Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K Hands-On Review

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We took a close look at the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K – first footage, low light test, dynamic range measurements and much more.

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Huge thanks to our dear friends Stefan Haselgruber and Arne Nostitz-Rieneck for his help shooting this review.

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Sage Grace Dolan-Sandrino says:

I had to pause the video to tell you– this is the best made, most effective, most efficient and informative video I've ever seen on youtube!

huyked says:

14:50 Yes, thank you, Gunther, for the dynamic range tests!!! That's exactly what I wanted to know, especially versus the a7S II that I have.

Palaboy OFW says:

This camera is fantastic but they will not sell it anymore because its fantastic.

Peter Fritz Walter says:

After all, while it is not easy to shoot video with my Canon 5D Mark IV, without having all this expensive gear attached to it, I am still finding it having less of really important issues that this Blackmagic Pocket has. Probably, for getting to a really good filmmaking, you need to invest even more money for making this camera really usable. It’s all a business for selling expensive gear! But on the other hand, if you want it all really in one package, buy the Canon XF705, but the price tag is very heavy!

stuCameraman1 says:

A bit of a unfair low light test using a f1.2 lens….most people don't have a f1.2 lens. A f2.8 or f2 is a more realistic low light test.

Roco says:

you don't really need to have a picture mode with this camera when you can just freeze a perfect frame using your video software.

TPV Productions says:

Blackmagic p̶o̶c̶k̶e̶t̶ Backpack Camera. 😁

Emil Iv says:

Don’t trust BM company! They are liars! I’ve preordered mine BMPCC4k on 5 November 2018 and still nothing! NOTHING! Where is my BMPCC 4K?!?
Hey guys from BM you are a total liars! Hope everyone will go and buy Canon or Panasonic or Sony or whatever people want. You don’t deserve your customers!

Razorback Max says:

It's a great review but the constant adds are just so annoying. I know you need these to monetise the clip but there's just too many adds.

Brian Reyes says:

Lens flare much? Can't concentrate with it.

Giveaway Channel says:

What's the music on this?

Filming life to Remember it. says:

I'm at a debacle to resolve. The Black Magic 4k or the Panasonic Lumix S1, or the Fuji X-H1.

Tetraskele says:

Informative evaluation, and honest. Thank you for your efforts on behalf of the global community. Now, let's hope Blackmagic Design can make enough of these cameras to sell to those who STILL want them … before something better come along. : )

Eddie Robles says:

You said Sony A7sII's dynamic range was 12 stops in your June 2016 article comparing the canon 1dc vs canon 1dxmii. Why the change?

Группа компаний СТОПКАДР says:

Blackmagic cinema pocket camera 4K vs Panasonic GH5S @

László Szabó says:

The crop factor when i use a m4/3 sensor is 2X. Right? How much the crop factor in Full HD 120fps?

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