The Blackmagic Cinema Camera promises superwide dynamic range for feature-film-quality images without the "video" look.
The Blackmagic Cinema Camera's chassis is machined from solid aluminum with a smooth rubber coating on the front and rear for easy grip. For $2,995, you get the camera, a sun shield, power supply, carry strap, UltraScope waveform monitoring software, and a full version of DaVinci Resolve Software for Mac OS X and Windows.
The 5-inch capacitive touch screen lets you enter shot data and update the camera's settings. You can double-tap to zoom the image for fast and accurate focus; the data strip displays information including record status, shutter angle, ISO, battery level, record time, and more.
The camera records to a solid-state drive meeting the high-bandwidth demands of raw video capture and long-duration compressed video. It supports open file formats compatible with NLE software such as CinemaDNG 12-bit raw, Apple ProRes, and Avid DNxHD.