Deal Alert: Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera Under $500


We don’t usually share deals. There are sites that do that far better. But this offer from Black Magic just can’t be ignored. Black Magic currently offers their Pocket Cinema Camera for $495 over at B&H. As it sold for about $1000 until 30 minutes ago this is not a bad deal at all.

This Pro-res capable, full HD, 13 dynamic stops is a steal for half a grand, especially if you already own any Micro Four Thirds Lenses to go with it. And while it does not pack all the features if its bigger 4K sister, it is still a great camera to be shooting movies with.

Usually, a steep drop like this means that a new model is coming soon (maybe a 4K version) and the company wants to clear shelves. Good for us.

  • Stewart Norton

    David Martin Robert Rob Morris Bernard O’Sullivan I know you guys like a but if video action not sure if it’s something you might be interested in.

  • Stephan Hughes

    that’s just not fair! i bought mine at full price. This hasn’t even been out for a year.

    • Mike

      This is why having giant price drops just piss people off.

      • Frank

        ..unless of course, you’re one of the people who have been waiting on a price drop. Then it’s great! If it wasn’t for my procrastination, I would’ve been in the same boat as Stephan, of course.

    • joe_average

      that totally sucks. contact them. maybe they could throw some accessories your way?

  • Daniel Leung


    • joe_average

      why not

  • Frank

    Oh snap!

  • joe_average

    after much (internal) debate and lots of youtube and internet reviews, I pulled the trigger. I just picked it up off of newegg where they had a deal for a $100 giftcard for a moment, then that evaporated, but they threw in a 32gb pny sd card. I can sell the pny, then get a sandisk extreme pro. and now…need to start researching mft lenses… anyone know a good mft lense with ois that won’t break the bank?

    • joe_average


      What lenses can I use with the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera?

      The following lenses have been tested to be compatible with the Pocket Cinema Camera. Lenses unlisted may also be compatible but have not been extensively tested.

      •Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14mm f/4.0
      •Panasonic Lumix G 14mm f/2.5
      •Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8 (with stabilization)
      •Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 (with stabilization)*
      •Panasonic Lumix G 35-100mm f/2.8
      •Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 25mm f/1.4
      •Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 17mm f/1.8
      •Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 17mm f/2.8
      •Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 45mm f/1.8
      •Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 75mm f/1.8
      •Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II R
      •Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO

      * Lens will not retract when camera is powered off. This does not affect functionality of the lens and will be addressed in a software update.