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Blackmagic Design Updates Pocket Cinema Camera with New Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

April 10, 2018

By Greg Scoblete

Blackmagic’s new Pocket Cinema Camera 4K features a Four Thirds-sized sensor with dual native ISO capabilities, meaning there are two optimal ISO settings for the camera instead of one.

You’ll enjoy up to 13 stops of dynamic range plus 10-bit ProRes (422 HQ) and 12-bit CinemaDNG RAW recording with 3D LUTs to either SD cards or CFast 2.0 cards. It features a USB-C expansion port so you can also record video directly onto an external drive to streamline the file transfer and editing process. The camera can also be charged using USB-C.

As the name suggests, the new Pocket Cinema Camera capable of shooting 4K video (4096 x 2160) at up to 60 fps or cropped HD at up to 120 fps.

There’s a 5-inch touch screen display that supports on-screen overlays, histograms, focus peaking and more. The camera is built from a durable carbon fiber polycarbonate composite material.

While it has a Four Thirds-sized sensor, it uses a Micro Four Thirds lens mount.

Additional features include:

* 4 built-in mics plus a mini XLR adapter with phantom power
* 3.5mm stereo audio jack
* full-sized HDMI output capable
* 25,600 max ISO
* Bluetooth remote control
* Full license for the new DaVinci Resolve 15

The Pocket Cinema Camera 4K will ship later this year for $1,295. It is available for pre-order now.

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