Panasonic 4K Lumix Mirrorless Pre-production Camera on Display at CES 2014

by on January 7, 2014

in Panasonic

Panasonic 4K Lumix Camera

Panasonic has the oft-rumored 4K mirrorless camera on display at CES 2014. No details are known about the camera, which should be a notch or two above the current Panasonic GH3; however, it is expected to launch at NAB 2014 in April.

Panasonic 4K Lumix Camera-2

Just based on what we see from the images, it looks like the Panasonic 4K Lumix camera will use SDXC cards as its media capture method, which suggests highly compressed 4K video.

Panasonic 4K Lumix Camera-3

Previously rumored specs for the Panasonic 4K Lumix camera include:

  • 16MP
  • 1/8000 shutter
  • 1m dot OLED screen
  • 21mm OLED viewfinder, 3,000+ dot.
  • Time code
  • 200mbps mp4 All-i/100mbps IPB
  • 4k/30p
  • 4:2:2 10/8bit output
  • 3G-SDI and XLR adaptor

Check out more images below.

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{ 5 comments }

1 Kevin Aboy January 8, 2014 at 3:04 am

Looks like the same body as the GH3. Looking forward to more news!

2 MirrorLessForums January 8, 2014 at 6:16 am

Great. May be it will be ready for announcement by CP+

3 Chriss January 8, 2014 at 2:46 pm

Woow, not bad. 4K @ 30Hz. I hope it supports 120Hz for 1080p!

4 Allan January 11, 2014 at 3:43 pm

Hmmm,
STILL!! 16Meg, when are Panasonic AND Olympus going to move to higher Megabite Sensors?? loads of people are being put off buying in to Micro Four Thirds because of the lowly 16Meg Sensor, when are they going to move with the times and manufacture say a 20-24 meg Sensor???

5 jason feldman February 7, 2014 at 6:44 am

4k = 8mp or so of sensor data, 4,000 x 2,000 (round numbers) = 8,000,000

So 4k has nothing to do with a larger sensor MP wise. What would make sense is to make a sensor that has 35MP and a center scan area of 8MP for 4k. But be careful what you wish you, 4k takes up a lot of storage and takes a bit of computing power to edit.

But 4k alone doesn’t say very much. Is it 10bit? 16bit? What is the DR? Compression / RAW? Showing a camera body with no info and saying it’s 4k is ridiculous… it means they didn’t get it done in time and are scrabbling to get it together as fast as possible. This could lead to great innovation or to short cuts – it depends on the corporate culture at their company.

I look forward to seeing the 4k future we are headed towards, but it’s important to know what kind of 4k we are getting into

Jason

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