Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
4K for $4K is great and all, but we’d sooner drop 10 bills for Blackmagic’s lower-end (but still 1080p HD) Pocket Cinema Camera. Packing a Super 16-sized sensor, 13 stops of dynamic range, an active Micro Four Thirds lens mount compatible with a variety of lenses, extensive connectivity, and a 3.5-inch 800 x 480 touch screen, Pocket Cinema churns out professional video in open formats (ProRes 422 and lossless CinemaDNG RAW) straight to fast SD cards. Plus, its compact, pocketable design weighs in at just 355 grams (roughly 12 ounces) thanks to a cast magnesium chassis, contrasting nicely with some rigs and lenses it might encounter.
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