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Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera with Micro Four Thirds Lens Mount

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  • Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera lets you use the most incredible range of Micro Four Thirds lenses. This product does not include a lens; compatible Micro Four Thirds lenses are available separately.
  • High Resolution Display: The extremely high resolution 3.5 LCD allows you to monitor while shooting and review recorded files on the SD card. The high resolution screen makes it easy to focus accurately and lets you zoom in to 1:1 size so you focus precisely every time.
  • Record to SD Cards: Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera features a built in SD card recorder that captures stunning ProRes 422 (HQ) and lossless compressed CinemaDNG files to fast SDXC cards. As an open format, it's compatible with most popular NLE software so you get a digital camera that's perfectly designed for post production workflows.
  • Open File Format: Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera records into high quality ProRes 422 (HQ) and lossless compressed CinemaDNG files so you retain fine image detail with wide dynamic range for amazing images. One of the few cameras to support true open file formats, so you're not locked into a strange file that your editing software can't handle.
  • Ultra Portable Design: The camera features a lightweight, elegant design that fits into your pocket. Produced from magnesium alloy for incredible strength, it includes a high resolution LCD for precise focusing and a built in SD recorder, so you get a complete solution without the need for expensive accessories.
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Product Description

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera A true Super 16 digital film camera that's small enough to take anywhere! Introducing the pocket sized Super 16 digital film camera that's small enough to keep with you at all times, so you'll never miss a shot! Get true digital film images with feature film style 13 stops of dynamic range, Super 16 sensor size, high quality lossless CinemaDNG RAW and Apple ProRes recording and the flexibility of an active Micro Four Thirds lens mount, all packed into an incredibly tiny size! The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera records 1080HD resolution ProRes 422 (HQ) files direct to fast SD cards, so you can immediately edit or color correct your media on your laptop. Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera is everything you need to bring cinematic film look shooting to the most difficult and remote locations, perfect for documentaries, independent films, photo journalism, music festivals, ENG, protest marches and even war zones. The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera is a true high dynamic range film look camera in an extremely portable size, so now you can shoot cinema quality in situations never before possible! Imagine shooting a documentary, episodic television production, television commercial or independent film in the true quality of digital film. With its extremely compact size, you can covertly shoot important and historic events such as wars, protests and other conflict in cinema quality and get a more realistic record of the event.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 14.4 x 11.6 x 7.3 inches ; 12.5 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B00CWLSHUK
  • Item model number: CINECAMPOCHDMFT
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #742 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 6, 2013

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148 of 151 people found the following review helpful By E. K. Wlin on November 13, 2013
It is hard to part with this baby and I am using it everyday. Power keeps on running out but battery is very inexpensive so I bought a few. There are some draw backs on in-camera fuctions, such as no format option, audio, histogram, exposure meters and a dozen of tools that are normally in most cameras. Since Blackmagic is not a major player like Sony, Panasonic, Nikon and Canon, they may not have enough man power but I think these upgrades will come with the new firmware. It is an excellent pro video camera, easy to lug around and gets the job done. Its ISO performance is not comparable to the 5D in low light but under adequate lighting or outdoor it's sharper with more detail than a full frame. Anyway since the sensor is a small super 16, I didn't expect lower noise at high ISO. Still sensors in general have better ISO performance but they are prone to have moire issue and lower dynamic range. Even the Red Epic has noise problem in low light and I am hoping it will get much better with the new Dragon. There are an abundance of Micro 4/3 lens available for this camera but a wide lens is hard to find, only the Panasonic aspherical 7-14mm is wide enough. Anything wider will be a fisheye lens. I tried the Olympus 9-18mm and when framed in 9mm, it was comparable to my 24mm on the 5D. I have not measured it with a protractor but I am guessing the crop factor is more like 2.5 despite what was claimed. The BMPC may not be a consumer camera but I can't imagine any pro or enthusiast wouldn't want one in the bag. However, even for a rookie that can change with a bit of training. I must say when I first received it, I was a quite frustrated. It took a while to figure out the memory chip must be reformatted to exFAT with a PC and then I ran into problem playing back the clips.Read more ›
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113 of 121 people found the following review helpful By Max Rottersman on November 23, 2013
This camera is years ahead of the video you can get from your DSLR or iPhone. I can't compare it to other consumer cameras because it is not like any other video camera you can buy under $5,000. If you want a certain type of image, then the drawbacks of this camera are insignificant.

This camera is not over-hyped. It records 10x more image detail than any video camera you paid less then $5,000 for. These are the facts.

The total pixels in a frame is 1,920 pixels wide and 1,080 pixels high. A total of about 2 million pixels. In one second, we watch 30 of those frames, or roughly 60 million pixels per second. For a minute we'd need 60 million times 60 seconds, or 3.6 billion little dots of color. Even for a computer, that's a lot.

The human eye can discern about 12 million colors. We need 3 bytes per pixel, or, in the above example, 10.8 gigabytes per minute*. As you know, you're not streaming 10 gigabytes of video to your TV every minute. Video compression cuts it down to a manageable size. However, video compression throws out image data that, if you want to change the video later, let's say, make the clouds more billowy, or the grass blades sharper, is impossible to do.

The BMPCC throws out 10-times less visual information than your DSLR in video-mode. It saves the full color value for EVERY pixel. You can take a frame from this camera, print it on a normal photo paper, and it will look exactly like a photograph. If you do that with the video that comes out of other cameras, it will look okay, but will be missing a fair amount of detail and color nuance. You didn't notice the missing colors that were "compressed" away because the video was moving too fast.
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This company is doing great things, that is to say, they're doing what other companies are not. It works out great for us since it gives us new tools to choose from, and sometimes gets the other manufacturers to compete and give us more.

The pocket camera is an interesting tool, and if you're on a budget you'll be hard pressed to compare it to anything else out there at the moment, but that really does come down to its very high quality recording format, if you were to take that away, it would be a far less interesting camera.

Let's get right into the breakdown

Pros
-very portable
-RAW video, unheard to be built in-camera and at this price(though compressed)
-Uses a wide variety of lenses(active vs dumb mount for m43
-Same sensor image quality/color/sharpness as BMC
-Really cheap all things considered

And now the not so nice considerations...
-Very short battery life, & external batteries add size/weight
-NOT a low light friendly camera(bring lights! Always! even with good low light cameras!)
-Significant Moire/Aliasing
-No high compression options: sometimes you need more space, and these files are very large.
-Some might consider 1080 a limiter, but it's still very good
-No high frame rate options
-Rolling shutter/Jello (don't shake the baby)
-Sensor is small, DOF junkies will complain about things not being out of focus enough
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Brandi S. Martin on April 3, 2015
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I was so excited to use my kickstarter funds to purchase this camera. To charge the battery you have to charge it in camera. I came back to check on the progress of the battery, and the battery had melted, working with the SD slot and the entire insides of the camera around the battery and the SD card holder.

Two voicemails and emails have resulted in no contact. No one picks up the phone at their headquarters, you leave a message and they get back to you.
The our stated on their phone system do not match the hours on their website.
Search for melted or battery for explosion and black magic on YouTube, and you will see that there are number of electrical problems that happen for no reason with many of these devices. Buyer beware, I cannot have another kick starter to get another camera. My project is really wrecked now.
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