Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Video Review

This Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera review was a fun one, but let me tell you, this camera was a tough one… A big part of me loves this little camera, but the other wants nothing to do with it. It is a case of so close yet so far away. To see what I’m talking about, watch my full review below.

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Blackmagic_Design_964117Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

Product Highlights

  • Super 16mm Sized Image Sensor
  • Active Micro Four Thirds Lens Mount
  • 13 Stops of Dynamic Range
  • Records Full HD 1920×1080 CinemaDNG RAW (not yet!)
  • Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) at 220 Mbps
  • 3.5″ LCD Display with 800×480 Resolution
  • Uses SDXC and SDHC Memory Cards
  • HDMI, LANC, 3.5mm Audio Input and Output

Things I liked


  • Cost: $995
  • Features: Focus Assist + Zebras
  • Image quality
  • ProRes
  • RAW (eventually)
  • Dynamic range
  • Blackmagic stickin it to the man

Things I didn’t like


  • Battery Life
  • No in-camera formatting
  • Can’t delete files
  • No “remaining time” warning
  • Limited WB settings
  • Poor Screen viewing
  • No touch/poor v1.0 interface

What are your thoughts on the new Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera? Will you be picking one up?