Blackmagic introduces 2,5k Cinema Camera for 2995 dollar

The American company Black Magic announced its first Cinema Camera camcorder. The Cinema Camera is the first camera of the company, as Black Magic was formerly mainly concerned with software and accessories. The sensor has a dynamic range of 13 stops, an area of 16.4mm x 14.04mm, slightly less than micro 4/3, and captures images with a resolution of 2432x1366 pixels. The lens mount is compatible with Canon EF lenses and Zeiss ZF lenses.

The video can be stored in three different formats; CinemaDG for 12bit-process raw images at full resolution, and ProRes and DNxHD for compressed images in Full HD. These can be selected from the frame rates 24, 25, 29.97 and 30 fps. The camera has an opening on the right side where a regular 2.5" SSD can be inserted to store the video. According to Black Magic you can record 30 minutes raw video on a 256GB SSD, with a framerate of 24fps.

Cinema Camera

On the left side of the camera are connections in for two microphones which can be connected via standard jack plugs. There is also a headphone jack for monitoring audio. There's an SDI video connection and the camera can be connected to a computer using the Thunderbolt connector.

The rear houses a 5" capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 800x480 pixels. The camera can be operated using the screen, and it is possible to add metadata to clips via an onscreen keyboard. The battery of the camera is not removable and lasts about 90 minutes.

The 1.7-pound device should be available worldwide in July this year for $2.995. For that money you'll also get a version of the Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve software with which colors can be processed.

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