For the first time ever I’ve come face to face with the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K and the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K has come face to face with me. It’s time to face facts without doing an about-face.
I was able to find a Nikon Z7 in Berlin and decided to shoot with it at least until the Z6 comes out, when I’ll reassess whether it is worth 3800 euros. Nevertheless, this camera tells us 90% of what we need to know about that one too.
A fantastic piece of kit, but this camera is not without issues.
The gulf in capability between Canon and Sony continues to widen with the A7 III – the entry level full frame mirrorless model, which is practically an A9 with HDR and S-LOG for less than half the price. The new ergonomic refresh and larger Z battery with 710 shots per charge (longest of any mirrorless camera yet) are just as appealing as the headline specs.
The main competition to the 5D Mark IV is here and it is a far better specced camera on paper to the Canon, but can it beat the mirrorless Sony and Panasonic competition for video?