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Panasonic LUMIX BGH1 Cinema 4K Box Camera

Modular, box-style digital cinema camera with a miniature form factor, making it ideal for gimbal and drone work as well as broadcast, live streaming, vlogging, and cinema production.

Panasonic LUMIX BGH1 Cinema 4K Box Camera

Panasonic LUMIX BGH1 Cinema 4K Box Camera

Modular, box-style digital cinema camera with a miniature form factor, making it ideal for gimbal and drone work as well as broadcast, live streaming, vlogging, and cinema production.

SKU: DC-BGH1E

Cat no: 40381

  • M4/3 10.2MP MOS sensor
  • Anamorphic video support
  • MFT lens mount
  • 13 stops of dynamic range
  • Dual native ISO
  • Lightweight at 1.2 lb
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£1,583.00 (ex vat) £1,899.60 (incl vat)
* with £100 Deposit (Fully Refundable)

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Panasonic LUMIX BGH1 Cinema 4K Box Camera

Moving the LUMIX camera range into fresh new territory, the Panasonic LUMIX BGH1 Cinema 4K Box Camera is a modular, box-style digital cinema camera with a miniature form factor, making it ideal for gimbal and drone work as well as broadcast, live streaming, vlogging, and cinema production.

This box-style digital cinema camera features a 10.2MP M4/3 sensor, an MFT lens mount, and a wide 13-stop dynamic range to accommodate extreme changes in light. It records video with resolutions up to 4K60 and incorporates VariCam Look workflows such as V-Log L and Cinelike, dual-native ISO using its Venus Engine, anamorphic support, advanced AF (autofocus), numerous remote and power options, and it supports HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) color for vivid imagery to aid professional color grading. There are many features packed into this tiny form that make it the go-to production camera in any mobile and multicamera production environment.

The BGH1 provides multiple ways to record your footage to high data rate files in the ALL-Intra Long GOP, MOV, and MP4 recording formats with H.264 and H.265/HEVC codecs. The camera supports unlimited recording time and allows you to record 10-bit 4:2:2 video using the camera's dual SD card slots. It can output raw sensor format up to 4K via the HDMI 2.0 output, or you can output up to 1080p resolution via 3G-SDI. The camera allows you to output via HDMI and 3G-SDI simultaneously, so you can use one signal for monitoring and the other for recording. It also supports recording at variable frame rates up to 1080p240 for high-quality slow-motion video. Custom 3D LUTs can be uploaded into the camera using the SD card slots.

The BGH1 is also an ideal camera for multicamera environments, not only because it's highly mobile, but it includes timecode and genlock BNC ports, so you can sync up with other cameras to make syncing in post-production easy. Its RJ45 Gigabit LAN port allows you to sync with other networked BGH1 cameras, manage the camera settings and functions, and even perform direct IP streaming with a future firmware update. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth functionality are also integrated for monitoring, configuration, and control via a smartphone or tablet using the LUMIX Sync app.

Another function integrated into the BGH1 is a USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C input to control the camera with the LUMIX Tether app, which allows you to capture still images and control up to 12 BGH1 cameras. There is also a 2.5mm LANC input for an additional camera control option with an optional external controller. Audio features include high-grade 48 kHz/24-bit LPCM format, an integrated stereo microphone, a 3.5mm mic input, and a 3.5mm headphone output. The optional DMW-XLR1 XLR adapter can be utilized using the camera's integrated hot shoe, allowing you to record with professional microphones.

Its compact form measures less than 4" square and weighs only 1.2 lb, so it can be used on gimbals or drones for high-quality stabilized footage. Its internal fan keeps the camera cool during long shoots, and its aluminum and magnesium housing provides protection and adds to the cooling factor. It also features four 1/4"-20 mounting threads for mounting on a plate, cage, or tripod mount. There are four user-programmable function buttons around the housing, as well as tally lights on the front and rear. You can power the BGH1 using the included power adapter, with a separately available high-capacity VBR-type battery using its integrated mount, or by using PoE+ (Power-over-Ethernet) via the LAN port with compatible PoE equipment. There is also a cable lock included for keeping your camera cables secure, so they don't disconnect.

Key Features

  • M4/3 10.2MP MOS sensor
  • Anamorphic video support
  • MFT lens mount
  • 13 stops of dynamic range
  • Dual native ISO
  • Lightweight at 1.2 lb
  • Internal fan to keep camera cool
  • Measures less than 4" square for lightweight applications on drones or gimbals
  • HDMI 2.0 and 3G-SDI video outputs
  • Record up to 4K60 10-bit 4:2:2 to SD cards or HDMI/3G-SDI outputs simultaneously
  • Raw output to HDMI, 1080p to SDI
  • Unlimited recording time
  • USB 2.1 Gen 1 Type-C input for control with LUMIX Tether app
  • 2.5mm LANC input for camera control
  • Gigabit Ethernet via RJ45 for remote control and PoE+ power support
  • Direct IP streaming with a future firmware update
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth support to control the camera using a smartphone or tablet
  • Integrated stereo microphone, 3.5mm mic input, and 3.5mm headphone output
  • The optional DMW-XLR1 XLR adapter can be installed using the camera's hot shoe
  • Four programmable Fn buttons
  • Tally lights on front and rear
  • Genlock and timecode BNC inputs
  • Dual SD card slots
  • Included 12 VDC power adapter
  • Integrated VBR battery mount
  • Cable lock

Product Specification

Image Sensor Size 9 x 13 mm (4/3")
Sensor Type MOS
Sensor Resolution 10.2 MP
Sensor Windowing 3680 x 2760 in 4:3 When Recording in Raw
Colour Filter None
Shutter Type Mechanical Shutter
ISO 160 to 51,200 (Native) 80 to 204,800 (Expanded)
Advertised Dynamic Range 13 Stops
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 9.7 dB
Camera
Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds
Lens Communiaction None
Interchangeable Lens Mount None
Built-In ND Filter None
Built-In Microphone Type Stereo
Recording Media  2 x SD Card Slots
Variable Frame Rates DCI 4K: 1 to 60 fps 1080p: 1 to 240 fps
Internal Recording 
Raw Recording Raw 10-Bit 4096 x 2160 at 23.98/24/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps (100 to 400 Mb/s)
Recording Modes Recording Modes AVC-Intra/AVC-LongG/H.264 Long GOP/H.265/MOV 4:2:0 10-Bit:
4096 x 2160p at 23.98/24/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps (100 to 400 Mb/s)
3840 x 2160p at 23.98/24/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps (100 to 200 Mb/s)
3328 x 2496p at 23.98/24/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps (100 to 400 Mb/s)
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/24/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps (100 to 200 Mb/s)
AVC-Intra/AVC-LongG/H.264 Long GOP/H.265/MOV 4:2:0 8-Bit:
4096 x 2160p at 23.98/24/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps (100 to 150 Mb/s)
3840 x 2160p at 23.98/24/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps (100 to 150 Mb/s)
3328 x 2496p at 23.98/24/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps (100 to 150 Mb/s)
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/24/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps (100 Mb/s)
AVC-Intra/AVC-LongG/H.264 Long GOP/H.265/MP4 4:2:0 10-Bit:
3840 x 2160p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps (72 to 100 Mb/s)
AVC-Intra/AVC-LongG/H.264/H.264 Long GOP/H.265/MP4 4:2:0 8-Bit:
3840 x 2160p at 23.98/25/29.97 fps (100 Mb/s)
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps (24 to 28 Mb/s)
Gamma Curve Panasonic V-Log
Audio Recording MOV

24-Bit 48 kHz LPCM Audio
MOV: 24-Bit 96 kHz LPCM Audio

MP4: 24-Bit 48 kHz LPCM Audio
MP4: 24-Bit 96 kHz LPCM Audio

Still Image Support None
External Recording
Video Output :2:2 10-Bit via SDI/BNC:
1920 x 1080p at 60 fps
4:2:2 10-Bit via HDMI:
4096 x 2160p at 60 fps
Raw Output HDMI In Raw Mode 4096 x 2160 10-Bit at 60 fps
Interfaces
Video Connectors 1 x BNC (3G-SDI) Output
1 x HDMI (HDMI 2.0) Output
Audio Connectors 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Stereo Mic Level Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Stereo Headphone Output
Other I/O 1 x USB Type-C Camera Interface, USB 3.1 Gen 1 Data, Control, Video Input
1 x BNC Timecode Data Input/Output
1 x BNC Genlock Data Input/Output
1 x RJ45 LAN Control, Monitor, Video Input/Output
1 x 2.5 mm LANC Control Input
Wireless Interfaces 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Video Output, Control
EVF EVF Optional, Not Included
Power Battery Type Panasonic AG-VBR Series
Power Connectors 1 x Weipu SF610/S2 (12 VDC) Input
PoE Support PoE+ 802.3at
General 
Material of Construction Aluminium
Dimensions 3.7 x 3.7 x 3.1" / 9.3 x 9.3 x 7.8 cm (Without Protrusions)
Weight 1.2 lb / 545 g

* Finance available to UK incorporated limited companies only

Photolease Company Finance from £35.59 (ex VAT) per month.

All lease figures below exclude VAT. Finance available to UK incorporated limited companies only.

Term (months) First Payment Monthly Payments Admin Fee Total Payment
60 £85.59 £35.59 £50.00 £2,185.15
48 £92.11 £42.11 £50.00 £2,071.17
36 £103.16 £53.16 £50.00 £1,963.66
24 £125.16 £75.16 £50.00 £1,853.86
12 £191.09 £141.09 £50.00 £1,743.11

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