Blackmagic has done it again. They have released a camera nobody saw coming! The camera is the new Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K.
I really hope thetý have worked a little on the power hunger of the Pocket 4K. The LP-E6 batteries only work for 35-45 min depending on the work you do. But back to the specs on the new 6K…
Featuring a larger 6144 x 3456 Super 35 sensor and EF lens mount, the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K lets you use larger EF photographic lenses to create cinematic images with shallower depth of field, allowing creative defocussed 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 re‑frame to allow wide shots and close ups to be created, all from a single camera and without losing image quality!
With this camera BMD has just erased the need for adapters or speedbosters. Pretty awesome.
It still features the same 5″ touchscreen that makes it easy for you to frame shots and accurately focus. The menu system and the information is just like the Pocket 4K. Actually think it’s one of the best meny systems aroiund. It’s so well organised and easy to use. (says a Sony shooter…) The touchscreen displays critical information while you’re shooting, menus for setting up the camera and intuitive touch to focus controls. On screen overlays show status, a histogram, focus and peaking indicators, levels, frame guides, playback controls and more. You can quickly apply 3D LUTs for monitoring shots with the desired color and look, or you can choose to bake it into the recorded footage.
The new 6K model will shoot up to 50 fps at 6144 x 3456 16:9 or 60 fps at 6144 x 2560 2.4:1 and 60 fps at 5744 x 3024 17:9. For higher frame rates they can window the sensor and shoot up to 120 fps at 2.8K 2868 x 1512 17:9. Customers can even work in true anamorphic 6:5 using anamorphic lenses in 3.7K 60 fps at 3728 x 3104.
Cant wait to try this camera!
In the meantime, check the Pocket 4K test files here…