Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera with MFT (Micro Four Thirds) Mount - BUNDLE - with Steadicam Merlin 2 Stabilizer with Arm & Vest (Up to 7 lbs)

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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

  • Blackmagic Cinema Camera MFT is identical to the Blackmagic Cinema Camera EF model.
  • High resolution 2.5K sensor allows improved anti aliasing and reframing shots.
  • Super wide 13 stops of dynamic range allows capture of increased details for feature film look.
  • Built in SSD allows high bandwidth recording of RAW video and long duration compressed video.
  • Open file formats compatible with popular NLE software such as CinemaDNG 12 bitRAW, Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHD. No custom file formats.
  • Includes no custom connections. Standard jack mic/line audio in, BNC 3 Gb/s SDIout, headphone, high speed Thunderbolt I/O technology, LANC remote control and standard DC 12-30V power connection.
  • Capacitive touch screen LCD for camera settings and slate metadata entry.
  • Compatible with extremely high quality Micro Four Thirds lenses and other mounts via adapters.
  • Supports 2.5K and 1080HD resolution capture in 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97 and 30 fps.
  • Thunderbolt connection allows direct camera capture via included Media Express software and supports live waveform monitoring via the included Blackmagic UltraScope software.
  • Includes a full copy of DaVinci Resolve 9.0 color grading software.

Blackmagic Design Blackmagic Specifications

Sensor Resolution
2432 x 1366
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
Compatible with any manually operated iris based lens
Lens Mount
Passive Micro Four Thirds mount for manually operated lens with manual iris control. Compatible with most third party MFT adapters for other lens mounts such as PL etc.
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
3.30 lb / 1.5 kg

Blackmagic Design Blackmagic Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
4.5

(based on 15 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

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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