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Blackmagic Design URSA EF
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Blackmagic Design URSA EF Camcorder

7.4kg Aug 2014
Full HD Weight Interchangeable Lens Built-In Display Release Date
The world's first user upgradable 4K digital film camera! Introducing Blackmagic URSA, the world's first high end digital film camera designed to revolutionize workflow on set. Built to handle the... More
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10 Reasons For

Blackmagic Design Video Cameras Have Excellent Reviews

On average Blackmagic Design camcorders have excellent ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all video cameras manufactured by Blackmagic Design.

Quite Fast Maximum Frame Rate

The maximum frame rates of video cameras of a comparable age and spec to the URSA EF range from 25fps to 60fps. With a maximum frame rate of 60 frames per second, the URSA EF has one of the faster maximum frame rates amongst camcorders of this age.

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Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Has an Interchangeable Lens

The URSA EF has an interchangeable lens, unlike most of the other camcorders that are a comparable age to the URSA EF which do not have an interchangeable lens.

Alternative camcorders with an interchangeable lens currently available which you might want to consider include the Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera MFT[plb_2234145_price] which has better reviews.

We think you might also be interested in alternative camcorders which also have an interchangeable lens including the Blackmagic Design URSA PL[plb_2545912_price].

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Full HD

Full HD

Unlike most of the other comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to the URSA EF which are not Full HD, the Blackmagic Design URSA EF is Full HD.

Video cameras which are Full HD that might also be worth considering include the Blackmagic Design URSA PL[plb_2545912_price].

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2160p Supported Video Modes

The URSA EF has a 2160p supported video modes which is better than the 540p supported video modes found on most camcorders of a similar age and spec to it. In addition, this video camera have a 1080i and 1080p supported video modes.

This video camera's video mode (2160p) is in fact the best video mode amongst all camcorders of a similar age and type to the URSA EF.

The worst video mode amongst similar types of video camera is 480p.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolutions

The URSA EF supports a higher video resolution than most camcorders that came out around the same time as it. This video camera supports a 3840 x 2160 pixels video resolutions, whereas most camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to it support a 1280 x 720 pixels video resolutions. This Blackmagic Design camcorder also supports a video resolutions of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

A 3840 x 2160 pixels video resolutions is actually the best supported video resolution across all camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the URSA EF.

The worst supported video resolution amongst similar types of camcorder is 720 x 480 pixels.

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Quite High Video Capturing Speed

At 60 frames per second, the URSA EF has a quite high video capturing speed compared to most of the other camcorders that came out more than two years ago. The video capturing speeds of camcorders that were released around the same time as the URSA EF range from 24fps to 120fps, and the average video capturing speed is 50fps.

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to the URSA EF, the URSA EF has a built-in display.

Other camcorders with a built-in display currently available that you might want to consider include a cheaper camcorder such as the Blackmagic Design Studio Camera HD[plb_2466905_price] or you might consider a higher scoring camcorder such as the Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera MFT[plb_2234145_price].

We think you might also be interested in alternative video cameras which also have a built-in display including the Blackmagic Design URSA PL[plb_2545912_price].

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The URSA EF has a 3840 x 2160 pixels maximum video resolution which is higher than most camcorders of a similar age and type to it. Most camcorders of a similar type and age to it have a 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution.

This camcorder's maximum video resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels) is actually the best maximum video resolution amongst all similar spec video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the URSA EF.

The worst maximum video resolution amongst similar types of camcorder is 1280 x 720 pixels.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The URSA EF does not have an image stabilizer, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to the URSA EF also do not have an image stabilizer.

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Does Not Have an HDMI

Most camcorders that came out around the same time as the URSA EF do not have an HDMI. The URSA EF is no exception to this as it too does not have an HDMI.

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Pricey

We think this video camera looks expensive compared to other video cameras of a comparable age and spec. The cheapeast comparable spec video camera that came out more than two years ago that we found costs £29 and the most expensive costs £6,999.

Not Waterproof

The Blackmagic Design URSA EF is not waterproof. Most of the other video cameras that are a similar age to the URSA EF are also not waterproof.

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Not 3D

The URSA EF is not 3D, although this is within the context that most of the other camcorders that were released around the same time as the URSA EF are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Like most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been available for a similar time to the URSA EF, the Blackmagic Design URSA EF does not have a night mode.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The URSA EF does not have a built-in projector, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other camcorders of this age and spec also do not have a built-in projector.

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Very Heavy

The average weight of video cameras of a similar age and type to the URSA EF is 880g. At 7.4 kilograms, the Blackmagic Design URSA EF is very heavy compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

Other video cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera MFT[plb_2234145_price] (1.7kg) which also has a higher rating.

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1 Other reason to consider the Blackmagic Design URSA EF

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this video camera was released.

Specification

Lens System
Interchangeable Lens
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Display
Built-In Display
Touchscreen
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
On Screen Display (OSD)
Design
Colour of Product
Video
Full HD
HD Type
Video Capturing Speed
Supported Video Modes
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Maximum Frame Rate
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
S-Video Out
PictBridge
Mini-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Bundled Software

Expert Reviews

13 January 2016

Blackmagic Design's Ursa can be thought of as the big sister to the Production Camera 4K, which I reviewed here . The first thing you notice when looking at the Ursa is it actually looks like a... Read more…

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Barcodes 00700315904085, 09338716002546

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