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July 16, 2014
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Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Drops to Lowest Price in History

The best cinema camera under $1,000 just had it’s price cut in half.

Indie-filmmakers take notice! Blackmagic Design has just recently cut the Pocket Cinema Camera price in half. The announcement came without warning on July 16 and it will only be available until August 31.

If you have considered buying a Pocket Camera now is definitely the time. The Pocket Camera has been extremely popular among filmmakers since it’s introduction just a few years ago – the most notable feature being the 13 stops of dynamic range which is just shy of the 13.5 stops featured on an Arri Alexa! The Pocket Camera also allows for filmmakers to shoot in CinemaDNG RAW.

However, the biggest negative going against the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera is that it’s only available with a micro 4/3 lens mount. But if you have been following the news, Metabones just announced their EF to Micro 4/3 speed booster and adapter. Allowing users to use their Canon lenses on a BMPCC.

The following video is a great example of what can be shot with the BMPCC:

If you are interested in learning more about the BMPCC heck out the Pocket Camera section of the PremiumBeat blog.

Pricing and Availability

You can pick up your 50% off Blackmagic Pocket Camera for only $495 from major sellers including B&HAdorama and Amazon. The sale is going on now and extends until August 31st.

Does this convince you to go ahead and buy a BMPCC? Share in the comments below.

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  • Ian Harrold

    Wow, I currently use their Cinema Camera as my main camera and a 60D for 2nd camera. This price definitely gives me the itch to upgrade from my 60D, regardless of the 4/3 mount.

    • Danny Greer

      I think at this price point many folks are feeling the same way!

  • Diana Lundin

    Got it and got the Metabones Speedbooster, too. The Speedbooster is expensive, sure, but not if I can use at least five of my good Canon glass. Cheaper than buying a new lens system. Everything arrived yesterday, testing it out today.

    • Danny Greer

      Awesome. We’d be curious to hear your experience!

  • Darkwing Productions

    I always read say how cheap MFT lenses are, but that seems to only apply to the primes. Can we get something in the $500 range like the Tamron 28-75 f2.8? Don’t get me wrong, $500 is a steal, but that lack of constant aperture zoom under $800 is a hidden cost for ENG shooters. Can’t have it all I guess.

  • Trevor Merrill

    Wait, this is supposed to be on sale until Aug 31st isn’t it? Because it’s the 12th and it’s no longer on sale anywhere I can find -.-

    • Anand Vyas

      Supposed to be, most stores are just holding stock to makeup for the prices they bought it at. Makes sense from a business perspective as this camera is a steal as it is.

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