Blackmagic Design has just announced its follow-up to the Pocket Cinema Camera line. With over six years of research and feedback dating back from the Pocket Camera‘s first launch, the new Pocket Camera looks and feels very familiar, but entirely outpaces its first version with updated features and specs.
As the name suggests, the new Pocket Cinema Camera is able to record at 4K resolution at 60fps in 10-bit ProRes and 12-bit RAW, and is capable of recording 120fps in a special windowed HD setting. Low light recording has also been improved as the ISO range has been expanded to 25600 ISO. Other features include 13 stops of dynamic range, a large 5-inch touch screen, a USB-C expansion port, native MFT mount, a carbon fiber polycarbonate composite body, four built in microphones, and built-in SD, UHS-II and CFast media slots. Another bonus is that the Pocket Cinema 4K will run the same OS as its larger, and more expensive cousin, the URSA Mini — able to support the live viewing and recording of 3D LUTs.
Priced at just $1,295 USD, Blackmagic Design has packed a whole lot of power in its latest portable video camera. For those interested, the 4K Pocket Cinema Camera is set to go on sale later this year. In other camera news, Apple is rumored to release an iPhone with a triple-lens rear camera for 2019.
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