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Panasonic DC-BGH1E Digital Single Lens Mirrorless Box Camera


£1,582.50 ex. VAT
£1,899.00 inc.VAT

Based on the Micro Four Thirds System, the new LUMIX BGH1 offers increased flexibility and access to an extensive lens lineup, bringing together technologies Panasonic has acquired though the development of professional cinema cameras, camcorders and the LUMIX GH series.

With today’s increased demand for streaming in addition to traditional broadcasting, the LUMIX BGH1 provides a versatile solution in the form of an easy-to-use expandable camera that can be used in multi-camera, drone, IP remote control and live-streaming environments.

Professional-level video quality achieved by high sensitivity and wide dynamic range

The new LUMIX BGH1 integrates a 10.2-megapixel Live MOS Sensor with Dual Native ISO technology and a Venus Engine. Dual Native ISO technology seamlessly utilises two circuits to create two separate native ISO settings, which is used in Panasonic professional Varicam models. Normally, noise increases as sensitivity rises with a single native ISO image sensor, however, an image sensor with Dual Native ISO minimises noise generation by choosing an optimal circuit to use according to the sensitivity before gain processing. As a result, the BGH1 is capable of a maximum ISO 51200 high sensitivity recording.

The LUMIX BGH1 enables 4:2:0 10-bit C4K/4K 60p / 50p internal video recording. It records video with a designated gamma curve compatible with ITU-R BT.2100, and you can now choose Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) in Photo Style. A low-bit-rate recording mode C4K/4K HEVC/H.265 for HLG is also available.

The V-Log L featuring log characteristics with 13 stops of wide dynamic range is pre-installed. It is also capable of C4K/4K 4:2:2 10-bit output via HDMI.

The VFR (Variable Frame Rate) lets users record overcranked / undercranked video in C4K/4K (60 fps, maximum 2.5x slower in 24p) and FHD (240 fps, maximum 10x slower in 24p)*. The minimum frame rate for quick motion video is 2 fps.

* The angle of view is reduced when the frame rate is set to 201 fps.

User convenience in film production and simple scalability with external devices

The LUMIX BGH1 benefits from a new heat dispersion structure to achieve unlimited video recording. The body frame is composed of aluminum and magnesium alloy, making the camera both durable and lightweight.

The LUMIX BGH1 is a compact box-style camera complying with Power over Ethernet+ (PoE+) protocols. Control over maximum of 12 LUMIX BGH1 cameras*1 is available using Panasonic PC software ‘LUMIX Tether for Multicam’*². With a future firmware update, it will also support wired IP streaming (RTP/RTSP).

In addition to a USB 3.1 Type-C port, it is also equipped with a 3G-SDI and a HDMI Type-A terminal, which can be used for simultaneous output. Furthermore, Genlock IN and Timecode IN/OUT functions which enable multi-angle synchronised video recording are available, allowing the user to build a scalable system with external monitors, rigs and gimbals supplied from other manufacturers.

The LUMIX BGH1 is equipped with a double SD Card slot for backup recording or relay recording.

Type Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera
Recording media SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card* / SDXC
Memory Card*
*Compatible with UHS-I/UHS-II UHS Speed Class 3 standard
Memory Cards and UHS-II Video Speed Class 90 standard SDXC Memory
Lens mount Micro Four Thirds mount
Type Live MOS sensor (17.3 x 13.0 mm)
Camera effective pixels / Total pixels 10.28 megapixels / 11.93
Aspect ratio / Color filter '4:3 / Primary color filter
Recording file format JPEG (DCF, Exif 2.31) *Tethered photo
shooting with LUMIX
Tether for Multicam software
Aspect ratio '4:3
File size (Pixels) 3680x2760(L) / 2592x1944(M) / 1824x1368(S)
Image quality Fine/Standard
Colour Space sRGB
Focus Type Contrast AF system
DFD technology Yes
Focus Mode AF / MF
AF detective range EV -6 - 20 (F1.4, ISO100 equivalent, AF (Still
AF custom setting (Motion picture) AF Speed, AF Sensitivity
AF Lock Set the Fn button in custom menu to AF lock
Others AF-ON, Continuous AF, AF+MF, MF Guide, MF Assist, Focus
Peaking, Focus Ring Lock, 1-Area AF Moving Speed, Lens Focus Resume
Recording file format MOV: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, H.265/HEVC (Audio format: LPCM
(2ch 48kHz/16-bit, 48kHz/24-bit*, 96kHz/24-bit*)) *When attaching DMW-XLR1 (sold separately).
MP4: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, H.265/HEVC (Audio format: AAC (2ch))
Light metering system 1,728-zone multi-pattern sensing system
Light metering mode Multiple / Center Weighted / Spot / Highlight Weighted
Metering range EV0-18 (F2.0 lens, ISO100 equivalent)
ISO sensitivity (Standard output sensitivity) ISO sensitivity (Standard output sensitivity)
Exposure compensation 'Motion picture: 1/3 EV step ±3EV
Still image: 1/3 EV step ±5EV *Tethered photo shooting with LUMIX Tether for Multicam software
AE lock Set the Fn button in custom menu to AE lock
White balance AWB / AWBc / AWBw / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Incandescent /
White Set 1, 2, 3, 4 / Color temperature setting 1, 2, 3, 4
White balance adjustment Blue/Amber bias, Magenta/Green bias
Colour temperature setting 2500-10000K in 100K
Shutter Speed Motion picture: 1/16,000 - 1/2
Still image: 1/16,000 - 1 *Tethered photo shooting with LUMIX Tether for Multicam software
Photo Style Motion picture: Standard / Vivid / Natural / Landscape / Portrait / Monochrome /
L. Monochrome / L. Monochrome D / Cinelike D2 / Cinelike V2 / Like709 / V-Log L / Hybrid Log Gamma /
My Photo Style 1-10
Still image: Standard *Tethered photo shooting with LUMIX Tether for Multicam software
Picture adjustment Contrast / Highlight / Shadow / Saturation / Color Tone / Hue / Filter Effect /
Sharpness / Noise Reduction / Dual Native ISO Setting / ISO / WB
*Adjustable settings vary depending on the Photo Style mode.
Master pedestal level 31 steps
Luminance Level 8-bit: 0-255 / 16-235 / 16-255
10-bit: 0‒1023 / 64‒940 / 64‒1023
LUT view assist Rec / Playback: HDMI / SDI
HLG view assist Rec / Playback: HDMI (AUTO / MODE1 / MODE2 / OFF) / SDI (MODE1 / MODE2 / OFF)
Anamorphic desqueeze display 2.0x / 1.8x / 1.5x / 1.33x / 1.30x / OFF
Rec: SDI
Playback: HDMI / SDI
Synchro scan Yes
SS/Gain operation Shutter Duration/ISO / Angle/ISO / Shutter Duration/dB
Colour bars / 1kHz test tone Yes (SMPTE / EBU / ARIB) / Yes
Knee control Yes (in Like709 mode)
Level Gauge Yes
USB SuperSpeed USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-C
DC IN DC 12V (11.4-12.6V), EIAJ Type4
Audio: Stereo
HDMI Monitor-through 4:2:2 10bit (When [Rec Quality] is set to [4:2:2 10bit] or [4:2:0 10bit].)
4:2:2 8bit (When [Rec Quality] is set to [4:2:0 8bit].)
Down Convert: Auto / 4K/30p/25p / 1080p / 1080i / OFF
HDMI Playback 59.94Hz: Auto / C4K/59.94p / C4K/29.97p / C4K/23.98p / 4K/59.94p /
4K/29.97p / 4K/23.98p / 1080/59.94p / 1080/29.97p / 1080/23.98p / 1080/59.94i / 720/59.94p / 480/59.94p
50.00Hz: Auto / C4K/50.00p / C4K/25.00p / 4K/50.00p / 4K/25.00p / 1080/50.00p /
1080/25.00p / 1080/50.00i / 720/50.00p / 576/50.00p 24.00Hz: Auto / C4K/24.00p /
4K/24.00p / 1080/24.00p
SDI BNC Terminal, 0.8V [p-p], 75Ω, 3G-SDI
Audio: Stereo, SDI Sound Output Gain Adj.: 0dB / -6dB / -8dB
SDI Monitor-through 4:2:2 10bit 
SDI Playback 59.94Hz: 1080/59.94p / 1080/29.97p / 1080/23.98p / 1080/59.94i / 1080/29.97PsF / 1080/23.98PsF / 720/59.94p
50.00Hz: 1080/50.00p / 1080/25.00p / 1080/50.00i / 1080/25.00PsF / 720/50.00p
24.00Hz: 1080/24.00PsF
Ethernet Remote Control: LAN Terminal (RJ-45)
Power Supply: PoE+ (IEEE802.3at compliant)
* Use an IEC60950-1 or IEC62368-1 compliant PoE+ (IEEE802.3at compliant) hub or power supplying device.
Remote input φ2.5mm
Microphone Stereo, Wind Noise Canceller: OFF / Low* / Standard / High *When attaching DMW-MS2 (sold separately).
External microphone / external audio device input φ3.5mm for external microphone / external audio device
MIC (Plug-in Power) / MIC / LINE is selectable.
Stereo/Lens Auto/Shotgun/Super Shotgun/Manual is selectable when attaching DMW-MS2 (sold separately).
XLR microphone Yes with DMW-XLR1 (sold separately)
Headphone output φ3.5mm
SD card slot Slot 1, Slot 2
Count up Rec Run / Free Run
Time code mode Drop Frame / Non-Drop Frame (When system frequency [59.94Hz] is selected.)
HDMI time code output ON / OFF
SDI time code output ON / OFF
External TC setting TC Synchronization / TC Output Reference
Direct power supply AC Adaptor (12V, 3A) (bundled)
Li-ion Battery Pack (7.28V) (sold separately)
PoE+ (IEEE802.3at compliant) (sold separately)
Battery Li-ion Battery Pack AG-VBR59 (7.28V, 5900mAh, 43Wh) (sold separately)
Li-ion Battery Pack AG-VBR89 (7.28V, 8850mAh, 65Wh) (sold separately)
Li-ion Battery Pack AG-VBR118 (7.28V, 11800mAh, 86Wh) (sold separately)
Continuous recordable time (Motion picture) MP4 [4K/60p]: Approx. 270 min, MP4 [FHD/60p]:
Approx. 300 min *When using H-ES12060 and AG-VBR59 (sold separately).
When the battery is fully charged.
MP4 [4K/60p]: Approx. 420 min, MP4 [FHD/60p]: Approx. 480 min
*When using H-ES12060 and AG-VBR89 (sold separately). When the battery is fully charged.
MP4 [4K/60p]: Approx. 560 min, MP4 [FHD/60p]: Approx. 640 min
*When using H-ES12060 and AG-VBR118 (sold separately). When the battery is fully charged.
Actual recordable time (Motion picture) MP4 [4K/60p]: Approx. 135 min, MP4 [FHD/60p]: Approx.
150 min *When using H-ES12060 and AG-VBR59 (sold separately). When the battery is fully charged.
MP4 [4K/60p]: Approx. 210 min, MP4 [FHD/60p]: Approx. 240 min
*When using H-ES12060 and AG-VBR89 (sold separately). When the battery is fully charged.
MP4 [4K/60p]: Approx. 280 min, MP4 [FHD/60p]: Approx. 320 min
*When using H-ES12060 and AG-VBR118 (sold separately). When the battery is fully charged.
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 93.0 x 93.0 x 78.0 mm / 3.66 x 3.66 x 3.07 inch (excluding protrusions)
Weight Approx. 545g / 1.2 lb (Body only)
Operating temperature '-10oC to 40oC (14oF to 104oF)
Operating humidity 10%RH to 80%RH
  • 1x Panasonic DC-BGH1E Box Camera
  • Supports anamorphic lenses (4:3) 
  • Tally lamps (one front, one rear), as well as a network connection lamp
  • Φ3.5 Audio (in/out) jack compatible with XLR microphone DMW-XLR1 (sold separately)
  • Generic remote control unit φ2.5mm
  • 2.4GHz Wi-Fi connectivity and Bluetooth 4.2 (BLE)
  • Bundled accessories including a Cable lock band, AC adapter and AC cable
  • Remote camera control using application software (LUMIX Tether for Multicam and LUMIX Sync)
  • Tethered photo shooting with LUMIX Tether for Multicam software
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