The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K
Blackmagic has built its reputation on defying convention and over-delivering specifications at a reasonable price point. This has perhaps never been truer than with the new Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K.
Sporting a spec sheet that compares to cameras costing thousands of dollars more, the Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K provides true DCI 4K @ 60fps from its MFT sensor with an impressive 13 stops of dynamic range. 1080 HD can be recorded up to 120fps in windowed format. Particularly impressive; the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K can record this resolution internally to UHSII V90 SD or CFast 2.0 cards in either 10-Bit ProRes or 12-Bit Raw formats. This significant improvement in workflow for professionals and enthusiasts can be taken even further with the world’s first USB-C output to compact SSD recording provided by any manufacturer. Not only does this allow up to 2TB of storage for uninterrupted shooting, it provides immediate access to clips for editing. No additional downloads or transcoding!
Underwater shooters will appreciate the new dual native ISO allowing superior lowlight/low noise performance as well the large, bright five inch touchscreen monitor with extensive tools that may eliminate the need for an external monitor in many applications. The Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K may well prove to be the ultimate run-and-gun camera whether as a primary rig or the “small” B camera that goes where others won’t.
- • Full size HDMI with clean 10-Bit Output
- • 3D LUT compatible – whether just for monitoring or baked into the footage as well
- • 4 built in mics and mini-XLR audio input with 48V phantom power
- • Standard Canon LP-E6 Batteries
- • 4th Generation Black Magic Color Science
The NA-BMPCCII Underwater Housing
The NA-BMPCCII is not just an update of the original NA-BMPCC, it is a ground up redesign for the new Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K designed to take full advantage of the great new features of this cinema camera.
Nauticam's design philosophy is driven by allowing immediate access to all essential controls within easy reach of the handles, allowing the shooter to make adjustments without having to take their eyes off the screen. Within reach of the right handle are the trigger as well as a control dial for iris, a lever to capture still images as well as a double thumb lever for the white balance and autofocus. A recessed double thumb lever, situated between the trigger and the rear thumb lever accesses the ISO and Shutter Angle (Shutter Speed). Three assignable buttons are atop the housing near the right handle as well as three buttons on the right rear for HFR, Auto-Iris, Zoom and Menu. A thumb lever on the left side activates Review.
The NA-BMPCCII features DSLR style ergonomic handles with stainless steel stiffening brackets that are compatible with the optional handle strap (PN 28130). The rear monitor window is compatible with the Monitor Shade for the NA-502 Housing (PN 17916) which attaches via four screws.
The underside of the housing has mounting points for use with the Tripod Mounting Ball Set (PN 25218) removing the use for a bulky tripod plate.
Premium Professional Optics
The NA-BMPCCII is built around the N85 Port System which offers a variety of port configurations for a large selection of lenses. The Pocket Cinema Camera 4K features a four thirds lens mount making it compatible with the Olympus M.Zuiko 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R lens that when paired with the WWL-1 provides ultra-sharp full-zoom-through wide-angle performance. The WWL-1, when used with the bayonet mount system can be exchanged underwater for the optional CMC-1 or CMC-2 to allow for the capturing of up to 130º wide-angle, macro and super-macro all on the same dive.
HDMI 2.0 Ready
The housing features several bulkheads including the large-bore M28 which supports the use of an HDMI 2.0 recorder such as the Atomos Ninja V through the Nauticam Atomos Ninja V Housing (PN 17922).
Custom Battery Pack and SSD Support
To allow for increased run-time, the NA-BMPCCII comes with a custom battery cage that holds 4 x 18650 Lithium Batteries (batteries not included). This battery cage sits securely beneath the camera inside the housing and connects directly to the camera's power supply input. With 4x3400 mAh batteries, the run-time of the system can exceed 3 hours. Atop the camera's position inside the housing is a slot that holds a compact T5 SSD which connects to the camera via USB-C.
- Canon LP-E6 internal battery: 40min
- 4 x 16850 Battery: up to 160min
- Total Run Time: 3hrs 20min
Vacuum Check and Leak Detection System
The Nauticam vacuum check and leak detection system is shipped with NA-BMPCCII as standard equipment. With the pre-installed vacuum valve, this monitoring system provides constant updates on the water tight and safe-to-dive status of the housing. A simple color coded LED lighting system lets the user know that the vacuum is solid, or that the housing is losing vacuum. Leak detection is built into the same circuit, so if there is water intrusion, an audible and visual indication will occur.
The Nauticam system is temperature compensated, eliminating false alarms caused by a change in outside temperature, or from a camera heating up on an action packed dive.
Housing Manual Download (PDF)
NA-BMPCCII Housing Manual
What's In the Box:
- NA-BMPCCII Housing with 4x18650 Battery Holder (excludes batteries) and M16 Vacuum Valve (25625) pre-installed
- 90134 Spare Housing O-ring, Lubricant and Removal Tool
- CR2032 Battery (for vacuum system)
- Padded Travel Case
- Allen Wrench Set
- 28130 Hand Strap for 28113 (For NA-1DXII/D500/D5/80D/A9)
- 17916 Monitor hood for NA-501 /502 housing
- 25218 Mounting Ball Set for Tripod Legs
- 36336 USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type C to C cable with connectors (to use with Samsung SSD T5)
- 17922 Nauticam Atomos Ninja V housing (HDMI 2.0) for Atomos Ninja V 5” 4Kp60 4:4:2 10-bit Recorder/Monitor/Player
Housing Locking Latches
The industry's easiest to use housing closure system, requiring very little hand strength to operate, secures the housing back in place. The latches are safely locked to prevent accidental opening, but are easy to open when needed for a quick battery or memory card change.
Patented Port Locking System
Unveiled on the very first Nauticam DSLR housing in 2009, this locking lever has become a signature of the Nauticam brand. No twisting or threading action is required to mount a port, and it locks securely in place with this lever. Nauticam also offers locking port extensions, meaning a dome will never twist, even when used with a long extension ring.
SSD Recording via USB-C
The NA-BMPCCII features a notch above the camera holds a T5 compact SSD which is connected to the camera via USB-C and allow for the recording of Raw or ProRes video to high-capacity edit-ready media.
The NA-BMPCCII is designed with the Nauticam Mission Control philosophy insuring access to essentail controls within easy reach of the handles. Thumb levers provide access to ISO, Shutter Speed, White Balance, Autofocus, and Review.
Auxiliary Battery Cage
The NA-BMPCCII ships with an auxiliary battery cage that holds 4 x 18650 lithium batteries. The cage sits securely below the camera and can provide a total run time in excess of 3 hours with 4 x 3400 mAh batteries. Batteries are not included.