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Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema

£799.00
A classic and 3 year old Full HD 355 gram camcorder
2/3" Yes 355g No Jan 2014
Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Image Stabilizer Release Date
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Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Review

With excellent reviews, we have ranked the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema number 20 in best selling camcorders and number 120 across all camcorders.
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3 Years Old
Overall Score
48
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 49?

It has not bad expert reviews and great user reviews with an average overall rating of 81%, based on 33 reviews. Panasonic video cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
This camcorder is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer camcorders with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest camcorders 2017.
Customers report it is fairly priced, is easy to use and product quality. However they also report sub-standard battery life.
This Blackmagic Design camcorder has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Full HD
Has an interchangeable lens
Very short battery life (max)
Does not have a built-in flash

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There was a cheaper price of £600 on eBay 12 days ago. We predict that the price will go down again.
There is a 67% chance that the price will go down. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go up. Get Price Alerts.
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Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on two expert reviews from sites including wired.it and appleinsider.com the average expert rating of this video camera is 80 out of 100.

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Good Owner Reviews

Based on 31 owner reviews the average owner rating of this video camera is 84 out of 100. 9 reviewers (83% of all reviewers) gave this camcorder either 4 or 5 stars.

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Customers Report Inferior Battery Life

Two people who reviewed this camcorder wrote that it did not have a good battery life.

Blackmagic Design Has Very Good Camcorder Reviews

Blackmagic Design is one of the superior video camera manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and owners, and Blackmagic Design also has very good ratings for its camcorders.

Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Four people agreed that it was good value for money.

Customers Report it is Easy to Use

Three people who bought the product said that it was easy to use.

  • The camera itself is small and easy to use, however battery life is very poor at less than an hour…
  • 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- (Amazon) - July 2015
  • It would be great to use the quality of this for documentary.
    -EFox- (Amazon) - July 2015
  • Terabytes of hard drive storage to accommodate the enormous files the camera produces, not to mention things like lenses and lens adapters, or the various accessories you might need to assemble a fully functional video rig…

Users Report Good Product Quality

Two owners concluded that it was good quality.

Customers Report Excellent Design

Three people who reviewed it mentioned that it was good looking.


Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old, and at £799.00 it is more expensive than 74% of video cameras.

Price Has Gone Up by £199 (25%)

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema and the United Kingdom price of £799.00 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $995.00 (£1,293.00).

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Features

Full HD

Full HD

The Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema is Full HD. 73% of video cameras also are Full HD.

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Has an Interchangeable Lens

The Pocket Cinema has an interchangeable lens, unlike 94% of camcorders which do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema has a hand strap, which is unusual. 94% of camcorders do not have a hand strap.

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Average Weight

The weight of the Pocket Cinema of 355g is fairly average compared to most other camcorders. It is in the lightest 1% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Microphone in

The Pocket Cinema has a microphone in, which is unusual. 77% of camcorders do not have a microphone in.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema supports HDMI. 67% of camcorders also support HDMI.

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Very Short Battery Life (max)

The Pocket Cinema's battery life (max) of only 1h is in the shortest 6% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. The battery life (max) of video cameras range from 0.083h to 8,700h, and the average battery life (max) is 53h.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Like most other camcorders, the Pocket Cinema does not have a built-in flash. 86% of camcorders do not have a built-in flash.

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The Pocket Cinema's display diagonal of 3.5" is fairly large compared to most other camcorders. It is in the largest 10% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature. The display diagonals of video cameras range from 0.24" to 11", and the average display diagonal is 3".

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This video camera has been on the market since January 2014.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers blackmagic design cinecampochdmft
Barcodes 02724281301585, 09338716001938

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