43Rumors claims to have learned that Panasonic will soon introduce a special camera called DC-BGH1. In contrast to hybrid approaches like a GH5(s), this model is supposed to be designed primarily for filmers.
With a sensor width of 19mm the native C4K-MFT sensor is similar to the GH5s or the Blackmagic Pocket 4K. Also the V-Log workflow with 13 f-stops and Dual Native ISO speak for this Sony sensor model (IMX294).
Besides the size and the weight of the camera (93 ×93 x78 mm, 545 grams), a Gigabit Ethernet connection is unusual, which can also be used to stream C4K with 60p. Internally, the camera records to 2 SD slots at maximum C4K60p with 10 bit 4:2:0 on HEVC. Externally over HDMI also 10 bits 4:2:2 is to be possible, which reminds everything strongly of the last GH5 models. it is however surprising that also RAW over HDMI is to become possible, which for a Panasonic MFT camera new ground represents.
SDI, genlock and time code are also to be built into the tiny housing, which could make the camera a universal recording cube for broadcast and cine applications. The optional XLR adapter DMW-XLR1 should also be connectable.
Sounds like Panasonic is going to counter the concept of Z-Cams or Blackmagic Micro Cameras. And this with a feature-packed ASIC design...