Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K raises the bar for video resolution

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K
(Image credit: Blackmagic)

Blackmagic Design’s original Pocket Cinema 4K camera is a pretty remarkable bit of kit, offering professional film-making features in a small and affordable camera. Now it’s been joined by a 6K model with a larger, Super 35 format, sensor and Canon EF lens compatibility. The previous models in the Blackmagic Design Pocket range have used Micro Four Thirds lenses.

This is big news for professional videographers, from film-makers right down to YouTubers. It’s partly because of the increased resolution, and partly because this opens up a whole world of highly-regarded Canon EF mount lenses to film-makers.

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at