Ever since it was announced at NAB 2015 back in April, the new Panasonic DVX200 has been at the tip of everyone's tongue. The first of its kind to use a 4K large sensor CMOS sensor and a fixed 13x zoom lens, made by Leica nonetheless, the DVX200 has a lot to offer, but also a lot to prove in an already crowded party.
Today was quite a special day over here at Visual Impact, as we just received our first DVX200 unit - and it's really a thing of beauty. Panasonic have done an outstanding job with the design of this camera - it fills slick and sturdy, without feeling too heavy or cumbersome.
Here's a DVX200 Promo (make sure to watch in 4K below) that Panasonic released recently demonstrating the many features of this camcorder - from 4K to slow-motion and wide dynamic range.
Recording format/mode: UHD (3840 x 2160) 29.97p / MOV (100Mbps, SD card recording) and VFR120p on FHD (1920 x 1080) 29.97p / MOV (50Mbps, SD card recording)
V-Log L (Beta version) was used over full length. (Grading tool : DaVinci Resolve)
From the carbon fibre parts of the body to the bright red translucent cover over the audio controls and SD card slots, to the 13x Leica DICOMAR zoom and the internal UHD and 4K recording up to 50/60p depending on whether you are in a PAL or NTSC country, the DVX200 does offer a lot of bang for £3,400!
The touch screen slides out from the top of the handle, which is a very neat feature. The 4.3-inch LCD screen is also a touch screen, which saves a lot of time cycling through the menus and selecting the parameters that work best for your workflow.
- 4/3-type CMOS 4K Sensor
- 4K DCI at 4096 x 2160 and UHD (3840 x 2160) up to 50p PAL
- 12 Stops Dynamic Range (with V-Log L)
- Full HD 1920 x 1080 up to 120fps Slow-Motion (Variable Frame Rates)
- V-Log L flat gamma profile for maximum picture quality
- High Quality 2,360,000 dot OLED EVF
- 4.3-inch LCD Touch Screen
- Fixed LEICA DICOMAR 4K lens 13x Zoom (28mm - 365.6mm)
- Advanced Optical Stabilisation
- 5-Axis Hybrid Image Stabiliser
- Records in Various Formats - .MOV, .MP4 and AVCHD for both Mac and PC
- 3 Independent Lens Rings (Iris, Zoom, Focus)
- 3G-SDI and HDMI output
- Built-in ND filters - 2, 4, and 6 stops
- Dual XLR Inputs
The Panasonic DVX200 covers a broad range of professional video applications from weddings, events, sports coverage, corporate work and documentaries. With professional audio inputs, a brilliant LCD screen and EVF, a 13x high quality 4K optics from Leica, and full manual control over your image at your finger tips via dedicated and assignable buttons, the DVX200 is a true "grab and go" solution for the videographer on go.
We are currently taking orders for the DVX200, which is priced at £3,400 + VAT. Get in touch with our Sales reps at 0208 977 1222 or alternatively, head over to our DVX200 page here.