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Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera MFT
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Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera MFT Camcorder

1.7kg 8" Apr 2014
Weight Interchangeable Lens Display Diagonal Built-In Display Release Date
Get an even wider range of lens compatibility with the Blackmagic Cinema Camera MFT with Passive Micro Four Thirds (MFT) mount! Perfect for MFT lenses or even adapters to other lens mounts such as... More
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Blackmagic Cinema Camera MFT Test with Angenieux, Kinoptik, Schneider & Nikon lenses
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10 Reasons For

Blackmagic Design Has Excellent Reviews for Its Camcorders

Blackmagic Design is one of the best video camera brands according to average reviews from experts and owners, and Blackmagic Design also has excellent reviews for its camcorders.

Good Product Quality

One Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera MFT owner thought the Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera MFT was good quality. Meg50 said “The image quality is sensational”.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is typical of many similar spec camcorders that came out around the same time as it.

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Very Large Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 8 inches, the Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera MFT's display diagonal is one of the largest amongst camcorders that have been available for more than two years. Across all the camcorders that are a comparable age to the Cinema Camera MFT the display diagonals range from 1.3" to 11".

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Has an Interchangeable Lens

The Cinema Camera MFT has an interchangeable lens, which is unusual. Most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Lithium Battery Technology

This video camera has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery technology, which is the most commonly found battery technology on video cameras of a similar type and age to it.

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Has a Built-In Display

The Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera MFT has a built-in display, which is unusual. Most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to the Cinema Camera MFT do not have a built-in display.

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2432 X 1366 Pixels Video Resolutions

The Cinema Camera MFT supports a 2432 x 1366 pixels video resolutions which is higher than most similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Most comparable spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago support a 320 x 240 pixels video resolutions. In addition, this video camera supports a video resolutions of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Across all video cameras that were released around the same time as the Cinema Camera MFT the video resolution ranges from 320 x 176 pixels (worst) to 4096 x 2160 pixels (best).

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LCD Display

This video camera has an LCD display, which is typical of many video cameras of a comparable age and type to it.

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Quite Short Battery Recharge Time

The shortest battery recharge time of camcorders that are a similar age to the Cinema Camera MFT is 1.2h and the longest is 4h. With a battery recharge time of only 2 hours, the Cinema Camera MFT has a fairly short battery recharge time compared to most of the other camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Cinema Camera MFT does not have an image stabilizer, although this is within the context that most of the other camcorders that were launched around the same time as the Cinema Camera MFT also do not have an image stabilizer.

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Does Not Have an HDMI

The Cinema Camera MFT does not have an HDMI. Most of the other camcorders that were launched more than two years ago also do not have an HDMI.

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Not Full HD

Like most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years, the Cinema Camera MFT is not Full HD.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years, the Cinema Camera MFT is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most camcorders that were released around the same time as the Cinema Camera MFT do not have a night mode. The Cinema Camera MFT is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

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Not 3D

The Cinema Camera MFT is not 3D, although keep in mind that most of the other camcorders that were launched around the same time as the Cinema Camera MFT are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera MFT does not have a built-in projector, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the Cinema Camera MFT also do not have a built-in projector.

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Heavy

The weights of video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Cinema Camera MFT range from 59g to 7.5kg, and the average weight is 890g. At 1.7 kilograms, the Cinema Camera MFT is fairly heavy compared to most of the other camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera MFT

Released Over Two Years Ago

This video camera was released over two years ago.

Average Battery Life (max)

At 1.5 hours, the Cinema Camera MFT has a fairly standard battery life (max) compared to most of the other camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the Cinema Camera MFT.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Maximum Resolution Per CCD
Lens System
Interchangeable Lens
Storage
Camcorder Media Type
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution
Display
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
Design
Tripod Mountable
Colour of Product
Video
HD Type
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Maximum Frame Rate
Audio
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Mini-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Headphone Connectivity
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Technology
Battery Recharge Time
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Bundled Software
Hand Strap
AC Adapter Included

Expert Reviews

1 September 2013

Forum Login Imagine if your DSLR, and indeed all affordable cameras had very small sensors, and could only shoot JPGs; highly compressed and in a limited colour space. Imagine if only very... Read more…

2.5k raw
12bit uncompressed CinemaDNG files
13stops of dynamic range
DaVinci Resolve (full version) included
High quality construction
2.4 crop factor

User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 5 June 2014 by Meg50 "M50"

How other reviewers can give this camera 3 stars is beyond me. The image quality is sensational. BMD's firmware strategy is in accordance with customer feedback and although it takes time, they do... Read more…

Reviewed 4 June 2014 by Meg50

How other reviewers can give this camera 3 stars is beyond me. The image quality is sensational. BMD's firmware strategy is in accordance with customer feedback and although it takes time, they do... Read more…

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Barcodes 00013167009144, 09338716001884

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