for videography enthusiasts, a cinema camera is a dream, but its price usually stays well within the prohibitive territory – until now. meet the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera, a camera that puts RAW video in the palm of your hand for just $995. yes. it is from Blackmagic. yes, it is less than a grand, and yes, it is the size of a compact digital camera that yields professional video recordings. seriously, we really can’t see what’s not to love about this camera. really. beneath its compact form factor, it packs a Super 16mm 1080HD sensor, a smaller version of its bigger brother, but boast the same super wide 13 stops of dynamic range. it records to SD cards (as opposed to SSD, due to its size, obviously) with resolution up to full HD 1,920×1,080 at 30 fps to Apple ProRes or lossless compressed CinemaDNG RAW capture, and it has an active Micro Four Third lens mount, which means it can use a variety of lenses via common third party adapters. other features include a removable battery pack, built-in LCD, compatibility with DaVinci Resolve Lite color grading software, and a host of standard connections such as mini jack mic/line audio in, micro HDMI output for monitoring with camera status graphic overlay, headphone mini hack and LANC remote control. understandably, it lacks of a few things that its bigger sibling has, including 2.5K resolutions capability, solid state drive, and high-speed Thunderbolt interface, but still it is a pretty affordable solution for one that does RAW video and with such portability. arriving this July. watch out for it, but in the mean time, do click through for a few more look.

Published by Mike chua

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