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Blackmagic Design Studio Camera HD
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Blackmagic Design Studio Camera HD Camcorder

2kg 10.1" Shouldercam Sep 2014
Weight Display Diagonal Built-In Display Camcorder Type Release Date
Introducing Blackmagic Studio Camera, the world's most advanced broadcast camera for live production! Inside its incredibly tough, lightweight magnesium alloy body you get a massive 10 viewfinder,... More
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8 Reasons For

Blackmagic Design Camcorders Have Excellent Reviews

Blackmagic Design has excellent average ratings for its camcorders as well as across its entire video camera range compared to other brands.

Quite Fast Maximum Frame Rate

The average maximum frame rate of camcorders of a similar type and age to the Studio Camera HD is 47fps, and the maximum frame rates range from 25fps to 60fps. With a maximum frame rate of 60 frames per second, the Blackmagic Design Studio Camera HD has one of the faster maximum frame rates amongst video cameras of this age.

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Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is typical of many camcorders that were launched around the same time as it.

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Very Large Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to the Studio Camera HD range from 1.3" to 11", and the average display diagonal is 3.2". When compared to other camcorders that were released more than two years ago that we have checked, the Studio Camera HD's display diagonal of 10.1 inches is one of the largest.

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Fairly Long Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of 4 hours, the Blackmagic Design Studio Camera HD has a fairly long battery life (max) compared to most of the other video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Studio Camera HD. Camcorders that have been available for a similar time to the Studio Camera HD have battery life (max)s of between 0.083h and 5h, and the average battery life (max) is 1.9h.

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Has a Built-In Display

The Studio Camera HD has a built-in display, as do most of the other video cameras that were launched around the same time as the Studio Camera HD.

Other camcorders with a built-in display currently available that you might also want to look at include a cheaper video camera such as the Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera EF[plb_1983449_price] or you might consider a higher scoring video camera such as the Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera MFT[plb_2234145_price].

It is worth also looking at other camcorders which also have a built-in display including the Blackmagic Design URSA EF[plb_2446397_price].

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1080p Supported Video Modes

This camcorder has a 1080p supported video modes, which is typical of many camcorders that have been around for a similar time to it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The Studio Camera HD supports a 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions which is higher than most camcorders that have been around for around the same time as it. Most camcorders that have been around for around the same time as it support a 1280 x 720 pixels video resolutions. Across all camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the Studio Camera HD the worst video resolution is 720 x 480 pixels and the best is 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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12 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Blackmagic Design Studio Camera HD does not have an image stabilizer. Most of the other camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to the Studio Camera HD also do not have an image stabilizer.

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Does Not Have an HDMI

The Studio Camera HD does not have an HDMI. Most of the other camcorders that were launched around the same time as the Studio Camera HD also do not have an HDMI.

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Not Full HD

Most video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Studio Camera HD are not Full HD. The Blackmagic Design Studio Camera HD is no exception to this as it too is not Full HD.

Video cameras which are Full HD that might be worth considering include the Blackmagic Design URSA EF[plb_2446397_price].

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Like most of the other camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the Studio Camera HD, the Blackmagic Design Studio Camera HD does not have an interchangeable lens.

We compared all the other camcorders which also have an interchangeable lens to this camcorder and we think the Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera MFT[plb_2234145_price] or the Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera EF[plb_1983449_price] are also worth considering.

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Expensive

Video cameras of a similar type and age range in price from £29 to £6,999. We think that this camcorder looks expensive compared to other video cameras of a similar type and age.

Not Waterproof

Most similar spec camcorders that came out more than two years ago are not waterproof. The Studio Camera HD is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Studio Camera HD, the Blackmagic Design Studio Camera HD is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Blackmagic Design Studio Camera HD does not have a night mode, although this is within the context that most of the other comparable spec camcorders that were launched around the same time as the Studio Camera HD also do not have a night mode.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Most video cameras of this age and spec do not have a built-in projector. The Studio Camera HD is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in projector.

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Only Polymer Battery Technology

This camcorder has a Lithium Polymer (LiPo) battery technology, which is the most commonly found battery technology on camcorders of this spec and age.

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Heavy

With a weight of 2 kilograms, the Blackmagic Design Studio Camera HD is one of the heavier camcorders of this type and age amongst camcorders of this age. The weights of video cameras of this spec and age range from 59g to 7.5kg, and the average weight is 880g.

If you are not concerned about having a heavier weight then you might also want to look at the Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera MFT[plb_2234145_price] (1.7kg and higher rated) or the Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera EF[plb_1983449_price] (1.7kg and cheaper).

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Very Long Battery Recharge Time

The average battery recharge time of video cameras of a similar type and age to the Studio Camera HD is 2.4h. The Studio Camera HD has a very long battery recharge time (4 hours) compared to most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the Studio Camera HD.

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1 Other reason to consider the Blackmagic Design Studio Camera HD

Released Over Two Years Ago

Blackmagic Design released the Studio Camera HD over two years ago.

Specification

Lens System
Lens Mount Interface
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Focusing
Focus Adjustment
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Display Resolution
Display
Camera
Camcorder Type
Remotely Operated
Design
Tripod Mountable
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HD Type
Supported Video Modes
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Maximum Video Resolution
Maximum Frame Rate
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Microphone Connectivity
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DC-In Jack
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
XLR in
Mini-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Technology
Battery Recharge Time
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
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Packaging Content
Bundled Software
AC Adapter Included
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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00750408390455, 09338716002560

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