Hands-On Review: Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera
The Blackmagic Design is a compact, minimalist camcorder that offers 2.5K RAW capture and records internally to SSDs. The Cinema Camera comes in two models, one with a Passive Micro Four Thirds mount, which means it is for manual lenses, one with a Canon EF mount that supports electronic iris control.
Most of the BMCC's controls are accessible via the camera's touchscreen LCD, which of course doubles as the display and offers zebras and metadata entry. You can record video as CinemaDNG RAW 12-bit files as well as Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHD compressed video formats. Mia McCormick, of Kelby Media, reviews the camera and finds it has outstanding dynamic range and is capable of producing a very pleasing cinematic look.