Achieve the look of a feature film on a small budget with the Blackmagic Cinema Camera! With a2.5K CMOS image sensor delivering 13 stops of dynamic range, and an EF/ZE or MFT compatible lens mount, amazing high quality movie footage from a compact and affordable body is now possible.
Recording uncompressed CinemaDNGRAW and industry-standard Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHD file formats directly to 2.5”SSD drives*, and sporting a 5” LCD Touch Screen with easy metadata entry, you can get the shots and edits you want - on-time and on-budget. Standard connections include 3Gb/s SDI out, mic/line in, 12V-30V external power, headphone out, LANC and Thunderbolt^. Furthermore, Davinci Resolve grading software is included! The Blackmagic is perfect for the budding indie filmmaker or seasoned pro looking for an impressive-yet-compact cinematic solution.
* Does not include 2.5” SSD drive (required; sold separately). Must be formatted as HFS+ on a Mac or using Macdrive on a Windows machine.
**This is a body only kit and does not include a lens. A compatible lens is required to shoot video footage.
^ Thunderbolt will output 10 bit 4:2:2 1920x1080 video. The camera should be able to capture RAW from Thunderbolt in a future firmware update.
Product Code: BlackMagicCinema +Bonus
High Resolution 2.5K CMOS Image Sensor – The camera features a high resolution cooled CMOS image sensor capable of outputting 2.5K resolution 12-bit uncompressed RAW video footage with a very wide dynamic range so it’s perfect for independent film, television commercials and episodic television production. Resolution and frame rates include 2.5K and 1080HD resolution capture in 24, 25, 29.97 and 30 fps.
13 Stop Dynamic Range – Ultra-wide dynamic range prevents clipping of highlights and preserves shadow detail giving your footage an incredibly cinematic look and feel. And when you start post-processing you can take full advantage of this increased range when you come to grade your images using the included DaVinci Resolve software.
EF or MFT Compatible Lens Mount ** – Compatible with EF or MFT mounts, you can utilize fantastic lenses from Canon and Zeiss and MFT mount lenses. The Blackmagic camera’s sensor has a crop factor of 2.25x (35mm format), so fast wide-angle zoom lenses such as the Tokina 11-16mm would be ideal, giving an approximate equivalent focal length of 25-36mm. The camera allows full electronic control of compatible lenses.
Built-in SSD Recorder - includes a built-in SSD recorder that uses low cost 2.5" SSDs. You're not tied to proprietary media and SSDs of different sizes are widely available. You can play back directly from the Camera, mount the disk to any computer or use Blackmagic Design's HyperDeck Studio deck. Alternative camera media cannot match the performance of SSDs and require slow file copying to use. With Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHD video formats you can record for more than 5 hours on a single 480GB SSD!
Open Standard File Formats - uses standard file formats, so you don’t need to wait years for your video software to support the media! Recording native 2.5K resolution uses the open CinemaDNG format, so you get full 12-bit RAW recording quality using the built-in SSD recorder, and the benefit of industry wide compatibility. For even greater compatibility you can also choose 1080HD recording into ProRes and DNxHD compressed video formats.
Build Quality & Stylish Design - The high-quality design of the machined aluminium body exudes style plus functionality. The chassis is fitted with smooth rubber front and rear for comfortable grip. The simple control layout is straightforward whilst the angled rear 5” LCD touch screen allows touch control for the rest of the camera settings.
5” LCD Touchscreen Display - The 5″ Capacitive LCD touchscreen lets you see your shot, as well as play back from the SSD using the transport control buttons below the screen. Enter shot data and update the camera's settings using the capacitive touchscreen display, just like a smartphone! Double tap to zoom the image for fast and accurate focus. All camera settings can be changed on the touch LCD, such as frame rate, shutter angle, color temperature, dynamic range, focus assist settings and more. The data strip displays information including record status, shutter angle, ISO, battery level, record time etc.
Easily Enter Metadata - The large capacitive touchscreen display makes it incredibly easy to log metadata directly into the camera. When you tap the display with a finger, a data entry window called the "slate" appears. This lets you enter shot information just like typing on a smartphone. This data is then stored in the files so it can be accessed by NLE software when editing content later. Metadata is compatible with popular software such as Final Cut Pro X and DaVinci Resolve.
Use Standard Connectors – the camera incorporates standard 6.35mm jack mic/line audio inputs for recording the highest quality uncompressed audio, as well as 3 Gb/s SDI out for on-set monitoring or for sending to live production switchers. Also included is 12V to 30V DC input for power and battery charging, 3.5mm headphone socket, LANC remote control and high speed Thunderbolt^ port for computer capture!
UltraScope Included - provides technically accurate waveform monitoring with a beautifully designed computer interface. Connect Blackmagic Cinema Camera to any compatible computer using Thunderbolt technology to display 6 live scope views on a single monitor! Use UltraScope on set or in any location for Parade, Waveform, Vectorscope and Histogram signal measurement. UltraScope includes picture view, audio level and phase monitoring!
DaVinci Resolve 9.0 Software Included - includes full DaVinci Resolve 9.0 software for Mac and Windows, so you get more colour correction features that let you take advantage of the Blackmagic Cinema Camera’s amazing image quality. Shoot wide dynamic range images and then make colour correction decisions in post-production. You will never be limited creatively by your equipment because you have the same camera and colour correction technology used by the world’s leading cinematographers!
Active Sensor Resolution
2432 x 1366
12-bit RAW files recorded at 2432 x 1366
2.5K RAW at 2432 x 1366. ProRes and DNxHD at 1920 x 1080
23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 30p
Active Sensor Size
15.81mm x 8.88mm
Focus button turns on peaking
Iris button automatically adjusts the lens iris settings so no pixel is clipped
EF and ZE mount compatible with electronic iris control
5" and 800 x 480 resolution
Integrated LCD capacitive touchscreen
Automatic camera data and user data such as shot number, filenames and keywords
Onscreen touch menus and physical buttons for recording and transport control
Integrated mono microphone
Integrated mono speaker
3 x 1/4"-20 UNC thread mounting points on top of camera. 1 x 1/4"-20 UNC thread tripod mount with locator pin.
Integrated Lithium-ion Polymer rechargeable battery. 12V-30V DC port for external battery power or use included 12V AC adapter.
Approximately 90 minutes
Battery Charge Time
Approximately 2 hours when not in use.
166.2mm by 113.51mm x 126.49mm excluding detachable sunshade and turret dust cap
1.7 kg / 3.75 lb
Removable 2.5” SSD
Mac OS Extended format. SSDs can be formatted on any Mac or use Mediafour MacDrive (not included) on a Windows PC.
5 MB/frame in RAW 2.5K fits about 30 minutes of 24p video on a 256 GB solid state disk. Compressed HD formats fit more than 5 times the amount of RAW video.
Uncompressed Recording Formats
RAW 2.5K CinemaDNG
Compressed Recording Formats
Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHD. All compressed recording in 1920x1080 10-bit YUV with choice of Film or Video Dynamic Range.
SDI Video Output
1 x 10-bit HD-SDI 4:2:2 with choice of Film or Video Dynamic Range
Analog Audio Input
2 x 6.35mm jacks for professional balanced analog audio, switchable between mic and line levels.
Analog Audio Output
1 x 3.5mm stereo headphone output
SDI Audio Output
4 channels in HD-SDI
1 x 2.5mm LANC for Rec Start/Stop, Iris Control and Focus Control
Thunderbolt port for capture of RAW video and audio. USB 2.0 mini B port for software updates and configuration.
12V-30V DC port for external battery power or use included 12V AC adapter.
SDI Audio Sampling
48 kHz and 24 bit.
DaVinci Resolve grading software including Resolve USB dongle for Mac OS X and Windows. Media Express software for video capture from the camera’s Thunderbolt port. Blackmagic UltraScope software for waveform monitoring from the camera’s Thunderbolt port.
Detachable sun shield, camera strap, turret dust cap and 12V AC adapter.
12 Month Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.
Blackmagic Cinema Camera Handles
* Specifications subject to change by the manufacturer without notice
Blackmagic Cinema Camera – Body only (SSD drive not included) Detachable Sun Shield Camera Strap Turret Dust Cap 12V AC adapter Instruction Manual Software – DaVinci Resolve 9.0 colour grading software (includes Resolve USB dongle for Mac OS X and Windows), Media Express, Blackmagic UltraScope