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Blackmagic Design Production Camera 4K Camcorder

£2,622.00
4/3 1.7kg Jun 2014
Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Interchangeable Lens Release Date
Blackmagic Design camcorders have good reviews
Quite large display diagonal
Does not support HDMI
5 Reviews
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Reviews

Blackmagic Design Camcorders Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Blackmagic Design video cameras and also specifically for Blackmagic Design camcorders and found that in both cases Blackmagic Design had good reviews.


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Released Over Two Years Ago

It was June 2014 when Blackmagic Design released the Production Camera 4K.


Image Sensor

Only 4/3" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the Production Camera 4K is 4/3". That's 20% less optical sensor size than the most common optical sensor size of 1".

This video camera's optical sensor size (4/3") is in fact the worst optical sensor size amongst all video cameras of this type and age.

Amongst similar types of video camera the best optical sensor size is 1/2".

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Lens System

Has an Interchangeable Lens

The Production Camera 4K has an interchangeable lens. Most of the other comparable spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago also have an interchangeable lens.

We compared this video camera to all the other video cameras with an interchangeable lens and we think the Blackmagic Design URSA PL (£3,118.80) is also worth considering.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

With a weight of 1.7 kilograms, the Production Camera 4K has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other video cameras that came out around the same time as this video camera.

If you would consider a video camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Blackmagic Design URSA PL (£3,118.80) (7.4kg), or the Sony PMW-200 (£2,999) (2.7kg).

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Display

Quite Large Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 5 inches, the Production Camera 4K has one of the larger display diagonals amongst similar spec camcorders of this age. The average display diagonal of camcorders that were launched around the same time as this video camera is 3.5", and the display diagonals range from 1.3" to 11".

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Does Not Have a Built-In Display

The Blackmagic Design Production Camera 4K does not have a built-in display. Most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to this video camera do have a built-in display.

There are a number of alternative camcorders which also have a built-in display that you might want to consider including the Sony PMW-200 (£2,999), or the Blackmagic Design URSA PL (£3,118.80).

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Has a Touchscreen

The Production Camera 4K has a touchscreen, as do most of the other camcorders that have been around for around the same time as this camcorder.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The Blackmagic Design Production Camera 4K is Full HD, as are most of the other camcorders that are a comparable age to this camcorder.

If you would prefer a video camera that is Full HD then you might want to look at the Sony PMW-200 (£2,999), or the Blackmagic Design URSA PL (£3,118.80).

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The Production Camera 4K supports a higher video resolution than most video cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This video camera supports a 3840 x 2160 pixels video resolutions, whereas most comparable spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago support a 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions.

A 3840 x 2160 pixels video resolutions is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this video camera.

A 720 x 480 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution amongst similar types of video camera.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Blackmagic Design Production Camera 4K has a 3840 x 2160 pixels maximum video resolution which is higher than the 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution found on most camcorders of this type and age.

This video camera's maximum video resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels) is in fact the best maximum video resolution across all video cameras of a comparable age and type to this camcorder.

The worst maximum video resolution amongst similar types of video camera is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Support HDMI

The Production Camera 4K does not support HDMI, unlike most of the other camcorders that are a similar age to this camcorder.

We think you might also be interested in other video cameras which also support HDMI including the Sony PMW-200 (£2,999).

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Has a DC-In Jack

The Production Camera 4K has a DC-in jack. Most of the other video cameras that came out more than two years ago also have a DC-in jack.

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Has a Microphone in

The Production Camera 4K has a microphone in, as do most of the other camcorders that are a similar age to this camcorder.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The Production Camera 4K has a headphone outputs. Most of the other camcorders of this age and spec also have a headphone outputs.

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Battery

Average Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of 1.5 hours, the Production Camera 4K has a pretty standard battery life (max) compared to most of the other video cameras that came out around the same time as this video camera.

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Design

Tripod Mountable

The Production Camera 4K is tripod mountable, as are most of the other camcorders that have been available for more than two years.

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Camera

Supports On Screen Display (OSD)

The Blackmagic Design Production Camera 4K supports On Screen Display (OSD), as do most of the other camcorders of this spec and age.

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Has a Remotely Operated

The Production Camera 4K has a remotely operated. Most of the other camcorders that are a similar age to this camcorder also have a remotely operated.

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Flash

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Blackmagic Design Production Camera 4K does not have a built-in flash. Most of the other camcorders of this spec and age also do not have a built-in flash.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Production Camera 4K has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other similar spec camcorders that came out more than two years ago also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Production Camera 4K has a built-in microphone. Most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been available for more than two years also have a built-in microphone.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The Blackmagic Design Production Camera 4K has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other video cameras of this type and age.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 09338716001945

Blackmagic Design Production Camera 4K Review Sources

To prepare this Blackmagic Design Production Camera 4K review we compared this camcorder to 576 other models. For each camcorder that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 139,287 product attributes, 24,577 camcorder reviews and 2,150,700 historical camcorder prices from 164 camcorder retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this camcorder compared to the other models as well as any areas where this camcorder is lacking.

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