Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera is better than a simple video camera because it has professional features allowing you to create the same “look” as Hollywood feature films. The combination of high dynamic range, great low light performance and Blackmagic RAW gives you feature film images with precise skin tones and gorgeous organic colors. You get advanced features such as 4K or 6K models, large 5″ LCD for easy focus, SD card and CFast media, external USBC media disk recording, EF or MFT lens mounts and more! DaVinci Resolve Studio is also included for editing, color correction, audio post and VFX!
When it comes to entry-level film cameras that punch way above their weight, both the Blackmagic Cinema Camera 4K and 6K are the best around. Neither camera is perfect, but the things they can’t do are significantly outweighed by what they can.
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K –
Featuring a larger 6144 x 3456 Super 35 sensor and EF lens mount, the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K model lets you use larger EF photographic lenses to create cinematic images with shallower depth of field, allowing creative defocused backgrounds and gorgeous bokeh effects! Extra resolution also gives you more room for reframing in editing and color correction. This means that you can shoot in 6K and then in post-production zoom and reframe to allow wide shots and close ups to be created, all from a single camera and without losing image quality!
The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K features a native sensor resolution of 6144 x 3456. Whether you’re shooting in bright sunlight or in almost no light at all, it features 13 stops of dynamic range and dual native ISO up to 25,600 for stunning low noise images in all lighting conditions. Additionally, the 6K model’s larger Super 35 sensor allows shooting with a shallow depth of field and anamorphic lenses. Both models let you shoot up to 60 fps in full resolution or 120 fps windowed. With Blackmagic Generation 4 Color Science, you get the same imaging technology as our most expensive digital film cameras.
In terms of framerate and format, the new BMPCC 6K can capture a full 50fps at 6144 x 3456 (16:9), 60fps at 6144 x 2560 (2.4:1), and 60fps at 5744 x 3024 (17:9). Apply a crop, and you can crank the frame rate to 120fps at 2.8K 2868 x 1512 (17:9) or shoot in true anamorphic 6:5 using anamorphic lenses at up to 3.7K 3728 x 3104 resolution and 60fps. And all of this can be recorded in 12-bit Blackmagic RAW.
The pocket in the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera is a bit of a misnomer ever since the second generation BMPCC 4K came out, and the BMPCC 6K is even larger to account for the larger Super 35mm sensor. That said, this little camera might be a game-changer that will tempt many a video shooter away from hybrid systems like the Nikon Z6, Canon EOS-R, or Sony’s rumored a7S III that have been winning them over from Micro Four Thirds systems in recent years.