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.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Blackmagic Design CINECAMPOCHDEF6K
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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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Blackmagic Design FBA_CINEURSAMUPRO46K
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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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Blackmagic Design BM-CINEURSAMUPRO46KG2
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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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Blackmagic Design CINSTUDMFT/HD/2
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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. Sony FDRAX53/B 4K HD Video Recording Camcorder (Black) with ECMGZ1M microphone and GPVPT1 Grip & Tri...

User Ratings: 64 11

Sony First Impressions

"This Sony is great."

I like The light weight small size. I'll get to the point of figuring it out. But not an awful lot better. This is a fantastic camera for the price. The mic isn't great, but it'll work.

  • Sony FDRAX53/B 4K HD Video Recording Camcorder (Black) with ECMGZ1M microphone and GPVPT1 Grip & Tripod for Camcorders (Black)
  • 4K XAVC-S recording with 16.6MP, Exmor R sensor, B.O.SS stabilization
  • ZEISS lens(26.8mm) 20x optical zoom in 4K, 30x Clear Image Zoom in 4K
  • Records in Zoom Mic and Gun mic modes
  • Zoom Mic Mode records audio level corresponding to zoom length
  • Shooting grip with built in tripod
  • Designed for a comfortable fit
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Sony Final Thoughts

"Actually really good."

Every detail is well designed. Not very heavy and can take it anywhere. I haven’t had one in so long. I really like the features of the camera. Works and looks much better than expected.

Overall Score
4.1


(206 Points)

7. JVC GY-HM200U Ultra 4K HD 4KCAM Professional Camcorder & Top Handle Audio Unit

User Ratings: 80 20

JVC GYHM200U First Impressions

"I got camera for my mom."

I received the JVC GYHM200U today. Still, it's worth knowing about. And the photo is acceptable also. Wow this was such a great purchase! Super easy to read instructions too!

  • JVC GY-HM200U Ultra 4K HD 4KCAM Professional Camcorder & Top Handle Audio Unit
  • JVC GY-HM200U 4KCAM Handheld Camcorder - Handle unit - Battery (SSL-JVC50) - AC AdapterThis Item Includes: Single 1/2.3-inch CMOS image sensor with 12.4 million pixelsHigh quality integrated 12x F1.2-3.5 zoom lens (35mm equivalent 29.5-354mm)Dynamic Zoom in HD mode combines optical zoom and pixel mapping to create seamless and lossless 24x zoom.4K Ultra HD recording (150 Mbps, 24/30p) to SDXC(UHS-I Speed class3) card
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JVC GYHM200U Final Thoughts

"Quite easy to follow."

So many features, streamlined everything. Very easy to hold in one hand. The image stabilizer works very well. It's only a bit heavier, but it's bulky. But not an awful lot better.

Overall Score
4.2


(4 Points)

8. Video Camera 4K Camcorder Digital ACTITOP FHD WiFi Vlogging Cameras Recorder with Microphone for You...

User Ratings: 79 21

ACTITOP 4K First Impressions

"Very light and compact."

Very easy to hold in one hand. This is a gift for my brother's birthday. The price Also made this a great deal. The phone/camera mount piece works great. If you are also an amateur photographer.

  • Video Camera 4K Camcorder Digital ACTITOP FHD WiFi Vlogging Cameras Recorder with Microphone for YouTube 48MP 16X Digital Zoom, 3.0 Inch Touch Screen, Wide Angle Lens, Night Vision, LED Light, Travel
  • 【4K Resolution 13 Megapixels Image Sensor】It features all the connectivity hardware you should expect from a modern camcorder, and all the features needed to capture beautiful footage. The camcorder has 16x digital zoom with a 2-drive lens system, high dynamic range video capture, Back Side Illumination sensor that suppresses noise, and 4K slow-motion video capture. The video camcorder features with 4K (24FPS) video resolution.
  • 【WiFi Function】You can instantly connect to your phone, broadcast in real-time and control the cam from your mobile device by wifi connection. You can use a phone app to control the 4K camcorder and enables you to transfer photos and videos directly to your phone or share with your friends. By WiFi connection, it can preview and browse photo albums and download the files from the camera to the Mobile phone or Tablet for sharing.
  • 【Microphone & Wide Angle Lens】The microphone uses X-Y pickup technology. The microphone picks up the sound accurately, eliminating noise and NCR noise during recording, giving you a purer sound quality. The video camera has a wide-angle lens, its professional 0.39X lens will capture a wide view and tiny meticulous landscape. With a 117-degree wide-angle lens and housing the new generation chip. If you’re on the artistic side, you’ll enjoy its Time Lapse, Slow Motion, Timer, and Burst.
  • 【IR light Night Vision and LED Light】: You can record in the dark with IR and LED lights. Infrared night vision has no effect on video and photo, and the color is black and white. Under ‘Infrared Night Vision’ function, the camera can capture high-definition images and videos, and it works perfectly in the dark, and can also shoot high-quality images in very low light. The led fill-light, 6000-6500K color, better to fill light effect in the night.
  • 【Powerful Battery Life】It come with two batteries. Its rechargeable 2500mAh high-voltage 3.7V lithium-ion battery can record up to 90 minutes of 4K/24fps video or take up to 120 minutes of pictures on a single charge, so you don’t need to worry about missing any of the action. It features built-in image stabilization as well, with a 3-axis gyroscope and a 3-axis accelerometer that detect tilts and motion changes and compensates accordingly.
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ACTITOP 4K Final Thoughts

"I did it on Mac."

In my opinion, the price you got is very low. We travel out after I receive this ACTITOP 4K. Overall it is a decent Blackmagic Design Camcorder for the price. It is more for show than for use. Much better then other same style Blackmagic Design Camcorder.

Overall Score
4.1


(12 Points)

9. CONTOUR4K HD Camera 4K Action Camera Waterproof Helmet CAM RAGECAMS MOD (12mm Narrow, Day)

Contour First Impressions

"The remote is great."

I received the Contour today. This is absolutely the perfect tool for me. We are very pleased with this product. For this price, the Contour is awesome. And the rocker zoom is awesome.

  • CONTOUR4K HD Camera 4K Action Camera Waterproof Helmet CAM RAGECAMS MOD (12mm Narrow, Day)
  • Brand New Contour 4K with Modified Lens
  • 4K 30FPS
  • 1080P 120FPS
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Contour Final Thoughts

"I noticed two problems."

The price Also made this a great deal. The quality is great considering the price. It keeps the frames still and colors vibrant. I love it and definitely recommend to others. This Camera/Camcorder Is Great!

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

10. Camcorder Video Camera FHD 1080P 30FPS Vlogging Camera Digital Video Recorder WiFi Camera Infrared N...

User Ratings: 54 5

ORDRO Z20+Kit First Impressions

"Uses it a lot."

I didn't get to test the far away sound mode. The clarity of the video was amazing. I have had NO issues with battery life so far. I have had NO issues with battery life so far. Overall this Blackmagic Design Camcorder is a great buy.

  • Camcorder Video Camera FHD 1080P 30FPS Vlogging Camera Digital Video Recorder WiFi Camera Infrared Night Vision Camcorders with Mic, LED Light, Wide Angle Lens, Handheld Stabilizer and Carrying Case
  • Full HD 1080P Camcorder: With Full HD 1920x1080p video resolution, H.264 video coding, MP4 video format. ORDRO camcorder can record extremely high quality video and capture wonderful moment. 3.0'' capacitive IPS touch screen with 270° rotation and 16X digital zoom, the hd video camera can finish higher quality and vivid videos. Comes with two 3.7V 1250mAh rechargeable batteries (NP-40), it can recording up to 1.2 hours, and the camcorder supports recording while charging, and pause function.
  • Portable Video Camera: Lightweight and compact camera, comes with a 32 GB SD card, you can use the camera out of the box. Be sure to format the SD card and restore the camera default. Go back to video mode to record. Switch to photo mode to take picture (Up to 24MP, JPEG format). Tips: The camera is a fixed zoom lens, so make sure the focus distance is 8 feet or more. If you need a close-up, please use a macro lens and keep a distance of 0.13-0.16 feet from the object.
  • Wifi Connection Function & IR Night Vision: The "VF Cam" APP turns your tablet or smart phone into a real-time remote to control the camcorder (valid range: 9.8 feet). Download the " VF Cam" APP directly by scanning QR Code on the user manual, or search on Google Play for Android system and Apple App Store for iOS system. Under the infrared night vision, the video and photo functions can be used as normal in the dark night. Night vision effective distance is less than 16 feet.
  • External Microphone & Wide Angle Lens & LED Video Light: The external mono microphone adopts super-cardioid polar pattern pickup technology, low cut filter to reduce noise, enhance sound effect. The professional 0.39X wide-angle lens, captures wide view and tiny meticulous landscape. The led video light, 2700-6500K color, 80pcs cold and warm lights, can enhance the fill light. The external microphone and LED lights are mounted on the camera via a uniquely designed cold shoe bracket.
  • Accessories & Quality Assurance: Comes with a professional carrying case, 32GB SD card, shotgun microphone, 1 to 2 usb/mic adapter, wide angle lens (include a macro lens), LED video light, lens hood, camera handheld stabilizer, two np40 batteries, battery charger, USB charger, camera bag and strap, card reader(random color), micro USB cable, USB charging cable(5 pin), HDMI cable, cold shoe bracket, an English user's manual. ORDRO is always ready to provide excellent customer service.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The ORDRO Z20+Kit
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ORDRO Z20+Kit Final Thoughts

"It also looks very nice."

I am so glad I chose this particular unit! It is more for show than for use. In my opinion, the price you got is very low. This is designed to be simple and easy to use. What you get is quite a lot, really.

Overall Score
4.2


(27 Points)

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