Blackmagic is known for the high quality of its cameras, both in terms of design and in terms of performance, so even if we don't expect to ever afford the new Cinema Camera, we don't mind writing about it.
This being the second model in the Cinema Camera
line, it builds on the design of the first one. We don't really need to describe it in too many words, since the photos are better at that.
What we can say is that there is now support for Micro Four Thirds lenses, as well as SSD storage fast enough to record uncompressed 2.5K footage at 2.5K and 1080HD resolution, in 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97 and 30 fps.
Thus, the original Cinema Camera will, henceforth, be called “EF” version, while the new one will become Cinema Camera MFT.
CinemaDNG RAW, Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHD formats are supported when capturing video, while a Thunderbolt connection can be used to download clips. A capacitive touchscreen acts as the control panel.