The surprisingly affordable, industrially chic Blackmagic Cinema Camera heads full-tilt into the digital camera-as-video camera space, where HDSLRs double as video shooters for indie movies and TV production. Machined from a block of aluminum, faced with slabs of grippy rubber, it is ready to accept EF and ZE mount lenses, opening up the world of Canon, Zeiss, and other high end optics. A massive 13 stop dynamic range permits film quality images at up to 30 fps. There is side panel access to standard connectors for easy in and outs, and the slanted rear 5″ touchscreen is set up to accept metadata, for easy entry of scene info. And the built-in SSD recorder stores a 2.5K uncompressed RAW 12-bit capture (as well as compressed formats), not quite the 4k high-end standard, but amazing at a list price of $2,995—with Blackmagic’s full-version DaVinci Resolve color correction and UltraScope waveform software included, it is a startlingly accessible game-changer if shooting pro-quality digital film is on your mind. Available in July!