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Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

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Blackmagic Design
Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K
Key Features
  • 4/3"-Sized HDR Sensor
  • DCI 4K60, 2.8K80 Raw in 4:3 Anamorphic
  • Dual Native 400/3200 ISO / up to 25,600
  • Up to 2.6K 120 Raw for Super16 Lenses
The Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K features a 4/3" sensor for capturing up to 4096 x 2160 DCI 4K images at rates up to 75 fps in a variety of codecs including Blackmagic Raw at several bit rates and various ProRes 422 options. With the 6.6 update, the BMPCC 4K now offers up to 80 fps in a 2.8K raw mode for 4:3 anamorphic and up to 75 fps in a 4K raw mode in 2.4:1 widescreen. A 2x de-squeeze preview is available for 4:3 recording as well as a 1.33x de-squeeze option. Slow-motion rates up to 120 fps are available in 2.6K raw for Super16 lenses and in cropped Full HD. The 6.6 update makes operating easier with support for the Pocket Battery Grip and a built-in horizon level function. Further 6.6 update features include support for additional languages, USB PTP control, customizable frame guides, an up to 8x pinch-to-zoom function, the ability to embed custom LUTs as metadata in Blackmagic Raw, and more.
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Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K Overview

  • 1Description
  • 24/3" Image Sensor / Dual Native ISO
  • 3Active Micro Four Thirds Lens Mount
  • 4Anamorphic Capture
  • 5Shooting Resolutions
  • 6Aspect Ratio Options
  • 7Blackmagic Raw and ProRes Options
  • 85" Touchscreen Display
  • 9CFast 2.0, SD/UHS-II, and USB Type-C Capture
  • 10Flexible Power Options
  • 11DaVinci Resolve Studio

The Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K features a 4/3" sensor for capturing up to 4096 x 2160 DCI 4K images at rates up to 75 fps in a variety of codecs including Blackmagic Raw at several bit rates and various ProRes 422 options. With the 6.6 update, the BMPCC 4K now offers up to 80 fps in a 2.8K raw mode for 4:3 anamorphic and up to 75 fps in a 4K raw mode in 2.4:1 widescreen. A 2x de-squeeze preview is available for 4:3 recording as well as a 1.33x de-squeeze option. Slow-motion rates up to 120 fps are available in 2.6K raw for Super16 lenses and in cropped Full HD. The 6.6 update makes operating easier with support for the Pocket Battery Grip and a built-in horizon level function. Further 6.6 update features include support for additional languages, USB PTP control, customizable frame guides, an up to 8x pinch-to-zoom function, the ability to embed custom LUTs as metadata in Blackmagic Raw, and more.

The Micro Four Thirds lens mount accommodates the original, lightweight Pocket Cinema Camera lenses, and can be used with PL, C, EF, and other lenses with the use of separately available adapters. A dual-native ISO up to 25,600 is featured for low-light capture, and 13 stops of dynamic range provide rich HDR images.

Record using the internal CFast 2.0 and SD/UHS-II card slots or employ the USB Type-C output for capturing longer clips to an external drive. The Pocket Cinema Camera 4K's 5" touchscreen LCD reduces the need for an external, onboard monitor, while a full-sized HDMI port enables you to output a signal to a larger display. The menu and interface are the same as the ones found on the URSA Mini camera, and 3D LUTs can be applied for monitoring or baking in your look when you're ready to commit.

Audio features include a mini-XLR input with phantom power for pro-style mics, a 3.5mm jack, and an internal stereo mic. Additional features include the same Blackmagic OS as the URSA Mini and Bluetooth remote control. A license key for DaVinci Resolve Studio is included for versatile post-production control. The Pocket Cinema Camera 4K's carbon fiber composite build provides lightweight strength and durability, and power options include running off the included Canon LP-E6 type battery or the included power supply.

4/3" Image Sensor / Dual Native ISO

The Pocket Cinema Camera 4K uses a 4/3" sensor, 13 stops of dynamic range, and a dual native ISO up to 25,600 to capture rich images at resolutions up to DCI 4K.

Active Micro Four Thirds Lens Mount

Use lightweight, electronically-controlled MFT lenses, or use separately available adapters to expand your lens choices to include PL, C, or EF-mount lenses.

Anamorphic Capture

Blackmagic Raw 4:3 2880 x 2160 (2.8K) anamorphic options with 2x and 1.33x de-squeeze preview functions.

Shooting Resolutions

4096 x 2160 (DCI 4K), 2.4:1 4096 x 1712 (4K), 3840 x 2160 (Ultra HD 4K), Super16 2688 x 1512 (2.6K), 1920 x 1080 (HD).

Aspect Ratio Options

Create customized aspect ratios or choose preset guidelines including 1:1 and 4:5.

Blackmagic Raw and ProRes Options

Choose from Blackmagic Raw and ProRes 422 files options depending on your project's needs.

5" Touchscreen Display

A large 5" touchscreen display reduces the need for an external on-board monitor, while a full-sized HDMI port enables you to output a signal to a larger display on your video village.

CFast 2.0, SD/UHS-II, and USB Type-C Capture

Internally record to CFast 2.0 or SD/UHS-II card slots, or capture longer clips using the USB Type-C output to an external drive.

Flexible Power Options

The Pocket Cinema Camera 4K can be powered using a rechargeable Canon LP-E6 type battery, the separately available Pocket Battery Grip, or the included power supply.

DaVinci Resolve Studio

An activation key for DaVinci Resolve Studio is included with the camera.

Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K Specs

Imaging
Lens MountMicro Four Thirds
Lens CommunicationYes
Sensor Type18.96 x 10 mm (Four Thirds) CMOS
Built-In ND FilterNone
Capture TypeStills & Video
Exposure Control
Shutter TypeElectronic Rolling Shutter
ISO Sensitivity100 to 25,600
Advertised Dynamic Range13 Stops
Internal Video Capture
Raw RecordingRaw
4096 x 2160 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94/60 fps [21 to 203 MB/s]
4096 x 1712 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94/60/75 fps
2880 x 2160 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94/60/80 fps
2688 x 1512 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94/60/75/119.88 fps
Recording ModesProRes 422 HQ
4096 x 2160 at 23.98p/24.00p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p [117.88 MB/s]
3840 x 2160 at 23.98p/24.00p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p [110 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080 at 23.98p/24.00p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p/119.88p [27.5 MB/s]
ProRes 422
4096 x 2160 at 23.98p/24.00p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p [78.63 MB/s]
3840 x 2160 at 23.98p/24.00p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p [73.6 MB/s]
1920 x 1080 at 23.98p/24.00p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p/119.88p [18.4 MB/s]
ProRes 422LT
4096 x 2160 at 23.98p/24.00p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p [54.63 MB/s]
3840 x 2160 at 23.98p/24.00p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p [51 MB/s]
1920 x 1080 at 23.98p/24.00p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p/119.88p [12.75 MB/s]
ProRes 422 Proxy
4096 x 2160 at 23.98p/24.00p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p [24.25 MB/s]
3840 x 2160 at 23.98p/24.00p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p [22.4 MB/s]
1920 x 1080 at 23.98p/24.00p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p/119.88p [5.6 MB/s]
Sensor Crop ModesFour Thirds
Variable Frame RatesUp to 119.88 fps
Recording LimitUp to 877 Minutes
Broadcast OutputNTSC/PAL
Built-In Microphone TypeStereo
External Video Capture
Raw OutputUSB:
4096 x 2160 12-Bit at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94/60 fps 
3840 x 2160 12-Bit at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94/60 fps 
1920 x 1080 12-Bit at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94/60 fps 
External Recording Modes4:2:2 10-Bit via HDMI
1920 x 1080 at 23.98p/24.00p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p
IP StreamingYes
Still Image Capture
Aspect Ratio2:1, 16:9, 4:3, 1:1, 4:5
Interface
Video I/O1 x HDMI Output
Audio I/O1 x Mini XLR Mic/Line (+48 V Phantom Power) Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Mic/Line Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Output
Power I/O1 x Weipu SF610/S2 Input
Other I/O1 x USB Type-C Video Output
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm (Timecode) Input (Shared with Mic/Line Input)
WirelessBluetooth Control
Monitor
Size5"
Resolution1920 x 1080
Display TypeFixed Touchscreen LCD
Viewfinder
TypeOptional, Not Included
Focus
Focus TypeAuto and Manual Focus
Focus ModeAutomatic, Manual Focus
Environmental
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Storage Temperature-4 to 113°F / -20 to 45°C
Operating Humidity0 to 90%
General
Battery TypeCanon LP-E6
Tripod Mounting Thread1/4"-20 Female
Accessory Mount1 x 1/4"-20 Female
Material of ConstructionCarbon Fiber
Dimensions (W x H x D)7 x 3.8 x 3.4" / 177.8 x 96.5 x 86.4 mm
Weight1.5 lb / 680.38 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.15 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)10.75 x 7.6 x 5.85"

Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K Reviews

amazing camera...

By marcel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-12

This camera is everything it's hyped up to be. low light BRAW quality is amazing. Even at 12:1 compression!! THE TOUCH SCREEN IS SOO EASY TO USE!

Best budget camera

By Nicole
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-30

Worked with this camera for years now and I always come back to it. Perfect camera for the price.

I'm thinking it's niche

By Chris
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-14

My professional experience with the BMPCC 4k has been filming interviews and it's exceptional for that. Most of my work has been indoors though and has power nearby to run off of, just in case. The build quality of the camera is pretty good and I love that it's compact and user friendly. The sensor is where it shines and shooting in RAW has been excellent - it appears to be a significant step up from shooting on my Nikon D750 raw via a Ninja. The on board mini xlr is a plus though the internal gain can be a bit noisy and sometimes needs to run on batteries to eliminate the electronic noise picked up over the Lav. The monitor doesn't articulate or match the quality of the video being recorded, which makes me want to invest in a second monitor - but haven't. The batteries are small and last about 30 minutes, so it's important to carry a lot of batteries or get a power bank. My recommendation is to get a quality MFT lens - start with the Olympus 12-40mm f2.8 pro, there's a reason everyone recommends it. My experience with the Metabones XL .64x for Nikon is poor. It seriously degrades the quality of my Nikon glass, with significant chromatic aberration, soft comers and an off axis focal plane! I've heard it could be a quality control issue but I haven't tested other lens adapters. Besides, for only a few hundred dollars more you can buy the Olympus zoom instead of the speedbooster. The BMPCC 4k is excellent for the cost but expect to pay $500-$1000 more on batteries, an additional monitor and an MFT lens(es). Another thought is if you've got a great camera that outputs RAW over HDMI and invested in great lenses already, consider getting an external recorder monitor instead - you'll know if you need to have a BMPCC 4k. Try one out first. P.S. the BMPCC 4k does not have any internal image stabilization and it's auto focus is very simple, no focus tracking or servo. It's pretty bare bones - all about the quality of it's sensor and it's recording formats.

Pretty Good for the Price

By Giovanni
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-23

If you want to get serious about videography but don't want to fork over couple of grand this is a good starting point. Having said that, I wish I spent the extra $700 on the 6k version. Unless you got some MFT lens already, I'd say it's not worth getting this version. Pros - Price is great for what you're getting - Good picture quality - Easy to use - Well built - Shoots in RAW which makes a HUGE difference when grading - Comes with Resolve Studio Cons - Terrible battery life. If you are shooting outside, bring A LOT of batteries with you. - Having to get a MFT adapter can be a pain and costly. - You'll need to spend a few hundred more to take this camera to the next level.

Good camera, good value, two flaws that should be addressed

By Owen
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-22

My main purpose in this purchase was a good camera to attach to my ATEM Mini Pro. This camera is very good for that. But I also want to use this for outdoor run and gun situations where mobility is key, including the ability to literally run (for example, to film wildcat marches). In many ways, the camera suits that second purpose - ability to mount an XLR mic, the fact that the camera body is lightweight. But there are two issues that BlackMagic should have addressed by now in a hardware update of this model: 1) The screen is not very bright, and has a reflective surface, making it very difficult to use this camera outdoors on a bright day. (Mounting a SmallRig hood partially mitigates this issue.) 2) The camera accommodates a tiny battery that lasts only 30-40 minutes.

Amazing

By Quincy
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-19

I'm a film student at Howard University and I bought these saving up a lot of money and I 100% don't regret it. I've made short films, music videos etc.

Great Camera low battery life

By Richard
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-05

I love this camera. This is a perfect camera for beginners with cinema cameras. You will definitely need more batteries or a battery grip. Looks amazing for the price.

I can't control the focus and iris of my BMPCC 4K

By Darwin
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-29

I write from Peru, very decpcionado because the purchase of my first camera black magic 4k has a problem of focus and iris with native lenses mft of panasonic, I have read that more people have also happened the same problem, and unfortunately, a friend brought me the camera from NY to PERU, and I do not know what to do to resort to some type of guarantee. Please if you could help me, preferably if I could solve this here from Peru. Thank you.

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Date published: 2020-06-03

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Asked by: Magnus
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question

I understand that this will not have continuous autofocus, but can a blackmagic design expert confirm the double tap to pull focus explained in this link?https://youtu.be/QcEnwIGYPKM?t=3m5s
Asked by: Ese M.
Double tapping zooms in on that part of the image. In previous cameras, it zoomed in on the center of frame, but now it zooms to the part you tapped on. It does not focus for you.
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Asked by: Anton
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Asked by: doge4prs
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