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Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera 6K (Leica L)

BH #BLCC6K • MFR #CINECAM60KLFL
Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera 6K (Leica L)
Key Features
  • Full-Frame 6K HDR Sensor
  • Up to 6K36 fps Open Gate / 4K Anamorphic
  • Active Leica L Mount, OLP Filter
  • 13 Stops of Dynamic Range
Blackmagic Design brings next-gen digital film capture to the masses with their new Cinema Camera 6K. Based around a full-frame 6K sensor and an active Leica L lens mount, this high-end camera features rich colors, accurate skin tones, a wide 13-stop dynamic range, and a built-in OLP (optical low pass) filter that is tailored specifically to the massive 24 x 35mm sensor. ENG users and other on-the-go shooters will appreciate the ability to record both deep bit-depth Blackmagic Raw and H.264 proxies simultaneously to Blackmagic Cloud. The Cinema Camera 6K takes a step up from the Pocket Cinema Camera line but handily retains the ability to use all the existing PCC accessories.
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Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera 6K Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2
  • 3Full-Frame 6K Sensor
  • 4Cinematic Full-Frame Flexibility
  • 5Advanced Leica L Mount
  • 6Multiple Resolutions and Frame Rates
  • 7Post-Friendly File Formats
  • 85" LCD Touchscreen
  • 9CFexpress or External Disk Recording | DaVinci Resolve Included
  • 10Gen 5 Color Science
  • 11Professional Connectors
  • 12Built-In Mics and Pro Audio Inputs
  • 13Bluetooth Camera Remote Control
  • 14Carbon Fiber Composite Build
  • 15DaVinci Resolve Studio License Included
  • 16Horizontal or Vertical Capture
  • 17Power Options
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Blackmagic Design brings next-gen digital film capture to the masses with their new Cinema Camera 6K. Based around a full-frame 6K sensor and an active Leica L lens mount, this high-end camera features rich colors, accurate skin tones, a wide 13-stop dynamic range, and a built-in OLP (optical low pass) filter that is tailored specifically to the massive 24 x 35mm sensor. ENG users and other on-the-go shooters will appreciate the ability to record both deep bit-depth Blackmagic Raw and H.264 proxies simultaneously to Blackmagic Cloud. The Cinema Camera 6K takes a step up from the Pocket Cinema Camera line but handily retains the ability to use all the existing PCC accessories.
Full-Frame 6K Sensor
  • A massive full-frame sensor with a native resolution of 6048 x 4032 enables you to shoot with a shallow depth of field and to use anamorphic lenses uncropped for a truly cinematic look.
  • The sensor's 13 stops of dynamic range with dual native 400 and 3200 ISOs extending up to 25,600 provide stunning, low-noise images in all lighting conditions, including bright sunlight and very low light levels.
Cinematic Full-Frame Flexibility
  • The Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K's full-frame sensor provides the ability to work in a variety of film formats and aspect ratios without sacrificing quality.
  • Using the full area of the sensor gives you a unique open-gate 3:2 image, which also enables you to reframe your shots in post-production.
  • The large sensor enables true 6:5 anamorphic without cropping, producing detailed, cinematic widescreen images in higher resolutions than previously possible.
  • Use the classic Super35-sized window on the sensor to create an instant close-up of your shot that fits seamlessly with open gate footage.
Advanced Leica L Mount
  • The Leica L lens mount accommodates the Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K's full-frame sensor while ensuring compatibility with both new and vintage lenses. With a large diameter of 51.6mm, the L mount is compatible with the latest full-frame lenses from manufacturers like Leica, Panasonic, and Sigma.
  • Its very short flange distance of only 20mm means you can easily add Canon EF, ARRI PL, and other adapters for a variety of lens mounts without impacting image quality.
  • The separately available EF adapter enables lens control and data transfer for compatible lenses.
Note:
If this camera is paired with certain Panasonic lenses, images could be affected. Specifically, the Lumix S 24-105mm f/4 Macro O.I.S. and Lumix S Pro 16-35mm f/4 use a switch-mode power supply, which could radiate noise into the sensor.
Multiple Resolutions and Frame Rates
  • The Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K captures all standard resolutions and frame rates from HD up to DCI 4K and 6K, with still photos available up to 24.6MP.
  • Video rates include 6048 x 4032 3:2 open gate at 36 fps, 6048 x 2520 2.4:1 at 60 fps, and 4096 x 2160 DCI 4K at 60 fps.
  • Higher frame rates are captured with a windowed sensor at rates up to 2112 x 1184 Super16 at 100 fps.
  • True anamorphic 6:5 at much higher resolutions than other cameras is available using anamorphic lenses in 4838 x 4032 4.8K at 24 fps. 
Post-Friendly File Formats
  • High-resolution Blackmagic Raw recording enables you to control detail, exposure, and color during post-production.
  • The Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K can also record HD H.264 proxies in real time for easy media sharing around the globe in just minutes.
  • Blackmagic Raw is highly optimized, multi-threaded, and able to work across multiple CPU cores. It features GPU acceleration to work with Apple Metal, CUDA, and OpenCL. This means your images always maintain unprecedented resolution and quality for color, keying, compositing, reframing, stabilization, and tracking in HD, 4K, or 6K. Media files work on all operating systems, plus you can format media cards and disks in HFS+ for Mac and ExFAT for Windows.
5" LCD Touchscreen
  • The bright, HDR 5" touchscreen LCD can be used for framing, focusing, and applying 3D LUTs for monitoring.
  • Onscreen overlays show status, recording parameters, histograms, peaking, frame guides, levels, and more.
  • The tilt function makes it easy to view and adjust your settings, especially when shooting in high- or low-mode.
CFexpress or External Disk Recording | DaVinci Resolve Included
  • The Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K records internally using a CFexpress card or externally via its USB-C port to an SSD or flash media disk.
  • The CFexpess cards are both more durable and faster than older media forms and can record up to 12-bit, full-resolution Blackmagic Raw files.
  • A 256GB CFexpress card can capture over an hour of UHD 6K images.
  • The high speed of the CFexpress cards enables you to edit from them directly using the included DaVinci Resolve software.
Gen 5 Color Science
  • Featuring the same generation 5 color science as the high-end URSA Mini Pro 12K, the Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K delivers even greater image quality with stunning, accurate skin tones and faithful color reproduction in every shot.
  • A new dynamic 12-bit gamma curve is designed to capture more color data in the highlights and shadows for better-looking images.
  • The Gen 5 color science also handles some of the complex Blackmagic RAW image processing, so color and dynamic range data from the sensor is preserved via metadata that can used in post-production. This means you get images that have a natural, film-like response to color adjustments in post using DaVinci Resolve.
Professional Connectors
  • The Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K may be compact but it features a range of pro interfaces.
  • Connectors include a full-size HDMI video output, a USB-C expansion, and 12VDC ports.
Built-In Mics and Pro Audio Inputs
  • Professional audio support includes two mini-XLR inputs with phantom +48V power for recording two separate audio tracks.
  • Audio features include four built-in, shock- and wind-resistant microphones with an extremely low noise floor.
  • This camera also incorporates a 3.5mm stereo input, a playback speaker, and a 3.5mm headphone output.
Bluetooth Camera Remote Control
  • Get full control of your BMCC 6K G2 via Bluetooth from up to 30' away.
  • Use the Blackmagic Camera Control app for your iPad.
  • Use third-party apps such as Bluetooth+ or Trigger on your iOS and Android devices.
  • Ideal for boom, jib arm, or other hard-to-reach setups or locations.
Carbon Fiber Composite Build
  • The Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K has a mini form made from a lightweight carbon fiber polycarbonate composite.
  • It features a multifunction handgrip with complete controls for recording, ISO, WB, and shutter angle settings right at your fingertips.
  • Zoom, high-speed frame rate, setup menus, and playback are available using the conveniently located back panel controls.
DaVinci Resolve Studio License Included
  • This camera includes a full version of DaVinci Resolve Studio software.
  • Features include a new cut page with intelligent tools and features for quickly finding the footage you want, editing it, and outputting it fast.
  • Use DaVinci Resolve for editing, color correcting, audio post-production, and visual effects.
Horizontal or Vertical Capture
  • Easily create cinematic vertical content for TikTok, YouTube Shorts, and other social media platforms.
  • The onscreen HUD (heads up) display rotates so critical information like frame rate, shutter angle, and frame guides remains easy to view.
  • Clips are automatically tagged as vertical, so they appear correctly in your timeline and are easy to upload to your channel with direct exporting to TikTok and YouTube.

 

Power Options
  • Power the Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K using Sony L-series type NP-F570 batteries, the included AC adapter with international plugs, or the separately available Battery Pro Grip.
  • Battery trickle-charging is available via the USB-C expansion port.

Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera 6K Specs

Key Specs
Lens Mount
Leica L
Sensor Resolution
Effective: 24.6 Megapixel
Image Sensor
36 x 24 mm (Full-Frame) CMOS
Image Stabilization
No
ISO Sensitivity Range
400 to 3200 (Extended: 100 to 25,600)
Internal Recording Modes
Blackmagic RAW 12-Bit
6048 x 4032 up to 36 fps
6048 x 3200 up to 48.00 fps
6048 x 2520 up to 60.00 fps
4096 x 3072 up to 50 fps
DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) up to 60.00 fps
1920 x 1080 up to 120 fps
H.264 4:2:0 8-Bit
1920 x 1080
External Recording Modes
No
Media/Memory Card Slot
Slot 1: CFexpress Type B
Video I/O
1x HDMI (Unspecified Signal) Output
Mobile App Compatible
Yes: iOS Only
App Name: BlackMagic Camera Control
Functionality: Adjust Settings, Remote Control
Battery Type
Sony L-Series
Imaging
Lens Mount
Leica L
Lens Communication
Yes, with Autofocus Support
Sensor Resolution
Effective: 24.6 Megapixel
Image Sensor
36 x 24 mm (Full-Frame) CMOS
Image Stabilization
No
Built-In ND Filter
No
Internal Filter Holder
No
Capture Type
Stills & Video
Exposure Control
Shutter Type
Electronic Rolling Shutter 
ISO Sensitivity Range
400 to 3200 (Extended: 100 to 25,600)
Advertised Dynamic Range
13 Stops
Video Capture
Internal Recording Modes
Blackmagic RAW 12-Bit
6048 x 4032 up to 36 fps
6048 x 3200 up to 48.00 fps
6048 x 2520 up to 60.00 fps
4096 x 3072 up to 50 fps
DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) up to 60.00 fps
1920 x 1080 up to 120 fps
H.264 4:2:0 8-Bit
1920 x 1080
External Recording Modes
No
Fast-/Slow-Motion Support
Yes
Broadcast Output
NTSC/PAL
Built-In Microphone
Stereo
Audio Recording
2-Channel
IP Streaming
No
Interface
Media/Memory Card Slot
Slot 1: CFexpress Type B
Video I/O
1x HDMI (Unspecified Signal) Output
Audio I/O
2x Mini XLR Mic/Line (+48 V Phantom Power) Input
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Mic/Line Input
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Output
Power I/O
1x Proprietary (12 to 20VDC) Input
Other I/O
1x USB-C (USB 3.2 / 3.1 Gen 1) Control/Video Input/Output
Wireless
Bluetooth Control
Mobile App Compatible
Yes: iOS Only
App Name: BlackMagic Camera Control
Functionality: Adjust Settings, Remote Control
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)
No
Monitor
Display Type
Tilting Touchscreen LCD
Display Size
5"
Resolution
1920 x 1080
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
Power Consumption
30 W
Shoe Mount
No
Accessory Mounting Thread
No
Material of Construction
Carbon Fiber, Polycarbonate
Dimensions (W x H x D)
7.08 x 4.8 x 3.7" / 17.98 x 12.2 x 9.4 cm
Weight
2.65 lb / 1.20 kg (Body Only)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
4.13 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
10.2 x 6.9 x 6.7"

Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera 6K Reviews

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Is the CC6K the same size as the 6K Pro / G2, and ...

Is the CC6K the same size as the 6K Pro / G2, and if not, is it larger or smaller? Should we expect our cages to fit?
Asked by: David
As the other comment said, there is a chance your 6k pro / 6k G2 cage will fit vertically. However, most of the cages I've seen extend out on the top to be flush with the EVF mount. There is a strong chance the top of your old cage won't line up with the Hotshoe, or at minimum, there will be an awkward bump protruding from the top of your camera rig. I'd say hang tight for new cages to come out.
Answered by: Ben
Date published: 2023-09-19

What cable can I use to power a Blackmagic BMCC ...

What cable can I use to power a Blackmagic BMCC 6K Full Frame camera from a Smallrig 3168B battery plate (BH #SM3168B)?
Asked by: Digital
The SmallRig L-Series/NP-F Battery Adapter Plate (Advanced Edition) does not provide the correct outputs to power the Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera 6K (Leica L).
Answered by: Jonathan S
Date published: 2024-06-14

Will there be a version of this camera with a ...

Will there be a version of this camera with a Canon RF or EF mount?
Asked by: John
Highly doubtful. Blackmagic has joined the L Mount Alliance.
Answered by: Matt
Date published: 2023-10-03

WILL Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG DN Art Lens for Leica L ...

WILL Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG DN Art Lens for Leica L WORK WITH THIS CAMERA?
Asked by: Julian
Yes, the Sigma L mount lens will work natively on the L-Mount system across the board.
Answered by: Jonathan S
Date published: 2023-09-20

ND filters like the 6k Pro?

ND filters like the 6k Pro?
Asked by: s
Due to the 20mm flange to sensor distance there is no room for internal (mechanical) ND. The advantage of a mirrorless style camera is that you can adapt almost any non mirrorless lens to it.
Answered by: Mark
Date published: 2023-09-30

Can the camera UI set Lumix lenses to linear ...

Can the camera UI set Lumix lenses to linear focus when manually focusing? Or is that coming in an update?
Asked by: Trey
At this moment Black Magic Design has not implemented Linear lens control with the Cinema Camera 6K (Leica L). We have informed them to add this feature. However, there currently is no timeframe on when the feature will be added.
Answered by: Chris H
Date published: 2023-10-23

Does it have any weather resistance?

Does it have any weather resistance?
Asked by: Sergey
The Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera 6K (Leica L) has an operational temperature range of 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C, and a humidity range of 0 to 90%, but it does not have any weather rating, so if you are going to be using it in rain, snow, or dusty environments it is recommended to use protective measures to keep the camera safe.
Answered by: Paige K
Date published: 2024-01-08

Beautiful image, but bad banding in low light. ...

Beautiful image, but bad banding in low light. Will BM have a fix?
Asked by: Keif
Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera 6K's dual native ISO info from the site: The native ISO of 400 is ideal for scenes with on-set lighting. The secondary high base ISO of 3200 is perfect when shooting in dimly lit environments.
Answered by: Edward
Date published: 2024-01-19
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