Blackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic Studio Camera, a new camera specifically designed for live video production and available in 1080 HD and Ultra HD models starting from US$1,995.



The new Blackmagic Studio Camera. (Source: Blackmagic Design.)

Designed with an active Micro Four Thirds lens mount that is compatible with a wide range of lenses and adapters, the Blackmagic Studio Camera is one of the most advanced broadcast cameras for live production. Its tough and lightweight magnesium alloy body contains a very large 10-inch viewfinder, long duration 4-hour battery, talkback and tally indicators, phantom powered microphone connections and built in optical fibre and SDI connections that let users connect to a live production switcher with a single cable.
 Key features include:
 – High resolution 1080HD in HD model and Ultra HD sized sensor in 4K model.
 – Built in large 10 inch super bright wide viewing angle LCD viewfinder with sun shade.
 – Built in optical fiber and regular SDI connections for camera output and monitoring input.
 – Compatible with high quality Micro Four Thirds lenses.
– Compatible with other mounts via common third party adapters such as B4 broadcast lens mount.
– Built in, two way digital quality talkback using high quality affordable general aviation headsets.
– Includes front and rear tally indicators using tally over SDI protocol.
– Features all standard connections, including dual XLR balanced mic/line audio in with switchable phantom power, headphone and microphone jack for talkback, LANC remote control and standard 4 pin XLR broadcast standard DC 12V power connection.
– On screen menus for all camera settings.
– Supports 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30 and up to 60 fps in HD model, up to 30 fps in 4K model.
– Compatible with ATEM range of live production switchers.

The Blackmagic Studio Camera will be offered  as  an HD model (shipping now for $1995) and a 4K model (shipping in June for  $2995). A second  high end digital film camera, the    Blackmagic URSA,  will be available in four versions: EF, PL, Broadcast B4 and URSA HDMI. The EF model will be shipping in June/July for $5995.  Details are available at