40points

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

96points

Sony Alpha a7 III

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
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Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera vs Sony Alpha a7 III

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a7 III
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a7 III
40
points
96
points

Why is Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera better than Sony Alpha a7 III?

  • 295g lighter
    355gvs650g
  • 64.42% less body volume
    321.02cm³vs902.208cm³
  • 30mm shorter
    66mmvs96mm
  • 36mm thinner
    38mmvs74mm

Why is Sony Alpha a7 III better than Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera?

  • 11.54x more megapixels (main camera)
    24MPvs2.08MP
  • 9.73x larger sensor
    35.8 x 23.8mmvs12.48 x 7.02mm
  • 2x better video recording quality (main camera)
    2160 x 30fpsvs1080 x 30fps
  • Has WiFi
  • Has AF tracking
  • Weather sealed
  • Has phase detection autofocus for photos
  • Has built-in optical image stabilization

Top specs and features

Design

1.Has a flip-out screen
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a7 III

Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.

For example

Panasonic Lumix DC-S1

2.Weather sealed
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a7 III

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.

3.has an optical viewfinder
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a7 III

An optical viewfinder (or OVF) allows the photographer to compose a shot while seeing exactly what the lens sees. There is no time lag and they require no power - as opposed to electronic viewfinders which can drain battery life. They are also better in low light situations.

For example

Leica D-Lux 7

4.Has a built-in focus motor
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a7 III

The focus motor moves the lens in order to autofocus. For system cameras, having a focus motor in the camera's body allows you to use a wide range of lenses, including lenses which do not have their own focus motor. For compact cameras, a focus motor is usually built-in.

For example

Canon EOS 200D

5.weight

355g

650g

Best

HTC Re

65.5g

6.Has a hot shoe
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a7 III

A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.

Optics

1.sensor size

12.48 x 7.02mm

35.8 x 23.8mm

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.

Best

Polaroid Snap

81.2 x 25.4mm

2.has AF tracking
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a7 III

With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.

3.megapixels

2.08MP

24MP

Best

Panono Camera

108MP

4.has built-in optical image stabilization
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a7 III

Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.

5.Has phase detection autofocus for photos
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a7 III

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.

6.has sensor shift stabilization
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a7 III

With sensor shift, the image sensor (rather than the lens) moves to counterbalance any vibration of the camera. This means the image will be stabilised regardless of what lens is being used.

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 30fps

2160 x 30fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.

Best

Panasonic Lumix DC-S1

2160 x 60fps

2.Has phase detection autofocus for videos
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a7 III

A phase detection autofocus system is faster than a contrast detection autofocus system. Even when recording scenes with a lot of fast movements, the videos are sharp and clear.

3.Has timelapse function
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a7 III

A timelapse shows a long passage of time sped up. A series of photographs taken from the same position over a long period is joined together to create a short video. It is great way to capture things like the setting sun, or clouds moving across the sky.

For example

Olympus OM-D E-M1X

4.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a7 III

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.

5.supports AVCHD format
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a7 III

AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video. It's a standard popular among professional cameras and camcorders.

6.has a 24p cinema mode
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a7 III

24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.

Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a7 III

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.

2.has a microphone in
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a7 III

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.

3.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a7 III

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

4.has stereo speakers
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a7 III

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

For example

Panasonic Lumix DC-TS7

5.Has a zoom microphone
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a7 III

Zoom microphones record high-quality audio and enable you to record sound from a distance. They can be useful for recording meetings, lectures, and presentations.

For example

Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II

Battery

1.has a removable battery
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a7 III

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a7 III

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a battery level indicator
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a7 III

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

4.wireless charging
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a7 III

The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

For example

Canon PowerShot SX740 HS

Features

1.dynamic range

13Evs

14.7Evs

The better the dynamic range the system captures a wider number of values from dark to light leading to more details in low and highlights. Source: DxOMark.

Best

Nikon D810A

14.8Evs

2.has an external memory slot
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a7 III

The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.

3.Has WiFi
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a7 III

The device can connect to WiFi.

4.can be controlled remotely
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a7 III

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.

5.has an accelerometer
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a7 III

An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.

6.Has dual card slots
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a7 III

It has two memory card slots, allowing you to store more photos without switching cards. This is particularly useful on long shoots when you need more space.

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