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Blackmagic Introduces Drone-Ready Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera

Blackmagic Design has announced the Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera, a miniaturized Super 16mm professional digital film camera with a new expansion port that lets customers use PWM and S.Bus model airplane remote controls to operate the camera wirelessly for capturing action anywhere.

The lightweight camera is specifically designed for drone work. Its expansion port allows any setting in the camera to be mapped and then controlled remotely. The miniaturized design of the Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera features a body that is not much larger than the Micro Four Thirds lens mount. Its core is made out of a lightweight and strong magnesium alloy so it’s durable enough to use anywhere, from the
ocean floor to the stratosphere or beyond. The Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera features a global shutter that exposes the entire image at the same time so customers get full 1080 HD images. Plus, the built-in recorder saves lossless 12-bit log CinemaDNG RAW and broadcast quality Apple ProRes files.

“The Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera is the smallest and most expandable digital film camera in the world,” said Grant Petty, CEO, Blackmagic Design. “For the first time, customers will be able to get incredible action and point of view shots that look better than anything they’ve ever seen before. The new expansion port allowing radio remote control is exciting because it opens up entirely new shooting possibilities that will let customers shoot things they’ve never been able to shoot before!”

The Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera will be available in July for $995.