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Old July 9th, 2013, 04:54 AM   #1
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What Don't You Like about the BMPCC?

I was wondering what people don't like about the BMPCC from what you know so far. Keeping in mind that it only does HD. I wish it had higher framerates for some good slo mo.
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Old July 9th, 2013, 07:54 AM   #2
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Biggest dislike is that I can't get my hands on one yet:<))
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Old July 9th, 2013, 05:34 PM   #3
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I just got the bad news from a local reseller in my area that he cannot get a delivery anytime soon. He was told by the main distributor here in the US that the east coast has 5602 paid pre orders in line. :-(

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Old July 9th, 2013, 05:51 PM   #4
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Hope I'm in the middle to upper portion of that list.
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Old July 9th, 2013, 06:28 PM   #5
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An EVF, 60p and delivery tomorrow would be nice...
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Old July 10th, 2013, 01:31 AM   #6
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I'd wouldn't mind it having 60p, even if it were only in ProRes with a slightly reduced bitrate - do ProRes 422 non-HQ would be fiiiine :-)
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Old July 10th, 2013, 03:32 PM   #7
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Is it me or there is no wide angle lens option for this camera?
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Old July 10th, 2013, 04:13 PM   #8
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Is it me or there is no wide angle lens option for this camera?
Don't know if you'll get wider then 21mm, with the Panasonic 7-14 f4.0

Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14mm f/4.0 ASPH. Lens - Micro

I plan on picking one up eventually

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Old July 10th, 2013, 05:34 PM   #9
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Re: What Don't You Like about the BMPCC?

The Pocket Cinema Cam supposedly has a 1920x1080 sensor.

I was hoping that was about 20 or 30% higher. A little bit of over sampling for the debayer process might have been a good idea.

Can't wait to see this camera pointed at resolution charts.

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Old July 10th, 2013, 06:10 PM   #10
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Don't know if you'll get wider then 21mm, with the Panasonic 7-14 f4.0

Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14mm f/4.0 ASPH. Lens - Micro

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The Panasonic Lumix 7-14mm f4 Zoom Lens - YouTube
I was hoping to find something much faster than f4.0 that can be comparable to a Canon 24mm f1.4 on a 5D

The restriction in low light of this camera doesn't help either.
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Old July 10th, 2013, 06:53 PM   #11
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I was hoping to find something much faster than f4.0 that can be comparable to a Canon 24mm f1.4 on a 5D

The restriction in low light of this camera doesn't help either.
Thinking 36mm will be as close as you'll get, that fast.

I like fast lens, but my intended use is indie film making, and I light as much as possible.
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Old July 11th, 2013, 10:09 AM   #12
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Just did a quick research and with the PL mount adapter, you'd be able to get some fast S16 lenses which would pretty much address my concerns.
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Old July 11th, 2013, 10:49 AM   #13
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Just did a quick research and with the PL mount adapter, you'd be able to get some fast S16 lenses which would pretty much address my concerns.
Would you be interested in kicking off a thread of "non m4/3" lens options for the pocket camera. I'd love to hear about these resources.
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Old July 11th, 2013, 03:59 PM   #14
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Would you be interested in kicking off a thread of "non m4/3" lens options for the pocket camera. I'd love to hear about these resources.
I'm still only starting to learn about them so I might not be too resourceful but I can try to share my finds.


On another note, I've been looking at battery options for the Pocket camera and was thinking of getting an external battery pack that outputs 12V like this one:

AnkerŪ Astro Pro 10000mAh Multi-voltage 5V / 9V / 12V 2A Dual USB Output External Battery

If my calculations are right. This should give it about 10h of continuous shooting considering that a genuine Nikon EN-EL20 battery (1020mAh) will give it approximately 1h.
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Old July 11th, 2013, 04:41 PM   #15
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Is there actually any news about deliverytime? I thought July was mentioned? It's funny to see another thread talking about a camera that nobody has and that usually it's about a bmc camera. :)
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