Phillip Bloom Reviews the Black Magic Pocket Camera

Gear Reviews August 29th 2013 11:29 PM One Comment

Black Magic made waves when they announced the Pocket Cinema Camera, or BMPCC. They had developed a camera capable of recording high quality 1080 HD video in ProRes 422, which was basically as big as a point and shoot stills camera. Jaws hit the floor.

Phillip Bloom recently completed parts 1 and 2 of his extensive review of the BMPCC. It is one of the best and most thorough reviews on this camera that you will find around. In Part One, Phillip goes over the quirks and issues that he had with the camera at the beginning and then he moves on to what he likes about the model. You can check out the full written and video review on Phillip’s website. You can also checkout the video portions below.

After watching this review the BMPCC is a lot more attractive to me than it was before. I can certainly agree with Phillip in his assertion in Part One that this is not a consumer camera. It may have the size of a consumer model, but the features that it has, the codec that it uses, are examples of how nothing about this camera is consumer, except for its size.

What are your thoughts on the BMPCC after checking out this review? Is it something that you would looking to adding to your productions? Let us know in a comment below. 

[via Phillip Bloom]
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One Comment

  1. Sinh Truong

    Well done review by PB. It’d make a great B-cam… White a few shortcomings. I feel like the GH3 is a much better option for the price if somebody is trying to build a cost effective video/cine rig.

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