31points
25points

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

90points
60points

Sony Alpha a9

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
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Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera vs Sony Alpha a9

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a9
31
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Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
90
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Sony Alpha a9

Why is Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera better than Sony Alpha a9?

  • 318g lighter
    355gvs673g
  • 16.67% bigger screen size
    ?

    3.5"vs3"
  • 58% less body volume
    321.02cm³vs764.29332cm³
  • 25mm thinner
    38mmvs63mm
  • 29.6mm shorter
    66mmvs95.6mm

Why is Sony Alpha a9 better than Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera?

  • 9.67x larger sensor
    ?

    35.6 x 23.8mmvs12.48 x 7.02mm
  • 11.63x more megapixels (main camera)
    24.2MPvs2.08MP
  • 2x better video recording quality (main camera)
    ?

    2160 x 30fpsvs1080 x 30fps
  • Has AF tracking
    ?
  • Weather-sealed (splashproof)
    ?
  • Supports Wi-Fi
    ?
  • Has phase-detection autofocus for photos
    ?
  • Has built-in optical image stabilization
    ?

Price comparison

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

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Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera AmazonBlackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera with Mic...Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera with Micro Four Thirds Lens Mount
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$569.00

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Design

1.Weather-sealed (splashproof)
?

The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes. Show more

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Sony Alpha a9
2.Is dustproof and water-resistant
?

The device is dustproof and water-resistant. Water-resistant devices can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, but not being submerged into water. Show more

For example

Ricoh WG-70

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Sony Alpha a9
3.Has a flip-out screen
?

Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.

For example

Nikon Coolpix P950

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Sony Alpha a9
4.Has a built-in focus motor
?

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.

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a9
5.Has a hot shoe
?

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

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a9
6.has an optical viewfinder
?

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

For example

Nikon D6

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Sony Alpha a9

Optics

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

Best

Polaroid Snap

81.2 x 25.4mm

12.48 x 7.02mm

35.6 x 23.8mm

2.has AF tracking
?

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.

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a9
3.Has phase-detection autofocus for photos
?

Phase-detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images. Show more

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a9
4.has built-in optical image stabilization
?

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. Show more

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a9
5.megapixels (main camera)
?

Best

Panono Camera

108MP

2.08MP

24.2MP

6.has sensor shift stabilization
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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.

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a9

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)
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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. Show more

Best

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III

2904 x 60fps

1080 x 30fps

2160 x 30fps

2.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
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When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp. Show more

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a9
3.Has phase-detection autofocus for videos
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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.

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a9
4.Has timelapse function
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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. Show more

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a9
5.has a 24p cinema mode
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24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a9
6.Supports slow-motion video recording
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Sony Alpha a9

Audio

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

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a9
2.has a microphone input
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A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a9
3.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
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With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones. Show more

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a9
4.has stereo speakers
?

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

For example

Sony Alpha 7R III + Sony FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Vario-Tessar T*

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Sony Alpha a9
5.Has a zoom microphone
?

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. Show more

For example

Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II

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Battery

1.has a removable battery
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The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken. Show more

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a9
2.has a rechargeable battery
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The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a9
3.has a battery level indicator
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An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a9
4.has wireless charging
?

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

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a9

Features

1.has an external memory slot
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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. Show more

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a9
2.dynamic range
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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 D850 + Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm f/4G ED VR

14.8Evs

13Evs

13.3Evs

3.supports Wi-Fi
?

The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a9
4.Has a remote control
?

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

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a9
5.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
?

Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors – a, b, and g.

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a9
6.has an accelerometer
?

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.

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Sony Alpha a9

Price comparison

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

ProductStorePrice
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera AmazonBlackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera with Mic...Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera with Micro Four Thirds Lens Mount
Amazon logo
$569.00

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