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Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera EF
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Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera EF Camcorder

1.7kg 8" Jul 2013
Full HD Weight Interchangeable Lens Screen Size Release Date
Elegant, sophisticated and jam packed with the latest digital cinema technology, Blackmagic Cinema Camera gives your work that timeless feature film look! Blackmagic Cinema Camera features an... More
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9 Reasons For

Excellent Brand

Blackmagic Design has excellent average reviews for its camcorders as well as across its entire camcorder range.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is typical of many camcorders that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Very Large Screen Size

When compared to other camcorders that are a similar age to the Cinema Camera EF that we have assessed, the Cinema Camera EF's screen size of 8 inches is one of the largest. Comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Cinema Camera EF have screen sizes of between 1.3" and 11".

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Has an Interchangeable Lens

Unlike most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years which do not have an interchangeable lens, the Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera EF has an interchangeable lens.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Cinema Camera EF is Full HD, which is unusual. Most of the other camcorders that came out around the same time as the Cinema Camera EF are not Full HD.

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Has a Built-In Display

The Cinema Camera EF has a built-in display. Most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the Cinema Camera EF also have a built-in display.

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2432 X 1366 Pixels Video Resolution

The Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera EF supports a 2432 x 1366 pixels video resolution which is higher than most camcorders of this spec and age. Most comparable spec video cameras that were launched around the same time as it support a 320 x 240 pixels video resolution. In addition, this video camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The video resolution of all video cameras of this age and type ranges from 320 x 176 pixels to 4096 x 2160 pixels.

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LCD Display

This camcorder has an LCD display, which is typical of many video cameras of a comparable type and age to it.

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Quite Short Battery Recharge Time

At only 2 hours, the Cinema Camera EF has a quite short battery recharge time compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to the Cinema Camera EF. Across all the similar spec video cameras that were released around the same time as the Cinema Camera EF the battery recharge times range from 1.2h to 4h, and the average battery recharge time is 2.4h.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The Cinema Camera EF does not have an image stabiliser, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to the Cinema Camera EF also do not have an image stabiliser.

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Does Not Have an HDMI Port

The Cinema Camera EF does not have an HDMI port. Most of the other video cameras of this spec and age also do not have an HDMI port.

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Only Mono Audio System

This video camera has a Mono audio system, which is the most frequently found audio system on similar spec camcorders that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Very Small Maximum Resolution Per CCD

With a maximum resolution per CCD of only 2,500 pixels, the Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera EF has a quite small maximum resolution per CCD compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the Cinema Camera EF. The smallest maximum resolution per CCD of comparable spec camcorders that were released around the same time as the Cinema Camera EF is 2,500 pixels and the largest is 2,300,000 pixels.

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Not Waterproof

The Cinema Camera EF is not waterproof. Most of the other video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Cinema Camera EF are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Like most of the other camcorders of this spec and age, the Cinema Camera EF does not have a night mode.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other camcorders of this type and age, the Cinema Camera EF does not have a built-in projector.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Cinema Camera EF are not 3D compatible. The Cinema Camera EF is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Only Polymer Battery

This camcorder has a Li-Ion polymer battery, which is the most frequently found battery on camcorders of a comparable type and age to it.

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Heavy

The average weight of video cameras of a similar spec and age to the Cinema Camera EF is 880g. At 1.7 kilograms, the Cinema Camera EF is fairly heavy compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to the Cinema Camera EF.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera EF

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this camcorder was released.

Average Battery Life

At 1.5 hours, the Cinema Camera EF has a fairly typical battery life compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to the Cinema Camera EF.

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Specification

Image Sensor
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Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
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Camera
Camcorder Type
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Video Capturing Speed
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Maximum Frame Rate
Audio
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
Mini-USB 2.0 Port
Headphone Socket
Battery
Battery Life
Battery
Battery Recharge Time
Weight & Dimensions
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Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Other Features
I/O Port

Expert Reviews

6 March 2013

The Blackmagicdesign Cinema Camera is a new digital cinema camera with a Four Thirds sized sensor, and EF or Micro Four Thirds lens mount. It's shown here with the EF lens mount, and Carl Zeiss... Read more…

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Barcodes 09338716001600

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