Sony A1 vs Blackmagic 6K Pro: is 8K REALLY $4,000 better than 6K?

Blackmagic has just announced its latest camera: the Blackmagic Pocket Camera 6K Pro, a $2,495 powerhouse that captures video footage at an uber-high resolution of 6144 x 3456. 

Still, while the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro is impressive, its 6K video isn't nearly the headline-getter that 8K video is – and right now, the 8K camera to beat looks like the Sony A1, with its mega-high video resolution of 8640 x 5760. (While the Canon EOS R5 also boasts 8K video, recording limits and overheating issues mean that it isn't quite the full fat 8K machine that the A1 is.) 

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.