Rugged and lightweight, the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera with Micro Four Thirds lens mount is a pocket-sized Super 16 format camera designed for digital film production. It records 1080HD resolution ProRes 422 (HQ) files direct to an SDHC card (not included), so you can immediately edit or colour correct your media on your laptop. The sensor captures 13 stops of wide dynamic range, so you can retain much more detail and get images that emulate film.
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera: Key Features
- Super 16 size 1080HD sensor
- 13 stops of Dynamic Range
- Perfect for documentaries, independent films, photo journalism, music festivals and more
- SD recorder and display
- Magnesium-alloy chassis
- Lightweight and pocket-friendly
- Micro Four Thirds (MFT) lens mount (no lens included)
- Blackmagic camera comparison guide
The world's most compact Super 16 digital film camera features an elegant magnesium alloy chassis, 13 stops of dynamic range, Super 16 sensor size, high quality Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) and lossless compressed CinemaDNG RAW recording, as well as interchangeable optics with an active Micro Four Thirds lens mount, all packed into an incredibly tiny size. Includes power supply, removable/rechargeable battery and wrist strap.
A true Super 16 digital film camera that's small enough to take anywhere!
Introducing the pocket sized Super 16 digital film camera that's small enough to keep with you at all times, so you'll never miss a shot! Get true digital film images with feature film style 13 stops of dynamic range, Super 16 sensor size, high quality lossless CinemaDNG RAW and Apple ProRes recording and the flexibility of an active Micro Four Thirds lens mount, all packed into an incredibly tiny size! The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera records 1080HD resolution ProRes 422 (HQ) files direct to fast SD cards, so you can immediately edit or color correct your media on your laptop. Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera is everything you need to bring cinematic film look shooting to the most difficult and remote locations, perfect for documentaries, independent films, photo journalism, music festivals, ENG, protest marches and even war zones.
Shoot True Digital Film
The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera is a true high dynamic range film look camera in an extremely portable size, so now you can shoot cinema quality in situations never before possible! Imagine shooting a documentary, episodic television production, television commercial or independent film in the true quality of digital film. With its extremely compact size, you can covertly shoot important and historic events such as wars, protests and other conflict in cinema quality and get a more realistic record of the event. Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera is a true revolution in how you can shoot digital cinema!
Wide Dynamic Range
Regular video cameras shoot limited dynamic range, which is why their pictures look like video. Digital cinema cameras have a much wider dynamic range and is the reason why high end television commercials and feature films look so beautiful. The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera delivers a true film look because it captures a super wide dynamic range of 13 stops, so your images look truly cinematic. This means you retain all sensor data for DaVinci Resolve color grading!
Precision engineered with state of the art technology, the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera takes all the high quality features of a professional digital cinema camera and packs them into an incredibly small size. This premium quality design features a solid magnesium alloy chassis, an MFT mount for interchangeable optics, Super 16 size sensor, 13 stops of dynamic range and high quality ProRes 422 (HQ) and lossless CinemaDNG RAW file formats! Every aspect of the image path has been totally optimized for quality!
Micro Four Thirds Lenses
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera lets you use the most incredible range of lenses. With the Super 16 size sensor you can use a wide range of adapters for film quality Super 16 lenses, or use commonly available low cost Micro Four Thirds lenses and more. With full electronic control of your lens, you can simply point and set iris all on command! The Micro Four Thirds lens mount also gives you the flexibility to adapt to PL or other lens mounts as required.
Record to SD Cards
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera features a built in SD card recorder that captures stunning ProRes 422 (HQ) and lossless compressed CinemaDNG files to fast SDXC cards. As an open format, it's compatible with most popular NLE software so you get a digital camera that's perfectly designed for post production workflows. When you’ve finished recording you can easily mount the card straight into a laptop, ready for editing. You can even color grade direct from the card with the included DaVinci Resolve Lite! SD cards are commonly available and can be formatted for either HFS+ or exFAT, making them compatible with either Mac OS X or Windows.
Open File Format
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera records into high quality ProRes 422 (HQ) and lossless compressed CinemaDNG files so you retain fine image detail with wide dynamic range for amazing images. This means that Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera is one of the few cameras to support true open file formats, so you're not locked into a strange file format that your editing software can't handle. You get two dynamic range settings, film Log or video REC709, so you can choose the right dynamic range for your project. Using DaVinci Resolve Lite you can color correct files natively or transcode them into a different file format to suit your post production workflow.
Ultra Portable Design
Designed as the world's most compact digital film camera, the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera features a lightweight, elegant design that fits into your pocket. Produced from magnesium alloy for incredible strength, it includes a high resolution LCD for precise focusing and a built in SD recorder, so you get a complete solution without the need to buy expensive accessories. That's vital in such an ultra compact design! With integrated stereo microphones you can also capture great quality sound. The removable rechargeable battery can be swapped quickly, so is perfect when you're on the run!
High Resolution Display
The extremely high resolution 3.5" LCD allows you to monitor while shooting and review recorded files on the SD card. The high resolution screen makes it easy to focus accurately and lets you zoom in to 1:1 size so you focus precisely every time. Camera status displayed at the bottom of the screen shows record status, shutter angle, time lapse interval, aperture setting, ISO, battery level and record time. Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera even includes built in metadata entry.
The professional connections on the side include a micro HDMI out with optional overlays for easy on set monitoring. You also get a standard mini jack microphone input that's compatible with common AV style microphones, plus a mini jack headphone socket for audio monitoring using headphones. A LANC control input is included for remote operation, and you can power the camera and recharge the removable battery with the 12V DC input.
Ultimate Camera Rig
Big cameras can never be small, but small cameras can be big! The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera supports a wide range of adapters for converting from Micro Four Thirds to other lens mounts such as PL. This means you can take advantage of the most amazing professional Super 16 cine lenses as well as any other type of professional lens you want to use. The Micro Four Thirds standard lens mount face is close to the sensor, so you have lots of room to add adapters to other lens types!
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- Sensor Size: 12.48mm x 7.02mm
- Shooting Resolutions: Lossless CinemaDNG RAW, Apple ProRes 422 HQ, ProRes 422, ProRes 422 LT, and ProRes 422 Proxy at 1920 x 1080
- Frame Rates: HD 1080p23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30
- Dynamic Range: 13 stops
- Focus: Focus button turns on peaking, plus auto focus on active lenses
- Iris Control: Iris button automatically adjusts the lens iris settings on compatible lenses so no pixel is clipped in film mode. Scene average auto exposure in video mode
- Lens Mount: Active MFT
- Screen Dimensions: 3.5" and 800 x 480 resolution
- Screen Type: Integrated LCD
- Metadata Support: Automatic camera data and user data such as shot number, filenames and keywords
- Controls: 4 way directional controller for navigating menus and entering metadata. Push buttons for recording and transport control
- Microphone: Integrated stereo microphone
- Speaker: Integrated mono speaker
- Mounting Options: 1 x 1/4"-20 UNC thread mounting point on top of camera. 1 x 1/4"-20 UNC thread tripod mount
- Storage Type: Removable SDXC, SDHC cards
- Storage Format: Mac OS Extended or exFAT format. SD cards can be formatted in camera, or on any Mac or Windows computer. Formatting in camera recommended
- Storage Rates: 1920 x 1080, Apple ProRes 422 HQ - 27.5 MB/s, Apple ProRes 422 - 18.4 MB/s, Apple ProRes 422 LT - 12.75 MB/s, Apple ProRes Proxy - 5.6 MB/s (Storage rates based on 30 frames per second)
- Compressed Recording Formats: Apple ProRes 422 HQ, ProRes 422, ProRes 422 LT and ProRes 422 Proxy in QuickTime MOV. Lossless CinemaDNG RAW.
- Recording in 1920 x 1080 with choice of Film or Video Dynamic Range
- HDMI Video Output: 1 x Micro HDMI Type D output
- Analog Audio Input: 1 x 3.5mm stereo audio
- Analog Audio Output: 1 x 3.5mm stereo jack headphone output
- HDMI Audio Output: 2 channels 48 kHz and 24-bit
- Remote Control: 1 x 2.5mm LANC for Rec Start/Stop. Iris Control and Focus using compatible lenses
- Computer Interface: USB 2.0 Mini-B port for software updates and configuration
Buy Now Pay Later
With the no deposit Buy Now Pay Later option, pay nothing for six months when you spend £250 or more, then either settle the cash price in full by paying a £29.00 settlement fee, or choose to spread the cost over 36 months at 19.9% APR Representative. Call us to place your order and you can also make a partial payment, the interest charged will be based on the remaining balance. Please see the repayment example below to see how much purchasing this item on finance would cost.
|Item Value (Cash Price)
|Total Amount Credit
||35 x £31.28
|Total Amount Payable
|Annual Rate of Interest
Are you eligible for finance?
Applicants must be:
- Aged 18 years or older from the application date
- In permanent UK residence for a minimum of three years
- Fulfil at least one of the following employment criteria:
- In regular, permanent employment.
- Retired from regular employment - With a minimum age of 50.
- Not working through disability.
Note: All applicants will be subject to a credit reference check by the lender.
The approval of your application depends on your financial circumstances and borrowing history. Warehouse Express Ltd trading as Wex Photo Video act as credit broker and not the lender. Barclays Partner Finance act as the lender.
Can I repay early? If so how?
No repayments are scheduled in the initial six-month deferral period. However, it is possible to pay off the loan, either by way of a lump sum or in smaller amounts. If the loan is fully repaid within the six-month deferral period, then no interest is payable, but a £29.00 early-settlement will be incurred. Such repayments may be made to Barclays Partner Finance by cheque, debit card or standing order. Unfortunately it is not possible to set up a direct debit within the deferral period. Further information on how to make such repayments will be set out in the loan agreement pack provided by Barclays Partner Finance.
What happens if I don't repay within the first six months (deferral period)?
Following the six month deferral period, Barclays Partner Finance will initiate a monthly direct debit payment for the remaining duration of the loan. Interest will be charged at a rate of 19.9% APR on outstanding balances (backdated to the first date of the loan). Late payment penalties and early repayment charges will apply from this point. Barclays Partner Finance will send a reminder letter approximately one month before the six month deferral period is due to elapse. Note: If you chose to spread the cost and pay monthly, interest is charged from the start of the loan, not from the start of the repayment period.
What will I receive from the finance provider (lender)?
Barclays Partner Finance will send a loan agreement pack approximately four weeks after delivery of the goods, confirming that the account has been activated and, from this point, it is possible to make repayments against the loan. You will also receive reminder letters and text at the end of the deferral period to remind you when your first payment is due.
For further information on how our finance product work, see our Finance help section.
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† Once your application has been accepted, usually within minutes, we will immediately dispatch your equipment.