Panasonic Varicam LT vs. Varicam 35 Specs Comparison

Panasonic officially unveiled their latest addition to the Varicam family - the lightweight and compact Varicam LT 4K Super 35 camera. The new camera is a departure from the modular design of its predecessor, however it does share the Varicam DNA and a lot of the features of the 35 as well as bringing some of its own to the table.

Even though the two cameras share the same 4K Super 35 MOS sensor and the dual-native ISO of 800/5000 allowing the cameras to produce relatively noise-free images in low-light situations the main differences are in the recording options and form factor.



Lens MountStandard PLCanon EF (PL user removable, option)
SensorSuper 35 4K MOSSuper 35 4K MOS
V-Look/BC Look PresetsNoYes
Removable IR FilterNoYes
Built-in RecorderNo (Dockable)Yes
Recording Options:  
4K/120fpsYesNo (4K/60p max)
AVC-Intra 4K 444YesNo
AVC-Intra 4K 422YesYes
FullHD 240fpsNo *120fps maxYes (Sensor Crop)
expressP2 Slots21
SUB recorderYes *4K/2K/HDNo (Proxy only)
Proxy VFRNoYes
Dockable V-Raw Recorder YesNo
4K Raw Odyssey7Q+ SupportNoYes
23.98 PsF outputNoYes
Die Cast Body FrameAluminium AlloyMagnesium Alloy

The new Varicam LT uses a new OLED viewfinder, which is an optional accessory. The good news for those on a budget is that it used a standard 3G-SDI connection, so a wide variety of 3rd party EVFs from companies such as Alphatron, Zacuto and others as well as monitors should work just fine.

The body of the Varicam LT represents roughly a 50% reduction in weight and 2/3rd of the length of the original Varicam 35 as you can see on the image below> The Varicam LT body only weighs in at just 2.7kg making it easier for DoP's to shoot handheld or use the camera on stabilisers and cranes/jibs.

Varicam 35 vs LT

New footage from the Varicam LT also surfaced just a few days ago.

Shot on VariCam LT: "To Each His Dulcinea" from Cinema VariCam™ on Vimeo.

For all your Varicam LT needs head over to our Varicam page here. You can also pre-order the Varicam LT from us for a small deposit of £100, which gets you a place in the queue.

Give us a call at 0208 977 1222 with any questions.