What I’d like to know, as Frank, my abelCine Rep has presented as a good question, what is Panasonic doing with all these 1/3 and 2/3 cameras. He’s right in championing Andy’s thoughts on 35mm sensors being landed on small cameras. This camera is good for “Run & Gun” Videography, but it’s a far cry from making any push into light weight cinematography. I guess for TV, this is going to be a great reality TV or general Episodic Television Shooting Camera. I myself see this as being perfect for my wedding cinematography purposes and work in Extreme Weather climates around the state.
- HDMI and HD-SDI
- DVCPro HD and AVC-Intra on 2 P2 Slots (hightest compression in a mobile Camera on the market)
- new re-design on the backend of the camera (improved versatility)
- Iris Ring
- U.L.T. Image Censor (Full Raster MOS Sensor)
- Continuation of Scene File SpinWheel
- P2 occasionally has issues.
- Noise2Signal can’t improve too much as it’s still a 1/3″ sensor
- Panasonic has been less than contemporary in it’s depth of menu items and settings. (note: Panasonic options are “different” and not non-existant. Some Options are strong and some week. the point i’m trying to make is i’ve seen some very deep menus coming out of say.. sony’s cameras)
I’d like to demo one some time soon. Residing in Anchorage Alaska, I don’t know when the first one will arrive up here. When it does, I’ll be the first to go seek it out.