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Panasonic Lumix PAN-DCBGH1 Digital Single Lens Mirrorless Box Camera

code: PAN-DCBGH1
  • £1,583.33
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  • 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

Panasonic Lumix PAN-DCBGH1 (PAN/DCBGH1, PAN_DCBGH1, PANDCBGH1, DC-BGH1E, DCBGH1E, pan_dc-bgh1e) Digital Single Lens Mirrorless Box Camera

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.

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  • 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 image))

AF custom setting (Motion picture): AF Speed, AF Sensitivity

AF Lock: Set the Fn button in custom menu to AF lock


  • 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
  • HDMI: HDMI TypeA
  • 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)


  • 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
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