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BlackMagic Pocket Cinema Camera vs. GH3, 70D and RX100

It was just last week when we covered the BlackMagic Pocket Cinema Camera review, but we thought another visit was needed because it seemed right to see how the camera gets on when pitted with three other cameras in the same sort of area.

The cameras that will be put up against the BlackMagic Pocket Cinema Camera are the Canon 70D, Panasonic GH3 and the Sony RX100, and it is the hope this video will offer a true representation of how the BlackMagic can cope when put up against some heavy hitters.

In the video we will see some clips of a minute or so of each camera to see how they compare against each other shot-for-shot. However, we are warned the results from the other three will look punchy, sharp and very lively, whereas the BlackMagic will have much more detail giving you more from the footage.

The BlackMagic Pocket Cinema Camera shootout with the GH3, 70D and RX100
The BlackMagic Pocket Cinema Camera shootout with the GH3, 70D and RX100

Having looked over the video footage some of you will notice a calibration issue and so Blunty, the reviewer, has been asked to send his test unit back. It is his hope that the white orb issue will be resolved.

The colors on the three other cameras do seem nice and vivid, but the Blackmagic makes up for this shortfall with its rather impressive dynamic range. Those of you with sharp eyes will notice how the BlackMagic Pocket Cinema Camera is able to produce shadows on a sunny day and not just black space as we see with so many other cameras.

We understand some of you did not expect the BMPCC to perform so well up against the GH3, 70D and the RX100, and for those who do not believe the results then watch it for yourself below.

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Written by Peter Chubb

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