EVA1, the 5.7K Super 35 Cinema Camera from Panasonic, was shrouded in darkness at last years NAB, but has been shipping since October of last year. Panasonic has been very busy with this camera and has already rolled out a new firmware 2.0 update, which allows for RAW output, 5.7K 30fps, 4K 60fps, and 2K 240fps. Atomos Shogun Inferno and Sumo 19 received a firmware update to record the 5.7 RAW output from the EVA1. The update also provided the new All -I codecs, which creates bigger files but is easier for your computer to read than the previous LongGOP (which is still an option to use if you don't want the All-I).

A time-lapse function has also been added along with infrared photography. With the click of a button, you can have an IR filter making the EVA1 a truly versatile camera. Another addition is interlaced recording which probably won't get you excited unless you're in broadcasting. You can also control the camera via Wi-Fi through a mobile app. The camera has been out since October and already has had a lot of exciting changes. We're looking forward to seeing what they do next.

Tech Specs

  • Dual native ISO 800/2500, expandable to 25600 with internal gain
  • 5720 H x 3016 V pixel sensor
  • 4K 60fps, 2K 240fps
  • EF mount, EIS capable
  • Touch panel LCD
  • 2.6lb/1.2kg camera body
  • 5.7K raw output via future firmware upgrade
  • 14 stop V-log & V-gamma
  • 400 Mbps Recording
  • Dual SD card slots, SDXC UHS Speed Class 3, video speed class V90
  • 4:2:2 10 Bit
  • 2/4/6 stop ND filter wheel
  • Removable IR filter via wheel
  • Detachable handle and rotating LCD mount
  • 19W power consumption
  • 135mm x 133mm x 170mm (5 5/16" x 5 1/4" x 6 11/16")
  • Super35mm MOS sensor
  • SDI and HDMI out, HDMI red remote supported

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