Blackmagic has announced its new Pocket Cinema Camera 6K to follow on the popular Pocket Cinema Camera 4K. It records up to 50 fps 6144 x 3456 video and brings in a bigger Super 35 sensor, which is a step up from the 4/3 format sensor found in the 4K model. It also adds the larger Canon EF lens mount. Like the 4K model, Blackmagic claims 13-stops of dynamic range on the new 6K camera.
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Key Features
- Active Canon EF Mount
- Super 35-Sized HDR Sensor
- Record 6K 6144 x 3456 up to 50 fps
- Dual Native 400 & 3200 ISO to 25,600
- 5″ 1920 x 1080 Touchscreen Display
- Record up to 120 fps Windowed HD
- CFast 2.0 & SD/UHS-II Card Slots
- External Recording via USB Type-C
- 13-Stop Dynamic Range, 3D LUT Support
Additionally, the camera includes a full DaVinci Resolve Studio license, which is a $300 value on its own. I’ve started using DaVinci Resolve more lately and can’t believe how far it’s come over the past few years. I’m working toward moving my full video workflow over from Premiere Pro to Resolve because of the all-in-one package the Resolve offers. If you haven’t tried it in the last couple versions, it is so much more than it was before (and the base version is completely free). Resolve 15 is a very polished product and Resolve 16, which I haven’t used yet, adds so much more. And speaking of Resolve 16, Blackmagic just announced version 16.1 is available as a public beta now.
The new Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K retails for $2495 and Blackmagic says it is available now. B&H shows it available for pre-order and those pre-order lines tend to get a little long at times with new Blackmagic cameras. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
James Barton says
I think these guys are too focused on new product development. They need to sort out their manufacturing. I ended up cancelling my pre-order 4K model after waiting 6 months AFTER the release date.