Introducing the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K: BlackmagicDesign’s CEO Grant Petty has just announced a new version of their acclaimed Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K.
This new version features an EF lens mount (as opposed to the Micro Four Thirds mount of the previous version), and a 6K sensor with a resolution of 6144 x 3456 (as opposed to 4096 x 2160 of the previous version).
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K vs Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K – Tech Specs
|Camera||Blackmagic Pocket 4K||Blackmagic Pocket 6K|
|Lens Mount||Micro 4/3 mount||EF mount|
|Resolution||4096 x 2160||6144 x 3456|
|Sensor Size||18.96mm x 10mm||23.10mm x 12.99mm|
In this little comparison between the Pocket Cinema Camera 4K and the new Pocket Cinema Camera 6K, you can see that the EF mount comes with a much larger 6K sensor. This sensor still has a max ISO of 25,600, and is apparently great for upscaling content to 8K.
Another great benefit of the larger sensor and EF mount, is that you get a shallower, more cinematic depth of field (DOF), as illustrated in the image below.
The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K also includes all the same amazing features of the 4K version. That includes the amazing Blackmagic RAW video codec, which allows you to shoot RAW without huge file sizes.
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Price
Just like the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, this new camera comes bundled with Davinci Resolve 16 Studio, which is the paid version of the popular color correction and editing software. That’s $299 value included.
The Pocket Cinema Camera 6K is going to retail for $2,495, which is once again an incredible price point for the features and the sensor that you get.
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Release Date
While the BMPCC6K (as it’s likely going to be known) is available for pre-order starting today, B&H has an indicated availability of Aug 12, 2019.
Blackmagic Camera Update 6.6
In other news, the new Camera update (version 6.6) is coming out in “about a month” and it’s going to include a few new formats for the Pocket Cinema Camera 4K. Most notably, there’s going to be a 4:3 anamorphic format with de-squeeze. So go dust off those vintage Lomos!