The new camera is housed in the same body as last year’s Blackmagic Cinema Camera; however, the Production Camera 4K sports some fancy new innards, including a Super35 format sensor that captures high quality compressed CinemaDNG RAW and ProRes 422 (HQ) files in 4K resolution. It boasts 12 stops of dynamic range and includes DaVinci Resolve color grading software.
The new Blackmagic Production Camera 4K also supports the new 6G-SDI video connection out, which will allow its full potential to be realized in live productions.
The camera features a Canon EF mount for a wide variety of Canon and Zeiss lenses. As with the Blackmagic Cinema Camera, the Production Camera 4K features a built-in SSD recorder for capturing footage.
It has a built-in Thunderbolt port and UltraScope software for real time waveform monitoring. Additional connections include a 1/4″ jack mic/line inputs, 12V to 30V DC input, a 3.5mm headphone out and LANC remote control.
The Blackmagic Production Camera 4K should be available in July 2013 for $3,995. You can pre-order it here at B&H Photo.