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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

Lens MountMicro Four Thirds
Lens CommunicationYes
Sensor Type18.96 x 10 mm (4/3") CMOS
Built-In ND FilterNone
Shutter TypeRolling Shutter
Advertised Dynamic Range13 Stops
Raw RecordingRaw
4096 x 2160 at 23.976/24.00/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60 fps [21 to 203 MB/s]
4096 x 1712 at 23.976/24.00/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60/75 fps
2880 x 2160 at 23.976/24.00/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60/80 fps
2688 x 1512 at 23.976/24.00/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60/75/119.88 fps
Variable Frame RatesUp to 120 fps
Built-In Microphone TypeStereo
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 I/O1 x HDMI Output
Audio I/O1 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
Power I/O1 x Weipu SF610/S2 Input
Other I/O1 x USB Type-C Video Output
1 x 3.5 mm Timecode Input (Shared with Mic/Line Input)
WirelessBluetooth Control
Size5"
Resolution1920 x 1080
Display TypeFixed Touchscreen LCD
Environmental
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Storage Temperature-4 to 113°F / -20 to 45°C
Operating Humidity0 to 90%
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
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.15 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)10.75 x 7.6 x 5.85"

Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K Reviews

BEST BEGINNER CAMERA IN THE GAME

By Makaela
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-07

I can't tell you how happy I am with my Pocket 4K. After spending months researching what to buy for my first camera, I'm so thrilled with this purchase and so grateful for all of the help at the B&H store in NYC to make it happen. This camera is beyond user friendly, seamless to learn how to operate and works perfectly with a 35mm Canon lens. I'm so happy with my purchase!

Incredible image quality.

By Mitch
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-20

This is a cinema camera through and through. Beautiful picture, and that's about about it. In order to use this thing, you have to rig it up. It absolutely needs some kind of external battery otherwise you're looking at getting about 25 mins of run time on the native battery at full charge. The battery meter is not accurate either so there's no telling when it will turn off. You'll need an ssd as well, as it eats through memory. This thing is really cheaply built so I highly recommend the tilta cage, it has a holder for the ssd and a handle that accepts a big Sony battery that gives you a more reasonable runtime. You can also run it off a v mount, but then your pocket 4k becomes the size of a Red, which is not necessarily a bad thing. It also has a mount for a speedbooster which is a really great way to adapt your lenses but also adds another $250-500 You also have the option with the Tilta rig It's going to cost you well over 1200 to operate this thing, but the image quality is totally worth it. Definitely not something that you can use efficiently out of the box though . BRAW is fantastic and runs really well on an older computer, but get an extra hard drive or 5 because the files are pretty big. I really like using the SSDs as a recording media, they're plenty fast to get the max record quality and waaay cheaper than the SDs or CFs that work for it. Also a monitor is must as the screen doesn't tilt. I'll probably upgrade to the 6k pro at some point but the pocket 4k is a really great camera.

todo perfecto

By Maria Emilce
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-19

buen producto buen servicio de la pgina

BMPCC4K

By Christopher
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-02

I really like this camera. I'm new to this and after lots of research, this is the perfect camera for my documentary. I highly recommend you do your research and then look at this camera.

FANTASTIC BUNDLE!!!

By Patrick
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-31

This all came together perfectly as described, and is great quality for the value. Couldn't be happier with my purchase!

Fantastic Purchase

By Gwendolyn
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-28

It's everything I thought it would be. As a future Photographer/Cinematographer this is the tool to have. I am in my 1st year of studies and I am looking to do great things with this purchase

Great camera and great company

By Donald
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-27

The camera kit came very fast and was packed well. No complaints at all. Will be buying from them in the future.

Beautiful quality for such a compact camera.

By David
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-23

I finally got one of these after it's been out for a couple years, and the reviews out there are generally accurate. Quality of the footage and dynamic range are great for such an affordable, compact camera. An articulated screen would be a big improvement. Battery life is indeed short, but part of the reason I got this over the Pocket 6K Pro is that it uses Canon batteries, which I already have as a Canon user. The other big reason for me to choose the 4K over the 6K Pro is that I need a camera that works in a tight space, and the 4K with MFT or c-mount lenses is more compact than the 6K with EF mount lenses, and yet, I have the option of using my FD and EF mount lenses, when the physical size of the camera isn't an issue. The 6K Pro's two XLR inputs were also an attraction for recording interviews, but I'll make do with an external preamp/mixer when that situation arises.

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Two things: 1. We feel there is a strong possibly that the lens will be too long to properly balance on the Ronin S and: 2. A 100-400mm is too long a lens for a stabilizer. The problem would be keeping the subject in frame unless they are a hundred feet away. Generally, stabilizers work the most effectively with wide lenses. A lens like the Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8 II ASPH. POWER O.I.S. Lens B&H # PA123528A would be far more appropriate.
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Can the Pocket cinema camera 4k shoot in h.264?

Can the Pocket cinema camera 4k shoot in h.264?
Asked by: Yossi
No. BM Raw ot ProRes. All in specs.
Answered by: Remigiusz
Date published: 2020-06-03

can I use sony lens or Canon EF lens for camera?

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Asked by: Magnus
Canon EF lenses can be used with an adapter. Sony E-Mount Lenses are not compatible with this camera.
Answered by: Jabari
Date published: 2021-03-18

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.
Answered by: Dom C.
Date published: 2018-08-28

Does this model shoot CinemaDNG or BRAW?

Does this model shoot CinemaDNG or BRAW?
Asked by: Anton
BRAW, black Magic RAW
Answered by: Sean
Date published: 2020-06-09

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Does this camera have weather sealing?
Asked by: NICHOLAS
There is no special weather protection.
Answered by: AskBMD Black magic Design Expert
Date published: 2019-07-26

Do you need a lens to shoot basic photos or ...

Do you need a lens to shoot basic photos or Videos?
Asked by: doge4prs
Yes a micro 4/3 lens to be exact or you can use any lens you have along with an adapter for a micro 4/3 mount
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-10-24

Does the bmpcc 4k support power delivery via usb ...

Does the bmpcc 4k support power delivery via usb C? So that i can use my anker powercore pd as power source? like with the fuji xt3
Asked by: Joubert
The USBC port may be used to charge the internal battery when the camera is not recording. It will not power the camera separately.
Answered by: BMD Product Specialist
Date published: 2019-03-13
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