Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera EF Mount

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The Blackmagic Cinema Camera EF Mount from Blackmagic Design brings to film makers a tool that many have waited for. Everything has been designed to provide high quality acquisition, so the camera is perfect for independent film, television commercials and episodic television production, all places where image quality is paramount. And being affordable, it will also find its way into wedding, sporting event and music video capture. Key features include:

  • Recording to a 2.5K image sensor. The camera is capable of recording 12-bit RAW DNG files, as well as ProRes and DNxHD formats to built-in removable SSD drives (not included), while delivering 13 stops of dynamic range.
  • Superb Build Quality. The camera is housed in an elegant, minimalist enclosure, crafted from a single block of aluminum. It can be used hand held or mounted on industry standard hardware. The lens mount accepts Canon EF and Zeiss ZE lenses, and the LCD touchscreen provides monitoring, plus the ability for the user to add metadata such as shot number, filenames and keywords.
  • Software. To handle the high data video output, the company offers a lite version of DaVinci Resolve (downloadable on their website), its premier color correcting software for Mac and Windows. Also included is a copy of UltraScope. When connected to a computer via Thunderbolt, the software provides technically accurate waveform monitoring, displaying six live scope views on a single monitor.



  • At this time our BMCCs have not been re-shimmed to accomodate for infinity focus issues with third party lenses. If you intend to use the BMCC with any third party lens with reported issues (most notably the Tokina 11-16) you do so at your own risk. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns about this.
  • This camera has a crop factor of 2.4. This means that for any lens, no matter what brand or mount, you will need to multiply the focal length by 2.4 (i.e: a 50mm lens on this camera will look like a 120mm lens would on a full frame camera) For more information consult this crop factor article.
  • A BMCC rental will not include the dongle that enables the full version of DaVinci Resolve. DaVinci Resolve Lite can be downloaded for free here.
  • Camera does not have a hotshoe mount, nor does it include any kind of hot shoe adapter. If you intend to use any shoe mountable accessories, you will need to provide your own adapter.
  • Please check Blackmagic’s approved SSD list for compatible cards. Note that some cards are approved for compressed video capture but not 2.5K RAW acquisition.
  • Please take care when inserting SSDs into the BMCC. If you insert them in the wrong way it will bend the contacts in the camera, and you will no longer be able to insert SSDs. This is the only way the contacts can get bent, and is not covered by the damage waiver. You will be charged the full repair/ replacement fee.
  • This camera’s internal battery only lasts about one hour. If you need more battery life, make sure to rent an external battery pack.
Active Sensor Resolution
2432 × 1366
Raw Resolution
12-bit RAW files recorded at 2432 × 1366
Shooting Resolutions
2.5K RAW at 2432 × 1366 ProRes and DNxHD at 1920 × 1080
Frame Rates
23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 30p
Active Sensor Size
15.81mm x 8.88mm
Dynamic Range
13 stops
Lens Mount
Integrated mono microphone
Mounting Options
3 × 1/4" thread mounting points on top of camera. 1 × 1/4" thread tripod mount with locator pin.
Integrated Lithium-ion Polymer rechargeable battery. 12V-30V DC port for external battery power or use included 12V AC adapter.
Battery Life
Approximately 60 minutes
Camera Body Dimensions
166.2mm by 113.51mm x 126.49mm
Camera Weight
1.7 kg / 3.75 lb
Storage Type
Removable 2.5” SSD
Storage Rates
5 MB/frame in RAW 2.5K fits about 30 minutes of 24p video on a 256 GB solid state disk. Compressed HD formats fit more than 5 times the amount of RAW video.
Uncompressed Recording Formats
RAW 2.5K CinemaDNG
Compressed Recording Formats
Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHD. All compressed recording in 1920×1080 10-bit YUV with choice of Film or Video Dynamic Range.
SDI Video Output
1 × 10-bit HD-SDI 4:2:2 with choice of Film or Video Dynamic Range
Analog Audio Input
2 × 1/4” jacks for professional balanced analog audio, switchable between mic and line levels.
Analog Audio Output
1 × 3.5mm stereo headphone output
SDI Audio Output
4 channels in HD-SDI
Remote Control
1 × 2.5mm LANC for Rec Start/Stop, Iris Control and Focus Control
Computer Interface
Thunderbolt port for capture of RAW video and audioUSB 2.0 mini B port for software updates and configuration
  • Camera w/ body cap
  • Strap
  • Charger/AC Adapter

*Please note, this rental does not include DaVinci Resolve or Ultrascope. Both may be obtained here.

LensRentals.com offers rentals ranging in length from 1 to 90 days. The shopping cart will automatically update the quoted price as you adjust the length of your rental. Our most common rental periods are shown below:

Rental Period Lenscap+ Rental Price Total Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $27.00 $119.00 $146.00 $48.67
4 days $29.00 $128.00 $157.00 $39.25
7 days $39.00 $170.00 $209.00 $29.86
10 days $53.00 $230.00 $283.00 $28.30
14 days $68.00 $298.00 $366.00 $26.14
21 days $92.00 $400.00 $492.00 $23.43
30 days $115.00 $502.00 $617.00 $20.57
45 days $150.00 $655.00 $805.00 $17.89
60 days $176.00 $765.00 $941.00 $15.68
90 days $226.00 $986.00 $1212.00 $13.47
Rental Period Lenscap Rental Price Total Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $18.00 $119.00 $137.00 $45.67
4 days $20.00 $128.00 $148.00 $37.00
7 days $26.00 $170.00 $196.00 $28.00
10 days $35.00 $230.00 $265.00 $26.50
14 days $46.00 $298.00 $344.00 $24.57
21 days $61.00 $400.00 $461.00 $21.95
30 days $77.00 $502.00 $579.00 $19.30
45 days $100.00 $655.00 $755.00 $16.78
60 days $117.00 $765.00 $882.00 $14.70
90 days $151.00 $986.00 $1137.00 $12.63
Rental Period Rental Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $119.00 $39.67
4 days $128.00 $32.00
7 days $170.00 $24.29
10 days $230.00 $23.00
14 days $298.00 $21.29
21 days $400.00 $19.05
30 days $502.00 $16.73
45 days $655.00 $14.56
60 days $765.00 $12.75
90 days $986.00 $10.96

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