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