Blackmagic Design just announced a summer discount for its Pocket Cinema Camera of $495. The camera, which usually retails for $995, will be available at the discounted rate until August 31st, subject to availability.
The Blackmagic Pocket camera offers exciting possibilities for a high quality digital camera packed into a super stealthy small size. Its Super 16mm sized 1080 sensor, along with super wide 13 stops of dynamic range, a built in SD card recorder for Apple ProRes, lossless CinemaDNG RAW capture, and active Micro Four Third lens mount make for a whole lot of camera for a reasonable price tag.
The discreet size of the camera offers flexibility in shooting, from professional sets to personal shoots that aim for a stylistic edge. The camera’s wide dynamic range sensor allows for color correction and online editing that retains a great amount of detail.
Grant Petty, CEO at Blackmagic Design, mentions that filmmakers should move fast to purchase because of the limited stock. “We have worked hard to set up this exciting special price to allow more people to afford a super compact digital cinema camera that they can personally own. However stock is limited at this lower price so customers who want to buy at this price will need to move fast.”
In a press release for Blackmagic, Petty personally thanked filmmakers for making the camera what it is today. “We are extremely proud of the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera and we want to thank all the cinematographers who have send us examples of the work they have completed with this camera. We want to thank everyone for the wise and intelligent feedback they have given us and we hope this special offer is a great way to show our appreciation to the wonderful customers we have. For us, this is a dream come true!”
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