Blackmagic Design, maker of digital cinema cameras, has announced at the NAB 2013 the Pocket Cinema Camera. The compact camera sports a Super 16mm-sized 1080 HD sensor to capture high-quality, detailed images. It supports 1080p video recording at 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97 and 30 fps, and videos can be recorded in professional ProRes 422 (HQ) or 12 bit Log RAW lossless compressed CinemaDNG format, which can then be edited on your computer.
With film style 13 stops of dynamic range, the Pocket Cinema Camera is able to shoot true digital film images. The camera works with Micro Four Thirds lenses, offering a wide range of choices, from high-end to affordable lenses. Using lens adapters, you can mount almost any professional lens. The cinema camera uses SD card for storage. It has a 3.5-inch LCD display and a micro HDMI output. There are 3.5mm mic and headphone jacks and LANC remote control connector.
The super compact cinema camera is housed in a lightweight and rugged magnesium alloy chassis/ will be available in July for $995.