Blackmagic URSA Mini is the (almost) Most Affordable 1080p 120fps Camera

Blackmagic URSA Mini-4

Ok. Sure, there’s the GoPro HERO4 Black. But let’s be real about what we mean when we say “camera.” I am a huge fan of GoPro cameras but they are not the first choice for top-notch video production unless you need some POV shots of some extreme sports.

There are plenty of cameras out there that will capture 120fps but few do it at 1920 x 1080 resolution and none of those do it at the $3K entry-price of the URSA Mini 4K camera. Sony almost gets us there with the A7s; however, it is limited to 720p resolution at 120 fps. The Panasonic GH4 also gets close with a variable frame rate mode delivering 96fps in 1920 x 1080 resolution.

Still, no one is delivering a camera close to the prowess of the URSA Mini in the same DSLR-price ballpark. [Read more…]


Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera w/ Panasonic 14-140mm OIS Lens for $995 – Deal Alert


B&H has the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera as a NAB Special this week packaged with the Panasonic 14-140mm OIS lens, a SanDisk 64GB U3 SDXC memory card and a spare battery for $995, which is the normal retail price for just the camera body. This deal expires on April 19. Check it out while it lasts here at B&H Photo.