Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Blackmagic Design Camcorders

1. Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 6K with EF Lens Mount

User Ratings: 77 8

Blackmagic Design CINECAMPOCHDEF6K First Impressions

"Thought they worked great!"

That is not the case with the Blackmagic Design CINECAMPOCHDEF6K. Indoors it performed quite well. Still, it's worth knowing about. Functions are straightforward. Very easy to hold in one hand.

  • Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 6K with EF Lens Mount
  • Effective sensor size 23 10 x 12 99 millimeter (super 35)
  • Shooting resolutions 6144 x 3456 (6K) up to 50 fps/ 6144 x 2560 (6K 2 4 1) up to 60 fps/ 5744 x 3024 (5 7K 17 9) up to 60 fps/ 4096 x 2160 (4K DCI) up to 60 fps/ 3840 x 2160 (Ultra HD) Up To 60 fps/ 3728 x 3104 (3 7K 6 5 anamorphic) up to 60 fps/ 2868 x 1512 (2 8K 17 9) up to 120 fps/ 1920 x 1080 (HD) Up To 120 fps
  • Maximum sensor frame rate Dependent on resolution and codec selected Project frame rates of 23 98 24 25 29 97 30 50 59 94 and 60 FPS supported off-speed frame rates up to 60 fps in 6K 2 4 1 120 fps in 2 8K 17 9 and 1080H
  • Video inputs None/ video outputs 1x HDMI type a
  • Active EF mount lens not included
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
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Blackmagic Design CINECAMPOCHDEF6K Final Thoughts

"It’s like 007."

The videos and pictures are both very clear. Super easy to load onto my laptop also. I received the Blackmagic Design CINECAMPOCHDEF6K today. The phone/camera mount piece works great. Video was taken when I got it.

Overall Score
4.5


(28 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Blackmagic Design Camcorders

2. Blackmagic Design URSA Mini Pro 4.6K Camera with EF Mount, External Camera Controls

User Ratings: 45

Blackmagic Design FBA_CINEURSAMUPRO46K First Impressions

"Worth the price."

This is absolutely the perfect tool for me. So many features, streamlined everything. We travel out after I receive this Blackmagic Design FBA_CINEURSAMUPRO46K. However I am glad I did purchase! We are very pleased with this product.

  • Blackmagic Design URSA Mini Pro 4.6K Camera with EF Mount, External Camera Controls
  • 4.6K Super-35mm CMOS Sensor
  • 4608 x 2592 Video up to 60p
  • CinemaDNG and ProRes 444 & 422 Recording
  • Full Set of External Controls
  • Built in ND Filters
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Blackmagic Design FBA_CINEURSAMUPRO46K Final Thoughts

"It’s a good buy."

Over all, good quality for the price. The material of the Blackmagic Design FBA_CINEURSAMUPRO46K seems really good. I didn't get to test the far away sound mode. I didn't get to test the far away sound mode. Functions are straightforward.

Overall Score
4.0


(8 Points)

3. Blackmagic Design URSA Mini Pro 4.6K (G2)

User Ratings: 74

Blackmagic Design BM-CINEURSAMUPRO46KG2 First Impressions

"Perfect!"

I did exactly what the ad said. Its really worth every dollar I paid. So many aspects about this camera. Good camera for what I’m using it for. This is an amazing camera, it really is.

  • Blackmagic Design URSA Mini Pro 4.6K (G2)
  • Effective Sensor Size: 25.34 x 14.25 millimeter (Super35)
  • Lens Mount: EF mount included. Interchangeable with optional PL, B4 and F lens mounts
  • Lens Control: Electronic control via EF mount pins or 12pin broadcast connector for compatible lenses
  • Dynamic Range: 15 Stops
  • Shooting Resolutions: 4608 x 2592, 4608 x 1920 (4.6K 2.40:1), 4096 x 2304 (4K 16:9), 4096 x 2160 (4K DCI), 3840 x 2160 (Ultra HD), 3072 x 2560 (3K Anamorphic), 2048 x 1152 (2K 16:9), 2048 x 1080 (2K DCI), 1920 x 1080
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Blackmagic Design BM-CINEURSAMUPRO46KG2 Final Thoughts

"Update next week."

Not that many left on the inexpensive end. I really like the features of the camera. There are not any fancy professional features. This is a fantastic camera for the price. Still, it's worth knowing about.

Overall Score
4.7


(5 Points)

4. Blackmagic Design Studio Camera HD 2 Broadcast Camera for Live Production

Blackmagic Design CINSTUDMFT/HD/2 First Impressions

"It has a nice case as well."

Overall, this is a very-very good camcorder. Feel free to contact me if you have questions. Really great camera and easy to use. LCD display could be better. I had no problems at all with setup at all.

  • Blackmagic Design Studio Camera HD 2 Broadcast Camera for Live Production
  • DESIGNED FOR LIVE PRODUCTION - Now you can produce multiple camera live production in any location
  • REVOLUTIONARY DESIGN - Advanced technology in a compact, rugged design. Features a compact and durable magnesium alloy body that is packed with innovative technology, making it the most rugged, portable and advanced studio camera in the world
  • EASY ACCESS BUTTONS FOR THE MOST IMPORTANT SETTINGS - Quickly and easily access the most important controls using the built in row of buttons below the viewfinder
  • MICRO FOUR THIRDS LENS MOUNT - The Blackmagic Studio Camera features an active Micro Four Thirds lens mount that is compatible with an incredibly wide range of lenses and adapters
  • LARGE 10" FULL HD VIEWFINDER - The Blackmagic Studio Camera includes the world's largest viewfinder built in! The massive 10" high resolution screen has a super wide viewing angle and the large viewing area
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Blackmagic Design CINSTUDMFT/HD/2 Final Thoughts

"I noticed two problems."

I love it and definitely recommend to others. Formatting the SD card was easy. The price Also made this a great deal. Using it for filming kids sports. I do wish there was a time & date stamp.

Overall Score
5.0


(2 Points)

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5. Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K with Samsung 500GB T5 Portable Solid-State Drive (Blue), E...

Blackmagic Design BMDPCCAM4KS500GBSSDSB1 First Impressions

"Good product."

Super easy to read instructions too! Perfect camera for my up coming vacation! We travel out after I receive this Blackmagic Design BMDPCCAM4KS500GBSSDSB1. I received the Blackmagic Design BMDPCCAM4KS500GBSSDSB1 today. It's only a bit heavier, but it's bulky.

  • Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K with Samsung 500GB T5 Portable Solid-State Drive (Blue), Extended Life LP-E6 Spare Battery (2700mAh / 20.0Wh), Home/Travel Battery Charger & Cleaning Cloth
  • CAMERA FEATURES: 4/3"-Sized HDR Sensor; Rolling Shutter; Carbon Fiber Reinforced Composite Construction; DCI 4K60, 2.8K80 Raw in 4:3 Anamorphic; Blackmagic Raw and ProRes Options; Dual Native 400/3200 ISO / up to 25,600; Up to 2.6K 120 Raw for Super16 Lenses; Active Micro Four Thirds Lens Mount; 5" Touchscreen Display; CFast 2.0 & SD/UHS-II Card Slots; USB Type-C Output for External Drive
  • SSD FEATURES: 500GB Storage Capacity; 256-Bit AES Encryption; Max Read Speed - 540 MB/s, Maximum Write Speed – 515 MB/s; Multi-Level Cell (MLC); Password Protection; Shock Protection from Up to 6.6’ (2m); USB 3.1 Type-C and Type-A Connections; USB Type-C & USB Type-A Cables Included
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K; Samsung 500GB T5 Portable Solid-State Drive (Blue); Extended Life LP-E6 Series Replacement Battery (7.4V / 2700mAh / 20.0Wh); AC/DC Rapid Home & Travel Battery Charger; Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
  • CAMERA MANUFACTURER ACCESSORIES: DaVinci Resolve Studio Activation Key; Canon LP-E6 Type Battery; 30W Power Supply with International Adapters; Dust Cap
  • SSD MANUFACTURER ACCESSORIES: USB Type-C Cable; USB Type-C to Type-A Cable
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Blackmagic Design BMDPCCAM4KS500GBSSDSB1
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Blackmagic Design BMDPCCAM4KS500GBSSDSB1 Final Thoughts

"Wonderful package!"

This unit is awesome and the price is great. Perfect camera for my up coming vacation! This is absolutely the perfect tool for me. Well packed and worth the money. What you get is quite a lot, really.

Overall Score
5.0


(2 Points)

6. ContourROAM Waterproof HD 1080P Hands-Free HD Camcorder Watersports Kit (1653)

Contour AX-S5YK-Y56E First Impressions

"An amazing device."

Wow this was such a great purchase! I did exactly what the ad said. We are very pleased with this product. Overall, decent product for this price. Must be turned on and off manually.

  • ContourROAM Waterproof HD 1080P Hands-Free HD Camcorder Watersports Kit (1653)
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Contour AX-S5YK-Y56E Final Thoughts

"Back to this camcorder."

Used this multiple times for church lectures. Overall, this is a very-very good camcorder. It's only a bit heavier, but it's bulky. He was pretty happy about the microphone. And it’s so easy to carry around.

Overall Score
4.0


(1 Points)

7. Sony HDR-PJ230/B High Definition Handycam Camcorder with 2.7-Inch LCD (Black) (Discontinued by Manuf...

User Ratings: 60 7

Sony HDR-PJ230/B First Impressions

"Uses it a lot."

Really like the clarity of the picture. Perfect camera for my up coming vacation! I haven’t had to change the date. Really like the clarity of the picture. I love the audio options.

  • Sony HDR-PJ230/B High Definition Handycam Camcorder with 2.7-Inch LCD (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
  • 1920x1080 Full HD 60p with 8.9MP Exmor R CMOS Sensor
  • Project up to 100" videos with 13lm built-in projector
  • Up to 3hr10min of recording with 8GB embedded Flash Memory
  • SteadyShot image stabilization reduces blur
  • 2.7" wide Clear Photo LCD display (230K)
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
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Sony HDR-PJ230/B Final Thoughts

"Instructions are decent."

This is absolutely the best bang for the buck. It has an camera and it does video. I really like the features of the camera. So many features, streamlined everything. This thing does everything it says it does.

Overall Score
4.2


(164 Points)

8. CONTOUR4K HD Camera 4K Action Camera Waterproof Helmet CAM RAGECAMS MOD (16mm Narrow, Night)

Contour First Impressions

"An amazing device."

It has a microphone so the sound is better. Christmas, kids' plays, recitals, etc. I love the audio options. But not an awful lot better. Wow this was such a great purchase!

  • CONTOUR4K HD Camera 4K Action Camera Waterproof Helmet CAM RAGECAMS MOD (16mm Narrow, Night)
  • Brand New Contour 4K with Modified Lens
  • 4K 30FPS
  • 1080P 120FPS
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Contour Final Thoughts

"Crisp clean pics."

It's the small things that count. Must be turned on and off manually. In my opinion, the price you got is very low. I really appreciate with the extra battery. For this, we purchased this Contour .

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

9. Video Camera Camcorder Digital YouTube Vlogging Camera Recorder kimire HD 1080P 15FPS 24MP 3.0 Inch ...

User Ratings: 88 3

kimire 604S First Impressions

"It suits me perfectly."

The kimire 604S is my favorite. It’s really time to buy this kimire 604S. So many aspects about this camera. It has an camera and it does video. For this, we purchased this kimire 604S.

  • Video Camera Camcorder Digital YouTube Vlogging Camera Recorder kimire HD 1080P 15FPS 24MP 3.0 Inch 270 Degree Rotation LCD 16X Digital Zoom Camcorder with 2 Batteries
  • [Webcam Video Camera] This digital camcorder is a good choice to take beautiful photos and share them on your social media. You can also use it as a webcam when the camera connects the computer. Please download the "AMCAP" on your computer first and then choose the “PC CAM” mode when connecting the camera to your computer. When everything is ready, what the camera is shooting will be shown on the "AMCAP" window. You can use this function to have a video chat with your families or friends.
  • [Multifunctional Camera] This camcorder can support 1080P(15fps) Resolution AVI format Video and 24M(6000x4500) Resolution JEPG format Image. It supports 16X digital zoom, fill light, 3.0 inch 270°rotation LCD screen, Anti-shake, Face Capture, Beauty Function, Self-timer and Webcam function, Pause function, USB 2.0, TV Output, Date and Time Setting.
  • [Pause Function & Charging] This video camera supports Pause function, you can pause and continue the recording at your wish. This video camera comes with a 2 in 1 8Pin mini USB charging and AV audio cable. You can find a charging port beside the inner buttons and connect the cable to charge the camera. And you can use the AV cable to connect the TV and playback your videos and photos on the TV.
  • [Recording While Charging] The camcorder comes with two 1500 mAh NP-FV5 batteries. One full battery can support 60-90 minutes recording( Note: The battery needs to be charged more than 8 hours for the first time use). If you need a long time recording, this camera can also support record while charging, you can connect the camera to the power source and don't need to worry the batteries run out.
  • [Lightweight and Decent Camera] The camcorder is lightweight and easy to carry around. It supports SD/SDHC memory card up to 32GB (Note: the SD card is not included and please format the SD card before the first time use). The camcorder supports the standard tripod and external LED light( Note: The tripod is not included). Please contact us on Amazon if you have any questions, we will offer you answer your question and give a solution within 24 hours.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
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kimire 604S Final Thoughts

"I really appreciate that."

Good camera for what I’m using it for. It's only a bit heavier, but it's bulky. Seems well made, as expected for the price. So many aspects about this camera. This is a gift for my brother's birthday.

Overall Score
4.7


(100 Points)

10. Sony Handycam FDR-AX700 4K HD Video Camera Camcorder + 2 Extra Batteries and Charger + 128GB Memory ...

eDigitalUSA FDR-AX700/B First Impressions

"Pictures are also good."

Still, it's worth knowing about. Recording effect is very good! Overall, this is a very-very good camcorder. Works and looks much better than expected. Very crystal clear picture and sounds.

  • Sony Handycam FDR-AX700 4K HD Video Camera Camcorder + 2 Extra Batteries and Charger + 128GB Memory Card + Hard Case + Mic + Monitor and More (International Model) - Professional Bundle
  • Bundle Includes: Sony Handycam FDR-AX700 4K HD Camcorder | 1 x 7" Full HD Monitor with 4K Support | 128GB Memory Card | Rode Mic | 1 x Professional Full Size Tripod | 1 x Video LED Light | 2 x NP-FV70A V-Series Battery Pack | 1 x 62mm 3 Piece Filer Kit | 1 x Padded Deluxe Carrying Case w/Strap | 1 x Premium Flexible Tripod | 1 x External Battery Charger | 1 x Micro HDMI to HDMI High Performance Cable | 1 x Deluxe Cleaning Kit | 1 x Memory Card Wallet | 1 x SD Card USB Reader
  • 4K HDR Video Recording | 1"-Type Stacked CMOS Sensor
  • Bionz X Image Processor | 273-Point Phase Detection Autofocus
  • Zeiss Vario Sonnar T* Lens | 12x Optical Zoom & 18x Clear Image Zoom
  • Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization | 0.39" OLED EVF / 3.5" XtraFine LCD
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eDigitalUSA FDR-AX700/B Final Thoughts

"Wonderful package!"

I love it and definitely recommend to others. I'll get to the point of figuring it out. Recording effect is very good! Works and looks much better than expected. More noticeable on the night vision set up.

Overall Score
5.0


(3 Points)

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