So Sebastian Wiegärtner got his hands on the Ursa Mini 4.6k and was able to shoot this video.
He's also able to share some of his reactions tho according to Sebastian Wöber those who have review copies can't share a lot about their reactions to the camera – I suspect that's the usual ‘it is a pre-production' model' kind of response from the vendor – tho i'm surprised they're able to share some video at this point if that's true.
Anyway… dynamic range and clarity are very evident in this sample.
What do you think? Worth investing in? At $4,999 it looks pretty impressive.
Note – you can watch in 4k via Vimeo by clicking on the HD icon and selecting 4k.
From cinema5D – but make sure to read the whole post with the reaction from Sebastian Wiegärtner
The Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6K is an affordable cinema camera that raises high hopes among cameramen and filmmakers. Blackmagic Design’s attempt at creating a new custom made 4.6K sensor with a global shutter is said to deliver impressive qualities.
Our friend and fellow filmmaker Sebastian Wiegärtner had a chance to test the new Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6K, shoot some crispy medieval footage and speak about his first impressions on the results. Like all other reviewers that were sent a 4.6K, unfortunately Wiegärtner was not allowed to share his observations about the camera itself.(Intro by S. Wöber)
(cover photo credit: snap from Blackmagic)