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Blackmagic Design Studio Camera HD
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Blackmagic Design Studio Camera HD Camcorder

2kg 10.1" Shouldercam Sep 2014
Weight Display Diagonal Built-In Display Camcorder Type 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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Blackmagic Design Has Excellent Reviews for Its Camcorders

Blackmagic Design video cameras have excellent reviews on average and across all camcorders Blackmagic Design is one of the best brands.

Fairly Fast Maximum Frame Rate

The slowest maximum frame rate of video cameras that have been around for more than two years is 25fps and the fastest is 60fps. With a maximum frame rate of 60 frames per second, the Blackmagic Design Studio Camera HD has one of the faster maximum frame rates amongst video cameras of this age.

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Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to it.

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Very Large Screen Size

Across all the video cameras of a similar type and age to the Studio Camera HD the screen sizes range from 1.3" to 11", and the average screen size is 3.2". 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

The Studio Camera HD is Full HD, which is unusual. Most of the other camcorders of this spec and age are not Full HD.

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Quite Long Battery Life

Video cameras that have been around for more than two years have battery lifes of between 0.083h and 5h. At 4 hours, the Blackmagic Design Studio Camera HD has a quite long battery life compared to most of the other video cameras that are a comparable age to the Studio Camera HD.

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other video cameras that were launched around the same time as the Studio Camera HD, the Studio Camera HD has a built-in display.

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1080p Video Mode

This camcorder has a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many video cameras of this age and type.

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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 similar spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago. Most video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it support a 1280 x 720 pixels video resolution. Across all video cameras that are a comparable age to the Studio Camera HD the best video resolution is 3840 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 720 x 480 pixels.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The Blackmagic Design Studio Camera HD does not have an image stabiliser. Most of the other camcorders that have been around for more than two years also do not have an image stabiliser.

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Does Not Have an HDMI Port

Most camcorders of a similar type and age to the Studio Camera HD 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

The Studio Camera HD does not have an interchangeable lens, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other video cameras that are a comparable age to the Studio Camera HD also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Not Waterproof

The Blackmagic Design Studio Camera HD is not waterproof. Most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Studio Camera HD are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Blackmagic Design Studio Camera HD does not have a night mode. Most of the other video cameras that came out more than two years ago also do not have a night mode.

There are a number of other video cameras which also have a night mode that you might want to look at including the Transcend DrivePro 200[plb_2962204_price], or the HP F-500[plb_2962207_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Studio Camera HD is not 3D compatible. Most of the other video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Studio Camera HD are also not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a video camera that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at the Sony HDR-TD20VE[plb_1505099_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other video cameras of a similar spec and age to the Studio Camera HD, the Blackmagic Design Studio Camera HD does not have a built-in projector.

We think you might also be interested in alternative camcorders which also have a built-in projector including the Sony HDR-PJ420[plb_1583936_price].

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Only Polymer Battery

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

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Heavy

The Blackmagic Design Studio Camera HD is quite heavy (2 kilograms) compared to most of the other video cameras that have been available for more than two years. The average weight of camcorders of a comparable age and type to the Studio Camera HD is 880g.

If you are not worried about having a heavier weight then you might also want to look at the Panasonic AG-AC8[plb_2452010_price] (2.3kg).

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Very Long Battery Recharge Time

The shortest battery recharge time of comparable spec video cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Studio Camera HD is 1.2h and the longest is 4h. When compared to other video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Studio Camera HD, the battery recharge time of the Studio Camera HD 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 camcorder has been on the market for over two years.

Specification

Lens System
Lens Mount Interface
Storage
Camcorder Media Type
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Display Resolution
Display
Camera
Camcorder Type
Remotely Operated
Design
Tripod Mountable
Colour of Product
Video
HD Type
Supported Video Modes
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Maximum Frame Rate
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Microphone Connectivity
Ports & Interfaces
DC-In Jack
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
XLR in
Mini-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Technology
Battery Recharge Time
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
AC Adapter Included
Warranty Card

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers blackmagic design studiocamerahd
Barcodes 09338716002560

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