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Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K


Compact 4K Video 4/3" HDR Sensor Camera with MTF Mount

  • Dual native ISO values of up to 25,600 for HDR images
  • 13 Stops of dynamic range
  • Effective sensor size: 18.96 x 10 mm (four thirds)
  • Lens connection: MFT connector with electronic aperture control
  • Iris control: Iris, focus and zoom on supported lenses
  • Focus: The focus button activates the peaking function
  • Autofocus available with compatible lenses
  • Screen dimensions: 5 Inches with 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • Screen type: LCD with capacitive touch screen
  • Recording resolutions: 4096 x 2160 (4K DCI), 3840 x 2160 (Ultra HD), 1920 x 1080 (HD)
  • Frame rates: The maximum sensor frame rate depends on the resolution and the codec that are selected
  • Project frame rates of 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94 and 60 fps are supported
  • Off-speed frame rates up to 60p in 4K DCI, 120 fps in HD window mode
  • Iris control: Scroll wheel and touchscreen slide control for manual adjustment of the aperture of electronically controllable lenses
  • Iris button for instant, automatic aperture settings on compatible lenses to avoid clipped pixels in film mode
  • Automatic exposure based on average scene contrast in video mode
  • Metadata support: Automatic lens data transfer from electronic Micro Four Thirds lenses, automatic storage of camera settings and film board data such as project, scene number, take and special notes
  • Dimensions: 178.1 x 85.5 x 96 mm
  • Weight: 722 g


  • Touchscreen menus on the 5-inch screen
  • On / Off button
  • Record button
  • Freeze button
  • Scroll wheel with push function integrated in the handle
  • ISO button
  • White balance button
  • Shutter button
  • Three software-configurable function keys
  • HFR button for high frame rates
  • Zoom button
  • Menu button
  • Play button
  • Focus button
  • IRIS button


  • Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K
  • Protective cap for lens connection
  • 30 W power adapter with lockable connector and international adapters
  • DaVinci Resolve Studio with activation key
  • LP-E6 battery


  • 1 x HDMI connection up to 1080p/60
  • 1 x Analogue XLR mini jack (switchable between operation of phantom-powered microphones and line level up to +14 dBu)
  • 1 x 3.5 mm stereo socket (can also be used as a timecode input)
  • 1 x 3.5 mm headphone jack
  • 1 x USB Type C for recordings on external hard drives, PTP camera control and software updates
  • Storage: 1 x CFast card slot and 1 x SD-UHS-II card slot

Note: Since Camera Update 6.2, the camera supports the Blackmagic RAW codec

Note: A suitable lens (not included!) is required for operation.

Available since August 2020
Item number 497882
Sales Unit 1 piece(s)
Design Compact Camera
Max Resolution 4k
Streaming resolution 1080p
Stationary Yes
Mobile Yes
Pan–tilt–zoom No
USB Webcam No
SDI Out No
HDMI Out Yes
HD-Base T No
Battery Included
Microphone Yes
Tally Yes
Remote controllable Yes
Lens mount MFT
Audio In Yes
Integrated Display Yes
Integrated recording Yes
Housing Colour Black
Integrated light No
Monitor bracket No
Optical Zoom Yes
Waterproof No
Network capable No
Talkback No
Auto Focus Yes
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23 Reviews

This camera has no rival for it's value.
Domex 17.01.2021
This is simply the best camera you can get in this price range (and even higher)

I just have clarify one important thing: It's a cinema camera, not a camera for photography or vloging. So I don't really think it's worth for people who are not into professional/half-professional shooting. The camera has no stabilization, cause the manufacturer counts with you, having an external rig, stabilizer or a tripod.


The most stunning thing is the sensor - the dynamic range grants you so many post production/color possibilities.
The menu of the camera is the most comprehensible and the most intuitive menu I've ever seen.
You have a variety of very useful inputs into the camera (including HDMI, Mini XLR, 2x 3,5 jacks for mic and headphones, USB-C for either charging or using an external SSD instead of SD or CF cards).
Reliable timecode for audio/video synchronization.

Battery life is poor - lasts around 40 minutes, but you have many options how to solve this problem (V-mount battery, power banks, battery grip, etc...)
The battery is chargable only in the camera.

I just can't believe (not only) the image quality you can get for such a low price.


It's kinda amazing
Giedrius A 01.03.2021
Not a professional, however, very happy with the camera. Though if you buy it - expect to invest a lot of money until you get it functional to a desired level.


Excellent experience
JasonUK 27.04.2022
Great camera, great service. Very happy customer.


Great product!
VIktor Tsenkov 21.04.2023
It is still the best value for money cinema camera out there. Even in 2023. it is current for its segment. There are updates from BMD, for which we thank them. Worth every cent spent!
BMPCC4K is ideal for many applications.. and is ideal for many applications..


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