Blackmagic Design has just made its ultra-compact camera line even better, with the impressive Pocket Cinema Camera 6K topping even the company’s best-selling Pocket Cinema Camera 4K. Though the camera has a similar look and size to the 4K, it improves on its predecessor in many areas, notably that the camera now features a Canon EF mount, which covers a brand-new Super 35 (23.1 x 12.99mm) sensor capable of recording 6K video at up to 50 fps or 6K (2.4:1) video at 60 fps.
The 6K retains similar controls, form factor, and features as the 4K Micro Four Thirds model, such as dual native ISO up to 25,600, 13 stops of dynamic range, 3D LUT support, a large, bright 5" screen, and professional audio support with four microphones, and all the same ports and media features. The menu settings are also generally the same, but now with the EF mount, the 6K’s larger 23.10 x 12.99mm Super 35 sensor records resolutions up to 6144 x 3456 at 50 fps. And like the 4K model, the 6K supports shooting Blackmagic RAW format that allows you to record the raw data from the sensor. The RAW format embeds the sensor's metadata to simplify your editing experience and adjust your workflow to suit any project type. It also makes editing easier with Blackmagic's DaVinci Resolve.
If you have any thoughts on Blackmagic Design's line of Digital Cinema cameras, if you've had a wish list of improvements that may (or may not) have been addressed with this camera, let us know in the Comments section. To take a look at Blackmagic Design's cinema camera lines, visit the B&H Photo Website or stop in at the B&H SuperStore when you’re in New York City.