Wow! Blackmagic 12K camera makes stunning entrance (and the price is amazing too)

Blackmagic Ursa Mini Pro
(Image credit: Blackmagic)

With Canon having just unveiled full details on its 8K EOS R5, and Sony about to launch the A7S III, Australian video specialists Blackmagic Design has gone four steps better by unveiling a 12K video camera. Using its own sensor, the Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 12K rewrites all the current rules for cinema shooting – and will do so for under $10,000/£10,000  (AU$19,745 in Australia).

The high-quality output outperforms other cameras in its class by some margin – and is likely to be particularly useful to filmmakers for cropping the footage in postproduction for 4K or 8K output. 12K captures around ten times more detail than 4K, and about 2.5x more detail than 8K.

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Chris George

Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 

His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 15 Pro Max.

He has written about technology for countless publications and websites including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Dorling Kindersley, What Cellphone, T3 and Techradar.