Just heard that the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera is on sale for $495 USD for a few weeks. I had my eye on this until the Panasonic GH4 was announced and the only reasons I ended up with a GH4 were the following:
- GH4 sends 4:2:2 10 bit out via HDMI. I can use my Atomos Ninja 2 to capture this as HD until the Atomos Shogun comes out this fall
- The GH4 can be used as my backup stills camera when shooting weddings and portraits
- GH4 has a bigger sensor which potentially gives it an edge in low light and is more versatile for adapted lenses
- Better battery life and ergonomics on the GH4
Some of these ideas are probably valid but I also told myself that I could always also buy the BMPCC. Or see what the next generation replacement offers. I am quite tempted at this price...
What do you think?