Blackmagic Design has released details of its latest handheld digital film camera featuring a full 4/3 HDR sensor with 13 stops of dynamic range.


Angled view of the new Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera  4K. (Source: Blackmagic Design.)

The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera  4K is being showcased at NAB 2018 in  Las Vegas. Packing high end imaging and professional features into a compact body, it is ideal for locations work, including shooting independent films and documentaries, fashion shows, travel blogs, web videos, weddings, corporate video and sports. A new USB-C Expansion Port eliminates the need for expensive external recorders by allowing users to record using the internal SD/UHS-II and CFast recorders or directly to the same external disks they will use for editing and colour correction.

The full size of the 4/3 sensor is designed to perfectly match MFT lenses so the crop factor is greatly reduced, providing a wider field of view. It also features dual native ISO with up to 25600 ISO for excellent low light  performance. The camera comes with large 5-inch touchscreen monitor, 10-bit ProRes and 12-bit RAW recording, 3D LUTs, four built in microphones, mini XLR audio input with phantom power, Bluetooth wireless camera control and HDMI on set monitoring output. The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera  4K will be available from resellers worldwide later this year for only  US$1,295.

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