Certainly one of the stars of NAB 2013 is Blackmagic’s announcement of the Blackmagic Cinema Pocket Camera.
This has been compared to Super 16mm in terms of sensor size, features Cinema DNG recording with 13 stops of dynamic range - and can also record ProRes (HQ).
Lens can be attached via an active Micro Four Thirds lens mount and, via adapters, many other lenses will also be able to be fitted.
The camera is small and powerful and is expected to available in July, 2013 for $995.
* High resolution 1080HD Super 16mm sized sensor with superior handing of image detail.
* Super wide 13 stops of dynamic range allows capture of increased details for feature film look.
* Compatible with extremely high quality Micro Four Thirds lenses. Compatible with other mounts via common third party adapters such as PL mount and Super 16 cine lenses.
* Built in SD card allows long duration recording with easy to use media.
* Open file formats compatible with popular NLE software such as ProRes 422 (HQ) and lossless compressed CinemaDNG 12 bit RAW. No custom file formats.
* Features all standard connections, including mini jack mic/line audio in, micro HDMI output for monitoring with camera status graphic overlay, headphone mini jack, LANC remote control and standard DC 12 power connection.
* Built in LCD for camera settings via easy to use menus.
* Supports 1080HD resolution capture in 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97 and 30 fps.
* Compatible with DaVinci Resolve Lite color grading software.
* Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera is available in July for US$995 from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide.