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Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera EF

71

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Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera EF

$2,980.00
Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera EF
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A good spec but only moderate value for money 2432 x 1366 pixels resolution 2/3" optical sensor size video camera
2432 X 1366 Pixels 2" 1.7kg No Jul 2013
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Used - Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera Bundle. Value Kit with Acc #CINECAM26KEF
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Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera EF Review

With very good features, we have ranked the Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera EF number 176 across all camcorders.
62
Value for Money
Good
79
Features
Good Features
71
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 71?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better camcorders are available. View the latest video cameras 2018.
This camcorder has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
2432 x 1366 pixels resolution
Larger than average optical sensor size
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13 stop dynamic range
Premium quality
EF and passive MFT mount models!
Metadata entry
Built-in SSD recorder
Heavier than average
Very short maximum battery life

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Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera EF In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has mediocre features and at $2,980.00 it is more expensive than 84% of video cameras.

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Features

Heavier Than Average

The Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera EF's weight of 1.7kg is heavier than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is heavier than 91% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. The average weight of all camcorders is 570g, with the lightest being 50g and the heaviest being 7.5kg.

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Larger Than Average Optical Sensor Size

The average optical sensor size of all video cameras is 0.38", with the smallest being 0.12" and the largest being 1.8". The Cinema Camera EF's optical sensor size of 0.667" is in the largest 11% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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2432 X 1366 Pixels Resolution

The highest maximum video resolution of the Cinema Camera EF is 2432 x 1366 pixels. That's 60% higher resolution than the most common resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The resolution of all camcorders ranges from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 6528 x 3672 pixels (best).

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Very Short Maximum Battery Life

The battery life (max) of camcorders range from 0.16h to 93h, and the average maximum battery life is 4.4h. The maximum battery life of the Cinema Camera EF of only 1.5h is shorter than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is shorter than 81% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Cinema Camera EF does not have an image stabilizer, unlike most other camcorders. 69% of video cameras have an image stabilizer.

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Very Large Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Cinema Camera EF of 8" is very large compared to most other video cameras. It is in the largest 1% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. Across all the camcorders the display diagonals range from 1.3" to 9", and the average display diagonal is 3".

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Very Slow Maximum Frame Rate

The slowest maximum frame rate of camcorders is 25fps, the fastest is 960fps, and the average maximum frame rate is 62fps. The Cinema Camera EF's maximum frame rate of only 30fps is slower than 93% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Has an Interchangeable Lens

The Cinema Camera EF has an interchangeable lens. 93% of camcorders do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Has a Microphone in

The Cinema Camera EF has a microphone in, unlike 75% of camcorders which do not have a microphone in.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera EF has a hand strap. 93% of camcorders do not have a hand strap.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera EF has a built-in microphone. 54% of video cameras also have a built-in microphone.

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Tripod Mountable

The Cinema Camera EF is tripod mountable. 86% of camcorders are not tripod mountable.

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Full HD

The Cinema Camera EF is Full HD. 70% of camcorders also are Full HD.

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Product Identifiers

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