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Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera

alaTest has collected and analyzed 294 reviews of Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and size. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably, but there are some negative comments about the battery. There are some mixed comments about the reliability.

usability, price, portability, size, design


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Camcorders on

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera with Micro Four Thirds Lens MountBlackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera with Micro Four Thirds Lens Mount

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Jesse Will (

Object of Desire: Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera


Ditch your digital SLR for a pocket-size camera that's made to shoot 1080HD video.

Blackmagic says that the extra-wide range produces a richer moving image than DSLRs can, and mimics that of Super 16 film shooters, eliminating a loss of detail in blacks and blown highlights. The camera comes body-only; it has an active Micro Four...

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: AL H. (

not for the uniniated


The BBMPCC is not for the casual videographer. The expense of fast SD cards and the short battery life place the camera firmly in the advanced amateur to professional realm. IN addition you will have to process the footage with an editing program (...

The BMPCC is a Siper16 sensor camera that uses micro4/3 lenses (not included). The camera can shoot in both ProRes422 and cinema raw (with a firmware update).I have tested both the Panasonic and Olympus lenses with mine and both work well.

You will require the fastest SD cards available if you do not want to have dropped frames ( I use SanDisk Extreme pro and SanDisk Extreme both cards can record at 80 Mbs or better). The camera will give you approx. 32min per card using Pro Res. You...

Jan, 2014

Consumer review by: jordy (



Really stellar dynamic range in a small package.

Jan, 2016

Consumer review by: Jonathan Siglow (

A perfect first pro camera.


If you're switching from DSLR to a serious cinema rig this is the best place to start. Fortunately for you all the firmware updates are completed and the camera was finally finished about a year and a half after it was released.

Jan, 2016

Consumer review by: Brandon White (

Great Camera


This camera is working great for me so far! I shot a short film with it, and the quality of the image is amazing. There is so much that can be done in post with the color grading. A great little camera that I would highly recommend.

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: Chuck_late (

A Surprisingly Good Camera


Like all Blackmagic Design cameras the Pocket Cinema Camera is polarizing. On the one hand, it's small, shoots ProRes and even RAW, but on the other hand it needs a number of accessories to make it a really useable camera (defeating the pocket-ability...

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: ajasonmattinglyfilm (

Great things do come in small packages


So there are thousands of in-depth reviews out there, so I will keep my simple.Buy this. Yup. That's it. But this. People will complain about that it's battery only last about 15-30 minutes. But who cares? That's about as much footage as you're going...

Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: Stephen (

Great little camera


Very portable, and although limited to HD, the raw shooting feature is great. Supplementing this camera with a speed booster has made it a great option.

Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: Nico (

Piece of Garbage


Camera does not operate as advertised. Cannot adjust aperture at all, making it completely useless.

Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: Tom Tom (

Great CINEMA Camera ......


I use this camera to shoot shorts, features, music videos and everything in between.

Aug, 2015

Product Specifications


Battery life (max):1
Battery recharge time:1.25
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:EN-EL20


3D: No
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder


Colour of product:Black


Built-in Display: Yes
Display diagonal:8.89
Display Resolution:800 x 480


Built-in Flash: No
Built-in light: No

Lens System

Image stabilizer: No
Interchangeable lens: Yes

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):0 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 10
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 45

Other features

Mac operating systems supported: Yes
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Batteries included: Yes
Bundled software:DaVinci Resolve Lite\nApple Final Cut Pro, Adobe After Effects, Nuke - The Foundry, Adobe Photoshop, DaVinci Resolve
Hand strap: Yes

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S-Video Out: No


Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type: No
Compatible memory cards:SDHC, SDXC
Disc types supported: No


HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080


Viewfinder Type:Electrical

Weight & Dimensions

Height :3.8