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A Full Review of the Blackmagic Cinema Camera with Philip Bloom

The new Blackmagic Cinema Camera has been causing quite a stir in the camera world. We have heard lots of news about it and have seen some test footage from their go to cinematographer, John Brawley. However, until now not many other people could actually get their hands on it. The camera is now shipping and slowly getting out into the wild. Below is a some test footage shot by Philip Bloom and his review of the camera follows. He has a lot of great things to say about this dynamic camera that cost $3,000 and shoots 2.5K RAW, however he also lays out the pitfalls such as the 2.3 crop factor and the EF only lens mount.

I think a good way to keep review straight in your mind is to think of things in terms of hardware and firmware. A lot of the quirks he mentions about the camera operation can be fixed through firmware updates that will be forthcoming.

I think a good way to keep review straight in your mind is to think of things in terms of hardware and firmware. A lot of the quirks he mentions about the camera operation can be fixed through firmware updates that will be forthcoming. However, things like sensor size and the internal battery design are things that you have to live with.

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