UPDATED – DEAL ALERT: Blackmagic URSA 4K for just $500 when you buy the URSA Mini Pro

March 23rd, 2017
UPDATED - DEAL ALERT: Blackmagic URSA 4K for just $500 when you buy the URSA Mini Pro

UPDATE: Unfortunately, this deal has now ended. You can still get the 2-camera kit for $8,990, though this doesn’t offer any advantages over the individual prices of buying the two cameras on their own.

This deal on B&H offers the Blackmagic Design URSA 4K PL (AKA the big one) for just $500… well, at least in theory, as there is one little detail. You also just need to shell out a few thousand bucks for the brand new Blackmagic Design URSA Mini Pro.

Blackmagic Ursa 4K

Criticised by many due to its large size and weight, the original Blackmagic URSA 4K was quickly dethroned by its little sibling – the Mini – a couple of years ago.

Now that the Blackmagic Design URSA Mini Pro has stolen the show, it may leave many wondering why anyone would want the big ol’ original URSA in the first place. Well, a $500 price tag could be reason enough for many, with this deal offered by B&H. (Thanks to our reader Martijn Schroevers for the heads-up on this incredible deal!)

For essentially the price of an entry-level DSLR, you are still getting a host of great features, such as 4K Super35 sensor, 12 claimed stops of Dynamic Range, ProRes and Raw recording, XLRs, SDIs and screens… oh, so many screens.

Of course, this comes with the not-so-insignificant caveat that it is only available alongside the fresh-out-of-the-oven Blackmagic Design URSA Mini Pro. I don’t think we would be too far off the mark if we guessed this “cinema camera kit for 2-camera coverage” from B&H is an attempt to quickly flip their current stock of big URSAs ahead of the official release date of the Mini Pro.

I think it’s safe to say that Blackmagic Design is going to be selling a lot of Mini Pros, so if you’re thinking of jumping on that bandwagon, you may want to consider paying a few more hundred dollars and going for this deal. Even if you don’t need it, the second hand value alone may be worth the extra effort.

UPDATE: Unfortunately, this deal has now ended. You can still get the 2-camera kit for $8,990, though this doesn’t offer any advantages over the individual prices of buying the two cameras on their own.

The B&H image for their 2-camera kit. Uhm… Image not to scale.

Thinking of becoming the proud owner of a brand-old big URSA alongside an URSA Mini Pro? Let us know in the comments!

Special Thanks to Martijn Schroevers for pointing this deal out to us.

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Jon Stevens
Jon Stevens
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March 29th, 2019

This comment section is filled with people who have never used any cine camera, yet are very opinionated. The benefit of an Arri Alexa SXT would be lost on you too. Stick to DSLRs if you don’t know anything about shooting pro productions. A good cinematographer would make any production look great with any camera. Look at the first 35mm digital cine cameras that were used on great movies. Any camera that isn’t an Arri is amateur.

 Justin Kuhn
Justin Kuhn
Member
March 27th, 2017

If the URSA Major were $500, the kit would be $6500, not $9000…

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1322801-REG/blackmagic_design_ursa_mini_pro_4_6k.html

Admin
March 27th, 2017
Reply to  Justin Kuhn

Thanks Justin – the kit was $6500 until today, apparently. We will update the article to reflect this information.

 Zilvinas Zusinas
Member
March 25th, 2017

Is it somehow possible to use Nikon F mount lenses on PL mount Ursa 4K?

Jacob Rose
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March 24th, 2017

Lucas Jameson can we please????

Ira Syad
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March 24th, 2017

4k micro cam with up to 16,000 iso would be splendid…

Shafi Mvideo
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March 24th, 2017

Cost in Indian currency

Joel Kni
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March 24th, 2017

Lennard dein Dad hätte noch etwas warten sollen

Lennard Moschkosch
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March 24th, 2017
Reply to  Joel Kni

der hat die neue jetzt der konnte tauschen

Joel Kni
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March 24th, 2017
Reply to  Joel Kni

Aber die mini oder?

Lennard Moschkosch
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March 24th, 2017
Reply to  Joel Kni

puuh keine ahnung die neueste :D

Joel Kni
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March 24th, 2017
Reply to  Joel Kni

Ja die mini ?

Vladimir Ivanovic
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March 24th, 2017

Aj bezi

Jimmy Rey
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March 24th, 2017

Non è proprio così

Jimmy Rey
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March 24th, 2017

Si ma devi leggere bene l’offerta…

Basir Enayat Amiri
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March 24th, 2017

Adress ??

Geoff Tudno
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March 24th, 2017

Interesting..

Sohum Raninga
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March 24th, 2017

its not $500!

Sohum Raninga
Guest
March 24th, 2017

where is the link

Dean Nazz
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March 24th, 2017

Someone buy the pro and I’ll give you 500 for Ursa 4k

Nathan Rice
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March 24th, 2017

I wanted one so badly but after using BM cameras at work…I don’t want one at all. The banding issues, terrible ISO etc etc…not worth the headache.

Rowan Ellis
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March 24th, 2017

Mmm dat fpn, no thanks.

Sean Badart
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March 24th, 2017

Brayden Laffrey buy the mini ill.get the 4k

Brayden Laffrey
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March 24th, 2017
Reply to  Sean Badart

Ahahah that’s not bad

Sean Badart
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March 24th, 2017
Reply to  Sean Badart

PL mount tho so pretty useless haha

Brayden Laffrey
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March 24th, 2017
Reply to  Sean Badart

Ahh very true

Derek Sexton Horani
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March 24th, 2017

$500 on a camera with terrible image issues ONLY after spending $6000 on a good camera that will probably have some annoying image issues.

Matias Goinheix
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March 24th, 2017

complaints of a 500 dollar cine camera…. talk about spoiled.

Nujo Flores
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March 24th, 2017

Just 500 dollars

عمر الخالدي
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March 24th, 2017

Nujo Flores

Nujo Flores
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March 24th, 2017

If you buy it will be 500 jd

عمر الخالدي
Guest
March 24th, 2017

In Amazon this camera price for 5 thousands dollars

Mitta Norath
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March 24th, 2017

what.

Filipe Bruno
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March 23rd, 2017

Compra, eu já não gasto mais este ano

Amir Kuro
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March 23rd, 2017

give us a fucking 4K pocketcam already!!! fuck that ursa shit

Viet Nguyen
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March 23rd, 2017

Tùng Anh Nguyễn

John Macedo
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March 23rd, 2017

Tão rasgando dinheiro?

Alejandro Muñoz Borbón
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March 23rd, 2017

Terrible deal

Member
March 23rd, 2017

So if you sell the Ursa new/unopened on ebay you are basically getting the mini pro for 4 grand instead of 6? hmmm I wonder if it comes with 2 separate resolve copies.

Simone Panebianco
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March 23rd, 2017

Only for PL Mount… pretty Useless unfortunately.. I can understand why they sell those a this price..

Jon Stevens
Jon Stevens
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March 29th, 2019

Have you ever used one? I bet you haven’t.

Dan Sterkin
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March 23rd, 2017

Anyone need a $500 boat anchor? That’s all I would trust this thing to do!

Jacob McDonald
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March 24th, 2017
Reply to  Dan Sterkin

If you are actually buying it and aren’t gonna keep the 500$ one, I will take it in a heart beat, please

Dan Sterkin
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March 24th, 2017
Reply to  Dan Sterkin

Owned two, returned both. Sounds like you have a nice boat!

Jon Stevens
Jon Stevens
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March 29th, 2019
Reply to  Dan Sterkin

An Arri Alexa SXT would be a boat anchor to you as well. Stick to DSLRs.

Andrews Alex
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March 23rd, 2017

Abhilash ?

Benjamin Farmer
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March 23rd, 2017

Zac Gaetano lol

Zac Gaetano
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March 23rd, 2017

that is laughable, to bad its freaking massive

Trey Carter
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March 23rd, 2017

Zac Gaetano seems worth it… 2 cameras for not too much$$? lol

Zac Gaetano
Guest
March 23rd, 2017

big ursa is tough to rig, its the size of the red one , and its PL

Trey Carter
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March 23rd, 2017

ehhh fair enough but shoots good footage (better than my camera currently)

Nicolas Elsen
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March 23rd, 2017

Sacha Goldschmit nach en Grond fir Blackmagic ze kaafen am UK ? kriss der zwou fir de Preis vun enger 3/4 sony ?

Sacha Goldschmit
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March 23rd, 2017
Reply to  Nicolas Elsen

Problem sin objektiver?

Nicolas Elsen
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March 23rd, 2017
Reply to  Nicolas Elsen

mee se sinn dach kompatibel madd sou zimlech all objektiv nee ? brauchs just en adapter zum deel ?

Sacha Goldschmit
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March 23rd, 2017
Reply to  Nicolas Elsen

Ass och deier?

Nicolas Elsen
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March 23rd, 2017
Reply to  Nicolas Elsen

ech mengen ewer nach emmer mei belleg wei d sony 4k :’) mee madd da quali bzw performance kennen ech mech nd aus :)

Sacha Goldschmit
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March 23rd, 2017
Reply to  Nicolas Elsen

Huet alles seng vir an nodeeler:)

Nicolas Elsen
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March 23rd, 2017
Reply to  Nicolas Elsen

wahrscheinlech ?

Caleb Rasak
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March 23rd, 2017

Charlie Rasak Jessica Banis I’m not kidding buy this shit right now.

Alex Jenny
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March 23rd, 2017

fuck… just ordered a mini pro..

 RAfael Pires
RAfael Pires
Member
March 23rd, 2017

Just to add that this is the URSA PL mount and if you want to change the turret to EF mount it will cost more than 1,000, if you are lucky to find somewhere else since BH does not have that anymore.

Admin
March 23rd, 2017
Reply to  RAfael Pires

Good point, but it is probably the least expensive camera to use PL glass with.

 Coy Cypert
Member
March 23rd, 2017

The URSA(major) is an amazing camera BTW! We also have an URSA mini 4K, pocket cinema and production 4K cameras, and while the size of the URSA isn’t a big deal to me (you’re not going to run and gun with it) the 10″ screen and double sided 5″ touch screens are amazing on set! It’s truly all in one. Easy to rig because you don’t need an external monitor. And with the two side screens in can monitor a 2 cam shoot from any side while manning a B cam. Under appreciated for sure, and this deal makes me want to get another along with the mini pro.

Alexander España
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March 23rd, 2017

Rony Fuentes ajustemos :v

Konstantin Costa Konstantinou
Guest
March 23rd, 2017

It’s the PL version of the URSA – so you have a cheap cam for expensive glas – seems like a steal to me!

Matthew Manteiga
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March 23rd, 2017

You can use it as a sand bag. JK. (Fantastic deal btw) no matter what version.

Mustafa Honey
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March 24th, 2017

hahaha

Mustafa Honey
Guest
March 24th, 2017

Faraz Alam ye comment check karo

Faraz Alam
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March 24th, 2017

Hahahahahahhahahaha

Angus Khan
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March 23rd, 2017

It is the V1 version

Admin
March 23rd, 2017
Reply to  Angus Khan

it’s the 4K version, if that’s what you mean, yes

 William McGough
William McGough
Member
March 24th, 2017
Reply to  Nino Leitner

@Nino, there were actually 2 versions of the URSA 4K. V1 was limited to 80FPS at 4K. V2 increased 4K recording to 120FPS and had a slightly-revised sensor.

@Angus, the version in the bundle is the V1.

Christoph Buchegger
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March 23rd, 2017

Michael Hebenstreit ??

Juan M. Duque
Guest
March 23rd, 2017

Alex H Gomez esto te puede interesar

Alex H Gomez
Guest
March 23rd, 2017
Reply to  Juan M. Duque

Claro que me interesa! Pero no llegó en el momento más adecuado. te interesa a vos? Supongo que sería fantástico, que tal mitad y mitad? :)

Paul Jaczek
Guest
March 23rd, 2017

Rick Wölbling
Du wolltest doch die große oder? ;)

Vishal Singh
Guest
March 23rd, 2017

Aviral Panthri Dekho bhai

Aviral Panthri
Guest
March 23rd, 2017
Reply to  Vishal Singh

Bhai ursa mini pro bhi lena padega ?

Michael Vincent Sarricchio
Guest
March 23rd, 2017

“but wait… there’s more” haha

Marshall B. Potter
Guest
March 23rd, 2017

Noise at ISO 800… Great camera.

Patrick Ajemian
Guest
March 23rd, 2017

?

Łukasz Heisenberg On
Guest
March 23rd, 2017

U clearly dont know what u are talking

Sebastian Kammonen
Guest
March 23rd, 2017

You do need plenty light to shoot with the Ursa Mini, I’ve also experienced the image completely break down at ISO 800. But then again it’s not really designed for use in low light, most cinema cameras aren’t.

Member
March 23rd, 2017

except the canon C series, sony F series, Alexa series which all do well in low light. even the new RED’s are ok.

Benjamin Patafoin
Guest
March 23rd, 2017

It’s still better than the BMPC 4K with noise at ISO 400 ☺

Marshall B. Potter
Guest
March 23rd, 2017

I own an FS7 and have compared it side by side with a Black Magic URSA. Do you need a chart?

 Kayode O
Kayode O
Member
May 26th, 2017

Did the comparison take the price into consideration?

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