This continues our look at the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera.  Make sure you check out Scott’s interview with Blackmagic Design.

In this post, I literally unwrap the camera for the first time.  You’ll learn what’s included in the box, what you need to buy right away, and what features are not yet shipping.

Can’t see the video? Click here.

Here are the essential specs


  • Resolution — 1080p
  • Frame Rates — 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 30p
  • Dynamic Range — 13 stops
  • Media Type — SDXC Cards
  • Sensor Type — CMOS
  • Digital Video Formats — Lossless CinemaDNG RAW and Apple ProRes 422 (HQ)
  • Exposure Modes Automatic & Manual
  • Inputs — Stereo Mini Plug for Microphone
  • Outputs — Stereo Mini Plug for Headphones and Micro HDMI Type D output
  • Lens System — Micro Four Thirds (no lens included)

Additional Features

  • Log Gamma mode
  • Manual Focus Check Live View
  • Input text input to EXIF info
  • Time-Lapse recording
  • DaVinci Resolve Lite

Included Accessories

  • Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
  • Wrist strap
  • Turret Dust Cap
  • 12V AC Adapter (compatible with International plugs)
  • EN-EL20 Lithium Ion Removable/Rechargeable Battery

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Service & Support 1 year warranty
  • Service & Support Details Limited warranty – 1 year

Environmental Parameters

  • Min Operating Temperature 32 °F
  • Max Operating Temperature 104 °F
  • Min Storage Temperature -4 °F
  • Max Storage Temperature 113 °F
  • Humidity Range Operating 0 – 90% (non-condensing)


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About Richard Harrington

Richard Harrington is the founder of RHED Pixel, a visual communications company based in Washington, D.C. He is the Publisher of Photofocus and Creative Cloud User as well as an author on Rich has authored several books including From Still to Motion, Understanding Photoshop, Professional Web Video, and Creating DSLR Video.


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