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.

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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)