Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
What the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera lacks in size, it sure makes up for in quality. The shots you can pull from this little beast are extraordinary.
The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera: A Digital 16mm Film Camera In Your Pocket
What the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera lacks in size, it sure makes up for in quality. The shots you can pull from this little beast are extraordinary. It arrived right in the middle of the influx of mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras. In my opinion, it was/is a powerhouse. I shot a lot of YouTube series on this, also short films and corporates. It’s small enough to take anywhere and use handheld, guerilla-style. Alternatively, stick it on a tripod with a rig and it’s a great little camera for short films.
It shoots in film log or rec709 so you can really go to town when colour grading. It also shoots natively in ProRes422 or CinemaDNG Raw for incredible image details with wide dynamic range.
One slightly annoying thing (for me anyway) is the cropped sensor (Super 16 size, not 35mm). You might need to shoot on wider lenses, but you can easily work around it. Also, it is a Micro Four Thirds lens mount, which means you’ll either need new lenses or a lens adaptor. My personal favourite adaptor is the Metabones Speedbooster M43 to Canon EF Mount, which means I can use all my Canon EF mount lenses. I generally paired with my Sigma 18-35mm f1.4 Art Series Lens. The SpeedBooster actually increases the speed of the lens too (dug) so it becomes an f1.2 lens. Nice.
There is a new 4K version of the Pocket, which you can check out here. I haven’t had a chance to use it yet but when I do, I’ll give it a full review.
Further Product Information
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, 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 plus 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 colour 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.
The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera features an active MFT lens mount and high resolution 3.5″ LCD. 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.
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera is a true revolution in how you can shoot digital cinema! Wide Dynamic Range retains more image detail for more colour grading power. Regular video cameras shoot limited dynamic range, which is why their pictures look like video.