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Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camcorder

355g 3.5" Jan 2014
Full HD Weight Interchangeable Lens Display Diagonal Release Date
The digital film camera that's always with you!The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera is a true high dynamic range film look camera in an extremely portable size, so now you can shoot cinema quality... More
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22 Reasons For

Good Expert Reviews

This camcorder received a rating of 80% from camcorder expert review site appleinsider.com.

Good Owner Reviews

This video camera has an average owner rating of 85 out of 100 based on 30 owner reviews.

Nice Design

A few customers who reviewed it concluded that it was good looking. M. Sunderland gave the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema a score of 4 stars and wrote on Amazon four years ago “The camera is pretty good” in their review of the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema. M. Sunderland also mentioned “Once you have it it is beautiful”.

A few Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema owners mentioned in their reviews that it was smooth. -Efox- mentioned in their review of the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema two years ago “Prores are such huge files, it'll need at least a class 10 (ideally too a UHS 3) to have a fast enough write speed for smooth recording”.

One Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the product was a good design.

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Good Product Quality

Some people reckoned that the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema was good quality. -Efox- said in their Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema review on Amazon two years ago “A lot of the excellent quality Panasonic and Olympus m4/3 lenses can be used (be wary of digital ones without aperture control; great image quality” and gave this camcorder a score of 4 stars. Alp mentioned “Stunning quality images” in their Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema review. Four years ago M. Sunderland gave it a rating of 4 stars and said “Depth of field is great, image quality is great” in their review of the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema.

Reasonably Priced

Four people who purchased it agreed that it was good value for money. Alp said on Amazon “This is an incredible camera for the cost.”. S. Gardner mentioned on Amazon “Fantastic camera - and at a great price - perfect”. Appleinsider.com mentioned “Low cost” in their review.

Several Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema owners who purchased this camcorder reckoned that it was a bargain for the price.

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Blackmagic Design Has Excellent Reviews for Its Camcorders

Blackmagic Design camcorders have excellent reviews on average and across all camcorders Blackmagic Design is one of the top rated brands.

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Easy to Use

Some Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema reviewers who purchased the product wrote that it was easy to use. -Efox- said on Amazon “The design of the interface is smooth an easy, almost feels like Apple designed it - you've got what you need, easy to use”. -Efox- also mentioned “It would be great to use the quality of this for documentary.”. Genie Who Accepts Meta-Wishes rated it as excellent and she said last year “The BMPCC is actually a very bare bones camera, which requires considerable further investment for it to be a practical film-making tool” in her Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema review.

One customer who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to use the menus. One Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema owner who reviewed it thought it was easy to assemble.

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Good Quality Lens

A number of people said in their reviews that it had a good lens. Two years ago Mr Glyn J Burtt mentioned in his review of the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema on Amazon “Really great camera, consider your lens investment too though”. Mr. P. Kay said four years ago “For best results use a decent quality lens, very high speed Memory cards (PC Formatted to exFat)”.

One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good autofocus. A. J. S. Richardson said in their review of this camcorder on Amazon four years ago “I can't see the LCD screen in sunlight, which makes it tough to see if footage is in focus” however they gave the product a score of 2 stars.

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Robust

A few Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema reviewers thought it was well made. -Efox- wrote on Amazon two years ago “Many of it's features actually mirror the interface of the Arri Alexa; unable to delete footage in camera, well built solid metal design, Raw”.

Good Technical Features

A few Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema reviewers concluded that it had good features. Mr. P. Kay wrote in their Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema review on Amazon “Yes you will need half decent editing facilities.”.

Good Size

One Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema owner said in their reviews that it was a good depth. M. Sunderland mentioned on Amazon “Less rolling shutter, still great depth of field” in their review of the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema.

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was compact.

Good Connectivity

One customer said that this camcorder was good in terms of HDMI connections. Anthony Dunne gave the product a rating of 5 stars and he said “Love it hdmi out is great with ninja 2” in his review of this camcorder.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on video cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of camcorders that are a comparable age to the Pocket Cinema is 3.2", and the display diagonals range from 1.3" to 11". At 3.5 inches, the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema has a quite large display diagonal compared to most of the other video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

If this video camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to consider the Blackmagic Design Production Camera 4K[plb_2643988_price] (5").

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Has an Interchangeable Lens

Unlike most of the other camcorders of this age and type which do not have an interchangeable lens, the Pocket Cinema has an interchangeable lens.

We think you might also be interested in alternative camcorders which also have an interchangeable lens including the Blackmagic Design Production Camera 4K[plb_2643988_price].

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Full HD

Full HD

Unlike most of the other video cameras of this age and spec which are not Full HD, the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema is Full HD.

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Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

The Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema has an HDMI. Most of the other video cameras of a similar spec and age to the Pocket Cinema do not have an HDMI.

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Electrical Viewfinder Type

This video camera has an Electrical viewfinder type, which is the most frequently found viewfinder type on similar spec video cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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SDXC Compatible Memory Cards

SDXC compatible memory cards

The Pocket Cinema supports an SDXC compatible memory cards which is better than most camcorders that have been around for a similar time to it. Most camcorders that came out around the same time as it support an SD compatible memory cards. This Blackmagic Design camcorder also supports an SDHC compatible memory cards. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

This video camera's memory card type (SDXC) is actually the best supported memory card type amongst all camcorders that were launched around the same time as the Pocket Cinema.

Amongst comparable types of video camera the worst supported memory card type is Not supported.

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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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 camcorders of a similar spec and age to it.

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to the Pocket Cinema, the Pocket Cinema has a built-in display.

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Very Short Battery Recharge Time

At only 1.25 hours, the Pocket Cinema has a fairly short battery recharge time compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and type. The shortest battery recharge time of camcorders that are a similar age to the Pocket Cinema is 1.2h and the longest is 4h.

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10 Reasons Against

Poor Battery Life

Four customers who purchased the product reckoned that it did not have a good battery life. -Efox- wrote “With the poor battery life” in their review. A. J. S. Richardson wrote in their review on Amazon four years ago “The camera itself is small and easy to use, however battery life is very poor at less than an hour”. Keyboard Warrior said in their review of this camcorder “I absolutely love this camera! Don't get me wrong it has a lot of flaws such as low battery life and poor choice of settings.” nonetheless they gave it a very good rating.

Unacceptable Noise Level

One Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema reviewer who reviewed it considered that it was not noisy. Appleinsider.com wrote “Small image sensor magnifies lens focal lengths by 2.88x crop factor, small sensor size prevents capturing dramatic, shallow depthoffield, noisy at high ISOs, short battery life, many operational quir” but in spite of that they still gave it a score of 4 stars.

Poor Exposure Control

One Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema reviewer concluded that the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema did not have good aperture controls.

Recent Price Increase of £97.33

In the last 13 days the Pocket Cinema has increased in price by £97.33.

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

Most camcorders that came out more than two years ago do not have an image stabilizer. The Pocket Cinema is no exception to this as it too does not have an image stabilizer.

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Not Cheap

After checking the price of 51 camcorders that have been available for more than two years they range in price from £29 to £6,999. We think that this camcorder looks expensive compared to other camcorders that have been available for more than two years.

Not Waterproof

The Pocket Cinema is not waterproof. Most of the other camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the Pocket Cinema are also not waterproof.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other video cameras of this age and spec, the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most camcorders of this age and type do not have a night mode. The Pocket Cinema is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema does not have a built-in projector. Most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been available for more than two years also do not have a built-in projector.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this camcorder was released.

Average Weight

At 355 grams, the Pocket Cinema has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other camcorders that are a similar age to the Pocket Cinema.

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Average Battery Life (max)

The Pocket Cinema has a fairly standard battery life (max) (1 hour) compared to most of the other camcorders that have been around for more than two years.

If this camcorder battery life (max) is not long enough for you then you might want to consider the Blackmagic Design Production Camera 4K[plb_2643988_price] (1.5h).

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Specification

Lens System
Interchangeable Lens
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
Design
Colour of Product
Video
Full HD
HD Type
Maximum Video Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
DC-In Jack
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
S-Video Out
Headphone Connectivity
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Type
Battery Technology
Battery Recharge Time
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Bundled Software
Hand Strap
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Mac Operating Systems Supported

Expert Reviews

(1)
8 March 2015

Videographers looking to up their game from standard DSLR shooting should take a hard look at the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema. Keep in mind there are some shortcomings in it's design, namely the menu...

Excellent RAW footage
Large dynamic range provides lots of flexibility in post
Takes standard micro four thirds lenses
Compact size
Captures cinemaworthy RAW video with impressive detail and wide dynamic range
Short battery life
Small image sensor magnifies lens focal lengths by 2.88x crop factor, small sensor size prevents capturing dramatic, shallow depthoffield, noisy at high ISOs, short battery life, many operational quir
Difficult monitoring
Poor battery performance
Limited settings

User Reviews

(17)
Reviewed 19 August 2016 by Genie who accepts meta-wishes

The main selling point of the BMPCC is that it captures beautifully film like video with 13 stops of dynamic range, recording in either ProRes or raw Cinema DNG formats for maximum flexibility in... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

- A lense is not included with product. -The DaVinci Resolve software is poor, every time I edit long takes the software automatically freezes and then quits without saving any work done.

Reviewed 11 December 2015 by S. Gardner
(Verified Purchase)

Fantastic camera - and at a great price - perfect for my son branching into film but wanting a professional finish - versatile as you can add whatever lenses you need. Arrived incredibly quickly... Read more…

Reviewed 22 September 2015 by Mr Glyn J Burtt
(Verified Purchase)

Really great camera, consider your lens investment too though and think about one of the metabones adapters to utilise your exisiting non-micro 4/3 lenses.

Reviewed 23 July 2015 by -EFox-

The Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera produces excellent footage. It's almost on par with the (visual) results from an Arri Alexa. The 13-stop dynamic range does give noticeably more tones, and the... Read more…

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Barcodes 02724281301585, 09338716001938

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