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Blackmagic Design Production Camera 4K
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Blackmagic Design Production Camera 4K Camcorder

1.7kg 5" Jun 2014
Full HD Weight Interchangeable Lens Screen Size Release Date
World's most portable 4K digital film camera! Shoot Ultra HD TV or 4K feature films with the new Blackmagic Production Camera 4K. You get a large Super 35 size sensor with professional global... More
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14 Reasons For

Blackmagic Design Has Excellent Reviews for Its Video Cameras

Blackmagic Design is one of the leading camcorder brands according to average reviews from experts and users, and Blackmagic Design also has excellent reviews for its camcorders.

Easy to Use

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good interface.

One Blackmagic Design Production Camera 4K reviewer said in their reviews that the product was easy to setup. -Efox- mentioned on Amazon “Setting up the monitor quickly became delayed because of this poor design” yet they only scored this camcorder 3 stars.

One person who reviewed the product said that it was easy to use. -Efox- wrote “A few practical issues, though - the inputs are so deeply inset in the camera body” but they gave the product a rating of 3 stars.

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Robust

One Blackmagic Design Production Camera 4K owner who reviewed the Blackmagic Design Production Camera 4K thought it was well made.

Good Support

One Blackmagic Design Production Camera 4K reviewer thought it had good technical guidance.

Good Battery Life

One Blackmagic Design Production Camera 4K reviewer who purchased this camcorder thought it had a good battery life. -Efox- mentioned in their review of the Blackmagic Design Production Camera 4K “It has a built in internal battery, which as expected, last about 20 minutes when shooting 4k”.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is typical of many camcorders of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Quite Large Screen Size

At 5 inches, the Production Camera 4K has a fairly large screen size compared to most of the other camcorders that are a comparable age to the Production Camera 4K. Across all the camcorders of a similar age and type to the Production Camera 4K the screen sizes range from 1.3" to 11", and the average screen size is 3.1".

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Has an Interchangeable Lens

Unlike most of the other camcorders that were launched around the same time as the Production Camera 4K which do not have an interchangeable lens, the Production Camera 4K has an interchangeable lens.

Alternative camcorders with an interchangeable lens currently available that you might want to consider include the Blackmagic Design URSA EF[plb_2446397_price] which is cheaper.

We think you might also be interested in other video cameras which also have an interchangeable lens including the Blackmagic Design URSA PL[plb_2545912_price].

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Full HD

Full HD

The Production Camera 4K is Full HD, which is unusual. Most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years are not Full HD.

We compared this camcorder to all the other Full HD camcorders and we think cheaper video cameras such as the Blackmagic Design URSA EF[plb_2446397_price] is also worth considering.

Video cameras which are Full HD that might be worth looking at include the Sony PMW-200[plb_1558790_price], or the Blackmagic Design URSA PL[plb_2545912_price].

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2160p Video Mode

The Blackmagic Design Production Camera 4K has a 2160p video mode which is better than most camcorders of this spec and age. Most video cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 480i video mode. This video camera also has a 1080p video mode.

A 2160p video mode is actually the best video mode across all similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Production Camera 4K.

A 480p video mode is the worst video mode amongst similar types of video camera.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The Production Camera 4K supports a 3840 x 2160 pixels video resolution which is higher than most camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years. Most camcorders of this age and type support a 1280 x 720 pixels video resolution. In addition, this video camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

A 3840 x 2160 pixels video resolution is in fact the best supported video resolution across all camcorders that were launched around the same time as the Production Camera 4K.

The worst supported video resolution amongst comparable types of camcorder is 720 x 480 pixels.

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Has One Exposure Mode

The Production Camera 4K has a greater number of exposure modes than most video cameras that are a similar age to it. The most frequently found exposure mode is aperture priority, but this exposure mode is not found on this Blackmagic Design camcorder. The exposure modes Auto are also found on this video camera.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Production Camera 4K has a 3840 x 2160 pixels maximum video resolution which is higher than most camcorders that came out more than two years ago. Most video cameras of a similar age and spec to it have a 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution.

A 3840 x 2160 pixels maximum video resolution is actually the best maximum video resolution amongst all comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years.

The worst maximum video resolution amongst similar types of video camera is 1280 x 720 pixels.

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LCD Display

This video camera has an LCD display, which is the most commonly found display on video cameras that have been around for a similar time to it.

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11 Reasons Against

Poor Design

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product was not a good design.

Unacceptable Noise Level

One Blackmagic Design Production Camera 4K reviewer who bought it considered that it was not noisy. -Efox- wrote in their Blackmagic Design Production Camera 4K review “However it fails itself when needing to shoot anything above 800 ASA - muddy blacks, due to Blackmagic's ongoing problem of Fixed Pattern Noise”.

Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other camcorders that have been available for a similar time to the Production Camera 4K, the Blackmagic Design Production Camera 4K does not have an image stabiliser.

Other camcorders which also have an image stabiliser that you might want to look at include the Sony PMW-200[plb_1558790_price].

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Does Not Have an HDMI Port

Most video cameras that came out more than two years ago do not have an HDMI port. The Production Camera 4K is no exception to this as it too does not have an HDMI port.

We compared all the other camcorders which also have an HDMI port to this camcorder and we think the Sony PMW-200[plb_1558790_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Display

The Production Camera 4K does not have a built-in display, unlike most of the other camcorders of this spec and age which have a built-in display.

It is worth also looking at alternative video cameras which also have a built-in display including the Blackmagic Design URSA EF[plb_2446397_price].

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Only Mono Audio System

This camcorder has a Mono audio system, which is typical of many camcorders that have been available for more than two years.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other camcorders that have been around for more than two years, the Production Camera 4K is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Blackmagic Design Production Camera 4K does not have a night mode. Most of the other video cameras of this spec and age also do not have a night mode.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The Production Camera 4K does not have a built-in projector. Most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Production Camera 4K also do not have a built-in projector.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Blackmagic Design Production Camera 4K is not 3D compatible. Most of the other camcorders that are a comparable age to the Production Camera 4K are also not 3D compatible.

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Heavy

At 1.7 kilograms, the Production Camera 4K is quite heavy compared to most of the other video cameras of this type and age. Video cameras of a comparable type and age to the Production Camera 4K have weights of between 59g and 7.5kg, and the average weight is 880g.

If you would consider a camcorder with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Blackmagic Design URSA EF[plb_2446397_price] (7.4kg) which is also cheaper.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Blackmagic Design Production Camera 4K

Released Over Two Years Ago

This camcorder has been on the market for over two years.

Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 1.5 hours, the Blackmagic Design Production Camera 4K has a pretty typical battery life compared to most of the other camcorders that are a similar age to the Production Camera 4K.

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Specification

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Disc Type
Light Exposure
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Flash
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Display
Screen Size
Built-In Display
Display Resolution
Display
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Video Capturing Speed
Video Mode
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Maximum Frame Rate
Audio
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
S-Video Out Port
Mini-USB 2.0 Port
Headphone Socket
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Recharge Time
Charging Source
Operational Conditions
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Storage Temperature Range
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User Reviews

(4)
Reviewed 5 September 2015 by -EFox-

I used this recently with Zeiss CP2's for a short film, and the results of the 4K RAW footage when shot in daylight are stunning - almost on par with Alexa footage. However it fails itself when... Read more…

Reviewed 14 December 2014 by Mr. J. A. Klein-sprokkelhorst "wabtee"
(Verified Purchase)

Lovely camera.

Reviewed 14 December 2014 by Mr. A j g
(Verified Purchase)

Lovely camera...

Reviewed 30 November 2014 by Grown-up Opinions

Perfect camera.

For those of you so called 'professionals' out there who are complaining about FPN, perhaps you should learn about post production before whining.

Choose the... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 09338716001945

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