A few years ago, Panasonic showed early prototypes of what would become the 4K Varicam, their S35 digital cinema camera. That model is starting to trickle out into the wild, and DP Noel Evans has shared his findings after using the camera on a project. Watch below.
In general the image looks very clean to me, even at the 5000 ISO base option. As a shooter, that makes me very happy…it’s a good thing to have many different cameras to choose from for different projects! As Noel puts it, digital cinema cameras each have their own unique look and image qualities, not unlike film stocks. I’m glad to see Panasonic making a comeback with this camera, it’s been too long.