We are eagerly waiting to see the new Black Magic pocket camera hit the shelves. It has been a highly anticipated product that will hopefully be a game changer. Much as the RED camera pushed other major manufacturers of broadcast cameras into improving the features of their products and bringing down the price, the pocket camera may do the same in the prosumer world. For the first time we will have the ability to shoot video at a quality fully accepted by broadcasters, but in $1000 camera that truly all fit in your pocket. This creates endless possibilities whether you want to follow in the footsteps of classic street photographers and capture video of your next adventure, or mount the camera on the growing range of high-tech options like a radio controlled helicopter.
Here is the intro from the Black Magic website which give you the main features of the camera. For the full run down, head to their site, or with luck see it at your camaera store later this month
From Black Magic-
Introducing the pocket sized Super 16 digital film camera that’s small enough to keep with you at all times, so you’ll never miss a shot! Get true digital film images with feature film style 13 stops of dynamic range, Super 16 sensor size, high quality lossless CinemaDNG RAW and Apple ProRes™ recording and the flexibility of an active Micro Four Thirds lens mount, all packed into an incredibly tiny size! The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera records 1080HD
resolution ProRes 422 (HQ) files direct to fast SD cards, so you can immediately edit or color correct your media on your laptop. Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera is everything you need to bring cinematic film look shooting to the most difficult and remote locations, perfect for documentaries, independent films, photo journalism, music festivals, ENG, protest marches and even war zones.