Originally Posted by jogiba
I wonder how long before BM comes out with a cinema 4K (4196x2160) camera like the GH4.
At the end of the price drop period they have an event in NYC. Many speculate on a new camera. If I could guess and/or wish I say,
4K Pocket Cam (studio cams sensor)
BMCC 2.5k with Aktive MFT
Or something new in the middle of the pocket and cinema cameras.
Some guess it could be that the HDMI version of URSA is ready and thats why they drop the price on the pocket. The pocket would be a nice companion to that thing.
EDIT: I think this guy might be on to something,
"They will take the sensor of the BMPC4K and will make a S16 crop of that sensor like they did from the BMCC to the BMPCC.
So we had 2.5K to 1080, that would be like 4K to 3076x1731 pixels. Let's just say they will make it 3K.
Same body as the BMPCC, same M43 mount same everything except it will use the new 280MB/s UHS3 SDXC and WILL record 3K RAW !!!!
It will be again 29.97 fps max (yeah let's not dream too much about this).
It will have the same micro-hdmi issues the bmpcc has etc etc etc...
Basically the same camera body using the new sensor of the 4K cam and a new UHS card writer. Very little engineering required and it will be available september/october like the bmpcc was back then.
Hopefully by then they can fix the FPN problem with the sensor. I would definitely be a client for that new pocket.
Price point between $1000-$1500 again super low for 3K RAW/PRORESHQ. I would assume that the BMCC would then be discontinued which will infuriated people on this forum. In december the URSA will be shipping and they will drop the price of the BMPC4K by $1000, and announce the BMPC6K as well as a 6K sensor for the URSA. (To compete with the RED Dragon)
Anybody want to take bets on all that stuff?
I think by now we understand their strategy in the market, and quite frankly it's pretty smart. They need very little R&D, just keep the camera bodies and put new sensors in them and asphyxiate the competition by dropping the prices down, even if it means that your products have some flaws that will never be addressed. It drives people mad over here I know, but in terms of management it is very smart if you look at what is going on in the camera business. BMD and Panasonic are going to take Canon and Nikon out of the VDSLR market. This fall Canon will announce the 7D Mark ii and it won't be doing 4K because they don't want to kill the C100/300/500 segment with a relatively cheap DSLR. I think by the end of next year Canon and Nikon will not even care about video users in their DSLR products as the market will be saturated by 4K cameras that will be cheaper and better. Maybe we will see GoPro give it a shot at a high end camera after raising all that IPO money (which would be pretty exciting)."