UPDATED: BlackMagic’s Pocket Cinema Camera is Native Micro Four Thirds Mount, Tiny, Shoots RAW


Image Credit: Daniel Garcia on Twitter

Editor’s Updates after the jump

BlackMagic has been relatively quiet for a while since solving the problems with their sensors in order to get cameras out, but at NAB 2013 they’ve just announced a whole new camera. This one has an active Micro Four Thirds mount (meaning it can work with electronically coupled lenses), is about the size of a point and shoot, has 13 stops of dynamic range, a 1080HD sensor (super 16mm size), built in SD card recording (which is extremely nice) and has a high res touch screen.

Oh, and it’s going for just under $1,000. Panasonic’s GH3 goes for $1,499 and has a weather sealed body as well as an EVF. However, it doesn’t shoot RAW video the way this will and the sensor isn’t nearly as good.

The interwebs have no further news yet on release date or anything else. If you’re interested in purchasing this camera though, we recommended these lenses for the M43 mount BMCC a while back.

Via 43Rumors

Editor’s Update: We just found out via CameraTown that they’re also announcing a 4K production camera. Besides shooting 4K video, it will also have a Super 35mm sensor–which is approximately APS-C sized. Other features are Built-in SSD, Touch screen LCD, ProRes video recoding, CinemaDNG RAW recording, Thunderbolt, and a Canon EF compatible Mount – all for just under $4,000. The new sensor size should solve the previous problems with the first BMCC being such a small sensor and not being able to get any wide shots due to the available focal lengths.

Editor’s 2nd Update: More specs

Pocket Camera

Taken from the B&H Photo listing

  • Super 16mm Sized Image Sensor
  • Active Micro Four Thirds Lens Mount
  • 13 Stops of Dynamic Range
  • Records Full HD 1080 CinemaDNG RAW
  • Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) at 220 Mbps
  • Portable Design (5″ Long and 12.5 oz)
  • 3.5″ LCD Display with 800×480 Resolution
  • Uses SDXC and SDHC Memory Cards
  • EN-EL20 Compatible Rechargeable Battery
  • HDMI, LANC, 3.5mm Audio Input and Output

4K Cinema Camera

Taken from the B&H Photo listing

  • 4K Super 35mm Sensor with Global Shutter
  • Canon EF Compatible Lens Mount
  • Records 4K (3840×2160) & HD (1920×1080)
  • Compressed CinemaDNG RAW
  • Apple ProRes 422 (HQ)
  • Bulit-in SSD Recorder
  • 12 Stops of Dynamic Range
  • 6G-SDI Output for Ultra HD via One Cable
  • 5″ Touchscreen LCD (800×480 Resolution)
  • Includes DaVinci Resolve and UltraScope

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