As everyone who has pre-ordered a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera knows, Blackmagic Design's promised ship date for this eagerly anticipated camera was "sometime in July". Well, according to this post on Instagram, it looks like Blackmagic is on track to fulfill that promise.
B&H appears to be hands-on with the camera, and expects it to be available on July 25th. In addition, it is reported that cameras are starting to trickle out to Canadian dealers - and accessory manufacturer Wooden Camera has posted four great hands-on videos showing Wooden Camera accessories on the BPCC.
The first of these videos reminds me of many of the reasons I look forward to shooting with this camera (in addition to the promise of ProRes 422 and CinemaDNG RAW):
- Unbelievably compact size - 220mbps ProRes 422 video in a camera the size of a point and shoot
- Standard SDXC cards (e.g., the $67 Sandisk Extreme 64GB SDXC) - no expensive SSDs or even CFs
- 1/4"-20 mounting screws on the top and bottom of the camera
- Standard Nikon EN-EL20 internal batteries - and uninterruptible power using the internal battery as a backup for hot swapping external batteries.