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12/02/2016

VariCam LT Added To Panasonic Cinema Range

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Panasonic has announced the addition of the VariCam LT to its cinema line-up. The compact camera comes with many of the features found in the 4K VariCam 35.

The camera can shoot in both 4K (4096 x 2160) and UHD (3840 x 2160) and is equipped with high sensitivity, low noise, wide dynamic range, and a cinematic depth of field. It comes with a 35mm single-chip MOS sensor, ensuring accurate image rendering over the entire image.

The sensor has two native ISO settings of 800 and 5000. Having two dedicated analog circuits means higher sensitivity without increased noise. The 'V-Gamut' in the VariCam LT gives the camera a wider colour gamut than traditional film, while the 'V-Log' gamma curve extends the dynamic range to 14+ stops.

Users can also change the mount on the VariCam LT from an EF mount (standard) to a PL mount (optional), increasing the range of usable lenses.

Capable of 60fps in 4K, the camera also has a new sensor centre crop mode, allowing 240fps for slow motion in both HD and 2K. It has in-camera colour grading, AVC-Ultra codec and multiple recording formats (4K/UHD/2K/HD proxy).

Luc Bara, Technical Product Manager, Panasonic, said: "This is the next generation of digital cinema innovation. Even in dimly lit scenes, which are particularly important in film production, the VariCam LT provides low-noise images without any compromise to picture quality. We also see this being popular in the freelance market and with documentary camera operators, who require a true 4K camera that is designed for single operator field use."

The VariCam LT supports both Panasonic and third party viewfinders and comes with a number of optional extras including shoulder mount, grip and PL mount. The camera body has an RRP of £13,110 and is available from March 2016.

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