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NAB 2016: The Handheld Panasonic VariCam LT

NAB 2016: The Handheld Panasonic VariCam LT

The smaller alternative to the VariCam, the VariCam LT is certainly a powerhouse in its own right. We spoke with Panasonic’s Paul McAniff for more on their recent addition to their cinema camera line.


The Cinema VariCam LT features outstanding image quality that allows you to achieve your “VISION”. The advanced grading tools, in-camera dailies and proxy recording capabilities that are built into the VariCam LT are a “REVOLUTION” in streamlining workflow.

The VariCam LT has a compact and lightweight magnesium body and offers same picture quality specifications as the larger VariCam 35 cinema camera. The super 35mm image sensor, which is the same imager as VariCam 35, features wide dynamic range, an expansive color gamut, and high sensitivity for 4K image acquisition. It has dual native ISO settings of 800 and 5000.

The native 5000 ISO allows for clean shooting in very low light situations. Its size and design facilitate a wide array of shooting styles including comfortable ergonomic shoulder mounted operation or use on gimbals and drones.

One new feature that has been added to the VariCam LT is the EF lens*1 mount which offers a wide array of lens choices. The EF mount*1 can be removed by an end user and replaced with a PL mount (optional). This allows for even greater versatility in lens selection when shooting with the VariCam LT.

The VariCam LT workflow is very similar to that of the VariCam 35. Both cameras have a dual codec recording function that allows the user to record a primary or “main” codec as well as a smaller proxy file. In addition, each camera offers an in-camera color grading function and support for AVC-Intra 4K and Apple ProRes*2 codecs. Join the “REVOLUTION” and achieve your perfect “VISION”.

You can find out more about the VariCam LT at Pro-AV.Panasonic.net/en/VariCam/LT

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