Panasonic has revealed the 4K predecessor to their popular DVX100 camera, the large-sensor 4/3" handheld AG-DVX200, which is intended to be a companion camera to the 4K VariCam 35. Though this compact camera does not have interchangeable lenses, it does come equipped with a Leica Dicomar 4K zoom lens with F2.8 aperture to offer shallow depth of field and a wide field of view.
- 4K/60p recording
- 13x optical zoom
- Leica Dicomar 4K zoom lens with F2.8 aperture
- V-Log L gamma curve
- 12 stops of latitude
- Price: under $5000
The DVX200 is a multi-purpose camera -- small and light -- ideal for documentary and low-budget work, while still providing high image quality and color science. Here's a bit from the press release:
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 DVX200 will be available in Fall 2015 with a suggested list price under $5000.