Panasonic’s new AG AF100 micro 4/3″ (13 x 17.3 mm) camera will begin shipping December 27th. Footage from pre production units is just now hitting the web. We will collect as many as we can and post them here.
This is the first RC helicopter footage using an AF100. Shot at 1080 60p on a lumix 7-14mm. This is some of the smoothest RC helicam footage we’ve seen and it is not surprising it comes from one of the leaders in the field, Tabb Firchau. He uses a modified Minicopter Joker and the Copterworks mount.
This snow video was shot on the Panasonic AG-AF100 at 60p. Canon EOS lenses: 20mm f/2.8 and 50mm f/1.4 with Kipon EOS to m4/3 adapter. Graded in Magic Bullet Looks.
Castle footage from Parma, Italy. Shot on Nikon Noct-Nikkor 58mm 1:1.2 and Nikon Nikkor AF-S 14-24 1:2.8G. Graded in Colorista II.
BMX footage. Shot on Lumix lenses (45mm f2.8) and the Zeiss CP2′s at in 25p.
This is an interesting clip comparing the AF100 and 16mm film.
Philip Bloom has just done a field of view comparison on the Panasonic AF100 and Sony F3. The AF100 has a slightly smaller sensor at micro 4/3 as compared to the full S35 sensor on the Sony F3.
From Vimeo: This is a demo of the new Panasonic AF100 camera that was directed and shot by Leo Ticheli of Leo Ticheli Productions. Camera gamma was set to HD Norm, with knee and chroma adjusted per shot. Lenses used were almost exclusively Zeiss Standard Speed T2.1 lenses, with apertures ranging per shot except where noted. Also, a few of the extreme low light shots were made with the Panasonic Lumix Pancake 20mm F1.7. All footage was recorded to SDHC cards in 1080p @ 23.98. This was edited in Final Cut Pro 7.0.3 as Apple Pro Res HQ files.
More demo footage showing some face close ups:
This is ungraded footage straight from the SD card:
Philip Bloom traveled to Japan to give more feedback on the 95% complete Panasonic AF100. Here is some of the footage he shot while there.
Here are some other clips from people invited to give feedback:
Philip Bloom has posted a video testing how the Panasonic AG-AF100 responds to situations that cause moire, aliasing, and rolling shutter jello in HDSLR cameras. The AF100 is a noticeable improvement over cameras like the 7D and 5D MkII. The shots also show handheld, shallow depth of field and it’s low light capabilities.
Philip also shot a short film to show off it’s capabilities:
The first footage from pre production Panasonic AF100s is finally hitting the ‘net.
This model was shot on the AF100 with Zeiss Ultra Primes ($75,000 lens set). You can download the AF100 uncompressed stills here: www.crews.tv/af100
Shooting cars with the AF100 with some behind the scenes footage from the 5D Mark II: