First Footage Released From the Panasonic AG-DVX200

July 27, 20155 Comments

KYOTO – A Panasonic AG-DVX200 short film from Sebastian Wiegärtner on Vimeo.

Director of Photography:
Sebastian Wiegärtner

It’s finally here! Footage shot from the Panasonic AG-DVX200 Micro Four Thirds camcorder. This is still from a pre-production model so don’t get to picky :-D. Here is what Director of Photography Sebastian Wiegärtner says about the film.

Director of Photography:
Sebastian Wiegärtner

Finally online! The worldwide first footage of the brand new Panasonic AG-DVX200!

Shot on a pre production model in UHD resolution and 50p. Sadly the compression of Vimeo and YouTube is so high, you just really can’t judge the image. All I can say: This is the perfect camera for Documentaries and fast TV work stuff, where you have to be fast and where you still want to achieve a cinematic image. Due to the M4/3 sensor it’s way easier to focus than with a Super 35 or Full Frame sensor. Almost everything shot full wide open. Native ISO of this camera is 500.

I used the flat V-Log profile, applied VariCam 35 Rec 709 and graded everything very hard + added some grain to the footage. This was shot during the Panasonic #DVX4Ktour. Shot on Location in Kyoto, Japan.

Christofer Wong – Driftin in the Rain

I think it looks pretty good. It was shot in V LOG 50P. I like the grade. Nothing over the top. I like that. It shows the camera better this way. I do think the AG-DV200 will find a large audience. It’s pretty cool to have a large sensor camera with a fixed zoom for run and gun and the price is pretty damn good at $5000. I’m looking forward to trying this camera when it’s released.


  • Single 4/3 MOS Sensor with 12 Stops DR
  • DCI 4K 24P, UHD 4K Up to 60p
  • Variable Frame Rate Up to 120 FPS in FHD
  • MP4 / MOV Recording in 4K
  • Integrated Leica 13x f/2.8 – f/4.5 Lens
  • 3 x Individual Lens Control Rings
  • 2 x SD Cards Slots (U3 Compatible)
  • HDMI 2.0, 3G-SDI Output

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  1. Andreas Fulda says:

    Dear Erik,

    I have read your post at least three times but still could not find a link to the DVX200 footage. Would you mind including it?



    27 July 2015
    Nottingham, UK

  2. Andreas Fulda says:

    You are right, I was reading your post on my iphone. Thanks for the link! Keep up the good work. It’s always great to see another of your timely blog posts.



  3. Allan Crocket (slidemaster) says:

    I like it a lot! I may get a swing at one at Brooks Institute shortly.

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