Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera


A true Super 16 digital film camera that's small enough to take anywhere!
Introducing the pocket sized Super 16 digital film camera that's small enough to keep with you at all times, so you'll never miss a shot! Get true digital film images with feature film style 13 stops of dynamic range, Super 16 sensor size, high quality lossless Cinema DNG RAW and Apple ProRes™ recording and the flexibility of an active Micro Four Thirds lens mount, all packed into an incredibly tiny size! The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera records 1080HD resolution ProRes 422 (HQ) files direct to fast SD cards, so you can immediately edit or color correct your media on your laptop. Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera is everything you need to bring cinematic film look shooting to the most difficult and remote locations, perfect for documentaries, independent films, photo journalism, music festivals, ENG, protest marches and even war zones.

Shoot True Digital Film
The digital film camera that's always with you!s

The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera is a true high dynamic range film look camera in an extremely portable size, so now you can shoot cinema quality in situations never before possible! Imagine shooting a documentary, episodic television production, television commercial or independent film in the true quality of digital film. With its extremely compact size, you can covertly shoot important and historic events such as wars, protests and other conflict in cinema quality and get a more realistic record of the event. Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera is a true revolution in how you can shoot digital cinema!

Highest Quality
The technology of a digital film camera packed into a tiny size

Precision engineered with state of the art technology, the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera takes all the high quality features of a professional digital cinema camera and packs them into an incredibly small size. This premium quality design features a solid magnesium alloy chassis, an MFT mount for interchangeable optics, Super 16 size sensor, 13 stops of dynamic range and high quality ProRes 422 (HQ) and lossless Cinema DNG RAW file formats! Every aspect of the image path has been totally optimized for quality!

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Micro Four Thirds Lenses
Flexible lens mount for all types of quality glass

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera lets you use the most incredible range of lenses. With the Super 16 size sensor you can use a wide range of adapters for film quality Super 16 lenses, or use commonly available low cost Micro Four Thirds lenses and more. With full electronic control of your lens, you can simply point and set iris all on command! The Micro Four Thirds lens mount also gives you the flexibility to adapt to PL or other lens mounts as required.

Ultra Portable Design
Lightweight and incredibly strong

Designed as the world's most compact digital film camera, the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera features a lightweight, elegant design that fits into your pocket. Produced from magnesium alloy for incredible strength, it includes a high resolution LCD for precise focusing and a built in SD recorder, so you get a complete solution without the need to buy expensive accessories. That's vital in such an ultra compact design! With integrated stereo microphones you can also capture great quality sound. The removable rechargeable battery can be swapped quickly, so is perfect when you're on the run!

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High Resolution Display
Crystal clear view of your work

The extremely high resolution 3.5" LCD allows you to monitor while shooting and review recorded files on the SD card. The high resolution screen makes it easy to focus accurately and lets you zoom in to 1:1 size so you focus precisely every time. Camera status displayed at the bottom of the screen shows record status, shutter angle, time lapse interval, aperture setting, ISO, battery level and record time. Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera even includes built in metadata entry.

Professional Connections
The professional connections on the side include a micro HDMI out with optional overlays for easy on set monitoring. You also get a standard mini jack microphone input that's compatible with common AV style microphones, plus a mini jack headphone socket for audio monitoring using headphones. A LANC control input is included for remote operation, and you can power the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera and recharge the removable battery with the 12V DC input.

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Uses of Pocket Cinema Camera
Shoot Digital Film Anywhere!
Get the super compact Super 16 digital film camera that you can take anywhere!

The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera lets you shoot digital film quality images in virtually any location and for any kind of production. The camera's handheld design features a built in SD card recorder and removable battery, so you only need to add a lens and you're ready to shoot. You can easily attach the camera to vehicle mounts and other camera supports, including professional camera rigs with follow focus and matte box accessories.

Remote Documentary
Pack and take anywhere

If you want to make a documentary in a remote location then one of the major challenges is taking heavy equipment with you. Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera's compact size means you're agile enough to follow the story wherever it may take you! The camera's lightweight design fits into your pocket, backpack or bag, and because the camera records to small SD cards and uses a removable battery it's easy to carry spares so you can keep shooting over long time periods!

Independent Film
Tell your story in digital film

Passionate independent film makers can now shoot digital film quality and get the beauty that comes from wide dynamic range and color correction, so their productions truly look like film and not video. The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera's MFT lens mount and Super 16 size sensor lets you swap between different lenses for different shots and styles. You can even use incredible distinctive looking Super 16 cine lenses with commonly available adapters to fit the MFT mount. The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera can be used with professional rigs when follow focus, matte box and other accessories are required.

Photo journalism
Capture historical events

Bigger cameras can create barriers for journalists, whereas the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera is perfect when you're fighting you're way through a crowd to find the perfect angle to shoot from, sometimes without being noticed! Use the camera in Video mode to record in Rec709 color space that's standard for HDTV, and because files use ProRes 422 (HQ) and are saved to SD card, you can move the card to a laptop and access your media within seconds!

Crash Cam
Tough camera for tough work!

Crash cams are often used in feature film and television drama production, where cameras are used to film stunts and special effects. These cameras are often mounted in hazardous positions in order to film close up dramatic shots, however this knowingly can cause the camera to be damaged. Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera's affordable price, size and image quality make it perfect for use as a crash cam.

Small space shooting
Mount in tight spaces

There are lots of shooting scenarios where you need to position a camera in a small space, whether that's due to physical lack of space or a desire to keep the camera small and perhaps hidden completely. The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera has a 12.5 ounce design with a smaller surface area than many new smartphones, as well as a 2.5mm jack connection for LANC remote control. This is great in situations where you are able to position a camera but not someone to operate it!

Personal Use
Capture your family in digital film

The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera is a fantastic camera for personal use, especially when you want to achieve quality beyond the level of traditional video camcorders. Film a family wedding, a child's first steps or a holiday travelogue. If you're a keen photographer interested in cinematography you may already own MFT lenses or have other lenses that can be adapted to the camera. Operating the camera is simple and within minutes of opening the box you'll be filming your first projects!

Teach the true art of film!

Students learning the craft of filmmaking can now get to use a digital film camera rather than only learning the theory behind the art. Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera's ProRes™ 422 (HQ) and lossless compressed CinemaDNG files can be use with DaVinci Resolve Lite, so you can learn how to apply different color correction techniques to create different styles and looks. DaVinci Resolve Lite is free to download, so every student can have their own copy of the software in the classroom and at home!

Effective Sensor Size
12.48mm x 7.02mm
Effective Resolution 1920 x 1080
Shooting Resolutions Lossless CinemaDNG RAW and Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) at 1920 x 1080
Frame Rates 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 30p
Dynamic Range 13 stops
Focus Focus button turns on peaking.
Iris Control Iris button automatically adjusts the lens iris settings so no pixel is clipped in film mode. Scene average auto exposure in video mode.
Lens Mount Active MFT
Screen Dimensions 3.5" and 800 x 480 resolution.
Screen Type Integrated LCD.
Metadata Support Automatic camera data and user data such as shot number, filenames and keywords.
4 way directional controller for navigating menus and entering metadata. Push buttons for recording and transport control.
Microphone Integrated stereo microphone.
Speaker Integrated mono speaker.
Mounting Options 1 x 1/4"-20 UNC thread mounting point on top of camera. 1 x 1/4"-20 UNC thread tripod mount.
Storage Type Removable SDXC, SDHC cards.
Storage Format SD card can be formatted in either exFAT or HFS+
Storage Rates 220 Mbps using Apple ProRes 422 (HQ)
Compressed Recording Formats Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) in QuickTime MOV, lossless CinemaDNG RAW. Recording in 1920 x 1080 with choice of Film or Video Dynamic Range.
HDMI Video Output 1 x Micro HDMI Type D output.
Analog Audio Input 1 x 3.5mm stereo audio.
Analog Audio Output 1 x 3.5mm stereo jack headphone output.
HDMI Audio Output 2 channels 48 kHz and 24 bit.
Remote Control 1 x 2.5mm LANC for Rec Start/Stop, Iris Control and Focus.
Computer Interface USB 2.0 mini B port for software updates and configuration.
Software Included DaVinci Resolve Lite grading software DVD for Mac OS X and Windows.
Supported Software Applications
Apple Final Cut Pro, Adobe After Effects, Nuke - The Foundry, Adobe Photoshop, DaVinci Resolve.
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion or later.
Windows 7 or later.
External Power 1 x 0.7mm DC Jack for power and battery charging.
Power Removable, rechargeable Lithium Ion battery for EN-EL20, 12V-20V DC port for external power and battery recharging.
Battery Life Approximately 1 hour of continuous recording time.
Battery Charge Time Approximately 1 hour 15 minutes when camera is off, and approximately 2 hours when in use.
Dimensions 128mm x 38mm x 66mm
Weight 355g
Operating Temperature 0° to 40° C (32° to 104° F)
Storage Temperature -20° to 45° C (-4° to 113° F)
Relative Humidity 0% to 90% non-condensing
What's Included Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Wrist strap
Turret Dust Cap
12V AC Adapter
Product Warranty 12 Month Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.