Blackmagic Design continues to expand its Pocket Cinema Camera product line and has just introduced the new Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K, which complements the previous Pocket Cinema Camera 4K with a 6K higher resolution model. Other main differences include a larger S35 6K sensor with the dimensions 23.10 x 12.99mm (previously 18.96 x 10mm) and a Canon EF mount.
Correspondingly, the lens shot on the Camerabody of the Pocket Cinema Camer 6K has also increased a bit, as can be seen here in comparison quite well.
What has remained the same is the BMD dynamic range of 13 stops, the max ISO of 25,600, the 3D LUT function, the large 5" display, all inputs and outputs, the Blackmagic RAW (max 6K) and ProRes (max 4K) recording as well as the Da Vinci Resolve Studio bundled with it. Here is the corresponding overview:
The price for the new S35 6K camera from Blackmagic is now 2,495 dollars, about twice as high as for the Pocket 4K.
The new 6K model offers frame rates of up to 50 fps at a resolution of 6144x3456 in 16:9. At 60 fps it&s 6144x2560 in 2.4:1 and at 5744x3024 in 17:9. For higher frame rates up to 120 fps you can film 2868x1512 in 17:9 with cropped sensor at 2.8K at 2868x1512. Anamorphic operators can also film anamorphic 3.6K images in 6:5 with 60fps at 3728x3104.
Like the Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, the new Pocket 6K also supports sync functions via mic input, because here the camera recognizes whether it is an audio signal or an LTC timecode signal. With the new sync and multi-camera functions in Resolve 16.1 Beta, multi-camera shoots should be much easier to process.
The new Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K is now available. We are already very excited about the first tests ...