Blackmagic's 12K, 80MP, 220fps camera is the new resolution king

Blackmagic's 12K, 80MP, 220fps camera is the new king of video
(Image credit: Blackmagic)

While the world was still reeling from Canon's 8K bombshell, Blackmagic came along and dropped a 12K warhead that absolutely flattened the battlefield. 

Of course, it's important to remember that the Blackmagic Ursa Mini Pro 12K is in a completely different category to the Canon EOS R5. The Blackmagic is a dedicated, heavy duty cinematography system – as such, it's going toe-to-toe with the best cinema cameras like the Canon EOS C300 Mark III, rather than consumer cameras like the EOS R5 (which actually has a larger sensor). 

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.