Panasonic VariCam 35

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  • Summary:
    VariCam 35's new sensor captures 14+ stops of latitude, capturing high-contrast and wide dynamic range. The camera offers a broad range of codecs and formats, including Panasonic’s AVC-ULTRA family of advanced codecs, Apple ProRes, and 3.5-Mbps proxy recordings.

    VariCam 35 incorporates a modular design whereby the 4K camera head is separate from but dockable to the common, shared recording module (AU-VREC1G). This allows users to switch between Super 35mm and VariCam HS ⅔" camera heads to best suit their creative needs.
  • Super 35mm MOS Sensor:
    High speed, 120fos Super 35mm MOS sensor for 4096 x 2160 (17:9) image capture

    HDR Ready:
    14+ stops of latitude lets you record and display all of the highlights as well as all of the shadows.

    Dual Native ISO of 800/5000
    The VariCam 35 has two native ISO settings: 800 and 5000. This means the VariCam 35 achieves very high sensitivity while maintaining a low noise level at 5000 ISO. The noise level at 5000 ISO is nearly identical to that seen at 800 ISO. In order to achieve this function, two dedicated analog circuits are implemented on each pixel of the imager of the VariCam 35 for two native ISO before gain processing. This allows the camera to achieve much higher sensitivity without increased noise. Normally noise is introduced in the gain process of rating ISO in digital cameras. This functionality is revolutionary for low light scene shooting. Especially this ISO 5000 enables the camera to capture with very low available light maintaining a realistic mood.

  • Technical Specifications:

    Power DC 12 V (11.0 V – 17.0 V)
    Power Consumption 69 W, with body only
    99 W, with all optional accessories connected and maximum power supplied from each output terminal
    Operating Temperature 0 °C to 40 °C  (32 °F to 104 °F)
    Operating Humidity 10% to 85% (relative humidity)
    Storage Temperature –20 °C to 60 °C  (–4 °F to 140 °F)
    Weight Approx. 5.0 kg (11.02 lb), excluding accessories) 
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 179.0 mm x 230.5 mm x 347 mm
    Body only, excluding protrusion and accessories
    Ensure that the total current taken from the DC OUT terminal, LENS/GRIP terminal, DC OUT/RS terminal and USB HOST terminal does not exceed 30 W.


    Camera Unit

    Pickup Device Super 35 mm, MOS, 8.9
    Number of Pixels Total pixels: Approx.10.3 million pixels,
    Effective pixels: Approx. 8.9 million pixels
    Lens Mount 35 mm, PL mount
    Optical Filter ND filter:
    1: CLEAR, 2: 0.6 ND, 3: 1.2 ND, 4: 1.8 ND
    El settings Native ISO: 800, 5000
    800 Base: 200 to 4000
    5000 Base: 1250 to 12800

    Shutter Speed [deg] mode: 1.0 deg to 358 deg (0.5 deg step)
    [sec] mode: 1/24 sec. to 1/250 sec. (for 24p)