The camera is a unique device that the company describes as a box-shaped cinema without a mirror and a camera for live events.
The camera has a sensor (Micro Four Thirds), which is designed in the shape of a box, and the viewfinder dominates almost entirely on one side of the camera.
Micro Four Thirds is a standard released by Olympus and Panasonic in 2008 for the design and development of digital mirrorless cameras with interchangeable lenses and video cameras.
Panasonic designed the Lumix BGH1 with different video production needs in mind, to be supportive of multiple uses. Scalability and ease of installation.
Panasonic envisions them being used in drones, live broadcasts and other situations.
The camera has an Ethernet connector, which means it can be powered by the same cable that connects it to the network.
Up to 12 Lumix BGH1 cameras can be controlled simultaneously using the accompanying Lumix Tether for Multicam app.
The sensor comes in 10.2 megapixels, and should be ideal for a 4K video recording camera.
The camera can capture cinematic footage at a 4: 2: 0 resolution at 60 frames per second or up to 30 frames per second at 4: 2: 2, and also supports full-HD photography up to 240 frames per second.
Other features include dual UHS-II SD card slot, USB-C 3.1 port, HDMI output. And 3.5 mm I / O, wireless, and Bluetooth.
It has the ability to output stereo optical footage via (HDMI), (SDI) or (USB-C) simultaneously.
Panasonic is also launching a free SDK to allow people to build USB camera controls.
The camera does not contain any screen or electronic viewfinder, and in order to use it as a standalone digital cinema camera, a monitor is required.
The Lumix BGH1 should be launched in December for $ 1,999.99.
Panasonic plans to release more information about the compact and lightweight camera at an event The launch Via YouTube.