Panasonic announces the LUMIX BGH1 mirrorless camera

Big news coming from Panasonic: the company announced the new mirrorless LUMIX BGH1 camera. This new camera is based on the Micro Four Thirds System standard and looks to be highly portable.

The LUMIX BGH1 takes advantage of the Panasonic interchangeable lens lineup and offers high expandability, allowing multi-camera control. Additionally, it can be used in a variety of scenarios, such as drone shooting, IP remote control and even livestreaming.

Panasonic LUMIX BGH1 overview

The LUMIX BGH1 houses a 10.2-megapixel Live MOS Sensor with Dual Native ISO technology and the Venus Engine. Essentially, its Dual Native ISO bridges two circuits of separate native ISO and minimizes noise generation by choosing an optimal circuit to use according to the sensitivity before gain processing. In total, the ISO system allows for a maximum ISO 51, 200 high sensitivity recording.

As for video recording, the LUMIX BGH1 offers 4:2:0 10-bit C4K/4K 60p or 4:2:2 10-bit All-I C4k/4K 30p internal video recording. Additionally, the camera can record video with a designated gamma curve compatible with ITU-R BT.2100 and users can choose Hybrid Log Gamma in Photo Style. V-Log L now features log characteristics with 13 stops of wide dynamic range. Also, it’s capable of 4K 4:2:2 10-bit C4K/4K 60p output over HDMI. The camera’s Variable Frame Rate lets users record overcranked / undercranked video in C4K/4K and FHD.


The LUMIX BGH1’s autofocus system can detect subjects like humans and fast-moving animals, such as dogs, cats and birds. For humans, in addition to tracking the eye, face, and body, the head is separately recognized by real-time detection tech.


According to Panasonic, the LUMIX BGH1 is a compact, light-weight box-style camera. It’s body is built from aluminum and magnesium alloy. So, the overall build should be durable and light. Also, Its heat dispersion structure allows the camera to achieve unlimited video recording.

The system’s ethernet port or USB 3.1 Type-C, 3G-SDI and HDMI Type-A terminals can all be used for simultaneous output. Lastly, the LUMIX BGH1 features Dual UHS-II SD Card slots for backup recording or relay recording.

Pricing and availability

The Panasonic LUMIX BGH1 releases this December for $1999.

Image courtesy: Panasonic

Sean Berry
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