On the model of Canon a few years ago, Panasonic decided to launch an impressive camcorder, with top specifications and as square as possible.
If you wanted to finish your videographer skills and you love the Lumix series of cameras, Panasonic has a very interesting proposal, the first in a new product line. Titled Lumix BGH1, this mirrorless camcorder looks very serious and will be available for purchase next month.
Beyond the unusual interior design, the new camera is based on the Micro Four Thirds format. Specially designed for video production, the BGH1 can be anchored in a multi-camera capture system, works for livestreaming or can be mounted on a drone. If you love the idea of integrating it into the local network, it even supports Power over Ethernet, so you don’t have to use the power cord in the package.
In terms of actual capture, Lumix BGH1 is built around a 10.2 megapixel sensor. This is enough to capture 4K video content with 10 bits of color in 4: 2: 0 format, up to 60 frames per second. Optionally, you can capture at 30 frames per second in 4: 2: 2. In Full HD 1080p you can shoot up to 240 frames per second.
Video content can be transferred to a two SD cards, but the connectivity part also includes WI-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2 or USB-C 3.1. For output, you can use the HDMI or 3G-SDI port. A 3.5mm audio port works for both audio input and output. The less common part is the lack of a screen of any kind on the back of the camera.
You can use your phone or laptop to preview. Not the other way around, but you can control up to 12 cameras simultaneously via the Lumix Tether for Multicam app. If you have some programming knowledge, you will be able to make your own USB controller with the free SDK provided by Panasonic.
The new camera is 93 x 93 x 78 millimeters and will cost $ 2,000.