In a world where every company sells their most popular cinema cameras for around $12,000, Blackmagic Design charges half that price. Here’s an in-depth review of the $5,995 Blackmagic Design URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2.
The URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2 has the same features you expect out of a professional-level cinema body of a much higher price point. The 4.6K Super 35mm sensor captures 15 stops of dynamic range and is capable of recording 120 fps in 4.6K, 150 fps in 4K DCI, or 300 fps in 1080p. All of this can be done using Blackmagic RAW for flexibility in postproduction. Also important to any run-and-gun cinema cameras are their built-in neutral density filters, and the URSA Mini G2 sports 2, 4, and 6 stops filtration. One bonus you won’t easily find elsewhere, however, is the user-changeable lens mount. The camera will ship with an EF mount, but this can be changed to F, PL, or B4 with a separate purchase.
In this video review above, Zach Mayfield talks about his experiences using the URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2 for commercial shoots, music videos, and other projects, including working with the Blackmagic RAW files in post. While it’s not perfect, the price does make it very easy to dismiss some of the lighter faults it has.