Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

R 33,395.00


Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K Features

Offering top-tier 4K recording, the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K is an affordable, portable device packed with advanced features. Ideal for various filming scenarios such as indie films, documentaries, fashion events, travel blogs, and corporate videos, it delivers superior image quality and RAW recording capabilities typically associated with expensive professional cameras. This means you can smoothly blend footage from this camera with high-end film and television cameras.

This compact cinema camera doesn't compromise features or video quality in a robust and lightweight carbon fibre-reinforced composite body. It includes a bright 5-inch screen, four built-in microphones, built-in recorders, and external buttons for quick access to crucial functions. It is flexible and expandable with various mounting points, a mini XLR input, Bluetooth control, and more.

The full-size 4/3 sensor delivers 4096 x 2160 resolution, 13 stops of dynamic range, and dual native ISO up to 25,600 for exceptional low-light performance. It can record 60 frames per second in 4K and a staggering 120 frames per second in windowed HD. Its compatibility with the Micro Four Thirds (MFT) lens mount offers autofocus and electronic zoom control on supported lenses.

You can record on standard SD cards, UHS-II cards, or CFast 2.0 media. For longer filming times, you can record directly to an external SSD or flash drive via the built-in USB-C Expansion Port. All files are compatible with professional post-production software, and the included DaVinci Resolve Studio software allows for immediate editing directly from your media cards.

The Pocket Cinema Camera 4K utilises the advanced Blackmagic OS, offering the same features as larger cameras, and its touchscreen interface allows for intuitive adjustments. The back boasts a large, bright 5-inch touchscreen for easy framing and focusing, as well as on-screen overlays and playback controls. Audio recording is provided through a mini XLR input and four built-in microphones, while the full-size HDMI connector supports HDR output and 10-bit output with on-screen overlays.

The camera's power options are flexible, using standard removable LP-E6 batteries, DC power, and USB-C, ensuring you can shoot all day. A full version of DaVinci Resolve Studio is included, offering a comprehensive post-production solution combining professional editing, colour correction, audio post, and visual effects.

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K


Effective Sensor Size

18.96mm x 10mm (Four Thirds)

Lens Mount

Active MFT mount.

Lens Control

Iris, focus and zoom on supported lenses.

Dynamic Range

13 Stops.

Shooting Resolutions

4096 x 2160 (4K DCI), 3840 x 2160 (Ultra HD), 1920 x 1080 (HD).

Frame Rates

Maximum sensor frame rate dependent on resolution and codec selected. Project frame rates of 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94 and 60 fps supported.
Off-speed frame rates up to 60 fps in 4K DCI, 120 fps in HD windowed.


Focus button turns on peaking, auto focus available using compatible lenses.

Iris Control

Iris wheel and touchscreen slider for manual iris adjustment on electronically controllable lenses, iris button for instant auto iris settings on compatible lenses so no pixel is clipped in film mode. Scene average auto exposure in video mode.

Screen Dimensions

5” 1920 x 1080.

Screen Type

LCD capacitive touchscreen.

Metadata Support

Automatically populated lens data from electronic Micro Four Thirds lenses. Automatic recording of camera settings and slate data such as project, scene number, take and special notes.


Touchscreen menus on 5 inch screen. 1 x Power Switch, 1 x Record Button, 1 x Stills Button, 1 x Scroll Wheel with push integrated into handgrip, 1 x ISO Button, 1 x White Balance, 1 x Shutter Button, 3 x software configurable Fn buttons, 1 x High Frame Rate (HFR) Button, 1 x Zoom Button, 1 x Menu Button, 1 x Play Button, 1 x Focus Button and 1 x IRIS Button.


Total Video Inputs


Total Video Outputs

1 x HDMI Type A

Analog Audio Inputs

1 x mini XLR analog switchable between mic with phantom power support and line level (up to +14dBu).
1 x 3.5mm Stereo Input. Can also be used for Timecode input.

Analog Audio Outputs

1 x 3.5mm headphone jack.

Computer Interface

USB Type-C for external drive recording, software updates and media download.



Integrated stereo microphone.

Built in Speaker

1 x mono speaker.


SD Video Standards


HD Video Standards

1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60.

Ultra HD Video Standards

2160p23.98, 2160p24, 2160p25, 2160p29.97, 2160p30, 2160p50, 2160p59.94, 2160p60.

4K DCI Standards

4KDCIp23.98, 4KDCIp24, 4KDCIp25, 4KDCIp29.97, 4KDCIp30, 4KDCIp50, 4KDCIp59.94, 4KDCIp60.



1 x CFast and 1 x SD UHS-II card slot for CinemaDNG Raw and ProRes Recording. Actual supported codec and frame rates are media dependent.

Media Format

Can format cards to ExFAT for Windows and Mac or HFS+ for Mac (file systems).

Supported Codecs


CinemaDNG RAW, CinemaDNG RAW 3:1, CinemaDNG RAW 4:1, ProRes 422 HQ QuickTime, ProRes 422 QuickTime, ProRes 422 LT QuickTime, ProRes 422 Proxy QuickTime.

Storage Features

Storage Type

1 x CFast 2.0.

1 x SD UHS-II card.

Storage Rates

4096 x 2160
CinemaDNG RAW – 272 MB/s
CinemaDNG RAW 3:1 – 129 MB/s
CinemaDNG RAW 4:1 – 97 MB/s
Apple ProRes 422 HQ – 117.88 MB/s
Apple ProRes 422 – 78.63 MB/s
Apple ProRes 422 LT – 54.63 MB/s
Apple ProRes Proxy – 24.25 MB/s

3840 x 2160
CinemaDNG RAW – 255 MB/s
CinemaDNG RAW 3:1 – 122 MB/s
CinemaDNG RAW 4:1 – 92 MB/s
Apple ProRes 422 HQ – 110 MB/s
Apple ProRes 422 – 73.6 MB/s
Apple ProRes 422 LT – 51 MB/s
Apple ProRes Proxy – 22.4 MB/s

1920 x 1080
CinemaDNG RAW – 66 MB/s
CinemaDNG RAW 3:1 – 32 MB/s
CinemaDNG RAW 4:1 – 24 MB/s
Apple ProRes 422 HQ – 27.5 MB/s
Apple ProRes 422 – 18.4 MB/s
Apple ProRes 422 LT – 12.75 MB/s
Apple ProRes Proxy – 5.6 MB/s
Storage rates based on 30 frames per second.

Recording Formats

Lossless CinemaDNG RAW, RAW 3:1 and RAW 4:1 with film dynamic range at 4096 x 2160, 3840 x 2160 and 1920 x 1080. Apple ProRes 4096 x 2160, 3840 x 2160 and 1920 x 1080 in either film, video, extended video dynamic range or custom 3D LUT.