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Old April 13th, 2015, 11:26 AM   #1
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Panasonic 4K DVX200 Announced

AG-DVX200 4K Large-Sensor Handheld Camcorder Features Top-End Performance

Offering many top-end features such 4K/60p recording, a 13X optical zoom and a V-Log L gamma curve (12 stops of latitude, target) and delivering a shallow depth of field and a wide field of view, the DVX200 is the ideal companion camera to the company’s groundbreaking VariCam 35 4K camera/recorder.

The DVX200 will be optimized for 4K/HD production and shares the esteemed VariCam family characteristics of filmic tonality and colorimetry, with natural, subtle rendering of skin flesh tones. It will offer a V-Log curve emulating the natural grey-scale rendition of the VariCam 35. The camcorder will be available in Fall 2015 with a suggested list price under $5000.

Panasonic Announces 4K Large Sensor Handheld and 4K Studio and Box Cameras, Debuts P2 Cast Cloud News Production System | Business Wire
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Old April 13th, 2015, 12:23 PM   #2
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Since it's a DVX, don't expect the lens to be removable. It's great it has an MFT sensor and 4K60p, but the big gotcha may be it's limited to 8bit 4:2:0.

Edit: Yup. MP4/MOV recording means it records 8bit 4:2:0 internally. It does have an HDMI 2.0 output though, but whether that is 4:2:2 remains a mystery (unless it's the same as the XC1000, which no one has made public whether that's a 4:2:2 HDMI out in 4K.)
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Old April 13th, 2015, 01:04 PM   #3
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I have to say, this camera interests me.
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Old April 13th, 2015, 01:19 PM   #4
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Here's all the photos from the press release.
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I love that it's red.
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Old April 13th, 2015, 01:25 PM   #6
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We could be in for a similar situation compared to the AF100, where the internal codec was bad and we have to rely on external recorders. It can only output 4K over HDMI as there is no standard for sending 4K60p down a single SDI wire yet. (Sorry, Blackmagic's proprietary to their stuff. SMPTE hasn't standardized 6G or 12G SDI yet.)
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Thanks, Paulo -- you saved me some work!
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Carbon fiber and RED?

Picture says it all...
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Another thing to consider is have they solved the skew problem on MFT? 60p may have better results, but if it's like the AX100 or GH4 with higher than normal skew at lower frame rates, we have another HPX300-like problem on our hands.
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I'm interested in the megapixels of the sensor. I love the GH4 but only with good light. Low light just doesn't work for me. IF the new camera has lower MP count, maybe it's better at higher ISO, but the lens will be limiting, especially at the longer end.
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Another thing to consider is have they solved the skew problem on MFT? 60p may have better results, but if it's like the AX100 or GH4 with higher than normal skew at lower frame rates, we have another HPX300-like problem on our hands.
yes exactly. But it depends on the internal processing (power): remember that the F55 doesn't have any problem , not even RS (and it's NOT even a global shutter camera!) .
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Old April 15th, 2015, 09:38 AM   #12
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The Pannie rep says it has "native 4k resolution"
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Old April 15th, 2015, 12:40 PM   #13
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That could mean anything. A 16:9 sensor with native resolution or a 4:3 or 3:2 sensor using only the pixels needed like on the GH4.
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:54 mark of the video. AVC Ultra at 444. He most likely made a mistake but imagine if that was true.

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AG-DVX200 4K Large-Sensor Handheld Camcorder Features Top-End Performance

Offering many top-end features such 4K/60p recording, a 13X optical zoom and a V-Log L gamma curve (12 stops of latitude, target) and delivering a shallow depth of field and a wide field of view, the DVX200 is the ideal companion camera to the company’s groundbreaking VariCam 35 4K camera/recorder....
Can't say I care much for the look of the camera. It looks kinda fruity to me.

For some strange reason, the first thing that popped into my mind after seeing the DVX200 was this - Panasonic's V3 one-tube camera from 1986.

It looks almost as if Panasonic designers reached into their grab bag of design tricks from almost 30 years ago when they came up with the DVX200.
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