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

Lens MountMicro Four Thirds
Lens CommunicationYes
Sensor Type18.96 x 10 mm (4/3") CMOS
Built-In ND FilterNone
ISO Sensitivity100 to 25,600 (Expanded)
Shutter TypeRolling Shutter
Advertised Dynamic Range13 Stops
Internal Recording
Raw RecordingRaw:
4096 x 2160 at 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60 fps (21 to 203 MB/s) 
4096 x 1712 at 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60/75 fps 
2880 x 2160 at 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60/80 fps 
2688 x 1512 at 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60/75/120 fps 
Recording ModesProRes 422HQ:
4096 x 2160p at 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60 fps (117.88 MB/s) 
3840 x 2160p at 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60 fps (110 Mb/s) 
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60/120 fps (27.5 MB/s) 
ProRes 422:
4096 x 2160p at 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60 fps (78.63 MB/s) 
3840 x 2160p at 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60 fps (73.6 MB/s) 
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60/120 fps (18.4 MB/s) 
ProRes 422LT:
4096 x 2160p at 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60 fps (54.63 MB/s) 
3840 x 2160p at 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60 fps (51 MB/s) 
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60/120 fps (12.75 MB/s) 
ProRes 422 Proxy:
4096 x 2160p at 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60 fps (24.25 MB/s) 
3840 x 2160p at 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60 fps (22.4 MB/s) 
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60/120 fps (5.6 MB/s) 
Variable Frame RatesUp to 120 fps
Still Image SupportNone
External Recording
Video Output4:2:2 10-Bit via HDMI:
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60 fps
Raw OutputUSB:
4096 x 2160 12-Bit at 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60 fps 
3840 x 2160 12-Bit at 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60 fps 
1920 x 1080 12-Bit at 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60 fps 
IP StreamingYes
Video Connectors1 x HDMI Output
Audio Connectors1 x Mini XLR Mic/Line Level (+48 V Phantom Power) Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Stereo Mic/Line Level Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Stereo Headphone Output
Built-In Microphone TypeStereo
Other I/O1 x USB Type-C Video Output
1 x 3.5 mm Timecode Input (Shared with 3.5 mm Mic/Line input)
Wireless InterfacesBluetooth Control
Size5"
Resolution1920 x 1080
Display TypeFixed Touchscreen LCD
EVF
EVFOptional, Not Included
Power
Battery TypeCanon LP-E6
Power Connectors1 x Weipu SF610/S2 Input
Environmental
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Storage Temperature-4 to 113°F / -20 to 45°C
Operating Humidity0 to 90%
Accessory Mount1 x 1/4"-20 Female
Tripod Mounting Thread1/4"-20 Female
Material of ConstructionCarbon Fiber
Dimensions7 x 3.8 x 3.4" / 177.8 x 96.52 x 86.36 mm
Weight1.5 lb / 680.38 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.15 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)10.75 x 7.6 x 5.85"
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