A website called Red Shark News had sourced the first picture of a retail boxed Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera. Finally seeing a retail box in the wild is an encouraging sign.
We’ve heard conflicting reports from several resellers regarding actual availability however. One retailer who had so far received no units, claimed to have heard that only 5 cameras are currently headed to the U.S from Blackmagic, while also estimating their wait list at 100 deep. While another authorized reseller said they had already received a few cameras, and have been selling them to those on their pre order list, which had about a dozen customers on it.
With more and more evidence of a real shipping product surfacing each day, the confusion is likely to be sorted out soon.
Blackmagic also updated the firmware for the camera, adding new autofocus features and a more refined Debayer algorithm. You can download the updated firmware here.