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Blackmagic Cinema Camera

Black Magic Cinema Camera

Black Magic Cinema Camera

Blackmagic Cinema Camera

NB: Lens not included in price. Price is for body only. You will need to buy a lens and hard drive to use the camera.

EF and Passive MFT (Micro Four Thirds) Mount Models

The Blackmagic Cinema Camera comes in two models, depending on the lens mount you want so you can use the most amazing optics from the worlds leading lens crafters. The original EF compatible mount model lets you use Canon and Zeiss lenses with full electronic control of your lens iris and more. The new Passive Micro Four Thirds (MFT) gives you compatibility with a wide range of manually operated lenses, while also being easily adapted to other mounts such as PL mount via third party adapters. With Blackmagic Cinema Camera you are not locked into any specific lens and you can choose the lens you need based on the creative style of your shot.

Blackmagic Cinema Camera EF

Choose Blackmagic Cinema Camera EF for compatibility with a wide range of Canon EF and Zeiss ZE mount lenses. The EF mount model includes an electronic connection to the lens so you can control features such as iris accurately.

Blackmagic Cinema Camera MFT

Choose the Blackmagic Cinema Camera MFT model when you want to take advantage of a wide range of Passive Micro Four Thirds manually operated lenses and adapters for other lens mounts such as PL mount via third party adapters.

Add the timeless beauty of feature film quality to your production work

Elegant, sophisticated and jam packed with the latest digital cinema technology, Blackmagic Cinema Camera gives your work that timeless feature film look! Blackmagic Cinema Camera features an amazing 2.5K image sensor with a wide 13 stops of dynamic range for a true digital film camera. You get a built-in SSD recorder, popular open standard uncompressed RAW and compressed file formats, compatibility with quality EF or Passive Micro Four Thirds lenses, LCD touchscreen monitoring plus metadata entry, all packed into an exciting hand held design! There are two exciting models to choose from depending on the lens mount you prefer.

Move to Digital Film

Blackmagic Cinema Camera features a high resolution sensor with wide dynamic range so its perfect for independent film, television commercials and episodic television production. DaVinci Resolve software for Mac and Windows is included so you can work at the highest quality and get the best results. Blackmagic Cinema Camera is both affordable and a complete solution because it includes a built-in recorder and monitoring, so its perfect for displacing video-only cameras for work such as sporting events, weddings, music videos and more.

13 Stop Dynamic Range

Regular video cameras clip video so you are locked into images that look cheap. Blackmagic Cinema Camera eliminates this problem as it captures a super wide dynamic range of 13 stops into 12-bit DNG files, so your images look truly cinematic. This preserves detail in both shadows and highlights, and even handles indoor shots while keeping the details of any images captured through windows. This means you keep all sensor data so you can make creative decisions during DaVinci Resolve colour grading.

Premium Quality

Building one of the finest cameras in the world requires attention to every detail. Blackmagic Cinema Cameras premium quality design features a machined aluminium chassis, interchangeable optics, high resolution 2.5K sensor, 13 stops of dynamic range and 12-bit RAW uncompressed and compressed file formats! Every aspect of the image path has been totally optimized for quality, so this means you always get the quality you need for the most demanding work.

Metadata Entry

Blackmagic Cinema Camera is the first camera to feature built-in metadata entry so your files include information compatible with popular editing software. This dramatically speeds up the whole post production process! Entering metadata is easy. Simply tap the capacitive LCD touch screen to display the slate where you can enter information such as shot number, search tags, scene number, timecode and more! You can even set shot number and other data to increment automatically.

Built-in SSD Recorder

Blackmagic Cinema Camera features a built-in SSD recorder that allows 2.5K uncompressed Cinema DNG RAW 12-bit capture as well as Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHD compressed video formats.


♦     EF and Passive MFT (Micro Four Thirds) Mount Models available
♦     Passive Micro Four Thirds (MFT) gives you compatibility with a wide range of manually operated lenses
♦     Premium Quality Design
♦     A stylish machined aluminium design, capped with a smooth rubber front and rear for easy grip, plus a rear facing touchscreen for easy metadata entry.
♦     Standard Connections
♦     With standard connections there's no need for custom cables! You get ″ jack audio inputs, 3 Gb/s SDI output and a Thunderbolt port for computer capture!
♦     Includes DaVinci Resolve
♦     DaVinci Resolve 9.0 software lets you take advantage of Blackmagic Cinema Cameras wide dynamic range images that are perfect for colour correction!
♦     Includes UltraScope
♦     UltraScope gives you technically accurate scopes on any computer connected by Thunderbolt. Get Parade, Waveform, Vectorscope, Histogram and more!

Blackmagic Cinema Camera EF/MTF Features

♦    Active Sensor Resolution : 2432 x 1366
♦    Raw Resolution: 12-bit RAW files recorded at 2432 x 1366
♦    Shooting Resolutions: 2.5K RAW at 2432 x 1366.
♦    ProRes and DNxHD at 1920 x 1080
♦    Frame Rates: 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 30p
♦    Active Sensor Size: 15.81mm x 8.88mm
♦    Dynamic Range: 13 stops
♦    Focus: Focus button turns on peaking
♦    Iris Control: Iris button automatically adjusts the lens iris settings so no pixel is clipped Lens Mount: EF and ZE mount compatible with electronic iris control
Passive Micro Four Thirds mount for manually operated lens with manual iris control. Compatible with most third party MFT adapters for other lens mounts such as PL etc
♦    Screen Dimensions: 5" and 800 x 480 resolution
♦    Screen Type: Integrated LCD capacitive touch screen
♦    Metadata Support: Automatic camera data and user data such as shot number, filenames and keywords
♦    Controls: Onscreen touch menus and physical buttons for recording and transport control
♦    Microphone: Integrated mono microphone
♦    Speaker: Integrated mono speaker

Mounting Options

♦    3 x 1/4"-20 UNC thread mounting points on top of camera.
♦    1 x 1/4"-20 UNC thread tripod mount with locator pin.


♦    Integrated Lithium-ion Polymer rechargeable battery.
♦    12V-30V DC port for external battery power or use included 12V AC adapter.
♦    Battery Life : Approximately 90 minutes
♦    Battery Charge Time: Approximately 2 hours when not in use.
♦    Camera Dimensions: 166.2mm by 113.51mm x 126.49mm excluding detachable sunshade and turret dust cap
♦    Camera Weight: 1.7 kg / 3.75 lb

Storage Features

♦    Storage Type: Removable 2.5 SSD (not included)
♦    Storage Format: Mac OS Extended or exFAT format. You can format drives in exFAT 32 on a PC as well as a MAC. If you want drives formatted in MAC OS Extended, either use a MAC or use Mediafour MacDrive (not included) on a Windows PC.
♦    Storage Rates: 5 MB/frame in RAW 2.5K fits about 30 minutes of 24p video on a 256 GB solid state disk. Compressed HD formats fit more than 5 times the amount of RAW video.

Uncompressed Recording Formats

♦    RAW 2.5K CinemaDNG
♦    Compressed Recording Formats: Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHD. All compressed recording in 1920x1080 10-bit YUV with choice of Film or Video Dynamic Range.


♦    SDI Video Output: 1 x 10-bit HD-SDI 4:2:2 with choice of Film or Video Dynamic Range. When recording is set to 25p or 29.97p with SDI Overlays switched off, the SDI output format is 1080i50 and 1080i59.94 respectively.
♦    Analogue Audio Input: 2 x 1/4 jacks for professional balanced analogue audio, switchable between mic and line levels.
♦    Analogue Audio Output: 1 x 3.5mm stereo headphone output
♦    SDI Audio Output: 4 channels in HD-SDI
♦    Remote Control: 1 x 2.5mm LANC for Rec Start/Stop, Iris Control and Focus Control
♦    Computer Interface: Thunderbolt port for capture of RAW video and audio at 1920x1080.
♦    USB 2.0 mini B port for software updates and configuration.
♦    External Power: 12V-30V DC port for external battery power or use included 12V AC adapter.


♦    SDI Compliance: SMPTE 292M.
♦    SDI Audio Sampling: 48 kHz and 24 bit.

Software Included

♦    DaVinci Resolve grading software including Resolve USB dongle for Mac OS X and Windows.
♦    Media Express software for video capture from the cameras Thunderbolt port.
♦    Blackmagic UltraScope software for waveform monitoring from the cameras Thunderbolt port.


Detachable sun shield, camera strap, turret dust cap and 12V AC adapter.

Product Warranty

12 Month Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.

Optional Accessories

Blackmagic Cinema Camera Handles

The camera arrives as just a body, with a hood for the screen and a mains power supply.  You may want to add some extra accessories to get the best out of it.

More power

The camera has an internal battery which cannot be removed and charged outside the camera.  Once the batteries dies the only way to carry on filming is to either charge the battery, which will take a couple of hours, or use and external power source.  In the studio this is as simple as plugging the camera into the mains.  In the field you will need an external power supply.  We supply the Endura power kit which will extend the usable time for the camera by several hours. Click here to read more.

An Electronic Viewfinder

The built-in screen for the Blackmagic camera is ok, but a viewfinder is nicer, especially in very bright lighting conditions. The viewfinder also adds visible audio levels. Click here to read more

Mounting Rails

The camera can be mounted in a tripod or hand held without any extra equipment.  However you may want to add other devices like an enhanced view finder, or mount an battery in a more convenient place.  For this you can use extra rails. We have two kits - one for use with a tripod and one which provides a complete shoulder rig. Click here to read more

Hard drives

The camera films onto solid state hard drives which do not come with the camera.  It does not work with ALL hard drives so you have to make sure you buy the right ones.  We have a variety of hard drives we have tested with the camera for both MOV recording and DNG recording.


The most essential extra for the camera is a lens.  The camera uses either standard Canon EF lenses or Micro Four Thirds lenses.  As these are freely available in many places at very good prices we do not supply lenses for the camera at DVC.

    Choose Lens Mount

EF Mount (1,599.00 + VAT)
PL Mount (1,799.00 + VAT)

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