AU-EVA1: 5.7K Super 35mm Handheld Cinema Camera By Panasonic

   AU-EVA1: 5.7K Super 35mm Handheld Cinema Camera By Panasonic 

   Today’s topic will be related to handheld cameras, more specifically Panasonic’s newly announced 5.7 RAW Handheld Cinema Camera.

   The Panasonic’s Specialists are finding out, there is a place in a niche between their GH5 and VariCam LT, positioning there today’s described signature 1.2 kg handheld 5.7K RAW cinema camera.     

AU-EVA1 – Key Features:

  • Smashing Super 35mm CMOS Sensor 
  • 4K 60p / 2K up to 240p,
  • 10-bit 4:2:2 Color gamut, 
  • Dual Native ISO: for Standard and High Sensitivity,
  • E.I.S. Electronic Image Stabilizer,
  • Integrated ND Filter Wheel with 2/4/6 Stops,
  • Removable handgrip,
  • Suitable for Drone Applications,
  • EF Mount Lens, 
  • V-Log/V-Gamut: High Dynamic Range,
  • Recording: 
    • 4K 60fps Progressive scan,
    • 2K up to 240fps progressive scan,
    • Lower cost SD Card Recording, 
    • Recording Bandwidth: Up to 400 Mbps,
    • Up to 5.7K RAW – Future firmware release,
  • Audio: 
    • XLR Professional Audio Inputs, 
  • Connections:
    • HDMI & SDI 4K Video Outputs,
    • Future Update will support 5.7k RAW Output over SDI,
  • Additional :
    • Lens and an LCD Sun Shader,  
  • Price: First Available through Fall 2017 – for price below 8,000 USD,
  • Dimensions {L x H x W}:
    • 6.69 x 5.31 x 5.23 – inches, 
    • 17 x 13.5 x 13.3 – cm,
  • Weight – Body only:
    • 2.65 lbs., 
    • 1.2 kg.

VIDEO 1. Panasonic AU-EVA1 5.7K Sensor 4K Cinema Camera First Look – Newsshooter at Cine Gear Expo 2017

Dual Native ISO

  Using the Special Scanning mode to process the sensor reading similarly as VariCam Devices:  VariCam 35, VariCam LT, and VariCam.  It allows using the Dual Native ISO Advanced technology to extract more visual information seeing from the sensor without degrading the base image. The Camera can be easily switched on/to a standard sensitivity or to a high sensitivity without adding any noises or distortions.

EF Mount Lenses   

  Some Users can complain the only EF mount ability, but they also can use their Lenses kits using related converting rig.

Gorgeous Colors with HDR

  V-Log/V-Gamut: The V-Gamut coverage means super deep and vivid color representation. Delivering High Dynamic Range with vibrant colors, this amazing device is covering many cinematic ITU recommendations: as ITU-R BT.R709, P3DCI, ITU-R BT.2020.

VIDEO 2.  Panasonic AU-EVA1 Unveiled – Compact, Rich in Features and Under 8,000 USD




Blackmagic Shogun Inferno interoperability

  Other good news for interoperability is newly Atomos’ announcement, that they will be supporting the RAW recording from the new Panasonic AU-EVA1. Their Shogun Inferno will be “loaded” via 6G SDI to record in True 5.7K RAW format directly in Apple ProRes or Avid’s DNxHR using the planned new Panasonic’s Firmware release. Lower Resolutions are supported as follows: 2K RAW at 240 Frames Per second to Apple ProRes, 4K Raw to CDNG RAW, Apple ProRes or Avid’s DNxHR.


  Today unveiled handheld cinema camera seems to be the best next hardware friend “on-field work” for cinematic and filmmaking industry, for documentary or music movies recording, and also for high-end Drone enthusiasts! 

Don’t Stop To Reinvent The Beauty, Dear Photographers, and Photo Enthusiasts!



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