Blackmagic Design Micro Studio Camera 4K Review

Blackmagic Design Micro Studio Camera 4K Review

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Great review - a couple of thoughts

brunerww's picture

Chris - great review. A couple of observations:
- the A6300 and G7 are 8-bit 4:2:0 cameras - the Micro Studio Camera outputs much more gradeable/keyable 10-bit 4:2:2 and is not really in the same class as consumer 8-bit cameras

- you didn't mention the Blackmagic Video Assist 4K, which has been shipping for several months. The BMVA 4K only costs $400 more than the basic BMVA - so for a total of $2190, this camera becomes only one of two 4K interchangeable lens cameras below $2500 with the ability to record to 10-bit 4:2:2. The only other competitor in this price range would be the GH4 (with its 10-bit 4:2:2 HDMI output) combined with the BMVA 4K. The GH4 is a great camera (I have one), but it doesn't have the Micro Studio Camera's dynamic range, B4 lens control or remote control options.

Here is a 4K example that shows what this camera can do when combined with the Blackmagic VIdeo Assist 4K:

Video Assist 4K TEST #4 報國寺 HOKOKUJI TEMPLE by Video Amon:

Here it is at 1080p with the Atomos Shogun and a narrative grade:

Gene Short Film | Teaser:

In my view, with a Speed Booster, the right lighting and the right grade, this camera is closer to URSA 4K than to the A6300 or the G7.

All the best,

Bill
Hybrid Camera Revolution
http://www.hybridcamerarevolution.com