This camera is a new high-end digital film camera with a full frame 6K sensor, 13 stops of dynamic range, L mount, dual native ISO up to 25,600 for performance in low light conditions, and support for recording to CFexpress cards. The camera sensor is a large 24x36mm 6K sensor, and this provides the image quality of a large format cinema camera in a lightweight, easy-to-carry case. In addition, the Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K uses an L mount lens mount, allowing the use of a wide range of old and new lenses, expanding creative options.
The new Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K is a high-end digital film camera that delivers accurate skin tones and natural colors. It supports a large full-frame 24x36mm 6K sensor with wide dynamic range, a highly flexible L mount, and a built-in optical low-pass filter custom designed to match the sensor.
This camera uses high-speed CFexpress media, but also is compatible previous Pocket Cinema Camera accessories. Whether working in the cloud or working mobile, Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K can record high bit depth Blackmagic RAW and H.264 proxies simultaneously.
Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K Censor
The Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K features a large full-frame sensor with a native resolution of 6048 x 4032. It’s about three times the size of the Super 35 sensor, so you can shoot with shallow depth of field or use anamorphic lenses without cropping for a cinematic look. Whether you’re shooting in bright sunlight or very little light, the 13-stop dynamic range and dual native ISO up to 25,600 deliver beautiful, low-noise images in all lighting conditions. It is also possible to shoot at up to 36fps at full sensor resolution and up to 120fps at window resolution.
The Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K’s large full-frame sensor allows it to shoot in a variety of formats and aspect ratios without compromising quality. By using the entire sensor area, you get an open-gate 3:2 image and can reframe shots in post-production. The large sensor allows it to shoot in true 6:5 anamorphic without cropping, resulting in high-resolution, cinematic widescreen images with more detail than ever before.
The sensor uses a traditional Super 35 window to instantly create a close-up version of a shot, which can be used in conjunction with open-gate footage.
Lens Mount and Recording Resolutions
Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K is equipped with an L mount. This lens mount is compatible with full-frame sensors, making it compatible with many vintage and new lenses. The diameter of the L mount is 51.6mm, so it is compatible with the latest full frame lenses from Leica, Panasonic, Sigma, etc. Additionally, the 20mm flange distance allows you to easily add adapters for various lens mounts without affecting image quality. The L mount allows you to use virtually any lens in one mount, allowing you to maximize your creativity.
Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K supports all popular format resolutions and frame rates from HD to DCI 4K and even 6K. It can also shoot 24.6 megapixel stills. Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K supports up to 3:2 open gate at 6048 x 4032 at 36fps, 2.4:1 at 6048 x 2520 at 60fps, and 4K DCI at 4096 x 2160 at 60fps. For shooting at higher frame rates, it uses a window sensor and supports up to 2112 x 1184 Super 16 at 100fps. Using an anamorphic lens, it is also possible to shoot true anamorphic 6:5 at 4.8K (4838 x 4032) at 24 fps, which is a much higher resolution than other cameras. 1080HD resolution is said to be able to shoot at 120fps.
CF Express Compatibility
The Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K has a built-in CFexpress card recorder and a USB-C expansion port for recording directly to external flash media disks or SSDs. CFexpress media offers greater durability and speed than older media, making it ideal for recording 12-bit full resolution Blackmagic RAW files. More than an hour of full resolution 6K can be recorded on a single 256GB CFexpress.
The Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K features a large, bright 5-inch HDR touchscreen, making it easy to frame shots and precisely focus in any conditions. Screen overlays display status and recording parameters, histogram, focus peaking indicator, levels, frame guides, and more. In addition, videographers can apply 3D LUTs so you can monitor your shots with the color and look that is desired. The LCD monitor can be tilted from 180° to the side or 47°, so you can monitor your shots from any position. The HDR display is 1500nits, which is real help in bright outside conditions.
Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K supports an optional viewfinder, making outdoor and handheld shooting precise and easy. it is also equipped with a high quality 1280 x 960 color organic EL display and proximity sensor. Additionally, the 4-piece glass diopter supports focus adjustment from -4 to +4, allowing for extremely accurate focus. This electronic viewfinder mounts to the top of the camera with a single screw, making it easy to connect with the body.
Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K is compatible with the high capacity NP-F570 battery. The DC power connector is lockable, so you don’t have to worry about power being cut off while shooting. The included AC plug pack can be used to power the camera and charge the battery when the camera is not in use. The USB-C expansion port can also be used to trickle charge the battery, allowing you to charge it from a portable battery pack, phone charger, or laptop. The optional Battery Grip allows you to add a battery, greatly extending the camera’s usage time.
Grant Petty, CEO of Blackmagic Design, commented:
When developing the new Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K, we aimed to make it as portable as possible while also supporting high-end large format shooting. To do this, we followed the Pocket Cinema Camera’s shape, but based on a full-frame sensor and L-mount, we completely redesigned the internal electronics. This means you get great large format footage in an extremely portable design, and you can still use your existing accessories.
The L mount also opens up great creative options, allowing you to use the latest Leica lenses or use your vintage lenses in completely new ways. This is a true high-end cinema camera designed for high-end productions, allowing you to tell your story in a whole new way.