Blackmagic Design yesterday announced an all-new version of its Pocket Cinema Camera with some major improvements for 4K video. This amazing digital film camera has got a full 4/3 HDR sensor, dual native ISO with up to 25600 ISO for incredible low light performance as well as 13 stops of dynamic range. Just like the older version, the new model can capture footages in a 10-bit ProRes; but unlike the predecessor, the camera can record directly to external drives over USB-C, which is the biggest advantage while recording large 4K RAW files. This all-new version of the Pocket Cinema Camera by Blackmagic Design is scheduled to launch later this year for only $1,295
The body of this new camera is made up of a space-age carbon fiber polycarbonate composite, which makes it extremely durable and light. Consists of a high strength polymer, the carbon composite material provide the camera body an incredible amount of strength and rigidity protecting it from accidental hits and drops. Furthermore, the multi-function grip on the camera has got all the buttons and dials placed logically, which allows super fast access to all the necessary shooting functions.
Known for creating pro video tools, from cameras, to broadcast equipment, to the industry standard color grading software, Blackmagic has been releasing smaller cinema cameras in the low-thousand-dollar price range for the past five or so years gaining a popularity among amateur and low-budget filmmakers.