Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K G2 review

A proper 6K cinema camera at THIS price? The Pocket Cinema Camera 6K G2 is amazing value, but needs skill to use

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K G2
(Image: © Rod Lawton)

Digital Camera World Verdict

Appearances can be deceptive. The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K G2 might look like an upscaled mirrorless camera, but it’s a completely different beast altogether. It’s only the price that puts in the same ballpark. This is an out-and-out cinema camera that raises the bar for filmmaking features but demands know-how and effort in return.


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    Huge 5-inch touchscreen

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    Excellent big-button interface

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    ProRes and Blackmagic RAW codecs

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    Choice of storage media, from SD to SSD

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    Excellent connectivity


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    Screen often hard to see in daylight

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    Gyro stablization but only in post

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    No continuous AF

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    Big and heavy

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The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema 6K G2 is a new variant in the company’s Pocket Cinema camera. These are serious cinema cameras designed to look and handle like regular handheld cameras and at a price which frequently undercuts them.

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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