Capture moments and subjects as if you were working on a feature film with the new Blackmagic Cinema Camera that aims to bring the creative performance of film capture to digital video cameras. The compact video camera from Blackmagic Designs is jam-packed with tons of great features that rivals the industry’s best. The Cinema Camera features a 2.5K image sensor with a wide 13 stops of dynamic range for a true digital film camera.

There’s also a built-in SSD recorder, popular open standard uncompressed RAW and compressed file formats, compatibility with quality EF and ZE mount lenses, LCD touchscreen monitoring plus metadata entry and it is compatible with EF and ZE mount lenses, so you can use the lenses you already own. You have full electronic control of your lens, so you can simply point, set iris and focus on command.

Another cool thing about the new camera is that it’s the first to feature built-in metadata entry so your files include information compatible with popular editing software, which speeds up your post production process. Combine that with the included DaVinci Resolve 9 color-correction software (which costs $1,000 on its own) and you’re on your way to capturing video and pictures like a world famous Hollywood pro. The Blackmagic Cinema Camera will be available in July and cost $2,995 (which is priced less than the Canon 5D Mark III).

Kristie Bertucci

Kristie Bertucci is an L.A.-based writer, who can't live without her MacBook Pro. When she's not writing, she's either reading or shopping (online, of course) and loves lazy days so she can catch up on her DVR-recorded shows and movies. She's definitely a Mac girl, she loves music and is currently on a mission to to have an insane and enviable iTunes library.