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Blackmagic Announce New 4K Camera With Dual Native ISO & Reasonable Price

Blackmagic Announce New 4K Camera With Dual Native ISO & Reasonable Price  - Blackmagic's new Pocket Cinema 4K Camera offers impressive specs for a lot less than its competitors.

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Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K in Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K
 

Camera manufacturer Blackmagic has introduced the all-new Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K  that features dual native ISO, a full 4/3 HDR sensor with native 4096 x 2160 resolution and 13 stops of dynamic range. Plus, at $1,295 it is considerably cheaper than other cameras of a similar calibre, such as the Panasonic Lumix GH5S

The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K features a unique new USB-C Expansion Port, which allows those who use it to record using the internal SD/UHS-II and CFast recorders or directly to the same external disks they will use for editing and colour correction.

 The full size of the 4/3 sensor is designed to perfectly match MFT lenses so the crop factor is greatly reduced, giving customers a wider field of view and with an ISO range that reaches 25600, it's designed to perform well in low light. 

Other features include a 5-inch touchscreen monitor, 10-bit ProRes and 12-bit RAW recording, 3D LUTs, 4 built-in microphones, mini XLR audio input with phantom power, Bluetooth wireless camera control, HDMI on-set monitoring output and more. Plus, fourth generation Blackmagic Design colour science lets customers shoot HDR images in film, video and new extended video modes. 

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K Back
 

The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K is constructed from carbon fiber polycarbonate so it's tough and it features a multi-function grip which has logically placed buttons and dials that allow access to essential shooting functions such as recording start/stop, still photos, ISO, shutter, aperture, white balance and power.

Images can be recorded onto standard SD cards, faster UHS-II cards or CFast 2.0 cards in either ProRes or RAW formats and the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K can record 4K images at up to 60 frames per second and windowed HD at up to 120 frames per second. It’s also the first camera that lets customers record directly onto the same exact external USB-C media drives they use for editing and colour correction. That means customers can turn projects around much more quickly because they don’t have to transfer files. All they need to do is unplug the USB-C drive and then connect it to their computer to start editing.

Those who own the original Pocket Cinema Camera will be pleased to hear that the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K uses the same MFT (Micro Four Thirds) lens mount and with lens adapters, PL, C, EF and other types of lenses from manufacturers such as Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Leica and even Panavision can be used with the new camera. 

The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K will be available from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide later this year for $1,295.

 

Pocket Cinema Camera 4K
 

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K Features

  • Full size 4/3 sized sensor with native 4096 x 2160 resolution sized sensor.
  • Compatible with extremely high-quality Micro Four Thirds lenses.
  • Super wide 13 stops of dynamic range allows capture for high-end feature film look.
  • Up to 25600 ISO for incredible low light performance.
  • Carbon fiber polycarbonate composite body which makes it lightweight, portable and durable.
  • Multi function grip for quick access to recording start/stop, still photos, ISO, shutter, aperture, white balance, power and more.
  • Built-in SD, UHS-II and CFast card recorders.
  • USB-C expansion port allows longer duration recording directly to an external SSD or flash disk.
  • Standard open file formats compatible with popular NLE software such as 10-bit ProRes and 12 bit RAW.
  • Features full-size HDMI output for monitoring with camera status graphic overlay.
  • Professional mini XLR input with 48 volts of phantom power for connecting to pro microphones.
  • 3.5mm audio jack, headphone jack, and locking DC 12 volt power connection.
  • Built-in 5" LCD touchscreen allows accurate focus when shooting 4K.
  • LCD supports on-screen overlays including status, histogram, focus peaking, and transport controls.
  • Records 4K images at up to 60 frames per second and windowed HD at up to 120 frames per second.
  • 3D LUTs can be applied for both monitoring and recording.
  • Blackmagic OS as used in URSA Mini and URSA Broadcast cameras.
  • 4th generation Blackmagic colour science.
  • Supports remote camera control via Bluetooth.
  • Includes full license for DaVinci Resolve Studio editing, colour, visual effects and audio post-production.
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