CoreSWX has revealed the new Nano-VBR98 battery that provides high output to an OEM style battery making it much easier to power those accessories you will need for the EVA1 like a Zacuto EVF, SmallHD monitor or wireless transmitter without using a larger V-lock/Anton Bauer batteries, rails or special external battery plates or extra cabling.
The Nano-VBR98 fits right where the stock battery goes but packs a lot of juice. The 98Wh (7.4v, 13200mah) battery will run the EVA1 for approximately five hours. The battery features a 4-stage LED gauge and a 12V P-Tap connector to provide power to other accessories. By comparison, the bundled battery that comes with the Panasonic AU-EVA1 is the AG-VBR59 which is a 43Wh (7.4v, 5900mAh) battery. The Nano-VBR98 is more comparable to Panasonic’s AG-VBR118G 86Wh (7.28, 11,800mAh) battery which retails for $349 and is similar in dimensions.
A Must Have for the Panasonic AU-EVA1
As mentioned in our hands-on review of the Panasonic AU-EVA1, the standard LCD monitor is pretty much unusable in bright outdoor conditions so adding a third party EVF like the Zacuto Gratical or a high bright monitor like the newly released SmallHD 502 Bright is pretty much essential. In the review, this type of battery is exactly what Matt was hoping to see from Panasonic or third parties and it looks like CoreSWX has listened. Being able to power the camera and accessories from a single battery keeps the camera package compact without and streamline.
CoreSWX has a number of P-Tap to battery cables which can be used to power your monitor or accessory.
Pricing & Availability
The CoreSWX Nano-VBR98 will retail for $219 USD and will be shipping in the coming weeks.