The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K brings extreme resolution 6K recording at 50p to Blackmagic’s incredibly popular line of pocket cinema cameras, which combined with support for popular EF lenses, deliver incredible versatility. The camera also marks the introduction of a new super 35mm HDR sensor that delivers the same impressive 13-stop dynamic range performance of previous models but with an even shallower depth of field for that cinematic look.
Large Super 35 Image Sensor
Boasting a bigger sensor than the BMPCC 4K the camera can record with an impressive 6144 x 3456 resolution, capturing more detail than ever. The increased resolution provides greater framing versatility in post-production as well as the ability to stabilise handheld footage. If you’ve ever shot 4K footage for a Full HD project you’ll understand and appreciate having a little extra resolution to play with in post-production.
High Dynamic Range
Blackmagic made a name for themselves designing cameras that capture rich details in the highlights of your shot as well as the shadows, and the BMPCC 6K is no exception. The sensor captures a ridiculous 13-stops of dynamic range, allowing you to easily meet the growing demand for HDR content. By shooting in 12-bit Blackmagic RAW, you can adjust colour temperature, exposure, saturation, and even ISO in post-production.
Same Great Colour Science
Building on the success of the previous 4K version, the new black magic 6K camera features the same ‘Generation 4’ colour science that made the original so popular with cinematographers, production companies and pro video shooters. It uses a complex 12-bit gamma curve that preserves colour in the highlights and shadows for better results. This also allows you to cut footage from both cameras together without issues.
Huge Range of EF Lenses Available
One of the standout features of the camera is the super versatile EF lens mount. This means you can use existing Canon EF glass from the DSLR and cine line-ups, so there’s no waiting for new lenses. The mount supports electronic communication, so you can adjust focus and iris, but not only that but IS lenses also support for hand-held shooters.
Handling and Design
Constructed from a lightweight carbon fibre polycarbonate composite, Blackmagic designed the camera with features usually reserved for higher end models but in a compact portable body. The heavy-duty mount supports hefty lenses and features a large heat sink to disperse heat. It features a traditional style handgrip with dedicated buttons for ISO, white balance, and shutter angle. The back of the camera has buttons for iris control, high frame rates, playback, menu control and more.
Dual Native ISO Gain
With an ISO range from 100-25,600, the Black Magic Design 6K Cine Camera has Dual Native ISO settings of 400 and 3200. At the higher native ISO, the camera can achieve cleaner performance in low light, while shooting at the lower ISO retains more detail in bright conditions.
Massive 5-inch Touchscreen Display
Save carrying around a bulky external monitor with the camera’s large 5-inch rear LCD screen, which can display histogram, peaking and focus guides. The camera supports LUTs for shooting with log profiles, which can be baked into the footage. The screen is touch sensitive for focus control, menu adjustments and is bright enough for use in daylight while on location.
Robust and Versatile Interface
Designed for professional cinematographers the BMPCC 6K offers industry standard connections and ports, with a full-size HDMI output, mic and headphone jacks. It also features a 12V DC power socket, a mini XLR audio input, as well as built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi for wireless remote camera control. Not only that but the kit also includes a license for DaVinci Resolve Studio.
UHS-II, CFast 2.0 and USB-C Media
Able to record onto either standard SD card with support for UHS-II speeds, as well as CFast 2.0 cards, the Black Magic Pocket Cinema 6K Camera has a USB-C port too, which supports direct recording to external SSD media drives. Being able to support high capacity storage with ultra-fast data transfer speeds is necessary when shooting in 4K or 6K in 10-Bit ProRes or 12-Bit Blackmagic RAW recording formats.
Effective Sensor Size
23.10mm x 12.99mm (Super 35)
Active EF mount.
Iris, focus and zoom on supported lenses.
Dual Native ISO
400 and 3200
6144 x 3456 (6K) up to 50 fps
6144 x 2560 (6K 2.4:1) up to 60 fps
5744 x 3024 (5.7K 17:9) up to 60 fps
4096 x 2160 (4K DCI) up to 60 fps
3840 x 2160 (Ultra HD) up to 60 fps
3728 x 3104 (3.7K 6:5 anamorphic) up to 60 fps
2868 x 1512 (2.8K 17:9) up to 120 fps
1920 x 1080 (HD) up to 120 fps
Maximum sensor frame rate dependent on resolution and codec selected. Project frame rates of 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94 and 60 fps supported.
Off-speed frame rates up to 60 fps in 6K 2.4:1, 120 fps in 2.8K 17:9 and 1080HD.
Auto focus available using compatible lenses.
Iris wheel and touchscreen slider for manual iris adjustment on electronically controllable lenses, iris button for instant auto iris settings on compatible lenses.
5” 1920 x 1080.
LCD capacitive touchscreen.
Automatically populated lens data from electronic EF lenses. Automatic recording of camera settings and slate data such as project, scene number, take and special notes. A 3D LUT can also be embedded in metadata of Blackmagic RAW files.
Touchscreen menus on 5 inch screen. 1 x Power Switch, 1 x Record Button, 1 x Stills Button, 1 x Scroll Wheel with push integrated into handgrip, 1 x ISO, Button, 1 x White Balance, 1 x Shutter Button, 3 x software configurable Fn buttons, 1 x High Frame Rate (HFR) Button, 1 x Zoom Button, 1 x Menu Button, 1 x Play Button, 1 x Focus Button and 1 x IRIS Button.
Total Video Inputs
Total Video Outputs
1 x HDMI Type A
Analog Audio Inputs
1 x mini XLR analog switchable between mic with phantom power support and line level (up to +14dBu). 1 x 3.5mm Stereo Input. Can also be used for Timecode input.
Analog Audio Outputs
1 x 3.5mm headphone jack.
USB Type-C for external drive recording and software updates.
1 x CFast card slot, 1 x SD UHSII card slot, 1 x USB-C 3.1 Gen 1 expansion port for external media for Blackmagic RAW and ProRes Recording.
Can format media to ExFAT (Windows/Mac) or HFS+ (Mac) file systems.
Blackmagic RAW Constant Bitrate 3:1,
Blackmagic RAW Constant Bitrate 5:1,
Blackmagic RAW Constant Bitrate 8:1,
Blackmagic RAW Constant Bitrate 12:1,
Blackmagic RAW Constant Quality Q0,
Blackmagic RAW Constant Quality Q5,
ProRes 422 HQ QuickTime,
ProRes 422 QuickTime,
ProRes 422 LT QuickTime,
ProRes 422 Proxy QuickTime.
1 x CFast 2.0.
1 x SD UHS-II card.
1 x high speed USB-C expansion port for external media.
6144 x 3456 (6K)
Blackmagic RAW 3:1 - 323 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 5:1 - 194 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 8:1 - 121 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 12:1 - 81 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW Q0 - 194 to 483 MB/s *
Blackmagic RAW Q5 - 49 to 139 MB/s **
6144 x 2560 (6K 2.4:1)
Blackmagic RAW 3:1 - 240 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 5:1 - 144 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 8:1 - 90 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 12:1 - 60 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW Q0 - 144 to 359 MB/s *
Blackmagic RAW Q5 - 37 to 103 MB/s **
5744 x 3024 (5.7K 17:9)
Blackmagic RAW 3:1 - 264 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 5:1 - 159 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 8:1 - 100 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 12:1 - 67 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW Q0 - 159 to 395 MB/s *
Blackmagic RAW Q5 - 40 to 114 MB/s **
4096 x 2160 (4K DCI)
Apple ProRes 422 HQ - 117.88 MB/s
Apple ProRes 422 - 78.63 MB/s
Apple ProRes 422 LT - 54.63 MB/s
Apple ProRes Proxy - 24.25 MB/s
3840 x 2160 (Ultra HD)
Apple ProRes 422 HQ - 110 MB/s
Apple ProRes 422 - 73.6 MB/s
Apple ProRes 422 LT - 51 MB/s
Apple ProRes Proxy - 22.4 MB/s
3728 x 3104 (3.7K 6:5 anamorphic)
Blackmagic RAW 3:1 - 176 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 5:1 - 106 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 8:1 - 67 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 12:1 - 45 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW Q0 - 106 to 265 MB/s *
Blackmagic RAW Q5 - 27 to 76 MB/s **
2868 x 1512 (2.8K 17:9)
Blackmagic RAW 3:1 - 67 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 5:1 - 41 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 8:1 - 26 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 12:1 - 17 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW Q0 - 41 to 101 MB/s *
Blackmagic RAW Q5 - 11 to 29 MB/s **
1920 x 1080
Apple ProRes 422 HQ - 27.5 MB/s
Apple ProRes 422 - 18.4 MB/s
Apple ProRes 422 LT - 12.75 MB/s
Apple ProRes Proxy - 5.6 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 3:1, 5:1, 8:1, 12:1, Q0 and Q5 at 6144 x 3456, 6144 x 2560, 5744 x 3024, 3728 x 3104and 2868 x 1512 with film, extended video, video dynamic range or custom 3D LUT embedded in metadata.
ProRes at 4096 x 2160, 3840 x 2160 and 1920 x 1080with film, extended video or video dynamic range or custom 3D LUT.
1 x External 12V power supply.
External Power Input
1 x 2pin locking connector.
Approximately 45 minutes
(recording 6K RAW at 24 fps to CFast 2.0 with screen brightness at 50%)
0°to 40°C (32° to 104°F)
-20°to 45°C (-4° to 113°F)
0% to 90% non-condensing
* Specifications subject to change by the manufacturer without notice
Storage rates based on 30 frames per second. (Constant Quality setting Q0 storage rates quoted are indicative only, based on a 2:1 - 5:1 compression range.) (Constant Quality setting Q5 storage rates quoted are indicative only, based on a 7:1 - 20:1 compression range.) Actual storage rates are entirely dependent on image subject matter.
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K
Lens Turret Dust Cap
30W power supply with locking connector and international adapters