Elegant, sophisticated and jam packed with the latest digital cinema technology, Blackmagic Cinema Camera gives your work that timeless feature film look! Blackmagic Cinema Camera features an amazing 2.5K image sensor with a wide 13 stops of dynamic range for a true digital film camera. You get a built-in SSD recorder, popular open standard uncompressed RAW and compressed file formats, compatibility with quality EF and ZE mount lenses, LCD touchscreen monitoring plus metadata entry, all packed into an exciting hand held design!
Blackmagic Cinema Camera features a high resolution sensor with wide dynamic range so it's perfect for independent film, television commercials and episodic television production. DaVinci Resolve software for Mac and Windows is included so you can work at the highest quality and get the best results. Blackmagic Cinema Camera is both affordable and a complete solution because it includes a built-in recorder and monitoring, so it's perfect for displacing video-only cameras for work such as sporting events, weddings, music videos and more!
The Blackmagic Design Blackmagic is commonly used for Documentaries, HD shooting, Low light, Movies/short films, Travel, Weddings and more.The Blackmagic Design Blackmagic is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Pro videographer among others.The Blackmagic Design Blackmagic is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Blackmagic Design Blackmagic: Easy to use, Good in low light, Great picture quality and Large clear LCD
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Stunning image quality
This is no DSLR, but is likely to appeal to those like me who like making videos with DSLRs. Like a DSLR, this camera provides the sensor and the user gets to choose the lens to put in front of it. And like a DSLR, the image from the camera is more cinematic and less video-like than that of traditional (even high-end ENG style) video cameras. Unlike a DSLR, this camera is optimized for video/film. It is fine in somewhat low light, with its native ISO 800. But, it can't produce a good image in...View full Review
This is no DSLR, but is likely to appeal to those like me who like making videos with DSLRs. Like a DSLR, this camera provides the sensor and the user gets to choose the lens to put in front of it. And like a DSLR, the image from the camera is more cinematic and less video-like than that of traditional (even high-end ENG style) video cameras. Unlike a DSLR, this camera is optimized for video/film. It is fine in somewhat low light, with its native ISO 800. But, it can't produce a good image in no light, compared to the decent image of the Nikon D800 and Canon 5D Mark II and III at, say ISO 3200. But, give it enough light at ISO 800 (which isn't difficult) and the image is far superior to any DSLR and many video cameras. The dynamic range is as promised. The ability to capture both highlight and shadow detail in the same image, without having to sacrifice one for the other, is great. The colors are just right in this camera. The first images I looked at on the screen from this camera were just spot on. Subtle tonal differences were apparent. Colors were true to life. But the best thing is having the 12-bit raw files available to adjust the colors to suit the look you want. The image holds up to aggressive adjustments in a way that compressed images just cannot. The compression artifacts just won't allow the image to be pushed and refined in the way that the raw images from the BMCC can be. The detail is there in a very natural way. No sharpening is needed, but the image can survive sharpening to give it even more pop. I've discussed the image, because that is the key to this camera for me. It is simply the best image I've seen from any cameras that I've had in this (and 2x) price range (including Canon 5D Mark II and III, Nikon D800, and Sony PMW-EX1). The costs come in workflow and handling. See published reviews on dealing with both raw and compressed (ProRes and DNxHD) workflows. From a handling point of view, the form factor is a bit clunky. It is heavy and doesn't lend itself to being easily hand held. It can be hand held, but it just isn't like hand-holding a DSLR. It begs for some support, such as a sholder rig or cage. Shooting with this is a different mindset than with a DSLR. Rather than adjusting ISO to get the exposure correct, the ISO should remain at 800 (even though you can choose 1600 and 400, and then expose as bright as possible with both f-stop and ND filters. The image will look too bright at first, but the exposure can be lowered in post-production. This maintains the best dynamic range, preserving the highlights and producing very clean shadows. Finally, a surprising bonus to me. The focus-assist functions work very nicely. The focus peaking is the most accurate that I've used (especially compared to the Sony PMW-EX1). Sharp focus was surprisingly easy to achieve by relying on the focus peaking. A double-tap to the screen zooms in on the image, while maintaining the focus peaking for extra assurance in focusing (even while recording!). It is image, image, image for me. I can work with/around any other issues that I consider quite minor. But, no matter what features or useability current DSLR and S35 video competition has, the image cannot match what I'm seeing with this camera.
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Great camera, my only problem with it was not having enough knowledge about the product and the sales man who was helpful but did not know that the 4K was a full frame camera so now I am stuck with the 2.5k which is nice but the work I do requires more of what the full frame as to offer
This is one amazing camera that I would like to return, duo to some confusion and lack of knowledge on my part and the sales associate I ended up with the 2.5K that does not not fit my work flow due to the I believe 2.3 magnification , I was told by the sales associate that it was the same on the 4K and clearly that's not the case, it was not malicious on his part as a matter of fact he was great. The super 35 fits my work flow and for the extra money my life would be so much easier
I use Canon DSLR to shoot lots of video and this is big step-up for me. footage quality is outstanding. random thing i've noticed with this camera comparing with my canon t2i. it's very heavy. when you carry around this camera with other lens you realize how heavy this camera is. but also give you better steady handheld footage. back lcd screen is very big and very easy to focus with activating focus button and give you little sizzle image for focused area. also you can double tap the screen to maginify for better focus. if you use in outdoor daylight, it's very hard to see just like canon camera. battery is built in to body and you can't swap the battery like canon. there's external battery optoin and i'd probsbly shop around. i'm glad this camera chose SSD drive for recording media option. footage quility is great, but also very huge. shooting raw dng sequence, it'll fill up 240g ssd drive within an hour. apple prores quicktime is also very good quality and give you lots of range when you shoot with film mode. hope there's better management for recorded footage. you gets lots of rolling shutter. this camera perform better on tripod or very slow camera move. still new to this camera and learning new things every time use it. liking it very much so far.
With the BMCC Metabones Speedbooster, this really is a mini Alexa. It really has top notch image quality that beats out even the likes of the Canon C300, which is a way overpriced $15k camera.
Love this cam. I use for documentary and it is MUCH better than my 5d for workflow and ease of use. Sure I don't get unreal light, but a 80 buck led solves this.
This camera is perfect for event videographers and indies but outside of that niche I can't say its by any means a perfect camera. Black Magic really tried to do something unconventional here and it shows both in the pros and cons. I would heavily research before getting this camera but if you can find it in your budget and can overcome a few limitations, it might be worth your time.
I love the image quality on this guy. Its the main reason I pulled the trigger on this camera. Of course it has its draw backs poor internal audio screen very reflective and of course I d suggest using it with some sort of rig at least a handle. The internal battery is more of a back up to the additional battery you choose to add on. All in all the image is the winner for me I love this camera
I use this for my indie films. It has been a ton of fun to shoot test video with. I love the image quality and the film-like results. I have tried it with a variety of lenses, some canon lenses don't seem to work with it. the iris is not controllable. I will need an external batter solution for it when I do longer shoots. I acciently left it on standby in my camera bag for an hour. It got very warm and used up most of the battery. Make sure it is off before putting it away. I am very happy with this camera overall.
Excellent camera. Brought it to school, and I was the envy to all my classmates.
As long as you understand and expect its limitations (rolling shutter, crop factor, etc.) this camera is awesome. It takes a little more money to get started, but for its price, it's a revelation.