The Blackmagic Design Micro Studio 4K is little more than a sensor with a lens mount, but it packs quite a punch. With its ability to control iris and focus remotely and have 2 way communication through its headphone jack, this little camera is a perfect for a select few.
Blackmagic Design is known for their disruptive releases every year. NAB 2015 was no different, announcing the URSA Mini, the Micro Cinema Camera and the Micro Studio Camera 4K along with many other non-camera announcements. The Micro Studio Camera is unique because it doesn’t record internally and has no built-in way of previewing what’s being shot. In essence, it’s a sensor with a lens mount and some outputs. But that makes it uniquely qualified to do what the it’s named to do: shoot in the studio.
Although the Micro Studio Camera is little more than a sensor, it packs quite a punch, and for some, it suites a very specific need. Broadcasters will rejoice with this camera, as it offers a specific feature set that puts it in contention with many other cameras that are far more costly. The Micro Studio Camera is just $1,295.