For those who have eagerly awaited the release of Blackmagic’s Micro Studio Camera, we’re pleased to say that the wait is finally over! Now in stock at B&H, the Micro Studio Camera is a miniature Super 16mm digital cinema camera that literally fits into the palm of your hand. The camera features all of the image quality and recording options from the well-regarded Pocket Cinema Camera, including 13 stops of dynamic range and 1080p video recording at up to 60 fps using the 12-bit CinemaDNG RAW format or 10-bit Apple ProRes family of codecs, but in a form factor ideal for body-mounted shots, use with gimbals and quadcopters, or fitting into a tight location on set.
Equipped with an active MFT mount, the Micro Cinema Camera accepts native MFT lenses with electronic control or a wide range of modern or vintage lenses when paired with an appropriate third-party adapter. To keep the size of the camera to a minimum, you won’t find a built-in LCD screen or extensive I/O connectors on the camera body. Rather, the camera uses an innovative expansion port that, via an included breakout cable, gives you access to various connectors, including LANC, genlock, and composite video output. It even adds four analog PWM radio remote control inputs for mapping camera features to your quadcopter’s radio controller. For even more control, an 18-channel S.bus input is available for interface with Futaba radio control equipment.
In addition to the expansion port, the Micro Studio Camera has an HDMI output for full-resolution monitoring and external recording on devices such as Blackmagic’s 5" Video Assist Monitor. The camera is powered using a single LP-E6 battery for up to 1.5 hours, with a 12 VDC power input also available on the breakout cable for powering the camera from external sources. For onboard camera control, there are buttons along the front of the camera, giving you access to power, menu navigation, and settings. The menu system is viewable on any connected HDMI monitor. For mounting, the camera features three ¼"-20 mounting threads on the bottom and one on top.
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