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

$2,299.00
4/3 1.7kg Jun 2014
Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Interchangeable Lens Release Date
Good technical guidance
Blackmagic Design video cameras have good reviews
Poor design
4 Reviews
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Reviews

Blackmagic Design Video Cameras Have Good Reviews

Blackmagic Design video cameras have good reviews on average and across all camcorders Blackmagic Design is one of the superior manufacturers.


Camera

Has a Remotely Operated

The Production Camera 4K has a remotely operated, as do most of the other video cameras of a similar spec and age to this video camera.

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Supports On Screen Display (OSD)

The Blackmagic Design Production Camera 4K supports On Screen Display (OSD). Most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to this camcorder also support On Screen Display (OSD).

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

The Production Camera 4K has a pretty typical weight (1.7 kilograms) compared to most of the other camcorders that came out more than two years ago.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Blackmagic Design URSA PL (7.4kg).

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

Blackmagic Design released the Production Camera 4K in April 2017.


Flash

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Production Camera 4K does not have a built-in flash. Most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to this video camera also do not have a built-in flash.

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Image Sensor

Only 4/3" Optical Sensor Size

The Blackmagic Design Production Camera 4K has a maximum optical sensor size of 4/3". That's 20% less optical sensor size than the most frequently found optical sensor size of 1".

This camcorder's optical sensor size (4/3") is in fact the worst optical sensor size across all camcorders of a similar age and type to this video camera.

A 1/2" optical sensor size is the best optical sensor size amongst comparable types of camcorder.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The Production Camera 4K has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to this video camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a Microphone in

The Blackmagic Design Production Camera 4K has a microphone in, as do most of the other camcorders that came out around the same time as this camcorder.

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Has a DC-In Jack

The Blackmagic Design Production Camera 4K has a DC-in jack. Most of the other video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this video camera also have a DC-in jack.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The Blackmagic Design Production Camera 4K has a headphone outputs. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to this camcorder also have a headphone outputs.

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Does Not Support HDMI

The Blackmagic Design Production Camera 4K does not support HDMI, unlike most of the other camcorders of this type and age which support HDMI.

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Design

Robust

One person mentioned in their reviews that this camcorder was well made. -Efox- said 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”.

Easy to Use

One owner wrote that this camcorder had a good interface. One customer wrote in their reviews that the Blackmagic Design Production Camera 4K was easy to setup.

Tripod Mountable

The Production Camera 4K is tripod mountable. Most of the other camcorders of this type and age also are tripod mountable.

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Poor Design

One person mentioned in their reviews that this camcorder was not well designed. Two years ago -Efox- mentioned in their review of this camcorder “Setting up the monitor quickly became delayed because of this poor design”.


Video

Full HD

Full HD

The Production Camera 4K is Full HD, as are most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to this video camera.

If you would prefer a camcorder that is Full HD then you might want to consider the Blackmagic Design URSA PL.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The Blackmagic Design Production Camera 4K supports a 3840 x 2160 pixels video resolutions which is higher than most video cameras that came out more than two years ago. Most video cameras that were released more than two years ago support a 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions.

A 3840 x 2160 pixels video resolutions is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all video cameras of this age and spec.

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

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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 the 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution found on most video cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

A 3840 x 2160 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the best maximum video resolution amongst all video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst maximum video resolution amongst comparable types of video camera.

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Lens System

Has an Interchangeable Lens

The Production Camera 4K has an interchangeable lens. Most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camcorder do not have an interchangeable lens.

We think you might also be interested in alternative camcorders which also have an interchangeable lens including the Blackmagic Design URSA PL.

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Display

Fairly Large Display Diagonal

Comparable spec video cameras that came out more than two years ago have display diagonals of between 1.3" and 11". The Blackmagic Design Production Camera 4K has one of the larger display diagonals (5 inches) amongst video cameras of this age.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Production Camera 4K has a touchscreen. Most of the other camcorders of a similar type and age to this video camera also have a touchscreen.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Display

The Blackmagic Design Production Camera 4K does not have a built-in display, unlike most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camcorder.

It is worth considering alternative camcorders which also have a built-in display including the Blackmagic Design URSA PL.

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Power

Good Battery Life

One owner wrote in their reviews that the Blackmagic Design Production Camera 4K had a good battery life.


Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

One owner wrote in their reviews that it was noisy. -Efox- said on Amazon “However it fails itself when needing to shoot anything above 800 ASA - muddy blacks, due to Blackmagic's ongoing problem of Fixed Pattern Noise”.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Blackmagic Design Production Camera 4K has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Production Camera 4K has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Support

Good Technical Guidance

One customer who bought this camcorder thought it had good technical guidance.


Battery

Average Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of 1.5 hours, the Production Camera 4K has a fairly typical battery life (max) compared to most of the other camcorders of this spec and age.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 09338716001945

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