BMCC Now Available in MFT and EOS, BMPCC & BMC4K Shipping July 25th

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The Blackmagic Cinema Camera (BMCC) announced at NAB 2012 in EOS mount, later announcing the MFT mount option in September 2012, is now readily available in both mount options. It’s been possible to get the EOS mount for a while now but B&H hasn’t had both models in stock until recently.

The camera features a 2.5K Micro-Four-Thirds active size sensor and shoots up to 30fps in ProRes 422HQ or uncompressed CinemaDNG to standard SSDs for $2995.

Blackmagic has added 2 new cameras to their line-up at NAB 2013, a S35 4K Cinema Camera (BMC4K), and the Pocket Camera (BMPCC). This brings the new camera company to having a total of 4 different cameras (two 2.5K models).

We are really excited about the Pocket here at Wide Open Camera, it looks like a great budget b-camera and will replace a current favorite “pocketable” camera, the NEX-5N. With ProRes internal recording along with the compressed raw capabilities, all to SD cards, the camera out-specs cameras several times it’s price. It has a S16 sensor, which I personally am really excited about but I know others have mix feelings on the smaller sensor. It’s an extremely budget friendly camera at $995, cheap batteries and recording to SD cards, but has many of the issues of DSLRs. Those of us used to those shortcomings on the operating end will likely welcome the 13-stops of dynamic range and quality compression options in exchange for the slim and simple solution for cinematic images.

Blackmagic confirmed with Cinema5D that the 4K Cinema Camera and the Pocket Camera are still expected to ship on July 25th, despite B&H listing it at August 25th (B&H has since corrected the listing). You can order the original M43-sensor 2.5K camera today, which still sits at quite a bargain of $2995 USD in MFT and EOS mount.

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Jared Abrams
Jared Abrams is a cinematographer based in Hollywood, California. After many years as a professional camera assistant he switched over to still photography. About two years ago a new Canon camera changed the way the world sees both motion and still photography. He just happened to be in the right place at the right time.