When you need to keep shooting, just replace the battery!
The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera includes a removable and rechargeable lithium ion battery, which provides up to an hour of continuous recording time. The Nikon EN-EL20 battery type is commonly available, so you can purchase multiple batteries if you need to shoot for longer periods. The battery charge time is approximately 1 hour 15 minutes with the camera off. With a wide 12-20V power input range the camera can easily be powered and charged from larger professional camera batteries and other power sources.
Shoot Digital Film Anywhere!
Get the super compact Super 16 digital film camera that you can take anywhere!
The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera lets you shoot digital film quality images in virtually any location and for any kind of production. The camera’s handheld design features a built in SD card recorder and removable battery, so you only need to add a lens and you’re ready to shoot. You can easily attach the camera to vehicle mounts and other camera supports, including professional camera rigs with follow focus and matte box accessories.
Pack and take anywhere
If you want to make a documentary in a remote location then one of the major challenges is taking heavy equipment with you. Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera's compact size means you’re agile enough to follow the story wherever it may
take you! The camera’s lightweight design fits into your pocket, backpack or bag, and because the camera records to small SD cards and uses a removable battery it’s easy to carry spares so you can keep shooting over long time periods!
Tell your story in digital film
Passionate independent film makers can now shoot digital film quality and get the beauty that comes from wide dynamic range and color correction, so their productions truly look like film and not video. The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera’s MFT lens mount and Super 16 size sensor lets you swap
between different lenses for different shots and styles. You can even use incredible distinctive looking Super 16 cine lenses with commonly available adapters to fit the MFT mount. The camera can be used with professional rigs when follow focus, matte box and other accessories are required.
Capture historical events
Bigger cameras can create barriers for journalists, whereas the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera is perfect when you’re fighting your way through a crowd to find the perfect angle to shoot from, sometimes without being noticed! Use the camera
in Video mode to record in Rec709 color space that’s standard for HDTV, and because files use ProRes 422 (HQ) and are saved to SD card, you can move the card to a laptop and access your media within seconds!
Tough camera for tough work!
Crash cams are often used in feature film and television drama production, where cameras are used to film stunts and special effects. These cameras are often mounted in hazardous positions in order to film close up dramatic shots, however this
knowingly can cause the camera to be damaged. Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera’s affordable price, size and image quality make it perfect for use as a crash cam.
Small space shooting
Mount in tight spaces
There are lots of shooting scenarios where you need to position a camera in a small space, whether that’s due to physical lack of space or a desire to keep the camera small and perhaps hidden completely. The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera has a 12.5
ounce design with a smaller surface area than many new smartphones, as well as a 2.5mm jack connection for LANC remote control. This is great in situations where you are able to position a camera but not someone to operate it!
Shoot your family in digital film
The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera is a fantastic camera for personal use, especially when you want to achieve quality beyond the level of traditional video camcorders. Film a family wedding, a child’s first steps or a holiday travelogue. If you’re a keen photographer interested in cinematography
you may already own MFT lenses or have other lenses that can be adapted to the camera. Operating the camera is simple and within minutes of opening the box you’ll be filming your first projects!
Teach the true art of film!
Students learning the craft of filmmaking can now get to use a digital film camera rather than only learning the theory behind the art. Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera’s ProRes™ 422 (HQ) and lossless compressed CinemaDNG files can be used with DaVinci Resolve Lite, so you can learn how to apply different
color correction techniques to create different styles and looks. DaVinci Resolve Lite is free to download, so every student can have their own copy of the software in the classroom and at home!
Effective Sensor Size
12.48mm x 7.02mm
1920 x 1080
Lossless CinemaDNG RAW and Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) at 1920 x 1080
23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 30p
Focus button turns on peaking.
Iris button automatically adjusts the lens iris settings so no pixel is clipped in film mode. Scene average auto exposure in video mode.
3.5" and 800 x 480 resolution.
Automatic camera data and user data such as shot number, filenames and keywords.
4 way directional controller for navigating menus and entering metadata. Push buttons for recording and transport control.
Integrated stereo microphone.
Integrated mono speaker.
1 x 1/4"-20 UNC thread mounting point on top of camera. 1 x 1/4"-20 UNC thread tripod mount.
Removable SDXC, SDHC cards.
SD card can be formatted in either exFAT or HFS+
220 Mbps using Apple ProRes 422 (HQ)
Compressed Recording Formats
Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) in QuickTime MOV, lossless CinemaDNG RAW. Recording in 1920 x 1080 with choice of Film or Video Dynamic Range.
HDMI Video Output
1 x Micro HDMI Type D output.
Analog Audio Input
1 x 3.5mm stereo audio.
Analog Audio Output
1 x 3.5mm stereo jack headphone output.
HDMI Audio Output
2 channels 48 kHz and 24 bit.
1 x 2.5mm LANC for Rec Start/Stop, Iris Control and Focus.
USB 2.0 mini B port for software updates and configuration.
DaVinci Resolve Lite grading software DVD for Mac OS X and Windows.
Supported Software Applications
Apple Final Cut Pro, Adobe After Effects, Nuke - The Foundry, Adobe Photoshop, DaVinci Resolve.
Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion or later.
Windows 7 or later.
1 x 0.7mm DC Jack for power and battery charging.
Removable, rechargeable Lithium Ion battery for EN-EL20, 12V-20V DC port for external power and battery recharging.
Approximately 1 hour of continuous recording time.
Battery Charge Time
Approximately 1 hour 15 minutes when camera is off, and approximately 2 hours when in use.
0° to 40° C (32° to 104° F)
-20° to 45° C (-4° to 113° F)
0% to 90% non-condensing
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Turret Dust Cap
12V AC Adapter
EN-EL20 Lithium Ion Removable/Rechargeable Battery
12 Month Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.
ACCESSORIES Sold Seperately
Make your camera big!
Choose from a massive range of great camera accessories
The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera has been designed to be accessorized! There are times when you only want to attach a lens, particularly when shooting in crowded or remote locations. If you’re using the camera in larger film production environments then you can use the camera’s top and bottom 1/4” thread mounting points and add virtually any professional accessory. The lightweight and compact design makes it easy to mount the camera in all kinds of situations and to position the camera in the tightest spaces!