BMCamerasNow that Blackmagic has three different cameras in production, we thought everyone might like a quick overview of the differences between the Cinema Camera, 4K Production Camera, and Pocket camera.

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Blackmagic Cinema Camera – $2995

The Blackmagic Cinema Camera was the original Blackmagic Camera that took the low-budget filmmaking world by storm. The camera cost only $3K and delivers a 2.5K image along with 13 stops of dynamic range. It is available in Canon EF mount or micro four thirds mount. Purchase of a Blackmagic Cinema Camera also include a copy of DaVinci Resolve and UltraScope.

Here are the specs on the Blackmagic Cinema Camera:

  • 2.5K (2432 x 1366)
  • 13 Stops of Dynamic Range
  • 12-bit RAW ProRes & DNxHD
  • Records to SSDs
  • Includes Davinci Resolve & UltraScope

The Blackmagic EF Mount is available for rentals at Stray Angel Films and both the Blackmagic Cinema Camera EF and Blackmagic Cinema Camera MFT are currently in stock at B&H.

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Blackmagic Production Camera – $3995

Taking NAB by storm for the second year in a year , Blackmagic announced their 4K Production Camera. While it may look almost exactly like the original BMCC , it has some upgrades that filmmakers will love. Not only does it deliver 4K resolution, but the BMPC also has a global shutter which virtually eliminates any rolling shutter issues.

Like the Blackmagic Cinema Camera, the Blackmagic Production Camera also comes with a copy of Davinci Resolve and UltraScope.

Here are the specs on the Blackmagic Production Camera:

  • 4K (3840×2160) & HD (1920×1080)
  • 12 Stops of Dynamic Range
  • Compressed CinemaDNG RAW & Apple ProRes 422 (HQ)
  • Global Shutter
  • Records to SSDs
  • Includes DaVinci & UltraScope

Blackmagic 4K Production Camera available for rental at Stray Angel Films

Blackmagic Production Camera available for purchase at B&H

Blackmagic Pocket Camera – $995

Of all the Blackmagic cameras, the Blackmagic Pocket Camera is the one I’m most excited about. The footage that has come out of it so far look fantastic, and the fact that it’s about the size of an iPhone makes it portable enough to shoot virtually anywhere. The native micro four thirds mount is the only caveat as far as I’m concerned. However, it is very easy to use something like the Redrock Live Lens MFT Adapter in conjunction with the camera so that you can use Canon EF mount lenses.

The Blackmagic Pocket Camera is not only a great camera that can be used for phenomal quality personal videos, but imagine how fantastic it would be for a documentary. You’d be able to set-up and shoot anywhere. “Stealing” shots would be near effortless! I can’t wait to see all the creative things filmmakers are able to do with this camera. 

Here are the specs on the Blackmagic Pocket Camera:

  • Full HD 1920X1080 CinemaDNG RAW & ProRes 422 HQ
  • 13 Stops of Dynamic Range
  • Only 5” Long
  • Records to SD Cards
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • Interchangeable Battery

Blackmagic Pocket Camera available for rental at Stray Angel Films

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera available for purchase at B&H

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