Blackmagic now shipping its Production Camera 4K for $1,000 less than expected (from Engadget)

So far, all of Blackmagic Design’s cinema cameras have suffered through variousshipping delays, and the new RAW-capable Production Camera 4K is no exception. But if you plunked four grand down to order one quite awhile ago, there’s a double-shot of good news: it’s finally shipping out and you’ll be getting $1,000 back for your troubles. The 4K super-35 sensor, global-shutter equipped model is now priced (permanently) at $2,995 instead of $3,995, making it the cheapest 4K pro cameras on the market right now. That may change when Panasonic’s 4KLumix GH4 starts shipping for (likely) less money and with footage that, while notRAW, also looks very promising. Considering that there were exactly zero sub-$3,000 4K cinema cameras on the market a week ago, though, it’s nice to now have the dilemma of which to pick.


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