Panasonic LUMIX BGH1 Cinema 4K Box Camera

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  • 10.2MP M4/3 MOS Sensor, MFT Lens Mount
  • 4K60, 4:2:2, H.264/H.265/HEVC Recording
  • 13 Stops of Dynamic Range, HLG Imaging
  • Dual-Native ISO, VariCam Look & V-Log L

The Panasonic LUMIX BGH1 Cinema 4K Box Camera is the ultimate jack-of-all-trades for production video professionals. Its 10.2MP sensor with Dual Native ISO delivers C4K 60p/50p 10-bit video and 13-stops of dynamic range with built-in V-Log L. Weighing just 545g, the DC-BGH1 offers a compact and lightweight body design with industry-standard mounts and connectivity.

BGH1 records video with resolutions up to 4K60 and incorporates VariCam Look workflows such as V-Log L and Cinelike, dual-native ISO using its Venus Engine, anamorphic support, advanced AF (autofocus), numerous remote and power options, and it supports HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) colour for vivid imagery to aid professional colour grading. There are many features packed into this tiny form that make it the go-to production camera in any mobile and multicamera production

The BGH1 provides multiple ways to record your footage to high data rate files in the ALL-Intra Long GOP, MOV, and MP4 recording formats with H.264 and H.265/HEVC codecs. The camera supports unlimited recording time and allows you to record 10-bit 4:2:2 video using the camera's dual SD card slots. It can output up to 4K via the HDMI 2.0 output, or you can output up to 1080p resolution via 3G-SDI. The camera allows you to output via HDMI and 3G-SDI simultaneously, so you can use one signal for monitoring and the other for recording. It also supports recording at variable frame rates up to 1080p240 for high-quality slow-motion video. Custom 3D LUTs can be uploaded into the camera using the SD card slots.

The BGH1 is also an ideal camera for multi-camera environments, not only because it's highly mobile, but it includes timecode and genlock BNC ports, so you can sync up with other cameras to make syncing in post-production easy. Its RJ45 Gigabit LAN port allows you to sync with other networked BGH1 cameras, manage the camera settings and functions, and even perform direct IP streaming with a future firmware update. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth functionality are also integrated for monitoring, configuration, and control via a smartphone or tablet using the LUMIX Sync app. Another function integrated into the BGH1 is a USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C input to control the camera with the LUMIX Tether app, which allows you to capture still images and control up to 12 BGH1 cameras. There is also a 2.5mm LANC input for an additional camera control option with an optional external controller. Audio features include high-grade 48 kHz/24-bit LPCM format, an integrated stereo microphone, a 3.5mm mic input, and a 3.5mm headphone output. The optional DMW-XLR1 XLR adapter can be utilized using the camera's integrated hot shoe, allowing you to record with professional microphones.

Note: The camera does not include a battery, only AC adapter is supplied.
The Panasonic LUMIX BGH1 Cinema 4K Box Camera is compatible with Panasonic Li-ion Battery Pack AG-VBR59 (7.28V, 5900mAh, 43Wh) (sold separately), Li-ion Battery Pack AG-VBR89 (7.28V, 8850mAh, 65Wh) (sold separately) and Li-ion Battery Pack AG-VBR118 (7.28V, 11800mAh, 86Wh) (sold separately) as well as optional PoE options.

Key Features of the Panasonic LUMIX BGH1 Cinema 4K Box Camera

  • M4/3 10.28MP (17.3 x 13 mm) Digital Live MOS sensor
  • Dual Native ISO
  • Lightweight & compact box-style design
  • 4K DCI & UHD 4:2:2 10-bit up to 29.97p internal recording
  • 4K DCI & UHD 4:2:0 10-bit 59.94p internal recording
  • Full HD up to 240fps
  • 3328 x 2496 Anamorphic at up to 50p
  • SDI & HDMI Out
  • TC In/Out & Genlock
  • Ethernet with PoE+
  • 11 Total accessory mount points on the camera body
  • Multiple battery and direct power supply options supported
  • WiFi, Bluetooth

10.2 Megapixels Live MOS Micro Four Thirds Sensor with Dual Native ISO

The Panasonic LUMIX BGH1 Cinema 4K Box Camera offers outstanding image quality and low-noise clarity thanks to its 10.2 megapixel Micro Four Thirds sensor equipped with Dual Native ISO.

LUMIX DC-BGH1 Dual Native ISO Settings:

  • Normal picture profiles: 160 and 800 ISO
  • V-Log L: 400 and 2000 ISO
  • HLG: 320 and 1600 ISO
  • Cinelike D2/V2: 160 ISO and 800 ISO

C4K/4K 60/50p 10-bit Internal & External Recording

Simultaneous C4K/4K 60p/50p 4:2:0 10-bit internal & 4:2:2 10-bit HDMI Live output via an external recorder offers superior recording flexibility and seamless integration with your existing workflow.

4K anamorphic video, 4K HDR Video and 240fps super-slow motion at FHD ensure you’re well equipped to handle any shooting scenario.

V-Log L | 13-stop Wide Dynamic Range

V-Log L built-in delivers 13-stops of dynamic range to ensure maximum post-production versatility and easy colour matching when shooting with multiple DC-BGH1 cameras and other V Log compatible Panasonic cameras.

A Versatile Camera Platform for Video Professionals

The LUMIX DC-BGH1 is designed to suit the modern video professional. Its modular design equips users with the versatility to suit a broad range of workflows and interface requirements without compromising on image quality.

Panasonic LUMIX BGH1 Inputs & Outputs

Covering the diverse needs of video production, the DC-BGH1 features an SDI terminal which can be used simultaneously with HDMI output. Remote control via USB or LAN plus GenLock IN ensure unparalleled production versatility for remote or drone mounting scenarios, multi-camera productions and live stream broadcasts.

  • 1x 3G-SDI (Out)
  • 1x HDMI (Out)
  • 1x Timecode In/Out (BNC)
  • 1x Genlock IN (BNC)
  • 1x USB-C
  • 1x RJ45 LAN
  • 1 x 1/8″ / 3.5 mm Stereo Mic Level Input
  • 1 x 1/8″ / 3.5 mm Stereo Output
  • 1 x 2.5 mm LANC Control

Unlimited Recording | Superior Heat Management

Superior heat dissipation allows unlimited video recording in all shooting modes. Offering professional-class reliability for all streaming and event-based recordings, the DC-BGH1 can record at its maximum video quality settings without the risk of interruption due to overheating.

Power Over Ethernet Compatible

The Power Over Ethernet (PoE+) compatible* LAN port delivers additional versatility when broadcasting from a studio or dedicated production facility. Simultaneously providing power and remote control from a single interface can significantly reduce complexity for multi-cam broadcast environments without compromising functionality.

* IEEE802.3at compliant

Supports GenLock IN and Timecode IN/OUT

Support for GenLock IN offers professional-level integration with broadcast and live streaming workflows. Used in conjunction with the Timecode In/Out interface, it delivers high-precision editing and perfect synchronisation when used for applications such as live sports, conferences, and other complex multi-camera scenarios.

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Image Sensor

Image Sensor Size 19 x 13 mm (4/3")
Sensor Type MOS
Sensor Resolution Actual: 10.2 MP
Colour Filter None
Shutter Type Mechanical Shutter
ISO 160 to 51,200 (Native)
80 to 204,800 (Expanded)
Advertised Dynamic Range13 Stops
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 9.7 dB


Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds
Lens Communication None
Interchangeable Lens Mount None
Built-In ND Filter None
Built-In Microphone Type Stereo
Recording Media 2 x SD Card Slots
Variable Frame Rates DCI 4K: 1 to 60 fps
1080p: 1 to 240 fps

Internal Recording

Recording Modes AVC-Intra/AVC-LongG/H.264 Long GOP/H.265/MOV 4:2:0 10-Bit:
4096 x 2160p at 23.98/24/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps (100 to 400 Mb/s) 
3840 x 2160p at 23.98/24/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps (100 to 200 Mb/s) 
3328 x 2496p at 23.98/24/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps (100 to 400 Mb/s) 
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/24/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps (100 to 200 Mb/s) 
AVC-Intra/AVC-LongG/H.264 Long GOP/H.265/MOV 4:2:0 8-Bit:
4096 x 2160p at 23.98/24/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps (100 to 150 Mb/s) 
3840 x 2160p at 23.98/24/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps (100 to 150 Mb/s) 
3328 x 2496p at 23.98/24/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps (100 to 150 Mb/s) 
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/24/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps (100 Mb/s) 
AVC-Intra/AVC-LongG/H.264 Long GOP/H.265/MP4 4:2:0 10-Bit:
3840 x 2160p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps (72 to 100 Mb/s) 
AVC-Intra/AVC-LongG/H.264/H.264 Long GOP/H.265/MP4 4:2:0 8-Bit:
3840 x 2160p at 23.98/25/29.97 fps (100 Mb/s) 
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps (24 to 28 Mb/s) 
Gamma Curve Panasonic V-Log
Audio Recording MOV: 24-Bit 48 kHz LPCM Audio
MOV: 24-Bit 96 kHz LPCM Audio
MP4: 24-Bit 48 kHz LPCM Audio
MP4: 24-Bit 96 kHz LPCM Audio
Still Image Support None

External Recording

Video Output 4:2:2 10-Bit via SDI/BNC:
1920 x 1080p at 60 fps
4:2:2 10-Bit via HDMI:
4096 x 2160p at 60 fps


Video Connectors 1 x BNC (3G-SDI) Output
1 x HDMI (HDMI 2.0) Output
Audio Connectors 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Stereo Mic Level Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Stereo Headphone Output
Other I/O 1 x USB Type-C Camera Interface, USB 3.1 Gen 1 Data, Control, Video Input
1 x BNC Timecode Data Input/Output
1 x BNC Genlock Data Input/Output
1 x RJ45 LAN Control, Monitor, Video Input/Output
1 x 2.5 mm LANC Control Input
Wireless Interfaces 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Video Output, Control


EVF Optional, Not Included


Battery Type Panasonic AG-VBR Series
Power Connectors 1 x Weipu SF610/S2 (12 VDC) Input
PoE Support PoE+ 802.3at


Tripod Mounting Thread 1/4"-20 Female (Bottom)
Material of Construction Aluminium
Dimensions 3.7 x 3.7 x 3.1" / 9.3 x 9.3 x 7.8 cm (Without Protrusions)
Weight 1.2 lb / 545 g
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What’s In The Box
  • Panasonic LUMIX BGH1 Cinema 4K Box Camera
  • AC Adaptor
  • AC Cable
  • Cable Lock Ban
  • Body Cap
  • Hot Shoe Cover
  • AUDIO Terminal Cover
  • DC IN Terminal Cover
  • BNC Termin
  • Cover
  • HDMI Terminal Cover
  • REMOTE Terminal Cover
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