Blackmagic just announced a bunch of new products, including URSA Mini, which is half the weight of the original URSA, features a new 4.6K 15 stop dynamic range sensor designed by Blackmagic, and will retail for just $5,000 with the new sensor, or $3,000 with Blackmagic's original 4K sensor:

Here are the specs:

  • 4.6K 25.34mm x 14.25 mm Super 35mm Sensor at 4608 x 2592
  • Resolutions: 4608 x 2592, 4096 x 2304 (4K 16:9), 4608 x 1920 (4K 2.4:1), 3840 x 2160 (Ultra HD), 3072 x 2560 (3K Anamorphic), 2048 x 1152 (2K 16:9), 1920 x 1080
  • 15 Stops Dynamic Range in Rolling Shutter Mode (A stop or two less in Global Shutter mode)
  • Switchable Between Rolling Shutter and Global Shutter
  • 4K RAW up to 60fps in Rolling, 4K RAW Up to 30 fps in Global
  • Windowed HD up to 160fps
  • ISO Performance should be better than 4K Camera (Settings we saw were 200-1600)
  • CinemaDNG Raw (Lossless or 3:1/4:1 Compressed), ProRes XQ to Proxy in 3840 x 2160 or 1920 x 1080
  • 5" Flip Out 1920 x 1080 Touchscreen
  • Optional 1920 x 1080 OLED EVF ($1,500)
  • Comes with handle — Optional Shoulder Rig for $400 Gives ENG style operation
  • Dual CFast 2.0 slots
  • Dual XLR Input
  • 12V to 30V 4 pin XLR (same battery plates as URSA)
  • No Built-In ND Filters
  • Weighs Under 7 Pounds (Body only)
  • Sensor is not upgradeable like the big URSA
  • EF and PL Mount versions
  • Availability: Later in the Summer/Early Fall
  • Price: $3,000 with Original 4K Sensor, $5,000 for New 4.6K Sensor ($500 more for PL versions of both)



The camera is much lighter and better on the shoulder than the original URSA, as they listened to what customers wanted. The new EVF designed by Blackmagic looks great, and it's a nice touch to their shoulder rig design. It could technically work with any camera as long as you supplied power as it's just an SDI EVF.

Blackmagic URSA Upgrade

Not only do they have a new camera, but they have announced that the original URSA is getting this new 4.6K sensor with better specs:

Specs different from URSA Mini:

  • 4K RAW up to 120fps Rolling Shutter
  • 4K RAW up to 60fps Global Shutter
  • Can also take new OLED EVF
  • Price: $2K for Upgrade ($500 extra for PL), $7,000 for 4.6K Sensor EF Mount, $5,000 for 4K Sensor EF Mount ($500 more for PL versions)

And more photos of the URSA Mini:



Blackmagic URSA Mini Connections

Blackmagic URSA Mini