Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera with EF Mount - Bundle - with Wooden Camera Mini Baseplate, NATO Handle Kit with Cheese Handle

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About Blackmagic Design Blackmagic

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!

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Great picture quality (13),Easy to use (11),Large clear LCD (7),Good in low light (5),Image stabilization (3)
Cons:
Poor sound (3)
Best Uses:
Movies/short films (12),HD shooting (9),Documentaries (8),Low light (5),Weddings (5),Travel (4)
Reviewer Profile:
Pro videographer (6),Semi-pro (4)

Blackmagic Design Blackmagic Features

  • 13 Stop Dynamic Range: Regular video cameras clip video so you are locked into images that look cheap. Blackmagic Cinema Camera eliminates this problem as it captures a super wide dynamic range of 13 stops into 12-bit DNG files, so your images look truly cinematic.
  • Detail Preservation: This preserves detail in both shadows and highlights, and even handles indoor shots while keeping the details of any images captured through windows. This means you keep all sensor data so you can make creative decisions during DaVinciResolve color grading.
  • Premium Quality: Building one of the finest cameras in the world requires attention to every detail. Blackmagic Cinema Camera's premium quality design features a machined aluminum chassis, interchangeable optics, high resolution 2.5K sensor, 13 stops of dynamic range and 12-bit AW uncompressed and compressed file formats.
  • EF Compatible Lens Mount: With Blackmagic Cinema Camera you can use the most amazing optics from the world's leading lens crafters such as Canon, Zeiss and many more. Blackmagic Cinema Camera is compatible with EF and ZE mount lenses, so you can use the lenses you already own!
  • Versatile Lens Options: With Blackmagic Cinema Camera you are not locked into any specific lens and you can choose the lens you need based on the creative style of your shot! Blackmagic Cinema Camera allows full electronic control of your lens, so you cansimply point, set iris and focus on command.
  • Metadata Entry: Blackmagic Cinema Camera is the first camera to feature built-in metadata entry so your files include information compatible with popular editing software. This dramatically speeds up the whole post production process! Entering metadata is easy.
  • LCD Touchscreen: Simply tap the capacitive LCD touchscreen to display the slate where you can enter information such as shot number, search tags, scene number, timecode and more! You can even set shot number and other data to increment automatically!
  • Built-in SSD Recorder: Blackmagic Cinema Camera features a built-in SSD recorder that allows 2.5K uncompressed CinemaDNG RAW 12-bit capture as well as Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHDcompressed video formats.
  • Open Standard: All file formats are open standard and used by NLE software so you get the only camera designed from the ground up to be part of a whole post production workflow! When you've finished shooting, simply connect the SSD to your computerand edit or color your shots straight from the disk!
  • Premium Quality Design: A stylish machined aluminum design, capped with a smooth rubber front and rear for easy grip, plus a rear facing touchscreen for easy metadata entry.
  • Standard Connections: With standard connections there's no need for custom cables! You get ¼? jack audio inputs, 3 Gb/s SDI output and a Thunderbolt port for computer capture!
  • Includes DaVinci Resolve: DaVinci Resolve 9.0 software lets you take advantage of Blackmagic Cinema Camera's wide dynamic range images that are perfect for color correction!
  • Includes UltraScope: UltraScope gives you technically accurate scopes on any computer connected by Thunderbolt. Get Parade, Waveform, Vectorscope, Histogram and more!

Blackmagic Design Blackmagic Specifications

Sensor Resolution
2592 x 2192
Raw Resolution
12-bit RAW files recorded at 2432 x 1366
Shooting Resolutions
2.5K RAW at 2432 x 1366.
ProRes and DNxHD at 1920 x 1080
Frame Rates
23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 30p
Sensor Size
16.64 mm x 14.04 mm
Sensor Size - Active
15.6 mm x 8.8 mm
Dynamic Range
13 stops
Focus
Focus button turns on peaking
Iris Control
Iris button automatically adjusts the lens iris settings so no pixel is clipped
Lens Mount
EF and ZE mount compatible with electronic iris control
Screen Dimensions
5" and 800 x 480 resolution
Screen Type
Integrated LCD capacitive touchscreen
Metadata Support
Automatic camera data and user data such as shot number, filenames and keywords
Controls
Onscreen touch menus and physical buttons for recording and transport control
Microphone
Integrated mono microphone
Speaker
Integrated mono speaker
Mounting Options
3 x 1/4" thread mounting points on top of camera.
1 x 1/4" thread tripod mount with locator pin.
Power
Integrated Lithium-ion Polymer rechargeable battery.
12V-30V DC port for external battery power or use included 12V AC adapter.
Battery Life
Approximately 90 minutes
Battery Charge Time
Approximately 2 hours when not in use.
Software
DaVinci Resolve grading software including Resolve USB dongle for Mac OS X and Windows.
Media Express software for video capture from the camera's Thunderbolt port.
Blackmagic UltraScope software for waveform monitoring from the camera's Thunderbolt port.
Storage Type
Removable 2.5 SSD
Storage Format
Mac OS Extended format. SSDs can be formatted on any Mac or use Mediafour MacDrive (not included) on a Windows PC.
Compressed Recording Formats
Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHD. All compressed recording in 1920x1080 10-bit YUV with choice of Film or Video Dynamic Range.
Uncompressed Recording Formats
RAW 2.5K CinemaDNG
Storage Rates
5 MB/frame in RAW 2.5K fits about 30 minutes of 24p video on a 256 GB solid state disk. Compressed HD formats fit more than 5 times the amount of RAW video.
SDI Compliance
SMPTE 292M.
SDI Audio Sampling
48 kHz and 24 bit.
Dimensions
6.5 x 4.5 x 5" / 166 x 114 x 126mm - excluding detachable sunshade and turret dust cap
Weight
3.75 lb / 1.7 kg

Blackmagic Design Blackmagic Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
4.5

(based on 15 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

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Reviewed by 15 customers

 
4.0

Not the one I wanted

By

from Providence RI  -  Semi-pro Videographer

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

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Great camera BUT

By

from Providence RI

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

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

fantastic camera

By

from Los Angeles, CA

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.

 
5.0

Pro Image Quality on a Budget

By

from Dallas, TX  -  Pro Videographer

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.

 
5.0

Buy it

By

from USA

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.

 
4.0

Great Camera W/ Specific Applications

By

from New York, NY  -  Semi-pro Videographer

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.

 
4.0

I would buy this product again

By

from Dallas, TX  -  Pro Videographer

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

 
4.0

Great camera!

By

from Juneau, AK  -  Video Enthusiast

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.

 
5.0

I love the camera

By

from Las Vegas, Nv  -  Semi-pro Videographer

Excellent camera. Brought it to school, and I was the envy to all my classmates.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fantastic

By

from Dallas, TX  -  Pro Videographer

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.

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