has a full review and testing of the Blackmagic Pocket Camera.
I know this very particular Pocket Cinema Camera I have in my hands may have some weird internal noise, but when using an external mic it actually sounds pretty darn good. Yesterday I had a few hours to play with the BlackMagic Pocket Cinema Camera, but I decided to try something different.
As you know, it does not record RAW yet, and the in-built option isn’t very different from DSLRs:
What do you think? It looks like DSLR footage to me, without the shallow DOF. In fact, Emm has written this to a question in the comments section:
Between the two cameras the GH3 is easier to work with. Quality won’t be as good as RAW, but who knows how long before we see RAW.
Here’s a video comparing the field of view of the Blackmagic Pocket Camera with a Canon 5D Mark II and Panasonic GH3:
Here are some notes about the test:
Judging from the distance of the 5D Mark II, the tripod was quite a distance away. Using the Rokinon 35mm and 85mm lenses, you can tell there quite a crop factor to the smaller BMPC – more than you would get from a GH3. The BMPC has even more crop than from the original BlackMagic Cinema Camera. That’s something to keep in mind if you plan to work in tight spaces. Invest in the right glass, or look for a Speed Booster / Focal Reducer (found here on eBay).
Read the full review here.
He also has a ‘final thoughts’ video where he compares it with the Panasonic GH3 and Canon 5D Mark III:
Here’s the Pocket Camera with the 25mm f/0.95 lens performing at night: