Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K
Introducing the next generation handheld 4K digital film camera!
The revolutionary new Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K is the camera you’ve been asking for! It features an all new handheld design that puts the latest advanced digital film technology into the palm of your hand! The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K has a 4/3 size sensor, 13 stops of dynamic range and dual native ISO up to 25,600. That means you get stunning HDR images and incredible low light performance! The external controls give you quick access to essential functions, while the large 5 inch touchscreen makes it easy to frame shots, focus accurately and change camera settings. Images are recorded onto standard SD/UHS-II or CFast 2.0 cards in RAW and ProRes at up to 120 frames per second! In addition, the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K has an MFT lens mount, built-in microphones, mini XLR input, full sized HDMI, 3D LUT support, Bluetooth, USB-C Expansion Port and more!
Portable, Affordable and Professional
Now you can shoot anything in 4K!
Elegant Modern Design
Designed to be portable, packed with features and fully expandable!
The portable handheld design of the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K gives you incredible mobility without sacrificing features. The highly compact form factor features a carbon fiber reinforced composite body that makes it extremely durable and lightweight so you can take it anywhere. You get a super bright 5” screen, 4 built in microphones, built in recorders and external buttons and dials that give you fast access to the most important functions. That means you can quickly check framing and focus, capture audio and record your files without having to carry around extra monitors, microphones, recorders and cables. You also get lots of mounting points, a mini XLR input with phantom power, Bluetooth control and more. With the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K you get a fully featured portable digital film camera that’s flexible and expandable!
4K Digital Film Sensor
Excellent low light performance and wide dynamic range!
The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K features a full size 4/3 sensor that gives you 4096 x 2160 resolution with an incredible 13 stops of dynamic range for true digital film quality. Because it’s full size, the 4/3 sensor reduces crop factor, giving you a wider field of view. It also has dual native ISO up to 25,600 so you get incredible low light performance! The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K can record at up to 60 frames per second in 4K and up to a massive 120 frames per second for windowed HD. The camera features fourth generation Blackmagic Design color science with film, video and extended video modes. The new extended mode gives you the latitude of film with the convenience of video, so you get great looking images without having to do a lot of work in post production!
MFT Lens Mount
Compatible with your current lenses!
The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K uses the same MFT (micro four thirds) lens mount as the original Pocket Cinema Camera so you can use the lenses you already have! The MFT lens mount was designed specifically for smaller camera bodies with shorter flange focal distance. This means you can get high quality professional lenses that are much smaller than ever before! The MFT mount is extremely flexible and allows for different lens adapters. You can get adapters for PL, C, EF and more, so you can use lenses from manufacturers such as Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Leica and even Panavision!
Record using standard SD cards, UHS-II cards or CFast 2.0 media!
When it comes to recording, the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K gives you 3 kinds of media to choose from. Images can be recorded on to standard SD cards, faster UHS-II cards or CFast 2.0 cards. High definition video can be recorded using regular inexpensive SD cards. Higher performance UHS-II cards can be used for recording Ultra HD in ProRes at up to 60 frames per second and RAW at up to 30 frames per second. CFast cards can record 12-bit RAW at all supported frame rates. For longer recording times, you can also record directly to an external SSD or flash disk using the built in USB-C Expansion Port! Best of all, there’s nothing proprietary. The files will work with all professional post production software. You can even mount the media cards on your computer and start editing directly from them using the included DaVinci Resolve Studio software!
High speed USB-C connection for direct external recording!
The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K features an innovative high speed USB-C Expansion Port. USB-C is fast, flexible and even provides power, so it’s quickly becoming standard on all modern computers and devices. The massive bandwidth of USB-C makes it possible to connect external accessories such as flash drives and SSDs for significantly longer recording times. This can be important when shooting high quality lossless 12-bit RAW or even high frame rate 60 frame per second 4K. Best of all, when you’re done shooting you can use the same drive for editing and post production!
Includes DaVinci Resolve
Professional editing and advanced color grading included!
The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K features 4/3 size sensor, 13 stops of dynamic range and dual native ISO up to 25,600 for HDR images and incredible low light performance. External controls give quick access to essential functions, while the large 5 inch touchscreen makes it easy to frame shots, focus accurately and change camera settings. Features include built in SD/UHS-II or CFast 2.0 recorders for RAW or ProRes recoding as well as a USB-C expansion port for recording externally to disks, plus MFT lens mount, built-in microphones, XLR input, full sized HDMI, 3D LUT support, Bluetooth and more.
Effective Sensor Size
18.96mm x 10mm (Four Thirds)
Active MFT mount.
Iris, focus and zoom on supported lenses.
Dual Native ISO
400 and 3200
4096 x 2160 (4K DCI), 3840 x 2160 (Ultra HD), 1920 x 1080 (HD).
Maximum sensor frame rate dependent on resolution and codec selected. Project frame rates of 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94 and 60 fps supported.
Off-speed frame rates up to 60 fps in 4K DCI, 120 fps in HD windowed.
Focus button turns on peaking, auto focus available using compatible lenses.
Iris wheel and touchscreen slider for manual iris adjustment on electronically controllable lenses, iris button for instant auto iris settings on compatible lenses so no pixel is clipped in film mode. Scene average auto exposure in video mode.
5” 1920 x 1080.
LCD capacitive touchscreen.
Automatically populated lens data from electronic Micro Four Thirds lenses. Automatic recording of camera settings and slate data such as project, scene number, take and special notes.
Touchscreen menus on 5 inch screen. 1 x Power Switch, 1 x Record Button, 1 x Stills Button, 1 x Scroll Wheel with push integrated into handgrip, 1 x ISO Button, 1 x White Balance, 1 x Shutter Button, 3 x software configurable Fn buttons, 1 x High Frame Rate (HFR) Button, 1 x Zoom Button, 1 x Menu Button, 1 x Play Button, 1 x Focus Button and 1 x IRIS Button.
Total Video Inputs
Total Video Outputs
1 x HDMI Type A
Analog Audio Inputs
1 x mini XLR analog switchable between mic with phantom power support and line level (up to +14dBu).
1 x 3.5mm Stereo Input. Can also be used for Timecode input.
Analog Audio Outputs
1 x 3.5mm headphone jack.
USB Type-C for external drive recording, software updates and media download.
Integrated stereo microphone.
Built in Speaker
1 x mono speaker.
SD Video Standards
HD Video Standards
1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60.
Ultra HD Video Standards
2160p23.98, 2160p24, 2160p25, 2160p29.97, 2160p30, 2160p50, 2160p59.94, 2160p60.
4K DCI Standards
4KDCIp23.98, 4KDCIp24, 4KDCIp25, 4KDCIp29.97, 4KDCIp30, 4KDCIp50, 4KDCIp59.94, 4KDCIp60.
1 x CFast and 1 x SD UHS-II card slot for CinemaDNG Raw and ProRes Recording. Actual supported codec and frame rates are media dependent.
Can format cards to ExFAT for Windows and Mac or HFS+ for Mac (file systems).
Blackmagic RAW Constant Bitrate 3:1,
Blackmagic RAW Constant Bitrate 5:1,
Blackmagic RAW Constant Bitrate 8:1,
Blackmagic RAW Constant Bitrate 12:1,
Blackmagic RAW Constant Quality Q0,
Blackmagic RAW Constant Quality Q5,
ProRes 422 HQ QuickTime,
ProRes 422 QuickTime,
ProRes 422 LT QuickTime,
ProRes 422 Proxy QuickTime.
1 x CFast 2.0.
1 x SD UHS-II card.
1 x high speed USB-C expansion port for external media.
Blackmagic RAW Q0, Q5, 3:1, 5:1, 8:1 and 12:1 at 4096 x 2160, 3R0 and 1920 x 1080 with film, extended video or video dynamic range. ProRes at 4096 x 2160, 3840 x 2160 and 1920 x 1080 with film, extended video or video dynamic range or custom 3D LUT.
Storage rates based on 30 frames per second.
4096 x 2160
Blackmagic RAW 3:1 - 135 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 5:1 - 81 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 8:1 - 51 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 12:1 - 34 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW Q0 - 81 to 203 MB/s *
Blackmagic RAW Q5 - 21 to 58 MB/s **
Apple ProRes 422 HQ - 117.88 MB/s
Apple ProRes 422 - 78.63 MB/s
Apple ProRes 422 LT - 54.63 MB/s
Apple ProRes Proxy - 24.25 MB/s
3840 x 2160
Blackmagic RAW 3:1 - 127 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 5:1 - 76 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 8:1 - 48 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 12:1 - 32 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW Q0 - 76 to 190 MB/s *
Blackmagic RAW Q5 - 19 to 55 MB/s **
Apple ProRes 422 HQ - 110 MB/s
Apple ProRes 422 - 73.6 MB/s
Apple ProRes 422 LT - 51 MB/s
Apple ProRes Proxy - 22.4 MB/s
1920 x 1080
Blackmagic RAW 3:1 - 33 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 5:1 - 20 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 8:1 - 13 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 12:1 - 8 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW Q0 - 20 to 49 MB/s *
Blackmagic RAW Q5 - 5 to 14 MB/s **
Apple ProRes 422 HQ - 27.5 MB/s
Apple ProRes 422 - 18.4 MB/s
Apple ProRes 422 LT - 12.75 MB/s
Apple ProRes Proxy - 5.6 MB/s
Constant Quality setting Q0 storage rates quoted are indicative only, based on a 2:1 - 5:1 compression range.
** Constant Quality setting Q5 storage rates quoted are indicative only, based on a 7:1 - 20:1 compression range.. Actual storage rates are entirely dependent on image subject matter.
Pocket Cinema Camera 4K Operating System.
DaVinci Resolve Studio on SD Card.
Blackmagic Camera Setup.
Mac 10.12 Sierra,
Mac 10.13 High Sierra or later.
Windows 8.1 or Windows 10
1 x External 12V power supply.
External Power Input
1 x 2-pin locking connector.
Approximately 60 minutes (recording at 24 fps without any external USB-C device connected)
0°to 40°C (32° to 104°F)
-20°to 45°C (-4° to 113°F)
0% to 90% non-condensing
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K
Lens turret dust cap.
30W power supply with locking connector and international adapters.
SD card with software and manual.
DaVinci Resolve Studio with activation key.
24 Month European Limited Manufacturer's Warranty