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Panasonic Lumix Box-Style DC-BGH1 Mirrorless Cinema Camera

Panasonic Lumix Box-Style DC-BGH1 Mirrorless Cinema Camera

Product Code: P016680K

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The Panasonic Lumix BGH1 mirrorless cinema camera is a newly designed Box-Style micro four thirds movie and live camera with high quality internal Cinema 4K 60p/50p 10-Bit video with Dual Native ISO.

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  • Highly capable in-camera video recording with 4K/60p H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, 200Mbps
  • No overheating thanks to advanced heat dissipation for longer duration scenes
  • Dual native ISO provides extremely effective low light performance in all but the darkest of scenes
  • 13 stops of dynamic range in V-Log L allow for creative colour grading with deep contrast and detail
  • Fast accurate AF system with AF Detection of Face, Eye, Body and Animal
Reasons to buy from Park Cameras

The Panasonic Lumix Box-Style DC-BGH1 Mirrorless Cinema Camera is a newly designed camera with high quality video capabilities with lots in common with advanced camcorders. The new micro four thirds camera boasts the following video features:

  • Live MOS sensor (17.3 x 13.0 mm) with 10.28 megapixels
  • 13 stops of dynamic range (V-Log L)
  • Internal Cinema 4K H.264/MPEG-4 AVC at up to 59.94p, 200Mbps (4:2:0 10-bit LongGOP)
  • External 4:2:2 10bit (When [Rec Quality] is set to [4:2:2 10bit] or [4:2:0 10bit]
  • Continuous recordable time of Approx. 270 min at 4K/60p
  • Auto AF Detection (Face, Eye, Body, Animal) / Tracking / 225-Area
  • Weight only Approx. 545g

Dual native ISO provides exceptional low light performance for both stills and video. Simultaneous 4:2:0 and external 4:2:2 when using an external HDMI video recorder for flexible recording are supported. The camera can also be controlled by USB or LAN tethering. The body can also be used with Multicam software for more efficient productions. yet more firsts come in the form of ethernet tethering allowing the Box-Style DC-BGH1 to be further controlled by tethering software.

The Lumix BGH1 also boasts extended recording times of up to 270 min even at the highest quality settings thanks to proprietary heat dissipation technology. High end productions are fourth supported by Genlock IN and Timecode IN/OUT ports.

The LUMIX BGH1 offers versatile solutions in that it can be used in multi-camera, mounted to a drone, IP remote control and for live-streaming environments.

LUMIX BGH1 IN MORE DETAIL

Dual Native ISO explained

Dual Native ISO seamlessly utilises two circuits to create two separate native ISO settings, which is taken from Panasonic professional video cameras. Normally, noise increases as sensitivity rises, however, an image sensor with Dual Native ISO minimises noise generation by choosing an optimal circuit to use according to the sensitivity before gain processing. As a result, the BGH1 is capable of a maximum ISO 51200 high sensitivity recording with excellent results in low light.

The LUMIX BGH1 enables 4:2:0 10-bit C4K/4K 60p / 50p internal video recording. It records video with a designated gamma curve compatible with ITU-R BT.2100, and you can now choose Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) in Photo Style. A low-bit-rate recording mode C4K/4K HEVC/H.265 for HLG is also available.

The V-Log L featuring log characteristics with 13 stops of wide dynamic range is pre-installed. It is also capable of C4K/4K 4:2:2 10-bit output via HDMI.

The VFR (Variable Frame Rate) lets users record over cranked / under cranked video in C4K/4K (60 fps, maximum 2.5x slower in 24p) and FHD (240 fps, maximum 10x slower in 24p)*.

Other practical features

  • Supports anamorphic lenses 4:3
  • Two Tally lamps (front and rear), as well as a network connection lamp
  • 3.5 Audio (in/out) jack compatible with XLR microphone DMW-XLR1
  • Generic remote control unit φ2.5mm
  • 2.4GHz Wi-Fi connectivity and Bluetooth 4.2 (BLE)
  • Remote camera control using application software (LUMIX Tether for Multicam and LUMIX Sync)
  • Tethered photo shooting with LUMIX Tether for Multicam software
  • A SDK*3 (Software Development Kit) for camera control via USB will be available free of charge.

What’s in the box

  • AC Adaptor
  • AC Cable
  • Cable Lock Band
  • Body Cap
  • Hot Shoe Cover
  • AUDIO Terminal Cover
  • DC IN Terminal Cover
  • BNC Terminal Cover
  • HDMI Terminal Cover
  • REMOTE Terminal Cover

Optional Accessories

Panasonic Lumix BGH1 Specifications

Sensor Type Live MOS sensor (17.3 x 13.0 mm)
Megapixels 10.28 megapixels
ISO range Native ISO 160-51200 extendable
Focus points Auto Detection (Face, Eye, Body, Animal) / Tracking / 225-Area
Continuous shooting NA
Video resolution C4K 4:2:0 10-bit LongGOP Internal
LCD Screen External monitor required
Viewfinder NA
Wireless connectivity IEEE 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth® v4.2
GPS NA
Lens compatibility Micro four thirds
Storage type SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card* / SDXC Memory Card
Dimensions Approx. 93.0 x 93.0 x 78.0 mm
Weight Approx. 545g
Offers: Bundles
Offer Category: Digital Cameras
Offer Product Type: Mirrorless Cameras
Model: Panasonic Lumix DC-BGH1
AE Bracketing: N/A
Autofocus Modes: Phase Detect
Articulated Screen: Fixed
Aperture priority: Yes
Battery: Battery Pack
Built-in flash: N/A
Battery Life (CIPA): N/A
Camera CIPA image stabilization rating: N/A
Colour: N/A
Continuous drive (fps): N/A
Custom white balance: Yes
Digital zoom: N/A
Effective pixels (megapixels): 10
Environmental Sealing: N/A
Exposure compensation: 5 stops
External flash: N/A
Flash range (metres): N/A
Focal length (equiv.): N/A
Focal length multiplier: 2
Flash modes: N/A
GPS: None
HDMI Port: N/A
Headphone port: N/A
Height (mm): 93
Length (mm): N/A
Width (mm): 93
Weight (g): N/A
Weight (inc. batteries) (g): 545
Image ratio w:h: 04:03
Camera Image stabilization: No
ISO: Auto, 160 - 51200 (expands to 80 - 204800)
JPEG quality levels: Fine, standard
Live view: N/A
Camera Lens mount: Micro Four Thirds
Manual exposure mode: Yes
Maximum shutter speed (electronic): N/A
Maximum ISO: 51200
Maximum ISO (boosted): 204800
Max resolution: 3680 x 2760
Maximum shutter speed (seconds): N/A
Maximum aperture: N/A
Manual focus: Yes
Microphone: Stereo
Microphone port: Yes
Camera Minimum focus distance (cm): N/A
Minimum ISO: 160
Minimum ISO (boosted): 80
Minimum macro focus distance (cm): N/A
Minimum shutter speed (seconds): N/A
Metering modes: Multi
Number of focus points: 225
Number of white balance presets: 4
Optical zoom multiplier: N/A
Orientation sensor: Yes
Other resolutions: N/A
Processor: Venus Engine
Remote control: N/A
Screen dots: N/A
Screen size: N/A
Screen type: N/A
Self-timer: Yes
Shutter priority: Yes
Speaker: None
Sensor photo detectors (megapixels): 12
Sensor size: Micro Four Thirds
Sensor type: CMOS
Storage types: SD
Subject / scene modes: N/A
Timelapse recording: Yes
Touchscreen: N/A
Camera Type: Mirrorless
Uncompressed format: None
Camera USB: USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec)
USB charging: Yes
Viewfinder coverage: N/A
Viewfinder magnification: N/A
Viewfinder resolution: N/A
Viewfinder type: None
Video formats: MPEG-4
Video Mode Categories: Full HD
Video Modes: 1920 x 1080 @ 23.98p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
WB Bracketing: N/A
Wireless: Built-in
Notes: N/A

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