Panasonic has announced the immediately availability of a free firmware 1.12 upgrade for the new AU-EVA1 5.7K handheld cinema camera that expands lens compatibility for a number of popular Sigma ART lenses. The firmware 1.12 is available for download here: https://eww.pass.panasonic.co.jp/pro-av/support/content/download/EN/ep2main/soft/upgeva1_e.htm.
Additional Sigma ART lenses supported include:
- - 12-24 F4 DG HSM
- - 24-70 F2.8 DG OS HSM
- - 14mm F1.8 DG HSM
- - 30mm F1.4 DC HSM
- - 85mm F1.4 DG HSM
- - 135MM F1.8 DG HSM
Along with the addition of these six lenses, a lens interface issue that caused the iris or zoom readout to display incorrectly has been resolved. The EVA1 utilizes an EF lens mount with electronic communication for iris, focus, zoom, image stabilization and other functions. There are many lenses from multiple manufacturers supported by the EVA1. For a detailed list, please check the Panasonic EVA1 Lens Compatibility Chart (http://pro-av.panasonic.net/en/eva1/lens/).
About the AU-EVA1
The AU-EVA1 5.7K handheld cinema camera is distinguished by a pixel count of 5720 H x 3016 V (17.25 million), Dual Native ISO ratings of 800 and 2,500, and 14-stops of dynamic range. The newly-designed EVA1 sensor is Super-35 sized (24.60mm x 12.97mm) with 5.7K resolution. With an active resolution of 5720 x 3016, the EVA1 delivers more than 17.25 million photosites, nearly double the 8.8 million for 4K DCI (4096 x 2160). Weighing only 2.65-lbs (1.2Kg, body-only) with a compact form factor (6.69” H x 5.31” W x 5.23” D) and a removable handgrip, the EVA1 can be used for efficient handheld shooting applications. Because of its compact form factor, it can also be mounted on a drone, gimbal rig or jib arm for complex yet smooth camera moves.