Blackmagic Production Camera 4K delayed until August; “Pocket” camera ships next week


posted Friday, July 26, 2013 at 5:57 PM EST


In April, Blackmagic announced two new cameras, including an extremely portable and affordable model dubbed the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K. With a $4,000 asking price, and the promise of high quality video for a reasonable pricetag, many were looking forward to the original July ship date. Unfortunately, it now appears folks who pre-ordered are going to have to wait just a bit longer, until August or September.

The smaller Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera, which was announced at the same time, is now set to ship in the next few days, but the Production Camera 4k is facing down some delays. A tweet by MRP Film's Ogy Stilov said:

However, since then a source has told NoFilmSchool that the delay will be more like 2-3 weeks, and it should be shipping in August. Engadget confirmed this info, getting the official statement:

"With regards to the Production Camera 4K there is still several weeks of work to do before this enters full production manufacturing, however we expect to ship the first quantities of this model before the end of August."

Here's hoping that these estimates are accurate, and that those who have dropped $4,000 on the camera will be getting it in their hands in the near future!