While we are waiting for BMCC pocket camera to be shipped in larger quantities and BMCC 4K to be ready, an email from Grant Petty (BMCC CEO) arrived this morning announcing a considerable price reduction for the original BMCC 2.5k version.
CVP the British reseller for professional camera gear got a visit from Blackmagic and had a chance to try the 2.5K Cinema Camera. In their blog post they talked about many important points giving us a good reminder of what the Blachmagic Cinema Camera will be. They mention some major downsides like the BMCC’s unergonomic design, it’s weight, the small sensor size and lack of shallow depth of field as well as the weak out-of-the-box lowlight capabilities. Apparently the camera only goes up to ISO 1600, but the real question about ISO is what can be pulled out of the BMCC’s RAW files…
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[Update]: Check out the footage that surfaced above. It shows a very filmic look and ok ISO performance at ISO 800: LINK
New cameras seem to pop up by the minute. Yesterday we saw the Canon 1DC, today Blackmagic Design presented their own version of an HDSLR camera and its specs are very, very intriguing. A 2.5K cinema camera that records RAW or compressed to an SSD drive.