Blackmagic have just announced their new, affordable, Pocket Cinema Camera. The company is known for their amazing video cameras which are used by professionals all over the world. A lot of films you’ll see nowadays are made with cameras which are made by Blackmagic.
This new Pocket Cinema Camera combines a range of tech that Blackmagic uses in their other very high-end cameras.
A very notable feature about this camera is that it has 13 stops of dynamic range which is pretty incredible. It’s what gives you a smooth finish in your recordings so parts of the image aren’t too dark or too bright.
It supports the common Micro Four Thirds system for lenses. And the main one they seem to be using in their demos is by Panasonic, it’s a 14mm lens at f/2.5. I actually have this lens and it’s pretty awesome, very small, very quick and it gives some very sharp images.
It has a variety of ports which enable you to accompany the camera with lots of accessories. It has a headphone jack, microphone jack, HDMI port and a LANC remote control port.
The sensor is 12.48mm by 7.02mm which isn’t actually that big, smaller than even the standard Micro Four Thirds sensor. It records in full 1080p at up to 30fps. It has a 3.5-inch screen on the back with a 800×480 resolution which is pretty low. But then you can connect an external monitor via the HDMI port.
With it being priced at £665 it’s definitely affordable. It’s very small and portable and can come in handy when you want to take your video recording up a level. But don’t expect it to match some of the video recording capability of a DSLR.
If you wanted to go all out you can actually make it look like a pro rig like this.