Panasonic have released the first footage from the new Panasonic AU-EVA1 cinema camera at IBC

When the full specifications of the Panasonic AU-EVA1 cinema camera were revealed in August, there was a lot of hype around the new indie filmmakers’ camera.

The first footage of the camera has now been unveiled ahead of its proposed release date in October. Watch the video above and let us know whether you think it lives up to expectations.

It was revealed by the company at the International Broadcasting Convention in Amsterdam where other cinema camera juggernauts have been showcasing their new technology.

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The footage was shot with the camera’s 5.7K resolution by Italian director of photography Filippo Chisea on location in Iceland. Panasonic released a behind the scenes video alongside the footage to show you how they created the short film, using drones, handheld shots and post-production.

Panasonic’s new camera is primarily aimed at indie filmmakers with the company hoping to promote its versatility. One of the specifications to help this is the dual native ISOs of 800 and 2,500, which Panasonic claims will let filmmakers shoot well in any lighting environment. They have also created a new Super-35mm sensor to support its 5.7K footage, which falls just short of Sony’s announced 36mm sensor for its new flagship CineAlta 6K VENICE camera.

The 5.7K resolution could also help filmmakers working in 4K as it allows oversampling for, hopefully, cleaner and sharper shots.

The model also looks to be well suited to handheld work, according to the brand, as it weighs in at just over 1.2kg  – which could be useful for independent filmmakers working with more limited equipment and helps to make the camera more versatile in more shooting situations.

Panasonic AU-EVA1

Credit: Panasonic

The Panasonic AU-EVA1 is available for £6,543.33 online for pre-order. More videos and sample footage has been uploaded to their dedicated YouTube channel here.