Black Magic grabbed the lion’s share of attention at NAB earlier this year when they unveiled the Pocket Cinema Camera, a miniaturized version of their highly popular Blackmagic Cinema Camera that’s about the size of an iPhone.
The video above, from director John Brawley, shows some of the first footage recorded with the new camera, and although it’s basically shot camcorder style as John walked through a local market, it looks pretty darn good.
The shoot as described by Brawley…
“This footage was shot over about an hour at my local market on Sunday morning. So yeah, it’s just home movies. I was literally grabbing shots where I could whilst I was shopping ! But, you do get to see what one man can do with a pocket cinema camera and a 12-35 Panasonic m4/3 zoom. I guess for those that like to shoot discretely, guerrilla or documentary style, this will give you a good sense of what you’re going to get. The same great DR and look has been inherited from the BMCC.”
Yes, the footage looks good, but it’s still a bit too early to make a judgement on the Blackmagic Pocket Camera. That being said, it’s sub-$1,000 USD Price Tag should make it an attractive choice for indie and enthusiast videographers, as well as those in the wedding and event industry.
What do YOU think? Are you interested in picking up a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera, or are you more interested in going Hybrid and grabbing a camera that can do stills and video equally well? Leave a comment below!