Is Panasonic abandoning or evolving its cinema camera line up?

Is Panasonic abandoning or evolving its Eva or Varicam cinema camera line up?
(Image credit: Panasonic)

Panasonic’s current cinema cameras are the Eva1 and Varicam. These cameras have been used to produce award-winning TV series such as Deadliest Catch and even for Netflix and Hollywood productions. So why has all news and the dedicated social media channels about these cinema cameras dried up, are Panasonic abandoning or evolving their cinema line up?

The Eva1 was launched in 2017 as a compact style cinema camera directly in competition with the Sony’s FX series, it produces a 5.7K Super 35 image and is capable of recording 4K 60p and internal super sampling from that 5.7k sensor to generate superior noise control, featuring dual ISO of 800 / 2,500 - offering it as a great option in poorly-lit environments and is more suited to documentary style of filmmaking.

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Sebastian Oakley
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For nearly two decades Sebastian's work has been published internationally. Originally specializing in Equestrianism, his visuals have been used by the leading names in the equestrian industry such as The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), The Jockey Club, Horse & Hound, and many more for various advertising campaigns, books, and pre/post-event highlights.

He is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts, holds a Foundation Degree in Equitation Science, and is a Master of Arts in Publishing.  He is a member of Nikon NPS and has been a Nikon user since the film days using a Nikon F5 and saw the digital transition with Nikon's D series cameras and is still to this day the youngest member to be elected into BEWA, The British Equestrian Writers' Association. 

He is familiar with and shows great interest in street, medium, and large format photography with products by Leica, Phase One, Hasselblad, Alpa, and Sinar. Sebastian has also used many cinema cameras from the likes of Sony, RED, ARRI, and everything in between. He now spends his spare time using his trusted Leica M-E or Leica M2 shooting Street photography or general life as he sees it, usually in Black and White.