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Blackmagic Design URSA EF
Blackmagic Design URSA EF
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Blackmagic Design URSA EF Camcorder

4/3 7.4kg Aug 2014
Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Interchangeable Lens Release Date
Quite fast maximum frame rate
Expert reviews are average
Does not support HDMI

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Reviews

Blackmagic Design Video Cameras Have Good Reviews

On average Blackmagic Design video cameras have good ratings as do all video cameras produced by Blackmagic Design.

Expert Reviews Are Average

Expert review website curved.de scored this Blackmagic Design camcorder 67%.


Video

Quite Fast Maximum Frame Rate

Camcorders of this age and spec have maximum frame rates of between 25fps and 60fps, and the average maximum frame rate is 44fps. The Blackmagic Design URSA EF has one of the faster maximum frame rates (60 frames per second) amongst video cameras of this age.

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Full HD

Full HD

The URSA EF is Full HD. Most of the other camcorders that have been available for more than two years also are Full HD.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other Full HD video cameras currently available including the Production Camera 4K ($2,915.17), or the URSA PL both from Blackmagic Design which has better reviews.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The Blackmagic Design URSA EF supports a 3840 x 2160 pixels video resolutions which is higher than most video cameras that are a comparable age to it. Most similar spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago support a 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions.

This camcorder's video resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all video cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camcorder.

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 URSA EF has a 3840 x 2160 pixels maximum video resolution which is higher than most similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years. Most video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it have a 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution.

This camcorder's maximum video resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels) is in fact the best maximum video resolution across all comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to this camcorder.

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

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Lens System

Has an Interchangeable Lens

The Blackmagic Design URSA EF has an interchangeable lens, unlike most of the other video cameras of this spec and age which do not have an interchangeable lens.

We compared this camcorder to all the other camcorders with an interchangeable lens and we think the Production Camera 4K ($2,915.17), and the URSA PL both from Blackmagic Design which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Display

Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The URSA EF has a vari-angle LCD display, as do most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to this camcorder.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Blackmagic Design URSA EF has a touchscreen. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to this camcorder also have a touchscreen.

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Camera

Supports On Screen Display (OSD)

The URSA EF supports On Screen Display (OSD). Most of the other camcorders of this age and type also support On Screen Display (OSD).

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Support HDMI

The Blackmagic Design URSA EF does not support HDMI. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to this camcorder do support HDMI.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

The URSA EF does not support PictBridge, although keep in mind that most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to this video camera also do not support PictBridge.

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Image Sensor

Only 4/3" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the URSA EF is 4/3". That's 20% less optical sensor size than a 1" video camera, which is the most common optical sensor size.

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

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

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Flash

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Like most of the other similar spec camcorders that came out more than two years ago, the URSA EF does not have a built-in flash.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Light

The URSA EF does not have a built-in light. Most of the other camcorders of this age and type also do not have a built-in light.

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Weight & Dimensions

Very Heavy

When compared to other video cameras that came out around the same time as this camcorder that we have assessed the weight of, the URSA EF's weight of 7.4 kilograms is one of the heaviest. The lightest camcorder that came out around the same time as this video camera is 65g weight, the heaviest is 7.5kg, and the average weight is 1.2kg.

We compared all the other 7.4kg weight video cameras to this camcorder and we think the Blackmagic Design URSA PL which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was April 2017 when this video camera was released.


Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00700315904085, 09338716002546
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