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Just now, Papiskokuji said:

Hehe yeah, I don't know ;)  It was still sealed with plastic and I guess he's a busy man !

I know many stores who have a sealer in store. Bought second hand stuff before fully sealed. Anyway, not saying that's what happend but sounds weird! Hope no further problems pop up for you!

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5 minutes ago, Turboguard said:

I know many stores who have a sealer in store. Bought second hand stuff before fully sealed. Anyway, not saying that's what happend but sounds weird! Hope no further problems pop up for you!

Yeah thanks ! Don't worry ! Everything's fine ! And I was a bit harsh with the "plastic feel" comment even though it was my first impression. The front rec button makes no sense haha, I tried it for fun, but the camera is impossible to hold this way (I mean for insane vloggers who would choose bmpcc4K to vlog !). But it doesn't hurt to have it.

Edit And one last thing, I don't know where to find the serial number. It's not on the bottom (I also looked for where it was built, singapoure ? But found nothing)

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9 minutes ago, Papiskokuji said:

Yeah thanks ! Don't worry ! Everything's fine ! And I was a bit harsh with the "plastic feel" comment even though it was my first impression. The front rec button makes no sense haha, I tried it for fun, but the camera is impossible to hold this way (I mean for insane vloggers who would choose bmpcc4K to vlog !). But it doesn't hurt to have it.

Edit And one last thing, I don't know where to find the serial number. It's not on the bottom (I also looked for where it was built, singapoure ? But found nothing)

Well it is plastic, and this was a well known fact from since the camera was announced. I would say that if you are accustomed to magnesium alloy bodies you will be disappointed in the perceived build quality. The original pocket felt much more solid. The new one honestly does feel cheap when compared to all metal bodies. But then again, if they had used all metal construction there is no way they could sell this body for the current low price. It's a trade off for sure. However I do like the images out of camera. It's a shame more reviewer don't shoot at 24p instead of slowmo. We all know slowmo by default looks cinematic. But slowmo is more of a niche use case. Whereas, normal speed playback is much more frequently used. It's hard to judge motion cadence with slowmo.

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17 minutes ago, BenEricson said:

This footage looks A LOT like the GH5 to me. The OG pocket doesn't clip like this? Could be post processing I suppose. Looks pretty gone to me.

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I stopped watching cause of how horribly they've treated the footage. Not a good watch.

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3 minutes ago, Rinad Amir said:

@jonpais whats your thoughts on the image quality compared to GH5?

 

Honestly, besides color, which could be down to post processing, I don't see much difference at all. And that difference is even less when compared to the GH5S. I did expect it to handle highlights better than this. I would be nice to have the OG footage to play with... and some normal speed clips.

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Papiskokuji .. “The peaking is red and I haven't found a way to customize it.”

If red is not the default peaking colour, out of the box, maybe its not even on by default,  then its a preused product.

I sincerely hope it is new, best of luck with it.

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Same sensor, same dynamic range - I think it's to be expected it looks very similar to the GH5. I remember the BMCC also shipped with debris in the mount and over the sensor, so 6 years later still no clean room apparently!

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16 hours ago, jonpais said:

The camera says made in Singapore in Jun Areia’s video.

Where else are they made?

The Blackmagic gentleman gave out the names of a few places (PRC wasn't on the list). I think Vietnam was another place. I don't remember. Maybe even Australia was one of the places.

But I think he said it will start with Singapore because work already started and they're doing pretty well in terms of size and quality control. 

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36 minutes ago, Jn- said:

Papiskokuji .. “The peaking is red and I haven't found a way to customize it.”

If red is not the default peaking colour, maybe its not even on by default,  then its a preused product.

I sincerely hope it is new, best of luck with it.

It is just the body cap that has very very slight scratches on the inside (nothing outrageous). And I confirm, it is made in Singapur, I have the same label Jonpais posted. About the peaking, I also found where you can change the color and the intensity. Excitement made me miss all that !

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