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Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camcorder

£839.00
2/3 355g Jan 2014
Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Interchangeable Lens Release Date
Expert reviews are average
Short battery life
Does not have a good screen
30 Reviews
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Low Cost

Twenty-four customers mentioned in their reviews that the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema was good value for money. Gamesradar.com wrote “Low cost” in their review of the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema but in spite of that they scored it 1 stars. Gamesradar.com also mentioned “Inexpensive, fast solution to convert tape sources to H.264 files with minimum effort” in their review. Gamesradar.com also mentioned “ProRes format video files offer excellent image quality with less postprocessing needed, portable, pocketsize camera build, affordably priced” in their review.

Two owners who reviewed it concluded that it was expensive. Furqan Soomro said in their review of this camcorder “Yes it is a bit expensive and you will need to spend a lot more to get the accessories necessary for the camera”. Genie Who Accepts Meta-Wishes mentioned in April last year “In particular, you will probably need to invest in an external power solution, expensive high speed SD cards”.

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Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on three expert reviews from sites including wired.it, appleinsider.com and gamesradar.com this video camera has an overall expert rating of 70 out of 100.

User Reviews Are Good

On average, based on 31 user reviews the average user rating of this camcorder is 84 out of 100. Over 83% of reviewers gave this camcorder either 4 or 5 stars.

Blackmagic Design Has Good Reviews for Its Camcorders

Blackmagic Design is one of the better rated video camera manufacturers according to average user and expert reviews, and Blackmagic Design also has good ratings for its video cameras.


Design

Excellent Quality

Seventeen owners said that it was good quality. Gamesradar.com mentioned “Excellent quality” nonetheless they gave the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema a rating of 17 out of 100. Gamesradar.com also said “Truly remarkable dynamic range and image quality” in their review. Newegg.com mentioned “Build quality is superb” but even so they rated the product 1 stars.

Good Looking

Eight people who purchased the product considered that it was good looking. Three years ago Newegg.com wrote “Reputable manufacturer with pretty decent 3 year warranty”. Newegg.com also mentioned “Gorgeous back plate” in their review. Newegg.com also wrote “This box works beautifully paired with a quad core Xeon” in their review.

Three owners who bought it considered that it was well designed. Gamesradar.com wrote “Design elegante”. Newegg.com wrote “Short depth, quiet, straightforward design” in their review of the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema.

Two customers who purchased this camcorder agreed that it was smooth. Two years ago -Efox- rated it 7 stars and mentioned in their review of this camcorder “The design of the interface is smooth an easy, almost feels like Apple designed it - you've got what you need, easy to use”.

One customer said in their reviews that it was neat. Newegg.com mentioned in their review of this camcorder “Neatly zip-tied out of the way until you need it”.

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ProRes Format Video Files Offer Excellent Image Quality With Less Postprocessing Needed, Portable, Pocketsize Camera Build, Affordably Priced

Sixteen customers who reviewed it agreed that it was well made. Newegg.com wrote “Built like a tank” in their review of this camcorder. Newegg.com also wrote “It seems well made” in their review. Newegg.com also wrote “Runs very well, solid” in their review.

Machine Control Through RS 422

Seven owners who reviewed the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema considered that it was easy to use. Gamesradar.com wrote “Machine control through RS 422” in their review of the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema however they gave it a score of 17 out of 100. Newegg.com mentioned “The configuration utility available during boot-up is intuitive and easy to use” in their review of this camcorder. Newegg.com also said “Software is easy to use” in their review.

Three owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to use the menus. Newegg.com mentioned in their review of the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema “I am able to play IL 2 at perfect settings” however they rated the product 18.8 out of 100. Newegg.com also mentioned “Great card, fast frame rates at high graphic settings” in their review.

Two customers wrote in their reviews that it was easy to assemble. Newegg.com mentioned “Easy to build although HDD mounting is a little different from the larger servers” but in spite of that they gave it a score of 1 stars. One person reckoned that it was easy to setup. Newegg.com wrote “I bought another WD Black hopefully to setup a mirror to have redundancy”.

One owner concluded that it had a good interface. Newegg.com said in their review of the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema “Interface is basic and straight forward” .

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was April 2017 when Blackmagic Design released the Pocket Cinema.


Flash

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema does not have a built-in flash. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to this video camera also do not have a built-in flash.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Light

Like most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to this video camera, the Pocket Cinema does not have a built-in light.

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Battery

Very Short Battery Life (max)

At only 1 hour, the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema has a fairly short battery life (max) compared to most of the other video cameras that have been available for more than two years. The average battery life (max) of video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camcorder is 1.9h, and the battery life (max) range from 0.16h to 5h.

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Support

Does Not Have Good Technical Guidance

Five customers who bought it reckoned that it did not have good technical guidance. Newegg.com wrote in their review of this camcorder three years ago “SATA cables need to be upgradedchange the formatdirection(right angle instead of straight) of the SATA plugs would help” . Newegg.com also said “The manual mentions that the board can run hot” in their review. Newegg.com also mentioned “Supermicro Tech support wouldn't help me because I used Kingston recommended memory (sold at newegg) instead of Su” in their review.


Audio

Quiet

Ten people wrote in their reviews that it was quiet. Newegg.com mentioned three years ago “SILENT at low temp, hardly audible even under full load” in their review of the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema. Newegg.com also mentioned “Silent fans (when they turn on” in their review. Newegg.com also said “Fairly fast, Fairly quiet, USB 3” in their review.


Image Sensor

2/3" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the Pocket Cinema is 2/3". That's over two times the optical sensor size of the most common optical sensor size of 1". Across all video cameras of a similar age and spec to this video camera the best optical sensor size is 1/2" and the worst is 4/3".

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Power

Good in Terms of Power Usage

One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it was good in terms of power usage. Newegg.com wrote “Energy efficient” in their review of this camcorder however despite that they gave it a rating of 1 stars.

Short Battery Life

Six people who purchased the product concluded that it did not have a good battery life. Gamesradar.com said “Poor battery performance” in their Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema review. Gamesradar.com also wrote “Short battery life” in their review. A. J. S. Richardson said on Amazon “The camera itself is small and easy to use, however battery life is very poor at less than an hour”.


Good Quality Lens

Three owners reckoned that it had a good lens. Mr. P. Kay mentioned in their review of this camcorder on Amazon “For best results use a decent quality lens, very high speed Memory cards (PC Formatted to exFat)”. Two years ago Mr Glyn J Burtt said on Amazon “Really great camera, consider your lens investment too though”.

One customer wrote in their reviews that it had a good autofocus.

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Does Not Have a Good Screen

Three customers who reviewed this camcorder agreed that it did not have a good screen. Newegg.com wrote “Card failed after short time, screen just went white, after rebooting it would come back”. Newegg.com also mentioned “Screen just goes black” in their review. A. J. S. Richardson mentioned “I can't see the LCD screen in sunlight, which makes it tough to see if footage is in focus” in their review of this camcorder.

Poor Exposure Control

One person who bought it concluded that it did not have good aperture controls.


Packaging Content

Has a Hand Strap

The Pocket Cinema has a hand strap, as do most of the other video cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Pocket Cinema has a batteries included, as do most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this video camera.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Pocket Cinema has an AC adapter included. Most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this video camera also have an AC adapter included.

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Weight & Dimensions

Compact Size

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was compact. Newegg.com mentioned “Relatively compact, relatively clean internal configuration, high quality motherboard” in their review of this camcorder. One person said in their reviews that it was thick. Newegg.com mentioned “Nothing is really loose or blocking airflow” in their review of the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema.

One owner mentioned in their reviews that this camcorder was heavy and bulky.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 355 grams, the Pocket Cinema has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and type.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The Pocket Cinema is Full HD. Most of the other video cameras of this age and spec also are Full HD.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This video camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on video cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The Pocket Cinema supports HDMI, as do most of the other camcorders that were launched around the same time as this video camera.

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Has a Microphone in

The Pocket Cinema has a microphone in, as do most of the other camcorders that were launched more than two years ago.

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Has a DC-In Jack

The Pocket Cinema has a DC-in jack. Most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to this video camera also have a DC-in jack.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema has a headphone outputs. Most of the other video cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camcorder also have a headphone outputs.

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Lens System

Has an Interchangeable Lens

The Pocket Cinema has an interchangeable lens. Most of the other camcorders that have been around for around the same time as this camcorder do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Features

Many Time Saving Features

Three customers wrote in their reviews that it had good features. Ten years ago Gamesradar.com said “Many time saving features” although they gave it a score of 17 out of 100.


Display

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3.5 inches, the Pocket Cinema has a relatively standard display diagonal compared to most of the other video cameras that are a similar age to this video camera.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers blackmagic design cinecampochdmft
Barcodes 02724281301585, 09338716001938

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