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The Panasonic LUMIX BGH1 Cinema 4K is a pro-grade box-style video camera for the Micro 4/3 system and even more video focused counterpart of the GH5S. Key features include:

  • 10.2 MP, low-light optimized MOS sensor

  • Internal DCI 4K/60p with no sensor crop or time limit

  • Dual native ISO at ISO 400 & ISO 2500

  • Internal 4:2:2 10-bit and preinstalled V-Log L gamma curve to UHS-II SD cards

What’s In The Box? The GH5S was quite advanced for a hybrid photo/video mirrorless camera, and the Panasonic LUMIX BGH1 Cinema 4K does everything it did in a more compact, box-style camera housing that can be conveniently mounted on gimbals and hard to reach places. The BGH1 is not able to take still shots, and uses the video centric Panasonic VBR-series batteries for power as well as including an AC adapter.

10.28MP, Low-Light Optimized Sensor. The sensor is directly carried over from the GH5S with 10.28 megapixels Less and larger pixels take in more light and double its ISO sensitivity to 51,200. Dual native ISO of 400 & 2500 extends dynamic range in more shooting situations, especially when paired with the camera’s preinstalled V-Log L.

DCI 4K At 60 Frames Per Second. Options for DCI and UHD 4K are included here. The camera supports 4K/60p in 4:2:0 8-bit, but drop the frame rate to 30p for glorious 4K 4:2:2 10-bit at 400Mbps. High frame rate shooting is available at up to 240 fps in 1080p.

V-LogL Upgrade Installed. Panasonic did everyone a solid and decided to preinstall the V-Log L upgrade on all this camera. This provides an extremely flat gamma curve and image that’s capable of 13-stops of dynamic range for additional latitude when grading your footage.

Timecode In/Out. BNC Timecode and Genlock ports allow for professional time code and sync options without the need for adapters. RJ45 Gigabit LAN also allows for network syncing.

Need a Memory Card? You’ll need an ultra-fast memory card for a camera this powerful, and we recommend the Sony 128GB SF-G Tough Series UHS-II SDXC. This camera can take full advantage of its superior 299 MB/s max write speed and 300 MB/s max read speed for high-resolution, high-bitrate capture.

Q & A

  • Do you recommend this camera for still photographers?
    • No. This camera does not have to ability to capture stills. If you also need to capture stills, check out the Panasonic GH5S instead.

  • What kind of card do I need to shoot 4K 10-bit 4:2:2 video?
    • In order to use the 400Mbps 4K recording mode without a record limit, Panasonic recommends V90 rated cards. Currently, this is what we recommend.

  • Does this camera use the same batteries as the similarly spec'd GH5S?
    • No. This camera uses Panasonic VBR-series batteries for power but we also include an AC adapter.

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    Camera Type


    Crop Factor


    Item Type


    Memory Type

    (2) UHS-II SDXC


    Micro 4/3rds



    • 3.7 × 3.7 × 3.1″
    • 1.2 lb


    Sensor Size

    Micro 4/3rds

    Video Format

    Resolution @ framrate

    • 4096 × 2160p at 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94 fps
    • 3840 × 2160p at 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94 fps
    • 3328 × 2496p at 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94 fps
    • 1920 × 1080p at 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94 fps
    • AVC-Intra/AVC-LongG/H.264 Long GOP/H.265/MOV 4:2:0 10-Bit
    • AVC-Intra/AVC-LongG/H.264 Long GOP/H.265/MOV 4:2:0 8-Bit
    • AVC-Intra/AVC-LongG/H.264 Long GOP/H.265/MP4 4:2:0 10-Bit
    • AVC-Intra/AVC-LongG/H.264/H.264 Long GOP/H.265/MP4 4:2:0 8-Bit

    AC Adapter - Panasonic SAE0011

    Battery - Panasonic AG-VBR59P

    Charger - Non-Polarized Cable

    Charger - Panasonic AG-BRD50P

    Micro Four-Thirds Body Cap

    Panasonic LUMIX BGH1 Cinema 4K