As technology advances, so do filmmaking tools. There are cameras out there now that would have been science fiction even five years ago. And no camera sums that up better than the Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera, which puts incredible cinematographic power in, literally, the palm of your hand.
That New Blackmagic
Blackmagic is notable in general for their low-budget, powerful Blackmagic Cinema Cameras. Their 4K camera is small and costs just $3000. And they’ve been making smaller and smaller cameras as they push the envelope of size and power. Still, the Micro Cinema Camera is a new frontier.
It shoots Full HD, and it has interchangeable lenses, albeit the Micro-Four Thirds mount, which while popular isn’t exactly the full glass many digital videographers prefer to use. Still, the big selling point is the size: At 3.25 x 2.74 x 2.57, it’s more or less the size of a standard Rubik’s cube, just for a little perspective. It’s light as well, weighing less than a pound. That’s easily the smallest camera with interchangeable lenses you can buy.
And even better, everyone can buy it. It’s priced at just $1000, although that doesn’t include lenses if you don’t already have them.
It’s true that high-resolution video will only get better, and you can, in theory, get higher resolution in a smaller package; current GoPros can offer 4K video if you shell out for the high end. But you’re not going to get interchangeable lenses, and you’re also not going to get the professional ports and other tools you need with an action cam. So if you’re making tiny films, or need to fit a camera in a smaller space, you finally have the camera of your dreams.