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Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera EF
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Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera EF Camcorder

1.7kg 8" Jul 2013
Weight Interchangeable Lens Display Diagonal Built-In Display 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

Blackmagic Design Video Cameras Have Excellent Reviews

Blackmagic Design video cameras have excellent ratings on average and across all video cameras Blackmagic Design is one of the leading manufacturers.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on comparable spec camcorders that have been around for more than two years.

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Very Large Screen Size

When compared to other comparable spec video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Cinema Camera EF that we have checked, the screen size of the Cinema Camera EF of 8 inches is one of the largest. Camcorders that came out around the same time as the Cinema Camera EF have screen sizes of between 1.3" and 11", and the average screen size is 3.2".

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Has an Interchangeable Lens

The Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera EF has an interchangeable lens, unlike most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to the Cinema Camera EF which do not have an interchangeable lens.

We compared all the other camcorders with an interchangeable lens to this video camera and we think a cheaper video camera such as the Sony PXW-FS7[plb_2829469_price] or you might consider a higher rated video camera such as the Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera MFT[plb_2234145_price] are also worth considering.

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Full HD

Full HD

Unlike most of the other video cameras that were launched around the same time as the Cinema Camera EF which are not Full HD, the Cinema Camera EF is Full HD.

We compared this video camera to all the other Full HD camcorders and we think the Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera MFT[plb_2234145_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Display

The Cinema Camera EF has a built-in display, as do most of the other video cameras that are a similar age to the Cinema Camera EF.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative camcorders with a built-in display currently available including the Sony PXW-FS7[plb_2829469_price] which is cheaper; or the Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera MFT[plb_2234145_price] which has better reviews.

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2432 X 1366 Pixels Video Resolution

The Cinema Camera EF supports a 2432 x 1366 pixels video resolution which is higher than most camcorders of this age and type. Most camcorders that were released more than two years ago support a 320 x 240 pixels video resolution. In addition, this Blackmagic Design video camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The worst video resolution of all camcorders that have been available for more than two years is 320 x 176 pixels and the best is 4096 x 2160 pixels.

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LCD Display

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

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Quite Short Battery Recharge Time

The battery recharge times of video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Cinema Camera EF range from 1.2h to 4h. The Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera EF has a quite short battery recharge time (only 2 hours) compared to most of the other video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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11 Reasons Against

Very Slow Maximum Frame Rate

The average maximum frame rate of video cameras that have been around for more than two years is 46fps, and the maximum frame rates range from 25fps to 60fps. The Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera EF has one of the slower maximum frame rates (only 30 frames per second) amongst video cameras of this age.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The Cinema Camera EF does not have an image stabiliser. Most of the other video cameras that are a similar age to the Cinema Camera EF also do not have an image stabiliser.

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Does Not Have an HDMI Port

Most camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the Cinema Camera EF do not have an HDMI port. The Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera EF is no exception to this as it too does not have an HDMI port.

We compared this camcorder to all the other video cameras with an HDMI port and we think the Sony PXW-FS7[plb_2829469_price] which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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Only Mono Audio System

This video camera has a Mono audio system, which is typical of many similar spec camcorders that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Very Small Maximum Resolution Per CCD

The Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera EF has one of the smaller maximum resolution per CCD (only 2,500 pixels) amongst video cameras of this age. The smallest maximum resolution per CCD of camcorders of this age and type is 2,500 pixels and the largest is 2,300,000 pixels.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other video cameras of a similar spec and age to the Cinema Camera EF, the Cinema Camera EF is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Like most of the other video cameras that came out around the same time as the Cinema Camera EF, the Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera EF does not have a night mode.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most camcorders of a similar spec and age 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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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The Cinema Camera EF does not have a built-in projector. Most of the other video cameras that were launched around the same time as the Cinema Camera EF also do not have a built-in projector.

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Only Polymer Battery

This camcorder has a Li-Ion polymer battery, which is typical of many video cameras of this age and type.

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Heavy

The lightest similar spec camcorder that was released more than two years ago is 59g weight, the heaviest is 7.5kg, and the average weight is 880g. At 1.7 kilograms, the Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera EF is quite heavy compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar 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 video camera was released.

Average Battery Life

At 1.5 hours, the Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera EF has a pretty average battery life compared to most of the other video cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Maximum Resolution Per CCD
Lens System
Image Stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
Storage
Camcorder Media Type
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution
Display
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
Design
Tripod Mountable
Colour of Product
Video
HD Type
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Maximum Frame Rate
Audio
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Mini-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Headphone Connectivity
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Technology
Battery Recharge Time
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Bundled Software
Hand Strap
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
I/O Ports
Mac Operating Systems Supported

Expert Reviews

6 March 2013

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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 09338716001600

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