long GOP/MOV/MP4 4:2:2 10-Bit
4096 x 2160 at 23.98p/24.00p/25p/29.97p [150 to 400 Mb/s]
3840 x 2160 at 23.98p/24.00p/25p/29.97p [150 to 400 Mb/s]
3328 x 2496 at 23.98p/24.00p/25p/29.97p [150 to 400 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080 at 23.98p/24.00p/25p/29.97p [150 to 400 Mb/s]
AVC-Intra/AVC-LongG/H.264 Long GOP/H.265/MOV 4:2:0 10-Bit
4096 x 2160 at 23.98p/24.00p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p [100 to 400 Mb/s]
3840 x 2160 at 23.98p/24.00p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p [100 to 200 Mb/s]
3328 x 2496 at 23.98p/24.00p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p [100 to 400 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080 at 23.98p/24.00p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p [100 to 200 Mb/s]
AVC-Intra/AVC-LongG/H.264 Long GOP/H.265/MOV 4:2:0 8-Bit
4096 x 2160 at 23.98p/24.00p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p [100 to 150 Mb/s]
3840 x 2160 at 23.98p/24.00p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p [100 to 150 Mb/s]
3328 x 2496 at 23.98p/24.00p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p [100 to 150 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080 at 23.98p/24.00p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p [100 Mb/s]
AVC-Intra/AVC-LongG/H.264 Long GOP/H.265/MP4 4:2:0 10-Bit
3840 x 2160 at 23.98p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p [72 to 100 Mb/s]
AVC-Intra/AVC-LongG/H.264/H.264 Long GOP/H.265/MP4 4:2:0 8-Bit
3840 x 2160 at 23.98p/25p/29.97p [100 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080 at 23.98p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p [24 to 28 Mb/s]
Sensor Crop ModesFour Thirds
Variable Frame RatesDCI 4K: 1 to 60 fps
1080p: 1 to 240 fps
Gamma CurvePanasonic V-Gamut, Panasonic V-Log
Recording LimitUp to 560 Minutes
Built-In Microphone TypeStereo
Audio RecordingMOV: 2/4-Channel 48 kHz LPCM Audio
MOV: 2/4-Channel 96 kHz LPCM Audio
MP4: 2/4-Channel 48 kHz LPCM Audio
MP4: 2/4-Channel 96 kHz LPCM Audio
External Video Capture
External Recording Modes4:2:2 10-Bit via SDI/BNC
1920 x 1080 at 59.94p
4:2:2 10-Bit via HDMI
4096 x 2160 at 59.94p
IP StreamingNone
Still Image Capture
Aspect Ratio4:3
Interface
Media/Memory Card SlotDual Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II)
Video I/O1 x BNC (3G-SDI) Output
1 x HDMI 2.0 Output
Audio I/O1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Output
Power I/O1 x Barrel (12 VDC) Input
Other I/O1 x USB-C (Camera Interface, USB 3.2 / 3.1 Gen 1) Data/Control/Video Input
1 x BNC (Timecode) Data Input/Output
1 x BNC (Genlock) Data Input/Output
1 x RJ45 (LAN) Control/Monitor/Video Input/Output
1 x 2.5 mm Sub-Mini (LANC) Control Input
Wireless2.4 GHz Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n), Bluetooth Video Output, Control
Viewfinder
TypeOptional, Not Included
Focus
Focus TypeAuto and Manual Focus
Focus ModeFocus Lock AF Area Mode, Automatic, Manual Focus
Autofocus Points255
Autofocus Sensitivity-6 to +20 EV
Environmental
Operating Temperature22 to 72°F / -10 to 40°C
Operating Humidity10 to 80%
General
Battery TypePanasonic AG-VBR Series
PoE SupportPoE+ 802.3at
Tripod Mounting Thread1/4"-20 Female (Bottom)
Netflix ApprovedYes
Material of ConstructionAluminum
Dimensions (W x H x D)3.7 x 3.7 x 3.1" / 9.3 x 9.3 x 7.8 cm (Without Protrusions)
Weight1.2 lb / 545 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.885 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.1 x 7 x 6.25"

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