Panasonic VariCam LTPanasonic VariCam LT

Panasonic VariCam LT 4K Camera Head

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Super-35 Sensor, lightweight and compact single-body design
VariCam LT is an ideal camera for handheld, Steadicam, jib/crane, gimbal or drone shooting applications.

Panasonic VariCam LT features a wide dynamic range of 14+ stops and expansive colour gamut. High sensitivity for 4K image acquisition is achieved thanks to the dual native ISO settings of 800 and 5000. Thanks to native 5000 ISO you can shoot clean images in very low light situations.

Stunning Image Quality

thanks to the same imager as VariCam 35, which would allow you to achieve the cinematic VariCam look.
Equipped with the super 35mm single-chip MOS sensor which offers 4K (4096 x 2160) and UHD (3840 x 2160) resolutions.

Dynamic range of 14+ stops

with wide dynamic range, VariCam LT assures authentic image rendering over the entire image and provides low-noise images without any compromise in picture quality.

Dual native ISO 800/5000

Thanks to native ISO 5000 this camera can achieve noise levels nearly identical to that seen at 800 ISO. This allows camera to record in low natural light without the need for artificial light.


  • Dual Native ISO of 800/5000
  • Upgrade EF mount to PL for even greater versatility in lens selection
  • 2K/HD 240p Slow Motion
  • Infrared Shooting (IR)
  • In-camera Colour Grading

Panasonic’s family of VariCam consists of VariCam 35 is a 4K Broadcast camcorder as well.

General Specification

PowerDC 12 V (11.0 V – 17.0 V)
Power Consumption47 W, with body only
77 W, with all optional accessories connected and maximum power supplied from each output terminal
Operating Temperature0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F)
Operating Humidity10% to 85% (relative humidity)
Storage Temperature–20 °C to 60 °C (–4 °F to 140 °F)
WeightApprox. 2.7 kg (6.0 lb), excluding handle and accessories
Approx. 3.0 kg (6.6 lb), including handle, excluding accessories
Dimensions (W x H x D)184.0 mm x 230.5 mm x 247.0 mm
(7-1/4 inches x 9-3/32 inches x 9-3/4 inches)
Body only, excluding protrusion and accessories
Ensure that the total current taken from the DC OUT terminal, LENS/GRIP terminal, DC OUT/RS terminal and USB HOST terminal does not exceed 30 W.

Camera Unit

Pickup DeviceSuper 35 mm, MOS sensor
Number of PixelsTotal pixels: Approx.10.3 million pixels,
Effective pixels: Approx. 8.9 million pixels
Lens MountEF mount
Optical FilterND filter:
1: CLEAR, 2: 0.6 ND, 3: 1.2 ND, 4: 1.8 ND
Gain settingNative ISO: 800, 5000
800 Base: 200 to 4000
5000 Base: 1250 to 12800
[ISO] mode: ISO 200 to ISO 12800
[dB] mode: –12 dB to 14 dB (2 dB step)
Shutter Speed[deg] mode: 1.0 deg to 358 deg (0.1 deg step)
[sec] mode: 1/24 sec. to 1/250 sec. (for 24p)
Sensitivity[GAIN MODE]=[NORMAL], [GAMMA]=[VIDEO45]
F7 (2000 lx, 3200k, 89.9% reflection, 1080/59.94p)
F8 (2000 lx, 3200k, 89.9% reflection, 1080/50p)

Memory Card Recorder

Recording MediaMain slot x 1: expressP2 card, P2 card
Sub slot x 1: SD memory card
Recording Resolution4096 x 2160 (4K), 3840 x 2160 (UHD),
2048 x 1080 (2K), 1920 x 1080 (HD)
Recording Frame Rate4K/UHD: Maximum 60 fps or 50 fps
2K/HD: Maximum 240 fps or 200 fps
System Frequency59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p, 59.94i, 50i
Recording Format
(Main Recorder)
AVC-Intra4K422, AVC-Intra4K-LT, AVC-Intra2K444, AVC-Intra2K422,
AVC-Intra2K-LT, AVC-Intra444,AVC-Intra422, AVC-Intra-LT, AVC-Intra100,
ProRes 422 HQ, ProRes 4444
Recording Format (Sub Recorder)AVC-LongG6Recording
Video Signal4096 x 2160/59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p
3840 x 2160/59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
2048 x 1080/59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p
1920 x 1080/59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p, 59.94i, 50i
Recording Time*1
(Main Codec)
When using expressP2 card 512 GB and when [FREQUENCY]= [23.98p]
AVC-Intra4K422, 23.98 fps: Approx. 180 min.
AVC-Intra4K422, VFR ON, 30 fps: Approx. 146 min.
AVC-Intra4K-LT, VFR ON, 60 fps: Approx. 128 min.
AVC-Intra422, VFR ON, 60 fps: Approx. 260 min.
ProRes 422 HQ VFR
Recording Time*1
(Sub Codec)
AVC-LongG6: Approx. 655 min.

Digital Video

QuantizingAVC-Intra2K444, AVC-Intra444: 12 bit
Others: 10 bit
Video Compression FormatAVC-Intra4K422, AVC-Intra4K-LT, AVC-Intra2K444, AVC-Intra2K422,
AVC-Intra2K-LT, AVC-Intra444,AVC-Intra422, AVC-Intra-LT,
AVC-Intra100: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Intra Profile ProRes 422 HQ,
ProRes 4444: Apple ProRes*2

Digital Audio

Recording Audio Signal48 kHz/24 bit, 4 ch
Headroom18 dB/20 dB switchable menu

AVC Proxy

File FormatMOV
Video Compression FormatMPEG-4 AVC/H.264 High Profile
Audio Compression FormatAAC
Recording Time*3Approx. 655 min.
When using a 64 GB SDXC memory card

Video Input/Output

SDI OUT1/ SDI OUT2HD (1.5 G)/3G-SDI, 0.8 V[p-p], 75 Ω
VF SDIHD (1.5 G)/3G-SDI, 0.8 V[p-p], 75 Ω

Audio Input/Output

INPUT 1/2XLR x 1, 5-pin
INPUT 3/ INPUT 4XLR x 2, 3-pin, Supports menu switching to select LINE/MIC or enable/disable the power supply of the microphone.
PHONESStereo mini jack
Speaker20 mm diameter, round x 1

Other Input/Output

GENLOCK INHD (1.5 G) /3G-SDI, 0.8 V[p-p], 75 Ω
TC IN/OUTBNC x 1, Input/Output switching
Input: 0.5 V [p-p] to 8 V [p-p], 10 kΩ
Output: 2.0 V [p-p] ± 0.5 V[p-p], low impedance
DC INXLR x 1, 4-pin, DC 12 V (DC 11.0 V – 17.0 V)
DC OUT/RS4-pin, DC 12 V (DC 11.0 V – 17.0 V), maximum output current 1.0 A
DC OUT2-pin, DC12 V (DC 11.0 V – 17.0 V), maximum output current 1.0 A
USB DEVICEUSB2.0 devices : Type B connector, 4-pin
USB HOSTUSB2.0 host : Type A connector, 4-pin
CONTROL PANEL20-pin, control panel contact terminals
EF Mounting Contact8-pin

Control Panel

Control PanelLCD, 3.5-type QHD color monitor, approx. 1.56 million dots

*1: Figures are for continuous recording as one clips. Depending on the number or clips, the overall recording time may be shorter than the above.
*2: ProRes is licensed from Apple Inc. Apple ProRes codec is under license from Atomos. Atomos is a trademark and copyright of Atomos Global Pty. Ltd.
*3: Reference value for continuous recording. The recording the may differ depending on the scene or the number of clips.