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Blackmagic Design Studio Camera HD
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Blackmagic Design Studio Camera HD Camcorder

2kg 10.1" Sep 2014
Full HD Weight Screen Size Built-In Display Release Date
Introducing Blackmagic Studio Camera, the world's most advanced broadcast camera for live production! Inside its incredibly tough, lightweight magnesium alloy body you get a massive 10 viewfinder,... More
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9 Reasons For

Excellent Brand

Camcorders produced by Blackmagic Design have excellent ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all video cameras (not just camcorders) and found that Blackmagic Design also has excellent ratings across its entire range.

Fairly Fast Maximum Frame Rate

With a maximum frame rate of 60 frames per second, the Studio Camera HD has one of the faster maximum frame rates amongst camcorders of this age. The slowest maximum frame rate of comparable spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago is 25fps and the fastest is 60fps.

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Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is typical of many camcorders that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Very Large Screen Size

The average screen size of camcorders that are a similar age to the Studio Camera HD is 3.1". The Studio Camera HD has one of the largest screen sizes (10.1 inches) amongst video cameras of this age.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Studio Camera HD is Full HD, unlike most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Studio Camera HD which are not Full HD.

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Quite Long Battery Life

The battery lifes of camcorders that are a comparable age to the Studio Camera HD range from 0.083h to 5h. With a battery life of 4 hours, the Blackmagic Design Studio Camera HD has a fairly long battery life compared to most of the other video cameras of this spec and age.

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Has a Built-In Display

The Studio Camera HD has a built-in display. Most of the other camcorders that are a similar age to the Studio Camera HD also have a built-in display.

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1080p Video Mode

The Blackmagic Design Studio Camera HD has a 1080p video mode which is better than the 720p video mode found on most camcorders that were launched more than two years ago.

This video camera's video mode (1080p) is actually the best video mode amongst all camcorders of this age and type.

A 720p video mode is the worst video mode amongst similar types of video camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Blackmagic Design Studio Camera HD supports a 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution which is higher than most camcorders that have been available for around the same time as it. Most camcorders that have been around for around the same time as it support a 1280 x 720 pixels video resolution. The video resolution of all camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the Studio Camera HD ranges from 720 x 480 pixels to 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Most camcorders that were released more than two years ago do not have an image stabiliser. The Studio Camera HD is no exception to this as it too does not have an image stabiliser.

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Does Not Have an HDMI Port

Most camcorders of this type and age do not have an HDMI port. The Studio Camera HD is no exception to this as it too does not have an HDMI port.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Like most of the other camcorders that have been available for a similar time to the Studio Camera HD, the Studio Camera HD does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Not Waterproof

Most video cameras that came out more than two years ago are not waterproof. The Studio Camera HD is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most video cameras of this age and type do not have a night mode. The Studio Camera HD is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

Alternative video cameras which also have a night mode that you might want to consider include the Transcend DrivePro 200[plb_2962204_price], or the HP F-500[plb_2962207_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Most camcorders of a comparable age and type to the Studio Camera HD do not have a built-in projector. The Studio Camera HD is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in projector.

It is worth considering other video cameras which also have a built-in projector including the Sony HDR-PJ420[plb_1583936_price].

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Studio Camera HD, the Studio Camera HD is not 3D compatible.

Camcorders which are 3D compatible that might be worth considering include the Sony HDR-TD20VE[plb_1505099_price].

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Only Polymer Battery

This video camera has a Lithium Polymer (LiPo) battery, which is the most commonly found battery on video cameras of a comparable age and type to it.

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Heavy

Across all the camcorders that were released around the same time as the Studio Camera HD the weights range from 59g to 7.5kg. With a weight of 2 kilograms, the Blackmagic Design Studio Camera HD is one of the heavier camcorders that were released more than two years ago amongst camcorders of this age.

If you would consider a video camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Panasonic AG-AC8[plb_2452010_price] (2.3kg).

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Very Long Battery Recharge Time

Video cameras of a similar spec and age to the Studio Camera HD have battery recharge times of between 1.2h and 4h, and the average battery recharge time is 2.4h. When compared to other similar spec video cameras that came out around the same time as the Studio Camera HD that we have assessed, the Studio Camera HD's battery recharge time of 4 hours is one of the longest.

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1 Other reason to consider the Blackmagic Design Studio Camera HD

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Specification

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers bmdcinstudmfthd
Barcodes 09338716002560

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