We live in an absurd world where people cry miracles if some influencer on duty or some social presents a novelty… that maybe novelty is not, and maybe has officially existed for years.

Recently all the major social media are commenting on a mod of the pocket 6k g1 to turn it into a box cam, which seems to be the holy grall of videomakers (we will talk about this in another article), you can see this mod on the official website https://nexus-cameras.com/ and the rendering video on youtube

Now don’t think that I am against these initiatives, on the contrary… I admire those who have the ability to design and create these mods, but that is not the topic of this post, so much as the fact that Blackmagic has been producing a box cam for years, but for some reason, not being advertised as such, it is completely ignored…

Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera G2

Here you find what everyone wants, but doesn’t know is already in production, and it is the second iteration of this type of camera.

Let’s play a little game, question and answer :

Why do you want a box cam?

because I want to rig it the way I want it, because I want it lightweight to put on a gimbal, drone, and do action shots anywhere.

What do you want from a box cam?

light weight, convenience, good quality, versatility, multiple power supplies.

Why haven’t you looked at this box cam?
because most people don’t know it exists….

The Micro Studio cam is based on the design of the pocket4k, in a mini version…
The Micro Studio Cam is a digital camera with:

  • 300gr camera
  • 4/3 sensor and m4/3 mount (sound familiar?)
  • double iso with good sensitivity of a sony sensor
  • 13 stops of dynamic range
  • 23.97 at 60fps
  • timelapse and hyperlapse functions
  • Lut support and all the classic BMD Os functions
  • records in braw to USB port
  • hDMI output, SDI input and output (the pocket does not have this)
  • remote control via HDMI, SDI and USB-ethernet via ARC protocol
  • External microphone input
  • input for 12v power supply
  • support for lp6 classics
  • one 1/4 top and 3 under-camera connections

If I have tickled the curiosity of most I suggest seeing this review, which is very comprehensive and well thought out.

The next time we think something doesn’t exist, let’s try it the old fashioned way, look at the manufacturer’s site and see all the models and their working characteristics, maybe it can be more convenient, especially for those who have to put cameras on drones and want to optimize weight and control.
For those who are more geeky, I have seen several projects that through arduino create very interesting controls for this cam.