Blackmagic Design URSA Mini 4.6K Digital Cinema Camera (EF-Mount)

Replacement Value : $4500
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Image Sensor

Image Sensor Size

25.34 x 14.25 mm (Super35)

Sensor Resolution

Effective: 4608 x 2592


200 to 3200

Advertised Dynamic Range

15 Stops


Lens Mount

Canon EF

Lens Communication

Yes, Cooke /i

Shutter Angle

11 to 360°

Built-In ND Filter

Mechanical Filter Wheel with Clear, 2 Stop (1/4), 4 Stop (1/16), 6 Stop (1/64) ND Filters

Built-In Microphone Type


Recording Media

2 x CFast 2.0 Card Slots

Internal Recording

Recording Modes

ProRes 4444XQ:
3840 x 2160 (312.5 MB/s) 
1920 x 1080 (62.5 MB/s) 

Audio Recording


External Recording

Video Output

4:2:2 10-Bit via SDI/BNC: 3840 x 2160


Video Connectors

1 x BNC (12G-SDI) Output

Audio Connectors

2 x 3-Pin XLR Mic/Line Level (+48 V Phantom Power) Input

Other I/O

1 x USB Mini-B
1 x BNC Timecode Input
1 x BNC Reference Input
2 x 2.5 mm LANC Control Input


Display Type


Screen Size




Screen Resolution

1920 x 1080



Optional, Not Included


Power Connectors

1 x 4-Pin XLR Input
1 x 12-Pin Molex Input/Output
1 x 4-Pin XLR (12 VDC) Output


Operating Temperature

32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C

Storage Temperature

-4 to 113°F / -20 to 45°C

Operating Humidity

0 to 90%


Accessory Mount

2 x 15 mm Light Weight Support (LWS) Rod
1 x Battery Plate Mount
1 x 1/4"-20 Female


8.2 x 7.6 x 5.8" / 21 x 19.3 x 14.7 cm


5 lb / 2.3 kg

- Blackmagic Design URSA Mini 4.6K Digital Cinema Camera (EF-Mount) (BLURSAMP46K)
- Side Handle (BLURSAMP46K-SH)
- EF Lens Mount (Attached)
- 12-inch Coiled LANC Cable (BLURSAMP46K-LNC)
- AC Adapter (BLURSAMP46K-AC)
- Gold Mount Battery Plate (BLURSAM-BP)
- Digital 90 V-Mount Battery (BLURSAMP46K-BT)
- Dual Battery Charger (BLURSAMP46K-CR)
- Hard Case (MR-HC)

Now in a smaller, more handheld-friendly form factor, the URSA Mini 4.6K Digital Cinema Camera from Blackmagic Design can record cinematic images with its Super-35mm 4.6K, sensor with 15 stops of dynamic range. The ergonomic body design is balanced and can be used for many different styles of filmmaking. The EF-Mount is compatible with a plethora of popular lenses, opening different aesthetic options. A rosette on the side of the camera accepts the included side handle, which can control Start/Stop via a LANC connection.
To produce cinematic images, the URSA Mini can record raw sensor data in the CinemaDNG format onto CFast 2.0 memory cards at up to 60 fps. The raw files preserve the full dynamic range and color tonality output from the sensor, so you can have greater control over the look in post-production. However, data-heavy uncompressed raw files aren't always easy to deal with on set, so in addition to uncompressed raw recording, the 4.6K URSA Mini provides compressed raw recording at 3:1 and 4:1 compression ratios to save space while retaining post-production flexibility.
The URSA Mini also records UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) and 1080p video using ready-to-edit ProRes files in many different flavors within the 444 and 422 chroma subsampling variations, depending on your workflow. Starting at the high end, UHD footage can be recorded in ProRes 444 XQ at a rate of 312.5 MB/s all the way down to 1080p in a ProRes 422 Proxy file coming in at a relatively paltry 5.6 MB/s data rate. Since the camera accepts dual CFast cards, you can record for long periods of time by having the camera switch cards when one is full.
Power for the URSA Mini can be supplied via a 4-pin XLR jack at the rear of the camera. With an optional plate, the URSA will accept professional V-Mount or Gold Mount batteries on the back. Once connected to power, the URSA can even distribute power through a second 4-pin XLR jack.

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