Close
Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema

71

Overall Score

Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema

£799.00
Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema
6 Images + 14 Videos

Loading image...
A classic and good spec 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution 2/3" optical sensor size camcorder, but representing only middle of the road value for money
1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 2" 355g No Jan 2014
Max Video Resolution Optical Sensor Size Weight Image Stabilizer Release Date
Compare
Share on

Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Compare Cheapest UK Prices

You are subscribed to price alerts for this product
Unsubscribe
Preston Media
£799.00
Go to Store
Pro Active
£828.00
Go to Store
Digibroadcast
£871.99
Go to Store
Pro Video Kit
Blackmagic Design - Pocket Cinema Camera - Pocket size digital film camera (Brand new, unopened) - on
£945.00
Go to Store
Scan
Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera (Brand new, unopened) - on
£949.98
Go to Store
DigitalRev UK
Blackmagic Design Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
£996.45
Go to Store
Report an incorrect price | Found it cheaper elsewhere?
6 Prices from 6 Stores | £799.00-£996.45
 Show All Prices - Show Fewer Prices Get Price Alerts

Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Compare UK Used Prices

eBay
Used - Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camcorder (Used)
£600.00
Go to Store
Report an incorrect price | Found it cheaper elsewhere?
1 Price from 1 Store | £600.00
Get Price Alerts
Sorry, no international prices found
Searching for international prices ...

Assumed Exchange Rates

Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema number 150 across all camcorders.
91
Reviews
55 Reviews
51
Value for Money
Average
74
Features
Good Features
66
Age
4 Years Old
71
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 71?

It has good expert reviews and great user reviews with an average overall rating of 82%, based on 55 reviews. Looking across the entire GoPro video camera range, the average reviews for all GoPro camcorders are also excellent.
This camcorder is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer video cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest video cameras 2018.
Customers report it is reasonably priced, it is easy to use and superior product quality. However they also report poor battery life.
This Blackmagic Design camcorder has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Larger than average optical sensor size
Larger than average display diagonal
Shoot true digital film
Wide dynamic range
Highest quality
Micro four thirds lenses
Record to SD cards
Open file format
Heavier than average
Very short maximum battery life

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 £699.99 on eBay 6 days ago. We predict that the price will go down again.
There is a 85% 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.

Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Video Reviews

Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Good Expert Reviews

This camcorder has an average expert rating of 80 out of 100 based on two expert reviews from sites including wired.it and appleinsider.com.

View all expert reviews

Good Owner Reviews

Pocket Cinema owners on average rated this video camera 86%. 15 reviewers (86% of all reviewers) gave this video camera either 4 or 5 stars.

View all user reviews

Users Report Inferior Battery Life

Two people agreed that it did not have a good battery life.

Blackmagic Design Has Very Good Video Camera Reviews

Video cameras manufactured by Blackmagic Design have very good ratings on average compared to other manufacturers.

Users Report That it is Fairly Priced

Four owners considered that the product was good value for money.

Users Report That it is Easy to Use

Three owners who reviewed the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema 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
  • 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…
  • It would be great to use the quality of this for documentary.
    -EFox- (Amazon) - July 2015

Customers Report Good Product Quality

Two people who reviewed this camcorder reckoned that it was good quality.

Customers Report Excellent Design

Three customers agreed that the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema was good looking.

Value for Money

Price Has Gone Up by £99 (12%)

There was a cheaper price of £699.99 on eBay 6 days ago.

Sign up to price alerts to be notified when the price goes back down.

Chart Hide Chart View full price history

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 $700.00 (£970.83).

Check international prices

Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

Blackmagic Design released the Pocket Cinema in January 2014.

View the latest 2018 camcorders

Features

Heavier Than Average

The average weight of all video cameras is 580g, with the lightest being 50g and the heaviest being 7.5kg. The Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema's weight of 355g is heavier than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is in the heaviest 32% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

What does "weight" mean? Less Edit

1920 X 1080 Pixels Resolution

This camcorder has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many video cameras.

What does "max video resolution" mean? Less Edit

Larger Than Average Optical Sensor Size

The Pocket Cinema's optical sensor size of 0.667" is larger than 89% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature. The optical sensor sizes of video cameras range from 0.12" to 1.8", and the average optical sensor size is 0.38".

What does "optical sensor size" mean? Less Edit

Very Short Maximum Battery Life

The battery life (max) of video cameras range from 0.16h to 93h, and the average maximum battery life is 4.4h. The Pocket Cinema's maximum battery life of only 1h is shorter than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is in the shortest 10% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

What does "maximum battery life" mean? Less Edit

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Pocket Cinema does not have an image stabilizer. 69% of video cameras do have an image stabilizer.

Chart Hide Chart What is an image stabilizer? Less Edit

Larger Than Average Display Diagonal

The Pocket Cinema's display diagonal of 3.5" is larger than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is in the largest 5% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature. The smallest display diagonal of camcorders is 1.3", the largest is 9", and the average display diagonal is 3".

Chart Hide Chart What does "display diagonal" mean? Less Edit

Supports HDMI

HDMI

The Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema supports HDMI. 69% of video cameras also support HDMI.

Chart Hide Chart What is HDMI? Less Edit

Has a Microphone in

The Pocket Cinema has a microphone in, unlike 75% of video cameras which do not have a microphone in.

Chart Hide Chart What is a microphone in? Less Edit

Full HD

Full HD

The Pocket Cinema is Full HD, as are 70% of video cameras.

Chart Hide Chart What does "Full HD" mean? Less Edit

Has an Interchangeable Lens

The Pocket Cinema has an interchangeable lens, which is unusual. 93% of video cameras do not have an interchangeable lens.

Chart Hide Chart What is an interchangeable lens? Less Edit

Has a Hand Strap

The Pocket Cinema has a hand strap, unlike 93% of camcorders which do not have a hand strap.

Chart Hide Chart What is a hand strap? Less Edit

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

blackmagic design cinecampochdmftkit2

Barcodes:

00686924564486, 02724281301585, 09338716001938

Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema

Preston Media
Pro Video Kit
Scan

Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema - Other Camcorders Worth Considering

(24 reviews)
819.00
Hugely longer maximum battery life
Image stabilizer
£20 More Expensive
Best Available Price
Argos 819.00
Better brand
Longer maximum battery life
Image stabilizer
£20 More Expensive
Best Available Price
PC World Business 819.00
Better brand
67% longer maximum battery life
Image stabilizer
£20 More Expensive
Best Available Price
Wex Photographic 819.00

(2 reviews)
819.00
User reviews are a lot better
Expert reviews are a lot better
67% longer maximum battery life
£20 More Expensive
Best Available Price
Amazon UK 819.00

(143 reviews)
757.19
£42 Cheaper
Better user reviews
Considerably better expert reviews
Best Available Price
Insight 757.19

(207 reviews)
719.77
£79 Cheaper
User reviews are a bit better
Image stabilizer
Best Available Price
eBay 719.77

(144 reviews)
699.00
£100 Cheaper
Better brand
2h longer maximum battery life
Best Available Price
Park Cameras 699.00

(6 reviews)
900.00
Much better user reviews
3.75h longer maximum battery life
£101 More Expensive
Best Available Price
Digibroadcast 900.00

Today's Best Camcorder Deals

9% Price Drop
{Ricoh WG-M2
£151.18
Was £167 (20 days ago)
Optical Zoom
1x
Max Video Resolution
3264 X 2448 Pixels
Optical Sensor Size
1"
25% Price Drop
{Vivitar DVR786
£37.49
Was £50 (15 days ago)
Optical Zoom
1x
Max Video Resolution
2592 X 1944 Pixels
Total Megapixels
12.1MP
25% Price Drop
{GoPro Hero
864 reviews
£89.00
Was £119 (84 days ago)
Optical Zoom
1x
Max Video Resolution
1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Total Megapixels
5MP
20% Price Drop
{Ricoh Theta S
289 reviews
£199.00
Was £249 (27 days ago)
Optical Zoom
1x
Max Video Resolution
1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Total Megapixels
14MP
12% Price Drop
{Canon LEGRIA HF R88
£264.00
Was £299 (53 days ago)
Optical Zoom
32x
Max Video Resolution
1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Total Megapixels
3.28MP
View More Camcorder Deals