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June 26, 2013

Blackmagic Cinema Camera EF and MFT Models Finally in Stock After Months of Delays

You might have a pre-order for either the EF or MFT version of the Blackmagic Cinema Camera, but you don't have to wait a second longer. Both cameras are in stock right now at B&H for $3,000 including DaVinci Resolve, and at least the EF version is available through Amazon. Supplies are still more limited than the company would like, but if you're behind on the pre-order list, and your camera isn't shipping anytime soon, you can skip all that and get your hands on one right now.

Here is what B&H is showing for both the EF and MFT models:

The EF model has been available to order for some time, but the MFT mount version has only recently appeared 'In Stock.' I know that some resellers are shipping the MFT to customers, so if you've got one on order, it may be arriving very soon. Grant Petty, CEO of Blackmagic, said recently that the volume is still much lower than they would like, but they are working hard to improve the numbers. That situation could change in the coming weeks or months, but it seems like the amount of cameras they can ship is entirely dependent on the company making the sensors (which is where all of the trouble began in the first place).

It will be interesting to see if there are any issues with shipping on the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera or the 4K Camera, but we've been told by the company a few times that everything is currently on track for cameras to ship in July. It's also worth mentioning that the sensors for the new cameras are not coming from the same company as the previous generation, so the prospects of volume shipping are looking a lot more likely -- as they haven't hit any snags up to this point.

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I pre-ordered the BMPC-4K does anyone know of any footage of the camera? It's supposed to be released next month......and is 13 stops of dynamic range vs 12 stops going to be a major difference between the BMCC and the BMPC-4K?

June 26, 2013

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Aaron

Well I'm sure that the slight loose in DR will be just a small downside from the bigger sensor and most importantly Global shutter.

June 26, 2013

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Hubert

Footage will be out within next 2 weeks. I hear good things.

June 27, 2013

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marklondon

Hopefully the low light performance isn't too dismal.

June 27, 2013

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VinceGOrtho

Don't get your hopes up, global shutter isn't friendly to low light sensitivity

June 27, 2013

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Brian

I'll take a global shutter on a camera even if the iso comes out to being 50.

June 27, 2013

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exstock

They've been in stock at Adorama for a month or two now.

June 26, 2013

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Not the MFT that I know of, that has been spotty over the last few weeks. We already mentioned the EF being in stock, but this is the first time I've seen both cameras in stock at multiple locations since they were announced.

June 26, 2013

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Joe Marine
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i haven't kept close tabs but every time I've asked the salesmen they've bemoaned how many we have in stock. Clearly that could be fluctuating on the days I haven't asked.

June 27, 2013

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We haveBMCC MFT in stock in Australia John Barry Sales for $3025 AUD

June 27, 2013

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Josh Papp

also seen quite a few EF models going on ebay for under $2500 in Australia. Quite a good deal but I think it's still worth the wait for the 4K model or pocket cam if you don't have one yet.

June 27, 2013

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The MFT BMCC is a must for any one with accsess to 16mm or PL 35mm Lenses. The dynamic range of the BMCC is better than the 4k model . The pocket camera and 4k will do nicely for the semi pro- Its all about the glass in my opion.

June 27, 2013

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Josh Papp

*Opinion :)

June 27, 2013

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Josh Papp

i'm waiting for 2014...this is sort of old news now

June 27, 2013

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DIO

Anyone know of any UK sellers of the MFT with stock?

June 27, 2013

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Fresno Bob

Someone mentioned picking one up off the shelf from here in the past few days:

http://www.videogear.co.uk/Cameras-/-Camcorders/Blackmagic-Cameras/Black...

June 27, 2013

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Daniel

Sorry for question, but I heard that BMCC has only PASSIVE MTF mount, it's right?

Pocket one will have active..

regards,

June 30, 2013

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The BMCC has a passive MFT mount option...the Pocket Cam has an active MFT mount.

June 30, 2013

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Gabe

BMCC is the winner ,best camera for the money ,period!

August 26, 2013

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Darko

R.F. Culbertson earned me more money than any broker ever could - http://nofilmschool.com/2013/06/blackmagic-cinema-camera-ef-mft-stock-pr...

January 7, 2014

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