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NAB Newsflash! Blackmagic Design to Release 4K RAW Camera for $4k and Pocket 1080p RAW Camera for $995!

By fotosiamo on April 8th 2013

Blackmagic Production Camera 4K and Pocket Cinema Camera

Blackmagic Production Camera 4K and Pocket Cinema Camera

Here is a double bombshell for all you Black Magic Cinema Camera lovers. It looks like Black Magic Design is going to introduce not one, but two new versions of the much loved Blackmagic Cinema Camera (BMCC). We will continue to update the announcement as they come along, but here is what we should look forward to as seen from this Instragram snapshot from filmbot

Blackmagic Production Camera 4K

  • Compact 4K camera
  • Super 35 sensor
  • Global shutter
  • Ultra HD and 4K support
  • Built-in SSD Recorder
  • Touch LCD metadata entry
  • Compressed CinemaDNG RAW and ProRes recording
  • Thunderbolt compatibility
  • EF Lens compatibility
  • Included DaVinci Resolve and UltraScope
  • Price of $3,995

A 4K camera for just under $4k is virtually unheard of and will seriously rock the competition. Moreover, the Production Cinema 4K has global shutter and compressed CinemaDNG RAW, too!

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

  • Super 16 sensor
  • 13 stops of dynamic range
  • Built-in SD card recorder
  • High resolution LCD
  • ProRes and CinemaDNG Raw
  • Active Micro Four-Thirds Lens compatibility
  • Micro HDMI monitoring with overlays
  • Price of $995

I’m super-excited that they are releasing the PCC with an active Micro Four-Thirds lens mount, which means that native MFT lenses with electronically-controlled focus and aperture will work on the Pocket Cinema Camera, unlike the current MFT-mount BMCC. Oh, and that price!

NAB has just barely begun and the exciting new products announce will keep the industry and all of us who are venturing in to videos on our toes. Tune in for more!

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Joe is a fashion and commercial photographer based in Los Angeles, CA. He blends creativity and edge with a strong style of lighting and emotion in his photographs.

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Brooklyn Effects

    Available in 2013 But going to be on backorder until 2015.

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  2. NAB2013 | mskogstrom photography

    […] things are popping up like the new camera from BlackMagic design, The Phantom Flex 4K, a 4K camera in the $4K range!  Sony released the PMW-400, XAVC upgradeable […]

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  3. Disgruntled and disillusioned.

    BMD are incapable of fulfilling back orders for either MFT or EF versions of the original Cinecam, announced at NAB LAST YEAR, and yet they release these two new items? Frankly its an insult to the LEGIONS of people STILL waiting for a sniff of what is fast becoming an obsolete product.

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    • Adam Loretz

      True. I hope BMD manage to get all hands to the pump, cos they’re on fire with this announcement

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  4. Deon van Zyl

    my brain just exploded

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  5. Tucker Prescott

    That is incredible. The original BMCC didn’t peak my interest, but these two cameras sound like dreams come true. Hopefully there wont be the type of add-on hidden cost system seen in RED and the like, but if BM’s previous decisions have any relevancy to the equation, I doubt it.

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  6. Erik Tande

    Shut up and take my money!!!!!!

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  7. Josh Voyles

    I’m so excited I’m almost in tears. 1080P RAW for $995….SOLD!!! And the 4K camera is totally going to set the bar for other manufactures to create a competitive product or lower their insane prices.

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