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Abes of Maine Digital Photography Reviews

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

October 26 2018 , Written by Abe's of Maine Published on #Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera, #abes of maine, #photography

The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera isn't point and shoot. To master it, you've got to explore camera settings beyond today's automatic world.

Abes of Maine, the photo and video equipment store, is introducing the pocket sized Super 16 digital film camera that's small enough to keep with you at all times, so you'll never miss a shot! Get true digital film images with feature film style 13 stops of dynamic range, Super 16 sensor size, high quality lossless CinemaDNG RAW and more.

Features of the Pocket Cinema Camera

This Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera has some nice features including the ability to shoot in a format that the Mac is able to edit directly. The lens choices feature any micro four thirds lens, and other with appropriate adapters. Some of the shortcomings include a somewhat dark display, complicated settings, and limited focus options.

Video Format

According to Abes of Maine specialists, the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera makes it easy to edit on a Mac, with a compatible format for shooting video like ProRes 422 HQ.


Reported battery life is 40 minutes. It sounds like it's best to have a pocket full of spares. You charge the battery while it's in the camera, by plugging a power cord into the camera. It also has an external power plug.


Abes of Maine experts share with us that there's a mini plug to attach a microphone.


The lens is a Micro Four Thirds lens, so if you have some of those lenses, you are in good shape, and if you don’t, you can acquire some at Abes of Maine today, with a discount using their coupon codes. Also, you'll need a ND filter for shooting outside.

There's a FOCUS button in the camera. Press that and you have focused on what the lens is pointing at. There isn't any fancy face detection in this camera.

There are a number of settings on the camera. They aren't readily understandable to today's point and shoot iPhone using videographer. You've got some learning to do to get the shot right, or ask a specialist from Abes of Maine to help you. 

Additionally, you can see some photos made with this camera on Abes of Maine photo portfolio on RISD


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