Is this camera real or fake? You decide – Nexus G1 turns Blackmagic's popular 6K camera into a box

Nexus G1 render
(Image credit: Nexus)

I've seen some weird and wonderful things out there in the world of photography and filmmaking, from reproductions of old Leicas to cameras with 16 lenses built in. Still, I have never heard of someone – or at least another company – taking an existing product's internals and using it to build something else. 

Who am I kidding, this happens all the time with lens manufacturers and camera sensors. But why has the news of a new box-style cinema camera, which is built around the sensor and electronics of the popular Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K, caused so much speculation?

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Sebastian Oakley
Ecommerce Editor

For nearly two decades Sebastian's work has been published internationally. Originally specializing in Equestrianism, his visuals have been used by the leading names in the equestrian industry such as The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), The Jockey Club, Horse & Hound, and many more for various advertising campaigns, books, and pre/post-event highlights.

He is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts, holds a Foundation Degree in Equitation Science, and is a Master of Arts in Publishing.  He is a member of Nikon NPS and has been a Nikon user since the film days using a Nikon F5 and saw the digital transition with Nikon's D series cameras and is still to this day the youngest member to be elected into BEWA, The British Equestrian Writers' Association. 

He is familiar with and shows great interest in street, medium, and large format photography with products by Leica, Phase One, Hasselblad, Alpa, and Sinar. Sebastian has also used many cinema cameras from the likes of Sony, RED, ARRI, and everything in between. He now spends his spare time using his trusted Leica M-E or Leica M2 shooting Street photography or general life as he sees it, usually in Black and White.