Blackmagic Design Studio Cameras Get Price Drops

Blackmagic Studio Camera

Blackmagic Design has dropped the prices on its Studio Camera HD and Studio Camera 4K models. The HD model will reduce in price by $300 and the Ultra HD model will reduce in price by $500.

The HD Blackmagic Studio Camera model is now $1,695 and the Ultra HD Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K model is now $2,495.

Blackmagic notes that the reason for the price drop is based on customer feedback regarding the lack of use of the fiber connection. Blackmagic has removed the connection from the cameras and made it an aftermarket accessory that can simply be plugged into the camera.

Personally, I think the biggest detraction from the studio cameras is the lack of lens options. Sure there are plenty of Micro Four Thirds cameras in the world and you can buy an adapter for virtually any other lens mount. However, many users would like to put studio B4 lenses on these cameras and that is just a clunky option.

If Blackmagic had built these cameras with a 2/3″ sensor and a native B4 lens mount, I don’t think they could make them fast enough. Sometimes, a bigger sensor is not always the best option.

 

Blackmagic Design Studio Camera Now In Stock

Blackmagic Studio Camera

The new Blackmagic Design Studio Camera┬áthat was announced earlier this month at NAB 2014 is now in stock and shipping. This is the HD version that’s now in stock. Recall that there is also a 4K version in the pipeline.

The Blackmagic Studio Camera features a Micro Four Thirds lens mount and appears to have the same HD sensor as found in the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera.

Check out the in stock HD version here at B&H Photo.