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Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera EF

Manufacturer Blackmagic Design

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Elegant, sophisticated and jam packed with the latest digital cinema technology, Blackmagic Cinema Camera gives your work that timeless feature film look! Blackmagic Cinema Camera features an amazing 2.5K image sensor with a wide 13 stops of dynamic range for a true digital film camera. You get a built-in SSD recorder, popular open standard uncompressed RAW and compressed file formats, compatibility with quality EF or Passive Micro Four Thirds lenses, LCD touchscreen monitoring plus metadata entry, all packed into an exciting hand held design! There are two exciting models to choose from depending on the lens mount you prefer!

Key Features

  • EF and Passive MFT (Micro Four Thirds) Mount Models available
  • Passive Micro Four Thirds (MFT) gives you compatibility with a wide range of manually operated lenses
  • Premium Quality Design: A stylish machined aluminium design, capped with a smooth rubber front and rear for easy grip, plus a rear facing touchscreen for easy metadata entry.
  • Standard Connections: With standard connections there's no need for custom cables! You get jack audio inputs, 3 Gb/s SDI output and a Thunderbolt port for computer capture! 
  • Includes DaVinci Resolve: DaVinci Resolve 9.0 software lets you take advantage of Blackmagic Cinema Camera's wide dynamic range images that are perfect for colour correction! 
  • Includes UltraScope: UltraScope gives you technically accurate scopes on any computer connected by Thunderbolt. Get Parade, Waveform, Vectorscope, Histogram and more!


  • Active Sensor Resolution 
    2432 x 1366

  • Raw Resolution 
    12-bit RAW files recorded at 2432 x 1366

  • Shooting Resolutions 
    2.5K RAW at 2432 x 1366.
    ProRes and DNxHD at 1920 x 1080

  • Frame Rates 
    23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 30p

  • Active Sensor Size 
    15.81mm x 8.88mm

  • Dynamic Range 
    13 stops

  • Focus 
    Focus button turns on peaking

  • Iris Control 
    Iris button automatically adjusts the lens iris settings so no pixel is clipped

  • Lens Mount 
    EF and ZE mount compatible with electronic iris control

  • Screen Dimensions 
    5" and 800 x 480 resolution

  • Screen Type 
    Integrated LCD capacitive touchscreen

  • Metadata Support 
    Automatic camera data and user data such as shot number, filenames and keywords

  • Controls 
    Onscreen touch menus and physical buttons for recording and transport control

  • Microphone 
    Integrated mono microphone

  • Speaker 
    Integrated mono speaker

  • Mounting Options 
    3 x 1/4"-20 UNC thread mounting points on top of camera.
    1 x 1/4"-20 UNC thread tripod mount with locator pin.

  • Power 
    Integrated Lithium-ion Polymer rechargeable battery.
    12V-30V DC port for external battery power or use included 12V AC adapter.

  • Battery Life 
    Approximately 90 minutes

  • Battery Charge Time 
    Approximately 2 hours when not in use. 

  • Camera Dimensions 
    166.2mm by 113.51mm x 126.49mm excluding detachable sunshade and turret dust cap

  • Camera Weight 
    1.7 kg / 3.75 lb

  • Storage Type 
    Removable 2.5" SSD

  • Storage Format 
    Mac OS Extended format. SSDs can be formatted on any Mac or use Mediafour MacDrive (not included) on a Windows PC.

  • Storage Rates 
    5 MB/frame in RAW 2.5K fits about 30 minutes of 24p video on a 256 GB solid state disk. Compressed HD formats fit more than 5 times the amount of RAW video.

  • Uncompressed Recording Formats 
    RAW 2.5K CinemaDNG

  • Compressed Recording Formats 
    Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHD. All compressed recording in 1920x1080 10-bit YUV with choice of Film or Video Dynamic Range.

  • SDI Video Output 
    1 x 10-bit HD-SDI 4:2:2 with choice of Film or Video Dynamic Range

  • Analog Audio Input 
    2 x 1/4" jacks for professional balanced analogue audio, switchable between mic and line levels.

  • Analog Audio Output 
    1 x 3.5mm stereo headphone output

  • SDI Audio Output 
    4 channels in HD-SDI

  • Remote Control 
    1 x 2.5mm LANC for Rec Start/Stop, Iris Control and Focus Control

  • Computer Interface 
    Thunderbolt port for capture of RAW video and audio.
    USB 2.0 mini B port for software updates and configuration.

  • External Power 
    12V-30V DC port for external battery power or use included 12V AC adapter.

  • SDI Compliance 
    SMPTE 292M.

  • SDI Audio Sampling 
    48 kHz and 24 bit.

  • Software Included 
    DaVinci Resolve grading software including Resolve USB dongle for Mac OS X and Windows.
    Media Express software for video capture from the camera's Thunderbolt port.
    Blackmagic UltraScope software for waveform monitoring from the camera's Thunderbolt port.

  • Accessories 
    Detachable sun shield, camera strap, turret dust cap and 12V AC adapter.

  • Product Warranty 
    12 Month Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.

  • Camera Handles 
    Blackmagic Cinema Camera Handles

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