Blackmagic Design Micro Cinema Camera Shipping Now

The 16mm Micro Cinema Camera has arrived and is now available for purchase, providing access to a super 16mm sensor, 13 stops of dynamic range and more for under $1,000.

Our interview from NAB 2015 on the Micro Cinema Camera and more
Despite the issues with the global shutter (detailed in our story about the URSA Mini 4.6K) the Micro Cinema Camera is still a great super 16mm camera with numerous attractive features:

  • Super 16mm-Sized Image Sensor
  • Active Micro Four Thirds Lens Mount
  • 13 Stops of Dynamic Range
  • Global and Rolling Shutter Switchable
  • Records Full HD 1920×1080 CinemaDNG RAW
  • Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) at 220 Mbps
  • Ultra-Compact Design
  • Expansion Port with Radio Control Ports
  • SDHC/SDXC Memory Card Slot
  • HDMI & Composite Output, 3.5mm Audio In


It’s not often a camera of this size has the potential for film work, global shutter or not. The footage we’ve seen from the camera is fantastic, such as this short from Director Noam Kroll that showcases some of the camera’s power:

The Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera is available now for $995. For more information be sure to visit

Written by Jake Fruia

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