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Blackmagic DesignPocket Cinema Camera
 
4.5

(based on 296 reviews)

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93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (143)
  • Great picture quality (132)
  • Compact (73)
  • Lightweight (67)
  • Professional quality (62)

Cons

  • Poor sound (67)
  • Lacks functionality (30)
  • No image stabilization (26)
  • Poor in low light (21)
  • Complicated to operate (14)

Best Uses

  • Movies/short films (121)
  • Documentaries (100)
  • HD shooting (97)
  • Travel (75)
  • Home movies (65)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro videographer (68), Semi-pro (59), Professional artist (41), Enthusiast (33), Business owner (22)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (225)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera

I have mixed feelings about my new Pocket Cinema Camera. It has lots of pluses and 6 major minuses. Here's my thoughts regarding the camera operating on Firmware 1.4.1 released 8-23-13....Read complete review

I have mixed feelings about my new Pocket Cinema Camera. It has lots of pluses and 6 major minuses. Here's my thoughts regarding the camera operating on Firmware 1.4.1 released 8-23-13. Hopefully, by the time you read this, Black Magic Designs will have corrected many of the problems indicated below via updated firmware.

I work in broadcast television production, specifically, TV commercial production for clients and ad agencies across the US. I shoot a lot of hospital TV campaigns and I wanted a small camera that could be used for cutaways in crowded operating rooms and other areas where a full-size camera is awkward and attracts too much attention.

Let me state that this camera, although small and "consumer like" in physical appearance is not a consumer camera. It can only shoot video, no stills.

The plusses: 1. Excellent resolution, the camera will actually do 1000 lines of horizontal resolution as tested on the 3 foot resolution chart in our offices. And that's 1,000 lines looking at the encoded ProRes422HQ file! I've never seen that resolution on a DSLR (unless you're shooting RAW).

2. For all practical purposes, there's no visible aliasing or moiré pattern interference in the recorded images. I've deliberately tried to create problems for the camera with certain fabrics, venetian blinds, brick patterns etc. The picture is very, very good.

3. The ProRes422HQ encoder is excellent. As far as I'm concerned, the best there is for compressed media. It's the encoder Canon should have used in their C300 & C100. It does require a very fast memory card. I bought the 64Gig Sandisk Extreme Pro card. ProRes422HQ burns through a 64GB card in about 35+ minutes.

4. The camera's HDMI output (and recording) is 10bit 4:2:2. This means no "banding" or distinct visible steps in a gradated sky or BG. The HDMI is selectable between a "clean feed" or with visual overlays added. The live HDMI also has embedded audio. (All current DSLR's have only 8 bit video, and Canon in the 5D Mk3 does not embed live audio, so external recordings from HDMI are silent.) The 1024 steps from black to white allow very good detail in blacks and whites.

5. The camera and its lens mount are very strong and made of CNC machined metal. Other than the buttons and LCD screen, there's no visible plastic.

6. The camera uses an active 4/3 lens mount for its "super 16" sized sensor. This was a good choice as with inexpensive adapters, almost any lens can be used on the camera. Having owned an 16mm Arriflex SRII, the hardest thing you'll be trying to find is a really good wide-angle, fast lens. You really need a 10mm lens as your wide-angle. Most of the older 16mm "C" mount lenses will vignette on this camera. If you go that route, make sure to see the lens work on your BMPCC before spending lots of money. Some older "C" mount wide-angles might cover the sensor, but have far less resolution at the edges. (Some company needs to make a 10mm, 4/3 mount lens with an F2 aperture.)

7. The camera has a built-in log low-contrast "film" setup that works very well for post-production grading. (The camera's "video" setting clips too much white and black detail for me.)

Now the unfortunate minuses:

1. The present firmware failed to properly switch the gain of the mic/line input so a typical mic level external microphone can be used. It currently works very well with external, unbalanced line level sources (-12db) The tiny internal mics pick up ambience when the level setting is 90% or more.

2. The camera literally "eats" batteries. It uses inexpensive Nikon EN-EL20 batteries. I'm sure the battery was chosen because it's the biggest lithium-ion battery that will fit in the handgrip. Without exaggeration, a battery lasts 15 to 20 minutes. You'll need 6 or more batteries. There's lots of inexpensive ones available on the internet that seem to work as well (or as poorly) as the camera supplied battery. You should also buy a couple inexpensive wall chargers for your collection of batteries.

3. If the camera sees a bright specular highlight, like a bare CFL bulb in your shot, the clipped white bulb will appear to be bigger than it really is. The same with car headlights at night. It's not as bad as it sounds. Several people I showed video to didn't notice the effect until I pointed it out. On certain shots, such as sun reflections on rippled water, it actually looks pretty good.

4. The dreaded "black dot sun". When a 14 bit A to D converter hits maximum input from the CMOS sensor (IE: 14 ones 11111111111111) the next step roll over of the A-D is to zero or (00000000000000). This effect only happens when you're shooting directly into the sun or possibly the open filament of a clear lightbulb. I've only seen the problem when I intentionally try to cause it. I believe the larger Black Magic camera has the same problem.

5. On a bright, sunny day, the camera's LCD screen is not usable. It's a pretty low contrast LCD and I had to use an external Zacuto EVF to shoot outdoors. Maybe some company will at least offer an attachable 16x9 rubber hood with eye diopter for the camera.

6. There are no VU meters or any other sound level indicators on the camera. This is a real problem if you're shooting a critical interview. However, an external Zacuto EVF or Alphatron EVF will display HDMI audio levels on their LCD screens.

Despite its low points, I love the look of the final graded image. The color is very true to reality and not very "punchy". At 800 ASA, it has a tiny bit of noise which looks very much like 35mm film grain. As I said at the beginning of this writing, hopefully by the time you read this, Black Magic Designs will have addressed the problems with a firmware update.

It's a shame the BMPCC camera was released before its firmware was ready, but that's an every growing trend today with manufacturers. The camera has a lot of potential.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

It's more expensive than you think

It's an interesting B camera for a well controlled situations (staged shootings). But don't let yourself be tricked with this $[$] price. To make it really work you should be ready...Read complete review

It's an interesting B camera for a well controlled situations (staged shootings). But don't let yourself be tricked with this $[$] price. To make it really work you should be ready to spend another $1500-2000 on it. First of all you need to choose the lens. BMPCC is very light and has no in-camera stabilization. It supports only those lenses with stabilization that has manual stabilizator-switch on them. Considering the 3x crop factor the one and only option for this M4/3 camera is Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8 Asph. lens. You won't need anything else (And anything else will be hell of a shaky). It's an awesome lens, but it costs $1119. Take this seriously. Without stabilization forget to use this «supposed-to-be pocket» camera hand-held. You may cut the spendings on lens by buying a tripod instead with all the limitations it brings. The battery life is ridiculous (20-30 minutes) so you'll need a bunch (5-10) of extra EN-EL20 batteries ($15 each) to run the day. BMPCC is very picky for SD cards (it takes only the fastest and most expensive ones) and since it's on ProRes codec (1Gb+ per minute) you going to need for example a few (2-3) San Disc 64GB class 10 45Mbit/sec SDHC cards ($70-150 each) and 90Mbit/sec cards if you're going to shoot RAW. And this automatically brings the problem of data-storage. You're gonna need really big external hard drives (2TB WD My Passport as example – $100+) to store your video. The in-camera mic is garbage. Be ready to spend another $300 on external mic. LED display is garbage too. You can't work with it in a daylight. Are you ready to buy some external monitor or electronic viewfinder? The menu is crazy. To change ISO and stuff you'll need to click through 5 steps of date settings each time you need to change something! You can't preview how the changes in settings you're making affect the image. You see where it goes? Don't get me wrong. I love the image I get from the camera but this camera is an early bird, it's a prototype and I don't want to pay $2500-3000 to be a beta-tester for Blackmagic. I've dreamed about this camera and tested it for almost 30 days in my documentary work telling myself the mantra «Keep it! It's not a problem to switch from hand-held to tripod…» but now I'm shipping it back. I'll better wait for the next model.

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5.0

Big things small package

By Howard

from Undisclosed

Comments about Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera:

This is an amazing camera. Does most things the big boys do in a less complicated manner.

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent!

By Martin

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera:

Awesome camera! With a few cons, but an incredible IQ and color science!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

If you know how to shoot...it's amazing!

By Cameron

from Undisclosed

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Comments about Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera:

This Camera is amazing!

It's color science is completely underrated, and is honestly awesome. Very filmic. It can be a drawback in more corporate/commercial content, if you need a really clean look, but otherwise it's amazing!

Get  maybe 5-6 batteries, and keep a charger close, but that's never been a huge problem for me. 

I'd recommend getting the Metabones adapter for this and using Canon Glass...you'll get a more shallow DOF which i'd say is the ONLY drawback of this camera (Although I did wish it had 60fps)

If you need simple and quality...you got it!

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Love it! But ...

By Christian

from Undisclosed

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Comments about Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera:

This is a great camera for what it does. I paid half price for it during the B&H special, having used it, I would definitely pay full price for it. The dynamic range is awesome, its small size and weight makes it great for gimbal work. The picture quality is well above average. It is great for filming where you have control over the environment. 

It is not a run and gun camera or even an event camera. Its battery life is limited and it eats up storage space like crazy. (My other camera is a RED Scarlet, they both use memory and power at roughly the same rate, and the Scarlet is shooting at 4K.) I use this camera primary for travel, street and gimbal work.

Also, be careful of the lens you purchase with it. It is not compatible with every Micro 4:3 lens. It destroyed one of my zoom lens. 

Plan on purchasing Neutral Density Filters for any outside work.

Overall, great camera and well worth the purchase.

 
5.0

I bought this item again

By Tyler

from Nsahville, TN

Verified Buyer

Comments about Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera:

I really enjoy this camera. Enough so that I bought it a second time. All the BM cameras are legit. The BMPCC is very well rounded and blows any dslr out the window. I love using Canon cameras as well, but this camera is always be my first choice. The final product never disappoints. I use the camera for commercials, music videos and short film.

Nothing is 100%. With that being said, a couple things that can make using the camera different:

1. The MFT mount can be confusing when figuring crop factor, especially when using an adapter to use Canon mount lenses. I just use MFT lenses and shoot accordingly. I still get to take advantage all the camera features like Iris control and auto focus that I can't when using Canon mounted lenses. Overall, plan on crop factor. 4k doesn't make a difference. No one watching something I've made has ever known the difference. They never will on any camera for that matter.

2. Doesn't take stills. Fine with me. I'm not a photographer. If I need a still shot, I just cut and use it during editing.

3. Battery life is said to be an issue.Given the size of the batteries, is understood. I bought a couple of extras. Don't have a problem it. The BM batteries are $15/piece. Buy a couple extra, you'll be fine.

4. Size. I get the feeling sometimes that a few people and companies I work with, the physical size concerns them. The BMPCC is compact. Can understand the concern. But, once they see the final product, the concern disappears. No one ever asks what you shot something on.

4. Give yourself time to learn the camera and use it as it was built to be used. Making adjustments on the fly isn't as quick as most dslr cameras. It's a compact film camera, not a dslr. It's like getting a new iPhone or tablet. It just takes a couple of days to feel and features.

Overall, I highly recommend the camera and other Blackmagic cameras for that matter. I've used almost all other brands. BM cameras compete and/or beat the higher price

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great camera, small package

By Bryan

from Undisclosed

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Comments about Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera:

I've been using this for about a year now, and I do say I really love this camera.  The images it takes are amazing, and everytime I look at something I filmed it seems authentic and has that professional look to it.  As many have said on here you do need to beef it up with accessories - battery pack, external audio source and mic, viewfinder or monitor screen are things you'll need to obtain as they are lacking on the BMPCC, but these are things you'd probably get for any camera.  Probably my favorite thing is the number of lenses you can  use... any MFT lens works, and you can get the Metabones speedbooster for Nikon or Canon lenses to open up a whole other world of lens options (metabones speedboosters are amazing).  Also amazong the SLR magic anamorphot - which is an anamorphic lens.  I used this for a short film and the results were amazing.   The image quality is there with this little portable camera and the add on options are endless so you can get the camera rig you want.  I don't think I'll ever get rid of this little guy.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A must have!

By David

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Comments about Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera:

A dream come true. I love the incredible dynamic range latitude that this tiny camera can offer, the rendition of the imagery rivals that out of a RED minus the 4k. But, for someone that wants to learn the basics of color grading, this is it, also, perfect for Reel material! A must have for any Artist after a good camera. First lens choice is the panasonic 12-35mm f2.8, they pair well for size, weight and image quality. A nice Variable ND filter is a must have, also a screen hood when possible.

(0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love it!

By Jon

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera:

Great camera, shoots raw!

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Frustratingly great camera

By William

from Undisclosed

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Comments about Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera:

I've had the BMPCC for a couple of years now.  I've shot several events with it, like weddings, and for the most part, it has served me well.  The best thing about the camera is by far its image quality and the codecs it can record in (Apple Prores and RAW).  I have managed to record some amazing footage with this camera, and overall, I'm quite pleased with my purchasing decision.

However, this great camera isn't without its quirks, and there are a lot of them.  I'm not going to talk about the camera's obvious battery problems because there are plenty of cheap solutions that solve this issue.  I mainly want to address some of the most glaring problems I've experienced with this camera.  First, the most evident are dead pixels.  Ever since I've had this camera,  there has always been a couple of dead pixels in the image (fortunately near the bottom of the picture, so most people don't notice).  This is incredibly frustrating considering I shouldn't have to deal with this problem.  I've never seen this issue in other cameras I've worked with (even cheaper cameras).  Also, when the camera gets hot after recording for an extended period, hot pixels (sometimes many) appear in the image, especially when shooting in low light situations.  These hot pixels have ruined some of my shots.  Also worth noting, the screen on the back of the BMPCC is beyond terrible.

Again, I can't stress how happy I've been operating this camera.  If you're thinking about purchasing the BMPCC, keep in mind that you might have to invest in some additional gear (like a battery solution) to make the camera more practical.  It's designed to be a studio camera in a controlled setting, but it can certainly be adapted to fit other shooting conditions.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Easily broken mini HDMI

By Jordan

from Undisclosed

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Comments about Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera:

Let me start by this camera preforms excellently! Picture is stunning and unlike anything else in its range. Now with that let me get to the negatives. I bought the camera and about $2000 in extras only to recently have the soder come undone on the HDMI out on the camera. Look it up, a very common issue. Called support at BM Design and even they told me it was extremely common unfortunetly. Even worse they can not fix it and will only sell me a refurbished one for a discounted price for my misfortune. So I asked, you will sell me the same producted (refurbished mind you) which is AGAIN extremely prone to the soder issue of the mini HDMI port, and say I run into the same issue down the line I am now out that money as well and he said... We this is a fully functioning camera. Basically would not say yes because he knew that was the issue. So I am screwed (because B&H wont let me cuss) and out $1000 (roughly $3000 with all the now useless extras I purchased for it). Because this camera is virtually unusable without a external monitor. Thanks blackmagic for the support much appreciate, especially when you admit to me that this is a very common issue due to the faultly constuction of the mini HDMI. Also for all the haters saying I man handled the HDMI port. I had a cage on it with a hdmi locking mount, and this is the pocket cinema camera, meant to be the run and gun of the line up.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

My new favorite toy.

By Angel R

from Tampa, Florida

Verified Buyer

Comments about Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera:

Literally in love with this camera. I've bee wanting one for years after seeing the cinematic quality it produces, and neverthless, it has not failed me. The ProRes HQ quality and RAW format produces beautiful footage and provides the perfect platform to reach your desired look in post-production.
Some things to keep in mind: It only comes with the body, lenses are sold separately and you do need to get quite a bit of gear if you want to get real serious. I would recommend buying at least two lenses, the panasonic lumix lenses are great for the price), a nice variable ND filter, and a stabilizer since the camera picks up even the slightest movement because of its size (get this if you don't want shaky footage). All in all a great buy!

 
5.0

Amazing camera

By 1Bit

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Comments about Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera:

I returned my Sony FDR-AX100 in turn for this camera. I did not make a bad decision!! This is an amazing small little camera with a very powerful codec. Don't let the sensor size fool you, you still get great color and detail in post and a nice shallow depth of field, even at short focal lengths. I do not regret purchasing this camera. Experimenting and playing with this camera is so much fun, but be wary of battery life (down to 91% in less than a minute!) and HUGE file sizes. 22 minutes of Pro Res HQ is 14 GB, so make sure you have good SD cards, etc.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fantastic camera, I love it.

By gkochanowsky

from Tallahassee

Verified Reviewer

Comments about Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera:

Yes this camera out of the box needs a lot of love and gear. But it returns that love and attention in the form of beautiful footage. I've had this camera for over two years and it has never let me down. The configuration that I like the most is the sigma 18-35 with the metabones speed booster. The camera reads F1.0 with that combination wide open and turns this camera into a decent lower light camera, for events and street shots. Shooting in raw does eat up cards, but they are much cheaper now than they were when the camera first came out. A 256gb card will record raw for an hour. A 512gb card will give you over two hours of continuous raw recording. I use the camera with BM's Video Assist HD and the camera is in a Wooden Camera cage. That is important because the connectors on this camera will not take a lot of abuse. And once they are broken, they are pretty much impossible to fix. The audio in the camera is not great, but a Rode Vidiomic pro makes it very usable. Just make sure to reduce the in-camera gain accordingly. I also use an external power source. There are many to choose from, so pick the one that best fits your style of shooting. If I am shooting an event, I'll power the BMVA and BMPCC with a V-mount battery. When mounted on a gimbal I'll use a big Sony LP attached to the gimbal. And for guerilla work, I just use the internal battery. Using both the internal battery and an external battery means you can shoot while changing batteries. And if I'm recording prores on an BMVA4K I can shoot indefinitely. I've never run into a case of the camera shutting down due to overheating, but my extended shooting sessions have always been in climate controlled conditions. The camera does get warm to the touch but I've never seen it get hot.

If BM is watching this space, I would buy in an instant a 2.5K camera in the pocket formfactor.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I'll be adding another to my system.

By Robert

from Yakima WA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera:

Primarily used in a four camera live event workflow.
Setup of the camera to the Yuan four camera capture devise is virtually plug-n-play. I pipe through a micro converter HDMI to SDI. (There is no SDI out, the only mechanical thing I wish it had.) Image quality is beautiful. Like all of the Blackmagic cameras, there is no custom white balance, rather there are several preset Kelvin levels. White balance live has to be adjusted through the software after. The small body size is great for mounting in difficult places. This camera is rugged and lives up to everything the Blackmagic Design website advertises.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing Cinema Look

By Joel from LA

from Los Angeles

Comments about Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera:

The quality of the footage you shoot with this camera will make you smile. It looks so much like film. Amazing quality for the price! The only thing to keep in mind is that the batteries don't last long. You will need at least two extra batteries and a stand alone charger so you can swap them out while shooting. The blackmagic batteries work better than the aftermarket brand batteries. In my opinion this camera's footage looks so much better than Canon 5D Mark III footage.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

good buy

By pattathil

from brazil

Verified Buyer

Comments about Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera:

Started to use the camera. Getting used to the controls. The camera has a solid build and feels good when holding it. I have bought this along with red Rock view finder and frame which has an awesome sturdy look.
the battery life drops faster which is something to be managed with a battery pack I guess. I am happy with the purchase

(3 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

I really enjoy it

By Brotee

from Brooklyn NY

Comments about Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera:

I bought the camera not long ago and so far I really enjoy using it

(20 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Prosumer Video Camera since it's 2013 release

By AZ Camera

from Phoenix, AZ

About Me Pro Videographer

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Great Picture Quality

Cons

  • Dead Pixels
  • Limited Media Options
  • Weak Hdmi Connection

Best Uses

  • Documentaries
  • HD Shooting
  • Home Movies
  • Movies/Short Films
  • Travel
  • Weddings/Events

Comments about Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera:

The dawn of the 4K DSLR is among us. However, has any DSLR proved they can handle Full-HD broadcast specs? The 2009 DSLR revolution that took place, in many ways moved fast. So too has the specs among many of the name brand photography companies in the past 2 years.

What we have here with the BMPCC is an image that, in many ways, is "unaltered" from the sensor. At that same time, it's an image that allows proper headroom for grading and/or portraying a particular emotion. Sure, it's wonderful how the 13 stops of dynamic range may be found by all whom use this camera. However, the end results not being altered or affected, particularly by a major-brand camera manufacturers, truly creates independent and/or professional results. In my opinion, getting consistent results, requires a multitude of professional shooter/colorist attributes. This opinion is largely based on how the image is "unaltered."

This image is so good at what it does, you may not be ready for it. Hmm? "Log" or "Raw," truly benefits from a "great eye," patients, and seasoned professional. In my opinion, it is well worth being patient with this camera as the end-result is professional in nature.

So, as new DSLR specs continue to press into the next generation of DSLRs, while broadcast specifications continue to allude the major-brand camera manufacturers (prosumer camera market), it's time to acknowledge that this is a truly professional camera. In my opinion, it's the best camera since it's release in the prosumer market back in 2013. I am fortunate to have "all of the accessories," but even without, the BMPCC's image is so well balanced for professional use and/or independent user that it's truly a remarkable opportunity.

I've owned quite a few BMCC cameras and even one BMPCC camera in the past. The BMPCC appears to have a cutout of the BMCC sensor, but because it's 1.25 times smaller, it doesn't require a top and bottom readout scan while capturing an image... On all BMCC cameras, if you truly look to expose for the full 13 stops of dynamic range, you're going to find the "dead-centered line" in your image where the top and bottom sector don't capture light in exactly the same manner.

Thanks to compressed Raw, ProRes, approved media from BM, and a wonderful assortment of professional accessories from third-party manufacturers, the BMPCC has an amazing life span. Having been down the 4K 4:2:0 codec route, I am truly happening to be coloring 10-bit and 12-bit footage.

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To negatives about the camera:

The sensor suffers from moire and aliasing (Mosaic Engineering offers a filter to remove aliasing and moire that also works with Metabones Speed Boosters).

The camera will heat up and stuck pixels will appear in your low-light footage (appears to be an issue with all BM cameras).

The HDMI port needs extra support; something that firmly secures the cable and the camera body.

The battery life / power consumption of this camera may require additional battery solution(s) to reach the standard big-name DSLR / Mirrorless camera manufacturers length.

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The Positives about the camera:

Great image quality.

12-Bit Raw to a SanDisk Extreme Pro SDXC!!!

Assortment of ProRes codecs... To an SDXC!!!

3.5" screen is sharper than the BMCC's 5".

Very reliable professional instrument that inspires confidence for both the camera operator and the colorist.

Active MFT mount that can be adapted to an assortment of lensing dating back to the beginning of photography and/or cinematography and to the latest!

Third-Party Professional Accessories (Mosaic Engineering VAF, Metabones Speed Booster, Battery Solutions, HDMI external monitor / recorders...)

Solid Aluminum Body with options to mount accessories.

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  • No

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing Camera

By TonyCubed

from New York

About Me Video Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Great Picture Quality
  • Large Clear LCD

Cons

  • No image stabilization

Best Uses

  • Documentaries
  • HD Shooting
  • Indoors/Low Light
  • Movies/Short Films
  • Travel
  • Weddings/Events

Comments about Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera:

For such a small device it delivers amazing quality. It can easily go toe to toe with the BMCC 2.5k

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Incredible

By jordy

from New York

About Me Pro Videographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Good Image Stabilization
  • Great Picture Quality

Cons

  • Poor In Low Light

Best Uses

  • Movies/Short Films

Comments about Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera:

Really stellar dynamic range in a small package.

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