Here’s another test of the Blackmagic Design Production Camera 4K, this time it goes mano-a-mano with the 4K Canon EOS-1D C.

I gotta be honest, even full screen I have a hard time seeing any major differences, but perhaps it’s because of the Vimeo compression?

Wait a minute, perhaps that’s the point. The Canon EOS 1D C sells for $12,000 and the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K under $3,000!

Check out the video and let us know what you think in the comments!

4k Blackmagic Production Camera – London, Side by Side 1DC by James Miller


4k Blackmagic Production Camera – London, Side by Side 1DC / REFERENCE VERSION
Blackmagic Production Camera 4K on the Left of frame, Canon EOS 1D C on the Right of frame flipped.

See also full single HD versions.


Canon 1DC VERSION 1920×1080:


Graded to roughly match.

Canon 24-105mm matching aperture but not focal length, adjusted to match field of view. This is a test on working with the camera compared to the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K.

Shot in film mode for the BM4k and Canon Log on the 1DC. Both cameras set to ISO 400
Found the sky hard to hold on the Blackmagic, only used rear screen so focus and exposure may drift.

This is a 1080p render as the Canon 1DC native keeps crashing premiere on out 4k.
Native clips from both camera to follow.

Thanks to Guy Thatcher & co ( for the use of the Camera, Lenses and company :)

My other 4k Blackmagic Production Camera first test in Brighton:

Can you see a difference in the two cameras’ images? Share your thoughts by leaving a comment below:

(cover photo credit: snap from the video)