I had a chance to get my hands on the new Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4k. The pocket aspect of it is a bit misleading, but certainly not a deal breaker in any way. Think of it as a marriage between a large mirrorless camera and the original Blackmagic Cinema Camera.

The new Pocket 4K spots an MFT lens mount and sensor.  This is an all-new sensor with an ISO range of 200 – 25600.  That’s unheard of in a BMC camera. From what I could see, those higher ISOs might even be usable.

On the back is a very high-quality LCD touchscreen. Sadly, it does not articulate in any way. I ‘m also unclear of the brightness and how well this highly reflective screen will fare outdoors.

The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4k is running the same URSA software, so navigating the menus is a breeze. There are also quite a few dedicated buttons on the body that should reduce the number of trips into the software.

 

I just had a few minutes with this very popular new camera. It seems to be an ideal choice for URSA shooters looking for a second camera to add to their kit. It would be quiet at home on any mid-large gimbal rig. According to Blackmagic Designs, the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4k should be shipping in Sept. for about $1300.  Find more details at https://goo.gl/uNxzNh