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Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro (Canon EF)

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Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro (Canon EF)
Key Features
  • Bright 1500 cd/m² Tilting HDR LCD
  • Super35 HDR Sensor, Gen 5 Color Science
  • Dual XLR Inputs, Canon Active EF Mount
  • NP-F570 Battery, Built-In ND Filters
To top their previous achievement with the Pocket Cinema Camera 6K, Blackmagic Design adds an even more full-featured, compact Super35 camera to their cine-style line with the Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro. The 6K Pro features all the recording features, sensor, dynamic range, buttons, and ports as its predecessor, and adds a variety of important new features such as a 5" tilting HDR capacitive touchscreen LCD with 1500 cd/m² brightness, a Pro EVF option, built-in clear/2/4/6-stop ND filters, dual mini-XLR inputs, an accurate timecode clock, an NP-F570 L-series battery slot, and updated Gen 5 color science.

With only a slightly larger form factor than the 6L, the 6K Pro records the same resolutions up to 50 fps 6144 x 3456 video, and it retains the valuable active Canon EF mount, letting users take advantage of the expansive array of EF/EF-S mount lenses available. The EF mount supports iris, autofocus, and zoom functions using electronic communication when using compatible lenses.

The 6K Pro can turn one frame into two by cropping a second shot from one frame, upscaling to 8K, or simply capturing rich, detailed footage with your favorite EF/EF-S-mount lens. The updated Gen 5 internal color processing makes it easy to intercut 6K Pro, 6K, and BMPCC 4K footage. Record using the internal CFast 2.0 and SD/UHS-II card slots or via the full-size HDMI port to an optional ATEM Mini switcher for live streaming, or output via the USB Type-C port to capture longer clips to an external SSD. The 6K Pro includes a DaVinci Resolve Studio license and supports Blackmagic Raw capture from the sensor. Using the Raw format with the sensor's metadata simplifies editing to suit any project and makes editing easier with DaVinci Resolve.

The compact 6K Pro retains the familiar controls and menu layout of the 6K model, such as ISO support up to 25,600, 13 stops of dynamic range, and 1920 x 1080 HDR monitor output. Professional audio support now includes two mini XLR inputs with phantom +48V power, a 3.5mm stereo input, a mono speaker, a headphone output, and a built-in stereo mic system.
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Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro Overview

To top their previous achievement with the Pocket Cinema Camera 6K, Blackmagic Design adds an even more full-featured, compact Super35 camera to their cine-style line with the Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro. The 6K Pro features all the recording features, sensor, dynamic range, buttons, and ports as its predecessor, and adds a variety of important new features such as a 5" tilting HDR capacitive touchscreen LCD with 1500 cd/m² brightness, a Pro EVF option, built-in clear/2/4/6-stop ND filters, dual mini-XLR inputs, an accurate timecode clock, an NP-F570 L-series battery slot, and updated Gen 5 color science.

With only a slightly larger form factor than the 6L, the 6K Pro records the same resolutions up to 50 fps 6144 x 3456 video, and it retains the valuable active Canon EF mount, letting users take advantage of the expansive array of EF/EF-S mount lenses available. The EF mount supports iris, autofocus, and zoom functions using electronic communication when using compatible lenses.

The 6K Pro can turn one frame into two by cropping a second shot from one frame, upscaling to 8K, or simply capturing rich, detailed footage with your favorite EF/EF-S-mount lens. The updated Gen 5 internal color processing makes it easy to intercut 6K Pro, 6K, and BMPCC 4K footage. Record using the internal CFast 2.0 and SD/UHS-II card slots or via the full-size HDMI port to an optional ATEM Mini switcher for live streaming, or output via the USB Type-C port to capture longer clips to an external SSD. The 6K Pro includes a DaVinci Resolve Studio license and supports Blackmagic Raw capture from the sensor. Using the Raw format with the sensor's metadata simplifies editing to suit any project and makes editing easier with DaVinci Resolve.

The compact 6K Pro retains the familiar controls and menu layout of the 6K model, such as ISO support up to 25,600, 13 stops of dynamic range, and 1920 x 1080 HDR monitor output. Professional audio support now includes two mini XLR inputs with phantom +48V power, a 3.5mm stereo input, a mono speaker, a headphone output, and a built-in stereo mic system.

Additional pro features include lens metadata support, 3D LUT application for both monitoring and recording, up to 21.2MP still image capture, and a multifunction grip that enables single-handed operation. Sync multiple cameras for a concert, event, or other multicamera shoots by linking an external timecode generator to the 6K Pro internal timecode generator (accessed via the 3.5mm audio port). Then save valuable time by using Resolve to automatically sync your multicamera shots in post.

In addition to the DaVinci Resolve Studio activation key, the 6K Pro comes with a 30W power supply offering simultaneous battery charging, an MP-F570 battery, a lens port cap, and a camera strap. Optional accessories designed specifically for the 6K Pro include the BMPCC Pro EVF and BMPCC Pro Battery Grip, available separately.

New 6K Pro Features
5" tilting HDR capacitive touchscreen LCD with 1500 cd/m² brightness
Built-in clear/2/4/6-stop IR ND filters
Dual mini-XLR inputs
Electronic lens communication with iris, autofocus, and zoom control available with compatible lenses
Super-accurate timecode clock
NP-F570 L-series battery slot
Updated Gen 5 color science
Optional Pro EVF and battery grip
Features
Active Canon EF Lens Mount
Choose from a wide array of Canon EF/EF-S-mount lenses and automatically populate lens metadata with compatible lenses
Super35 Image Sensor / Dual Native ISO
The 6K Pro camera uses a Super35-size sensor, 13 stops of dynamic range, and a dual native ISO up to 25,600 to capture rich images at resolutions up to 6144 x 3456 up to 50 fps
Blackmagic Raw and ProRes Options
Capture in Blackmagic Raw or ProRes 422 options depending on your project's needs
Up to 6K Shooting Resolutions
Multiple resolutions include 6144 x 3456 (6K), 6144 x 2560 (6K 2.4:1), 5744 x 3024 (5.7K 17:9), 4096 x 2160 (4K DCI), 1920 x 1080 (HD), and more
Versatile Media Capture Options
Record internally to CFast 2.0 or SD/UHS-II card slots, or capture longer clips using the USB Type-C output to an external SSD
DaVinci Resolve Studio License Included
The 6K Pro is compatible with DaVinci Resolve and includes an activation key for Resolve Studio

Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro Specs

Key Specs
Lens Mount
Canon EF
Sensor Resolution
Effective: 21.2 Megapixel (6144 x 3456)
Image Sensor
23.1 x 12.99 mm (Super35) CMOS
ISO Sensitivity Range
100 to 25,600
Internal Recording Modes
ProRes 422/ProRes 422 HQ/ProRes 422 Proxy/ProRes 422LT
DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) up to 59.94 fps [24.25 to 117.88 MB/s]
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) up to 59.94 fps [22.4 to 110 MB/s]
1920 x 1080p up to 120 fps [5.6 to 27.5 MB/s]
Blackmagic RAW
6144 x 3456 up to 50 fps [49 to 483 MB/s]
6144 x 2560 up to 59.94 fps [37 to 359 MB/s]
5744 x 3024 up to 59.94 fps [40 to 395 MB/s]
4096 x 2160 up to 59.94 fps [28 to 163 MB/s]
3728 x 3104 up to 59.94 fps [36 to 265 MB/s]
2880 x 1512 up to 120 fps [14 to 101 MB/s]
External Recording Modes
4:2:2 10-Bit via HDMI
1920 x 1080p
Raw via USB
6144 x 3456 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50 fps
6144 x 2560 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
5744 x 3024 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
Media/Memory Card Slot
Slot 1: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II)
Slot 2: CFast
Video I/O
1 x HDMI (Unspecified Signal) Output
Mobile App Compatible
No
*As of May, 2023: Check with manufacturer for the most up-to-date compatibility
Battery Type
Sony L-Series
Imaging
Lens Mount
Canon EF
Lens Communication
Yes, with Autofocus Support
Sensor Resolution
Effective: 21.2 Megapixel (6144 x 3456)
Image Sensor
23.1 x 12.99 mm (Super35) CMOS
Image Stabilization
No
Built-In ND Filter
Mechanical Filter Wheel with Clear, 2-Stop (1/4), 4-Stop (1/16), 6-Stop (1/64) ND Filters
Internal Filter Holder
No
Capture Type
Stills & Video
Exposure Control
Shutter Type
Electronic Rolling Shutter
Shutter Type
Electronic Rolling Shutter 
ISO Sensitivity Range
100 to 25,600
Shutter Angle
5 to 360°
Advertised Dynamic Range
13 Stops
Video Capture
Internal Recording Modes
ProRes 422/ProRes 422 HQ/ProRes 422 Proxy/ProRes 422LT
DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) up to 59.94 fps [24.25 to 117.88 MB/s]
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) up to 59.94 fps [22.4 to 110 MB/s]
1920 x 1080p up to 120 fps [5.6 to 27.5 MB/s]
Blackmagic RAW
6144 x 3456 up to 50 fps [49 to 483 MB/s]
6144 x 2560 up to 59.94 fps [37 to 359 MB/s]
5744 x 3024 up to 59.94 fps [40 to 395 MB/s]
4096 x 2160 up to 59.94 fps [28 to 163 MB/s]
3728 x 3104 up to 59.94 fps [36 to 265 MB/s]
2880 x 1512 up to 120 fps [14 to 101 MB/s]
External Recording Modes
4:2:2 10-Bit via HDMI
1920 x 1080p
Raw via USB
6144 x 3456 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50 fps
6144 x 2560 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
5744 x 3024 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
Sensor Crop While Recording
6K (6144 x 2560) in 2.4:1 When Recording in Raw
5744 x 3024 When Recording in Raw
4K (4096 x 2160) When Recording in Raw
3728 x 3104 When Recording in Raw
2868 x 1512 When Recording in Raw
Fast-/Slow-Motion Support
Yes
Built-In Microphone Type
Stereo
IP Streaming
Yes
Still Image Capture
Image File Format
DNG
Interface
Media/Memory Card Slot
Slot 1: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II)
Slot 2: CFast
Video I/O
1 x HDMI (Unspecified Signal) Output
Audio I/O
2 x Mini XLR Mic/Line (+48 V Phantom Power) Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Mic/Line Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Output
Power I/O
1 x Weipu SF610/S2 (12 to 20VDC) Input
Other I/O
1 x USB-C (USB 3.2 / 3.1 Gen 1) Control/Video Output
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm (Timecode) Input (Shared with Mic/Line Input)
Wireless
Bluetooth Control
Mobile App Compatible
No
*As of May, 2023: Check with manufacturer for the most up-to-date compatibility
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)
No
Monitor
Display Size
5"
Resolution
1920 x 1080
Display Type
Tilting Touchscreen LCD
Type
Optional, Not Included
Focus
Focus Type
Auto and Manual Focus
Environmental
Operating Temperature
32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Storage Temperature
-4 to 113°F / -20 to 45°C
Operating Humidity
0 to 90%
General
Battery Type
Sony L-Series
Tripod Mounting Thread
2 x 1/4"-20 Female
Accessory Mounting Thread
1 x 1/4"-20
Material of Construction
Carbon Fiber
Dimensions (W x H x D)
7.08 x 4.41 x 4.84" / 179.83 x 112.01 x 122.94 mm
Weight
2.73 lb / 1.24 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
4.61 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
10.5 x 7.8 x 7.1"

Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro Reviews

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Will the sigma 18-35mm cannon ef work on this ?

Will the sigma 18-35mm cannon ef work on this ?
Asked by: Matthew
Yes, it will work.
Answered by: Nicholas
Date published: 2022-08-09

This says it takes NP-F570 batteries, which ...

This says it takes NP-F570 batteries, which basically don't exist. Do standard NP-F550 batteries work? The manual makes no mention of this and BH only sells 1 NP-F570 battery (Blackmagic branded) for about 4x the price of standard NP-F550.
Asked by: Gage
The NP-F550 batteries are the same (physical) size as the NP-F570 batteries, so they should work. However, we have not tested the NP-F550 batteries with the camera and cannot recommend you use them with the camera or Battery Pro Grip.
Answered by: BMD Product Specialist
Date published: 2021-04-14

Does it comes with warranty and it's US or ...

Does it comes with warranty and it's US or International? Plus If yes how many years?
Asked by: Hayk
The Blackmagic Website shows: 12 Month Limited Manufacturer's Warranty. This is the US. If your country is different, please check the Blackmagic Website Specs page for this information.
Answered by: BMD Product Specialist
Date published: 2021-03-11

can v mount batteries be used in this camera? and ...

can v mount batteries be used in this camera? and if yes, then what are the specifications needed to be able to use v mount batteries in this 6k pro?
Asked by: Jag
You could power the camera but there is no place to mount the battery on the camera. It would just be a piece of external gear.
Answered by: BMD Product Specialist
Date published: 2021-04-04

So do EF-S lenses work on the 6K Pro? It has been ...

So do EF-S lenses work on the 6K Pro? It has been asked previously but there were conflicting answers. B&H description says, use "with your favorite EF/EF-S-mount lens" yet a B&H staff member commented on one of these questions stating it isn't compatible. So...?
Asked by: Samuel
Yes. Both EF and EF-S lenses are compatible with the BMPCC6KPRO.
Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2022-07-28

Would the used version of this still have the ...

Would the used version of this still have the Resolve license with it?
Asked by: NCSUDS
Yes it does. All of the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras include an activation license for Davinci Resolve Studio.
Answered by: jabarih
Date published: 2021-12-06

Is there a way to sync with strobe for stills ...

Is there a way to sync with strobe for stills recording?
Asked by: Christopher
No, but adjusting the shutter speed should help.
Answered by: BMD Product Specialist
Date published: 2022-02-21

Hi! Does anyone know if the 6K Pro will work on ...

Hi! Does anyone know if the 6K Pro will work on the Ronin S gimbal using an offset plate? Thanks!
Asked by: Chris
The 6K Pro will work on the Ronin S when properly balanced.
Answered by: Bruno
Date published: 2021-05-09
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