It’s almost the end of 2018 and the 4K revolution has officially taken over the industry and changed the cinematic camera lexicon. As even online platforms like Youtube and Vimeo have adapted to 4K streaming (and even higher), clients and critics are now 4K-aware and looking for a certain level of quality in all productions.

Looking to upgrade to your gear to 4K for the new year? The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K and Canon XF705 are two powerful, cinematic 4K cameras to consider for your film and documentary projects. Adorama has both cameras available for purchase, and they are also offering excellent value if you trade in your older models.


Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

Blackmagic pocket cinema camera 4k

Finally available, Blackmagic Design’s long-anticipated Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K is ready to ship. Built for shooting beautiful HDR images and crazy low light levels, the BMPCC 4K features a micro four thirds lens mount which pushes 13 stops of dynamic range and a dual native ISO up to 25,600. As with any Blackmagic camera, the Pocket Cinema 4K is strong and sturdy with a huge 5-inch touchscreen which is used for everything from changing settings, setting focus and framing your shots. The headline though is 4K footage recording at 60fps and up to 120fps windowed HD. If you’re looking to trade-in, Adorama is offering deals for your old Blackmagic Cinema Camera($315), Blackmagic Cinema Camera 4K($500) and the Blackmagic URSA Mini 4K($1150).

Here are the full technical specs:

  • 18.96mm x 10mm (Four Thirds) Effective Sensor Size

  • 13 Stops of Dynamic Range

  • ISO up to 25,600

  • 4096x2160 (4K DCI)

  • 3840x2160 (Ultra HD)

  • 1920x1080 (HD)

  • 5” LCD Touchscreen (1920x1080)

  • Active MFT mount

  • Price: $1,295.00

Canon XF705 4K

Canon XF705 4K

Canon’s new flagship 4K UHD camcorder is hitting markets just in time for 2019. Ideal for documentary projects and all types of broadcast and event coverage, the XF705’s powerful 1-Chip 1” CMOS Sensor records true-to-life 4K video with natural and accurate color rendition for your run-and-gun features. The XF705 is also the first of Canon’s camcorders to support the H.265/HEVC codec which is ideal for live video, TV broadcast and streaming on Facebook, Twitch, Youtube, etc… If you’re looking to upgrade from your old Canon professional Camcorder, Adorama offers trade-in discounts for the CAXF305($850), CAXF400($1100) and the CAXF405($1400).

Here are the full technical specs:

  • 1-Chip 1" CMOS Sensor

  • H.265 4:2:2 10-Bit Recording

  • 3480x2160p up to 59.95fps (160 Mb/s)

  • Lens: 8.3 to 124.5mm Focal Length (25.5 to 382.5 35mm Equivalent)

  • Lens: 15x Optical Zoom

  • Lens: f/2.8 to 4.5 Max Aperture

  • 4-Channel 24-Bit 48 kHz Audio Recording

  • Wi-Fi Video Output, Audio Output, Control

  • Price: $6,999.00

Which of these models are you excited about?