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Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera EF

66

Overall Score

66

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A good spec but 4 year old 2432 x 1366 pixels resolution 1.7kg camcorder
73
Features
Good Features
63
Age
4 Years Old
66
Overall Score
Good
2432 X 1366 Pixels 2" 1.7kg No Jul 2013
Max Video Resolution Optical Sensor Size Weight Image Stabilizer Release Date
Max Video Resolution 2432 X 1366 Pixels
Optical Sensor Size 2"
Weight 1.7kg
Image Stabilizer No
Release Date Jul 2013
GoPro Hero 4

83

Overall Score

83

Overall Score

GoPro Hero 4

£150.00
Our Verdict:
A best selling and multi award winning 1x optical zoom 3840 x 2160 pixels resolution video camera, with very good features and a low price
93
Reviews
975 Reviews + 4 Awards
89
Value for Money
Very Good
81
Features
Fully-Featured
58
Age
5 Years Old
83
Overall Score
Excellent
1x 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels 12MP 1" Dec 2012
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 1x
Max Video Resolution 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels
Total Megapixels 12MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Dec 2012
Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera EF

66

Overall Score

66

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A good spec but 4 year old 2432 x 1366 pixels resolution 1.7kg camcorder
73
Features
Good Features
63
Age
4 Years Old
66
Overall Score
Good
2432 X 1366 Pixels 2" 1.7kg No Jul 2013
Max Video Resolution Optical Sensor Size Weight Image Stabilizer Release Date
Max Video Resolution 2432 X 1366 Pixels
Optical Sensor Size 2"
Weight 1.7kg
Image Stabilizer No
Release Date Jul 2013
GoPro Hero 4

83

Overall Score

83

Overall Score

GoPro Hero 4

£150.00
Our Verdict:
A best selling and multi award winning 1x optical zoom 3840 x 2160 pixels resolution video camera, with very good features and a low price
93
Reviews
975 Reviews + 4 Awards
89
Value for Money
Very Good
81
Features
Fully-Featured
58
Age
5 Years Old
83
Overall Score
Excellent
1x 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels 12MP 1" Dec 2012
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 1x
Max Video Resolution 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels
Total Megapixels 12MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Dec 2012

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Reasons For

Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera EF GoPro Hero 4
1 Reason For
50% Larger Optical Sensor Size
The Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera EF is a 2/3" optical sensor size camcorder. That's 1" larger than the GoPro Hero 4 (1/2.3").

Optical sensor size is one of the most important factors affecting the image quality produced by a camcorder. The sensor is what processes the light from the lens and transfers it into a digital image.

A larger optical sensor produces better quality results, because more light can be brought into the lens at once, This leads to larger, more highly-detailed videos and photos.

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3 Reasons For
15 Times Lighter
The GoPro Hero 4 has a weight of 110g, whereas the Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera EF is a 1.7kg camcorder (1.6kg heavier).

This denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

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More Popular
The GoPro Hero 4 is a more popular choice amongst buyers.
Better Brand
GoPro camcorders have an average rating of 88.5%, but Blackmagic Design has an average rating of 85%.

Reviews & Awards

Awards

Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera EF GoPro Hero 4
No awards found
4 Awards
Digitaltrends.com: Recommended Product hwt.dk: Silver Product of the Year PC Advisor.co.uk: Gold PC Mag: Editor's Choice

Average Expert Rating

Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera EF GoPro Hero 4
5 stars
0 reviews
4 stars
0 reviews
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
Best
5 stars
8 reviews
4 stars
8 reviews
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Average User Rating

Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera EF GoPro Hero 4
No reviews found
Best
5 stars
695 reviews
4 stars
141 reviews
3 stars
30 reviews
2 stars
22 reviews
1 star
31 reviews

Average Brand Rating

GoPro has a better average brand rating than Blackmagic Design. The average brand rating for GoPro is 88.45% based on 3,223 reviews, where as the average brand rating for Blackmagic Design is 85.03% based on 72 reviews.
Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera EF GoPro Hero 4
Blackmagic Design

85

85

Based on 72 reviews
GoPro

88

88

Based on 3,223 reviews

Date Released

Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera EF GoPro Hero 4
55 months old Best 62 months old

Manufacturer's Warranty

Key Features

Optical Sensor Size

Optical sensor size is one of the most important factors affecting the image quality produced by a camcorder. The sensor is what processes the light from the lens and transfers it into a digital image.

A larger optical sensor produces better quality results, because more light can be brought into the lens at once, This leads to larger, more highly-detailed videos and photos.

Weight

This denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

Specification

 
 
 
Lens System Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera EF GoPro Hero 4
Optical Zoom Unknown - Click to provide data 1x
 
 
 
Video Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera EF GoPro Hero 4
Max Video Resolution
3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
Maximum Frame Rate 30fps Unknown - Click to provide data
HD Type
Full HD HD
HD
 Full HD
 HD
 HD
Full HD HD
HD
 Full HD
 HD
 HD
Video Resolutions
2432 x 1366 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
1920 x 1080
 2432 x 1366
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080
2432 x 1366 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
1920 x 1080
 2432 x 1366
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080
 
 
 
Image Sensor Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera EF GoPro Hero 4
Total Megapixels Unknown - Click to provide data 12MP
Optical Sensor Size 2"
BEST
1"
Effective Megapixels (movie) Unknown - Click to provide data 12MP
Maximum Resolution Per CCD 2,500 Pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Storage Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera EF GoPro Hero 4
Memory Slots Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Compatible Memory Cards
MicroSD (Transflash) microSD
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 microSD
MicroSD (Transflash) microSD
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 microSD
Camcorder Media Type
SSD
 SSD
SSD
 SSD
 
 
 
White Balance Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera EF GoPro Hero 4
White Balance
Auto
 Auto
Auto
 Auto
 
 
 
Display Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera EF GoPro Hero 4
Display Diagonal 8" Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
800 x 480
 800 x 480
800 x 480
 800 x 480
Display
LCD
 LCD
LCD
 LCD
 
 
 
Viewfinder Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera EF GoPro Hero 4
Viewfinder Type
Electronic
 Electronic
Electronic
 Electronic
 
 
 
Audio Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera EF GoPro Hero 4
Audio System
Mono
 Mono
Mono
 Mono
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera EF GoPro Hero 4
Mini USB Port 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Battery Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera EF GoPro Hero 4
Maximum Battery Life 1.5h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Technology
Polymer
 Polymer
Polymer
 Polymer
Battery Recharge Time 2h Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera EF GoPro Hero 4
Weight 1.7kg
BEST
110g
Height 126.49mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Depth 113.51mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Width 166.2mm Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Packaging Content Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera EF GoPro Hero 4
Bundled Software
 
 
 
Other Features Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera EF GoPro Hero 4
I/O Ports Unknown - Click to provide data
Interface Unknown - Click to provide data

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