Blackmagic Design officially reveals the Pocket Cinema Camera 6K, a new handheld digital film camera with a full Super 35 size 6K HDR image sensor, 13 stops of dynamic range, an EF lens mount and dual native ISO up to 25,600 for incredible low light performance. This followup to the 4K model builds upon its predecessor, and the EF lens mount model is compatible with a wide range of lenses from companies such as Canon, Zeiss, Sigma and Schneider. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Boasting a larger 6144 x 3456 Super 35 sensor and EF lens mount, the 6K enables you to use larger EF photographic lenses to create cinematic images with shallower depth of field as well as de-focussed backgrounds with bokeh effects. In other words, you can shoot in 6K and then zoom and re-frame to allow wide shots and close ups to be created in post production, all from a single camera and without image quality degradation.
It also features dual gain ISO up to 25,600, which means both the 4K and 6K models are optimized to minimize grain or noise in images, while maintaining the full dynamic range of the sensor. The 6K model shoots up to 50 fps at 6144 x 3456 16:9 or 60 fps at 6144 x 2560 2.4:1 and 60 fps at 5744 x 3024 17:9. It’s available now, priced at $2,495.
“The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K features incredible new 6K imaging and EF lens support that customers have asked for. It has all of the great features customers love from the 4K model, but now adds an EF lens, increased 6K resolution for even higher quality images and more. Plus, with the built in Video Assist features, customers don’t have to purchase and carry around extra equipment. DaVinci Resolve Studio is also included, making it an incredible all in one solution that enables anyone to be creative and tell a story,” said Grant Petty, Blackmagic Design CEO.