Pro video blog…Produced by Philip Johnston DoP/Editor

I thought BlackMagic Design were onto a GH5 spoiler with this latest URSA Mini Pro but at £4,919 less viewfinder it’s not even close to a GH5 in price.

Introducing URSA Mini Pro, a professional digital film camera that combines the incredible image quality of URSA Mini 4.6K with the features and controls of a traditional broadcast camera! You get a massive number of ergonomically designed controls on the side of the camera so you can adjust most settings by feel, and without ever having to take your eyes off the action. URSA Mini Pro also features built in ND filters, a status display and a revolutionary new interchangeable lens mount that lets you change between EF photographic lenses or PL and B4 lenses. URSA Mini Pro records up to 60fps and features dual C-Fast 2.0 recorders as well as dual UHS-II SD Card recorders. URSA Mini Pro is lightweight and comfortable enough to use all day, has controls that are extremely fast to use, and image quality that’s far superior to broadcast cameras costing ten times more!

URSA Mini Pro is “three cameras in one” because it combines high end digital film quality with the ergonomics and features broadcasters need. It’s ideal for any kind of work from high end feature films, television shows and commercials, to independent films, broadcast news, and even studio and live production! URSA Mini Pro features beyond Ultra HD 4.6K resolution plus 15 stops of dynamic range, all with a super wide color gamut and DaVinci color science so you always capture cinematic quality images. The super compact body features broadcast camera ergonomics and advanced operating software that make it faster to set up and use than any other camera! Whether you’re on set, on location or shooting run and gun, URSA Mini Pro has the image quality and features you need to work on any type of project!


Having been working in the video business since 1988 I have amassed a great amount of knowledge of both the kit and production values over the last 30 years.

2 thoughts on “BlackMagic’s GH5 Spoiler ?…not at £4,919

  1. It looks to be a quite nice little camera.
    Too bad they went with C-Fast though.

  2. I tried to look up the size/weight.

    Are we really at the stage where something like a GH5 can compete feature-by-feature with the likes of a URSA mini pro for the average user who may not need all of the capabilities of either?

    I would expect the setup to be longer with URSA than with GH5 if my experience with AG 160A counts for anything. I tend to miss shots and don’t bother with others because of the setup.

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