Blackmagic promotes its Pocket Cinema Camera 6K and descends it in the Pro version.
Blackmagic has delivered a “Pro” version of its Pocket Cinema 6K camera. It extends functions designed for expert or semi-professional performance, including mechanical ND filters, a swivel screen and an optional viewfinder.
The Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K Pro
In August 2019, Blackmagic introduced a rather attractive cover for expert or semi-professional videographers, the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema 6K. A year and a half following, the Australian manufacturer determined to offer an improved version of its case and propelled the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro.
As its name proposes, this new camera takes the previous model’s broad lines but is intended even more for professional use. Thus, we will find a sensor allowing us to capture video sequences in 6K (6144 x 3456 pixels), including a Super 35 format of 24 x 14 mm, a little less than the APS-C design.
The body benefits from sensitivity rise to ISO 25,600 and a video rate of 60 frames per second. The box even allows editing up to 12-bit Blackmagic RAW on all definitions on the video sampling side. Up to 4K resolution, Apple ProRes is also available in 4: 2: 2 10-bit.
Mechanical and Filters, Optional OLED Sight & Pivoting Screen
The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro profits from a five-inch swivel touchscreen LCD screen regarding the body itself. It can go up to a brightness of 1500 cd / m² and takes advantage of an HDR display. It also has an optional Oled electronic viewfinder, with 1280 x 960 pixels, whereas the 2019 model only allowed aiming with the LCD screen. For too bright light cases, the box also features ND filters to reduce exposure without affecting the aperture or other shooting parameters. Three motorized ND filters are integrated, allowing the brightness to be changed by 2, 4 or 6 stops.
Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K Pro
The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro is compatible with the EF mount and provides lenses designed for Canon bodies.
The box will be marketed in France for 2135 euros. This is a lower price than the launch price of the classic Blackmagic Pocket Cinema 6K, initially advertised at 2255 euros, although it is now found at 1995 euros. The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro is already available for pre-order at select retailers and will be available sometime next week.