Blackmagic 6K pocket cinema camera
Blackmagic 6K pocket cinema camera. Image obtained with thanks from Blackmagic Design.

The Australian camera manufacturer Blackmagic Design has revealed their new 6K pocket cinema camera. It obviously isn’t as tiny as their older 1080p pocket cinema camera, which was more pocket-friendly. However, I wasn’t counting on any form of cinema camera to fit in my pocket in the first place.

The new Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera is still packing a punch, as it offers a 6K resolution (6144 x 3456 pixels) via its Super 35 sensor, 13 stops of dynamic range, and is smaller than some handheld DSLR cameras. While their pocket cinema camera product line has been in the price range of DSLR cameras for some time, they truly are capable of recording cinema-grade videos.

The BMPCC 6K also has a USB-C port for recording to external drives, a 5″ LCD, and EF/MFT lens mounts (so common Canon lenses will fit it) and the ability to record RAW video (like its predecessors). Another perk is the ability to edit metadata on the camera, it has on-screen touch to focus, HDR, histograms. It’s 4K predecessor used a Micro-Four-Thirds lens mount.

The ability to use RAW has been offered across Blackmagic cameras for many years (if not always), as it gives you the raw, unadulterated,  quality uncompressed footage that you can then edit or compress to your heart’s content. This isn’t easy to implement in smaller cameras. RAW video files are also large, but it is always great to have the option. The camera is priced at $2,495.