Blackmagic Design has upgraded its Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K, with a G2 version.

The upgraded version includes an adjustable touchscreen screen for framing of shots, a larger battery and support for an optional electronic viewfinder.

It also has the latest Blackmagic generation 5 color science, while retaining the cinematic Super 35 HDR image sensor with 13 stops of dynamic range and dual native ISO from the previous model.

There is a larger 6144 x 3456 Super 35 sensor and EF lens mount, allowing for larger EF photographic lenses to create cinematic images with shallower depth of field.

The LCD monitor is a more advanced display that can be tilted up and down so it’s easy to monitor a shot from any position.

The G2 also features a new dynamic 12-bit gamma curve designed to capture more colour data in the highlights and shadows, for better looking images. The colour science also handles some of the complex Blackmagic RAW image processing, so colour and dynamic range data from the sensor is preserved via metadata for use in post production.

Both 6K models now use larger NP-F570 batteries and both include a full version of DaVinci Resolve Studio.

“Since the release of the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro, customers have been asking for some of the features to be added to the 6K model,” said Grant Petty, Blackmagic Design ceo. “We’ve been able to achieve even greater manufacturing efficiencies which means that we are now able to release this new 6K model which adds an adjustable LCD touchscreen, larger longer battery life, support for the OLED viewfinder and improved on screen menus.”

The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K G2 costs US$1,995.


Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K G2 features

Designed from carbon fiber polycarbonate composite.
6144 x 3456 sensor with 13 stops and dual native ISO up to 25,600.
Compatible with a wide range of popular EF lenses.
Up to 25,600 ISO for incredible low light performance.
Standard open file formats compatible with popular software.
Adjustable LCD screen.
Includes Blackmagic Generation 5 Color Science.
Optional Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Pro EVF.
Professional mini XLR inputs with 48 volt phantom power.
Larger NP-F570 battery, optional Blackmagic Pocket Camera Battery Pro Grip.
Includes full DaVinci Resolve Studio for post production.


Pippa Considine

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