(photos: Blackmagic Design) Blackmagic Cinema Camera | US$2,995.00 | www.blackmagic-design.com
we personally think that we should be expecting more vivid feature films, documentaries, shorts, commercials, TV shows and even B-grade movies, in near future. with more and more mortal-affordable cinema cameras sprouting out in the market, there is no reason not to think so. one such example is the Blackmagic Cinema Camera, a 2.5K offering from professional video production hardware and software firm, Blackmagic Design. this $2,995 beauty boasts 2.5K (2432 x 1366 resolution) recording in RAW formats, which means that your footage will not tainted by in-camera compression. key features include super wide 13 stops of dynamic range for the feature film look that you have been dreaming of, built-in removable 2.5″ SSD for high bandwidth recording of RAW video, open file formats compatible with popular NLE software, standard connectivity such as mic/line audio in and headphone jack, BNC 3Gb/s SDI out and high-speed Thunderbolt interface, large capacitive touchscreen, and full compatibility with Canon EF and Zeiss ZF lenses. of course, you can choose to go the Full HD 1080 route but with both resolutions capable of 24, 25, 29.97 and 30 fps, there is little argument as to why should you opt for the lesser. nevertheless, it is a welcome option. coming to you this July. click through for a few more hi-res product images.