I like the URSA Mini the best but here we have the old Pocket and Studio cameras reincarnated. They are a lot cuter this time.
These cameras are exceptionally innovative and certainly break all the known performance / size ratios. Although they look very similar on the surface they are aimed at very different users. I’ll now delve into how the pair of ‘identical twins’ differ in terms of personality…
Update – pre-orders are now available at B&H and CVP Group
With an FS7 style magnesium body and powerful 4.6K Super 35mm sensor (switchable between rolling shutter and global shutter), the URSA Mini looks to be a real winner.
Is this the true spiritual successor to the Cinema Camera we’ve all been waiting for?
Here’s the first footage, from Hot Rod Cameras (follow on Facebook here) shot with a beta-firmware GH4 in V-LOG. The update is coming out later, but first we have V2.2 to look forward to almost immediately.
This brings anamorphic support in 24p and more.
Taking the same form as the previously leaked Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera, the Micro Studio Camera features a Micro Four Thirds 13.056mm x 7.344mm size sensor and lens mount.
With 4K internal recording, Micro Four Thirds sized sensor and V-LOG but a fixed 13x zoom lens, Panasonic have taken a dated concept and brought it up to date. But will the modern video professional let alone filmmakers be able to tolerate that fixed zoom lens rather than the interchangeable lens mount we all hoped would be on this camera?
I just received a tidbit of info from a reader. Apparently Blackmagic have a third camera we’ve not seen yet on any of the posters at NAB. The show opens shortly.