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Blackmagic Design URSA PL Camcorder

7.4kg Aug 2014
Full HD Weight Interchangeable Lens Built-In Display Release Date
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9 Reasons For

Blackmagic Design Video Cameras Have Excellent Reviews

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

Fairly Fast Maximum Frame Rate

With a maximum frame rate of 60 frames per second, the URSA PL has one of the faster maximum frame rates amongst camcorders of this age. Video cameras of this age and type have maximum frame rates of between 25fps and 60fps.

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Full HD HD Type

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

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Has an Interchangeable Lens

The Blackmagic Design URSA PL has an interchangeable lens. Most of the other video cameras of this age and spec do not have an interchangeable lens.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative video cameras with an interchangeable lens currently available including a cheaper camcorder such as the Blackmagic Design URSA EF or you might consider a higher rated camcorder such as the Blackmagic Design Production Camera 4K ($2,915.05).

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Full HD

Full HD

Unlike most of the other camcorders that have been around for more than two years which are not Full HD, the Blackmagic Design URSA PL is Full HD.

There are a number of other Full HD video cameras currently available which you might want to consider including the Blackmagic Design Production Camera 4K ($2,915.05) which has better reviews; or the Sony PMW-200, or the Blackmagic Design URSA EF which is cheaper.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The URSA PL supports a higher video resolution than most similar spec video cameras that have been available for more than two years. This video camera supports a 3840 x 2160 pixels video resolution, whereas most comparable spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago support a 1280 x 720 pixels video resolution. This camcorder also supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

A 3840 x 2160 pixels video resolution is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all similar spec camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to the URSA PL.

Amongst similar types of video camera the worst supported video resolution is 720 x 480 pixels.

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Has a Built-In Display

The URSA PL has a built-in display. Most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to the URSA PL also have a built-in display.

It may also be worth considering one of the other video cameras with a built-in display currently available including cheaper video cameras such as the Sony PMW-200, or the Blackmagic Design URSA EF.

We think you might also be interested in alternative video cameras which also have a built-in display including the Sony PXW-X160 ($3,789.97).

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The URSA PL has a 3840 x 2160 pixels maximum video resolution which is higher than the 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution found on most camcorders that are a comparable age to it.

A 3840 x 2160 pixels maximum video resolution is actually the best maximum video resolution across all camcorders of this age and type.

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

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1080p Video Mode

The Blackmagic Design URSA PL has a 1080p video mode which is better than most camcorders that are a similar age to it. Most video cameras that have been around for around the same time as it have a 720p video mode. This camcorder also has a 1080i video mode.

A 1080p video mode is in fact the best video mode across all similar spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

The worst video mode across similar types of camcorder is 720p.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The URSA PL does not have an image stabiliser. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the URSA PL also do not have an image stabiliser.

There are a number of other video cameras which also have an image stabiliser that you might also want to look at including the Sony PMW-200 which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Have an HDMI Port

The URSA PL does not have an HDMI port. Most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to the URSA PL also do not have an HDMI port.

We compared this camcorder to all the other video cameras with an HDMI port and we think the Sony PMW-200 is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The URSA PL is not waterproof, although it is worth noting that most of the other camcorders that came out around the same time as the URSA PL are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The URSA PL does not have a night mode. Most of the other camcorders of this spec and age also do not have a night mode.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Most video cameras of this type and age do not have a built-in projector. The URSA PL is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in projector.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Blackmagic Design URSA PL is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the URSA PL are also not 3D compatible.

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Very Heavy

At 7.4 kilograms, the URSA PL is very heavy compared to most of the other video cameras of this type and age. The weights of video cameras of a comparable type and age to the URSA PL range from 59g to 7.5kg, and the average weight is 880g.

Other 7.4kg weight video cameras currently available that you might want to consider include cheaper camcorders such as the Blackmagic Design URSA EF.

If you would consider a camcorder with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Sony PMW-200 (2.7kg) which is also cheaper.

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1 Other reason to consider the Blackmagic Design URSA PL

Released Over Two Years Ago

This camcorder was released over two years ago.

Specification

Lens System
Storage
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Disc Type
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Display
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Video Capturing Speed
Video Mode
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Maximum Frame Rate
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
S-Video Out Port
PictBridge
Mini-USB 2.0 Port
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Bundled Software

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers blackmagic design cinecamursa4, blackmagic design cinecamursa4k, blackmagic design cinecamursa4kp, blackmagic design cinecamursam46, blackmagic design cinecamursa4kpl, blackmagic design cinecamursam46k, blackmagic design cinecamursam46kp, blackmagic design cinecamursam46kpl
Barcodes 00700315904092, 09338716002553
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