The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K combines ultra high resolution video capabilities with a compact portable body design. Optimised for digital film productions, the compact Micro-Four Third sensor can capture ultra-high resolution footage of 4096 x 2160 at up to 60fps in CinemaDNG Raw or ProRes 422. Featuring integrated Dual Native ISO technology and 13 stops of dynamic range, the compact cinema camera delivers impressive low-light performance and wonderfully rich HDR images. It is packed with high end professional features including a 5-inch touchscreen display, and direct recording to external drives capabilities, making it the perfect camera for filmmakers on the go.
Full Size Four Thirds Sensor
Capturing rich details and ultra-sharp footage the Blackmagic 4K pocket cinema camera has a full size 4/3 sensor capable of capturing an impressive 13 stops of dynamic range. According to Black Magic the full size sensor reduces the crop factor of Micro Four Thirds Lenses for a wider field of view.
DCI 4K 60fps and 120 fps Full HD Video
Ultra-sharp DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) recording capabilities are available at up to 60 fps with high bitrate, suitable for cinema and broadcast applications. You can also capture fast action in smooth slow motion at 120fps in windowed Full HD (1080 recording). Still images can also be captured with sharp colour reproduction.
Dual Native ISO and 13 Stop Dynamic Range
Perfect for handheld and lowlight cinematography, the pocket Blackmagic features Dual Native ISO to maximise clarity in a wide range of lighting conditions. Coupled with the huge ISO range of up to 25,600 and a massive 13 stop dynamic range, this optimises detail retention perfect for postproduction editing.
ProRes and CinemaDNG RAW
Capable in recording in a range of high quality open file formats, the Black Magic 4K Cinema Camera ensures high retention of detail and dynamic range. Choose between 10-bit Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) or 12-bit lossless compressed CinemaDNG RAW/Raw 4:1/Raw3:1 for a range of postproduction and efficiency options.
Active Micro Four Thirds Lens Mount
Thanks to the built-in MFT (Micro Four Thirds) lens mount, the Black Magic Pocket 4K camera is compatible with a wide range of compact and lightweight MFT lenses and adapters. Support for full electronic focus and aperture control also allow you to take full advantage of all the features on your favourite lenses.
External Recording via High Speed USB-C
Speed up your turnaround times with the selection of recording media choices. Internal SD / UHS-II cards and CFast 2.0 cards are fast and compatible with a host of devices for easy transferal while recording to an external hard drive using the built-in USB-C Expansion Port is perfect for larger RAW files.
5-inch High Resolution Display
Thanks to the 5-inch monitor’s large 1920x1080 resolution, it’s easy to compose your shots and check your settings even in lowlight. Featuring an intuitive touchscreen, you can zoom-in to focus and adjust your settings with pinpoint accuracy. Recording parameters, camera status, histogram, focus and peaking indicators offer even more tweaking precision.
Intuitive Touchscreen Interface
Camera functions and settings are all accessible via the Blackmagic navigation menu. By simply tapping and swiping through the menu, you can also apply 3D LUTs and add metadata for easy organisation.
Wide Range of Power Options
Powered by a rechargeable Canon LP-E6 li-ion battery, you can record up to 60 minutes uninterrupted at full capacity. A 12V DC power input and USB-C port allow you to recharge via AC power, mobile devices or power bank, great for travellers and adventure videographers.
XLR Audio Input Support
Delivering hi-fidelity audio recording, your videos can be shared straight from the camera. A built-in stereo microphone allows you to record with less bulk while the regular 3.5mm input port and mini audio XLR with phantom power makes it easy to hook up with your favourite external microphone. Complete with a 3.5mm headphone jack, simply plug in your headphones for easy monitoring.
Bluetooth Connectivity and HDMI Output
Built-in Bluetooth connectivity offers wireless image sharing and remote shutter control via smartphones and mobile devices for maximum compositional capabilities. You can also watch and record HD footage on an external monitor using the HDMI video output terminal.
Robust and Lightweight Carbon Fibre Body
Engineered from a high-strength carbon fibre polycarbonate composite, the compact camera is lightweight and portable while strong enough to withstand shoots in rough conditions, perfect for hiking, holidays and adventures.
Dual Mounting Points on Top and Bottom
Configure your camera using the widely-compatible 1/4-inch threaded mounting points. Available on both the top and bottom of the camera, these allow you to modify each shoot with a whole range of external accessories such as tripods and mounts, rail systems with follow focus, lights and microphones.
DaVinci Resolve Studio Included Software
The Blackmagic Design 4K Pocket Cinema Camera comes with DaVinci Resolve Studio for all your postproduction needs. Compatible with Mac and Windows, the software can easily handle the 12-bit RAW files, allowing you to edit without losing dynamic range and details for stunning quality videos, ready to share.
Effective Sensor Size
18.96mm x 10mm (4/3-inch)
4096 x 2160
Active Micro Four Thirds
Iris, focus and zoom on supported lenses.
Dual Native ISO
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.
Screen Dimensions and Resolution
5-inch (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.
Output: 1 x HDMI Type A
1 x 3-Pin Mini XLR Mic/Line Level (+48 V Phantom Power) Input
1 x 3.5 mm Stereo Mic Level Input
1 x 3.5 mm TRRS Headphone/Microphone Output
Integrated stereo microphone
Built-in mono speaker
USB Type-C for external drive recording, software updates and media download.