Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Unveiled for $995

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

At NAB 2013 this morning, Blackmagic Design announced the new Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera, which features a Super 16mm sized 1080p HD sensor with 13 stops of dynamic range.

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The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera captures lossless uncompressed CinemaDNG RAW and Apple ProRes (HQ) HD footage to a built-in SD card slot. It supports 1080HD resolution capture in 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97 and 30 frames per second.

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The camera uses a Micro Four Thirds lens mount, which will also work in conjunction with the plethora of MFT mount adapters on the market today to use Super 16 cine lenses or virtually any other lens on the market.

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The camera features a touchscreen LCD for navigating the menu system. It appeared to be very similar to what we saw in the Blackmagic Cinema Camera that was introduced last year at NAB.

 

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Additionally, the Pocket Cinema Camera includes standard connections like a mini jack mic/line audio input, micro HDMI output for monitoring, headphone mini jack, LANC remote control and a DC power port.

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Up close, the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera looks and feels just like an advanced point and shoot camera. However, the dynamic range samples we were shown blows away any point and shoot camera (or any HDSLR) out there.

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Above is a very small screen grab from Blackmagic’s site that shows off a bit of that dynamic range comparison.

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The new Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera should be available in July 2013 for a very impressive $995. You can pre-order it here at B&H Photo.

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Comments

  1. says

    This camera is very exciting.
    I’m concerned about its low light performance due to small sensor size. Notice in be sample how the darker lady in the post corrections shot still looked like a dark lady.
    I hope this pushes RAW video to Canon DSLRs in the closer future.

  2. says

    This camera is very exciting.
    I’m concerned about its low light performance due to small sensor size. Notice in the sample how the dark person in the post corrections shot still looked like a dark.
    I hope this pushes RAW video to Canon DSLRs in the closer future.