Product type: Camera

Vendor: Panasonic



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VariCam 35's new sensor captures 14+ stops of latitude, capturing high-contrast and wide dynamic range. The camera offers a broad range of codecs and formats, including Panasonic’s AVC-ULTRA family of advanced codecs, Apple ProRes, and 3.5-Mbps proxy recordings.

VariCam 35 incorporates a modular design whereby the 4K camera head is separate from but dockable to the common, shared recording module (AU-VREC1G). This allows users to switch between Super 35mm and VariCam HS ⅔" camera heads to best suit their creative needs.



The VariCam 35's (AU-V35C1) superb image handling in multiple formats including 4K, UHD, 2K and HD make it an unparalleled tool for high-end filmmaking, commercials and episodic production as well as live 4K events. With an expanse of formats ranging from flawless 4K RAW output to more practical 4K, UHD, 2K and HD capture, the VariCam 35 when combined with the AVC-ULTRA codecs for 4K enables very manageable and practical 4K production file sizes.

The VariCam 35 utilizes a new Panasonic super 35mm MOS sensor for 4096 x 2160 (17:9) 4K image capture; this imager boasts an impressive 14+ stops of latitude and faithfully captures high-contrast, wide dynamic range imagery without compromise. Powerful colour management capabilities provide a much extended colour gamut for impeccable image fidelity and permit support for an Academy Colour Encoding System (ACES) workflow for full fidelity mastering of original source material.

Key Features

Lesser products cannot compete with the sheer image quality of the VariCam's 14-stop full 4K sensor. Nor can they offer the versatility of a modular system that allows users to switch between the VariCam 35 front end and the VariCam HS for high speed HD recording and use of versatile B4 ENG lenses. Other clever innovations include the ability to record internally in three different formats - 4K, HD and HD proxy - each with a different LUT; this will be of enormous benefit to cinematographers.


- Super-35mm 4K camera
- Formats ranging from 4K RAW output, 4K, UHD, 2K and HD capture
- Super 35mm MOS sensor for 4096 x 2160 (17:9) 4K image capture
- Support for an Academy Colour Encoding System (ACES)
- Codecs: AVC-Ultra, AVC-Intra, RAW and ProRes
- Dockable, modular design
- PL mount lens

Shot On Varicam:


Power DC 12 V(11.0 V – 17.0 V)
Operating temperature 0°C to 40°C
Power consumption 69 W (Body only)
99 W(with all optional accessories connected and maximum power supplied from each output terminal)
Operating humidity 10% to 85% (relative humidity)
Weight Approx. 5.0kg (Excluding protrusion)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 179 mm×230.5 mm×347 mm
(7-1/16inches x 9-1/16inches x 13 -21/32inches) (Body only, excluding protrusion)
Storage Temperature −20°C to 60°C
Gain Settings [ISO] mode: ISO 800 to 12800
[dB] mode: 0 to 24 dB (3dB step)
Pickup Devices super35 mm MOS 8.9 million pixels
Shutter Speed [deg] mode: 1.0 to 358 deg (0.5deg step) 
[sec] mode: 1/24 to 1/250 (When 24p mode)
Lens Mount 35 mm PL mount
Optical Filter ND filter: 1: CLEAR, 2: 0.6 ND 3: 1.2 ND, 4: 1.8 ND
Recording Media expressP2 card, P2 card, microP2 card
Recording Format Main Recorder: AVC-Intra4K444/AVC-Intra4K422/AVC-Intra4K-LT/AVC-Intra2K444/
Sub Recorder: AVC-Intra 2K422, AVC Intra 100, AVC LongG 50, 
AVC LongG 25
Recording video signal 4096×2160 / 59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p 
3840×2160 / 59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p 
2048×1080 / 59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p 
1920×1080 / 59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
Recording Resolution 4096×2160, 3840×2160, 2048×1080, 1920×1080
Memory Card Recorder -
Recording Framerate Maximum 4K/UHD 100p/120p, HD 100p/120p
System frequency 59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p
Recording/Playback Time (Main Codec) (when Express P2 Card 256GB is used)*2 Approx. 45 min. (AVC-Intra 4K444, 24p) 
Approx. 90 min. (AVC-Intra4K 422, VFR OFF, 24p) 
Approx. 36 min. (AVC-Intra4K 4:2:2, VFR ON, 50p/59.94p)
Approx. 32 min. (AVC-Intra 4K-LT VFR:ON, 100fps/120fps) 
Approx. 64 min. (AVC-Intra 100, VFR ON, 100fps/120fps) 
Approx. 60 min. (ProRes 422 HQ, VFR:ON, 60fps) 
Approx. 110min. (ProRes4444, VFR:OFF, 24p)
Recording/Playback Time (Sub Codec) (when Micro P2 Card 64GB is used)*2 Approx. 64 min. (AVC-Intra 2K422, 25.00p/29.97p)
Approx. 64 min. (AVC-Intra100, 25p/29.97p) 
Approx. 128 min. (AVC-LongG50, 25p/29.97p) 
Approx. 256 min. (AVC-LongG25, 25p/29.97p
Quantizing 12bit(AVC-Intra 4K444), 10 bit (Other than AVC-Intra 4K444)
Proxy -
Digital Video -
Video Compression Format AVC Intra 4K444, AVC Intra 4K422, AVC-Intra 4K-LT, AVC-Intra 2K422, AVC-Intra100:MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Intra Profile AVC LongG50, AVC LongG25:MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 
ProRes 422 HQ、ProRes4444
Audio Compression Format LPCM
Recording Time (1GB)*2 Approx.25 min.
SDI Out HD (1.5G)/3G SDI, 0.8 V[p-p], 75 Ω (1 set, 4 pieces)
Video input/output -
MON OUT1 HD (1.5G)/3G SDI, 0.8 V[p-p], 75 Ω
MON OUT2 HD (1.5G)/3G SDI, 0.8 V[p-p], 75 Ω
VF SDI HD (1.5G)/3G SDI, 0.8 V[p-p], 75 Ω
DC IN XLR 4 pin, DC 12 V (DC 11.0 V to 17.0 V)
LENS 12pinx1, 4pinx2
GENLOCK IN HD (1.5G)/3G SDI, 0.8 V[p-p], 75 Ω
DC OUT 2 pin, DC12 V (DC11.0 V to 17.0 V), 
maximum output current 1.0 A
Speaker 20 mm diameter, round x 1
Phones Stereo mini jack
TC IN/OUT HD (1.5G)/3G SDI, 0.8 V[p-p], 75 Ω
Audio Input/Output -
DC OUT/RS 4 pin, DC12 V (DC11.0 V to 17.0 V), 
maximum output current 1.0 A
AUDIO IN: (CH1/CH2) XLR x 2, 3 pin, LINE/MIC/MIC+48V/AES switchable
VF 14 pin
USB 2.0 (Device) Type B connector, 4 pin
USB 2.0 (HOST) Type A connector, 4 pin
Control Panel (LCD) 3.5-type QHD color monitor (Approx. 1.56 million dots)
Electronic HD Color View Finder (AU-VCVF1G) -
Display Panel OLED, 0.7-type, 2.76 million dots
Signal Input 1080/59.94p, 1080/50p, 1080/60p
General (Combination of AU-V35C1G and AU-VREC1G) -
Camera Module (AU-V35C1G) -
Recording Module (AU-VREC1G) When used with AU-V35C1G -
Recording audio signal 48 kHz/24 bit, 4ch 
Head room 18 dB/20 dB menu switchable
Digital Audio -
Video Compression Format (Proxy) H.264/AVC High Profile
EXT 50 pin (for external recording only)
*1: Specification is as of July 2015. Specification subject to change upon firmware upgrade. *2: These are reference values for continuous recording. The recording time may differ depending on the scene or the number of clips. -


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