Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro review: pro filmmaking without the price!

The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro is a purpose-built 6K camera that shoots Raw footage and offers great value

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro
(Image: © Adam Duckworth)

Digital Camera World Verdict

First of all, you have to get used to the handling from the odd size and large shape of the Super35mm Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro – which is certainly far from being pocket size. And the lack of continuous autofocus, image stabilisation or any auto-exposure can be an issue for some. It’s definitely not a run and gun camera. But if you use it as a tool for considered, cinematic shooting then it’s a bit of a steal as it produces rich, detailed files in Raw or ProRes from its dual native ISO sensor.


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    Great value for the spec

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    Built-in ND filters

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    Blackmagic Raw and ProRes


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    It’s not a small camera!

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    No continuous AF, AE or IBIS

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    Screen is tilt-only

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The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro is a development of the original 6K model, which saw the Aussie firm move away from using the small MFT sensor into the big league with a much better Super35mm sensor, which needed a new lens mount. Blackmagic went for Canon EF, and there are lots of lenses available at all budgets and in all styles, from bargain, AF nifty 50s to premium cinema primes and everything in between. 

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Adam Duckworth

Adam Duckworth is an award-winning professional photographer and videographer based in the UK. He has worked for many top magazines, newspapers and corporate clients for more than 25 years. He was named SWPP UK Commercial Photographer of the Year, and is an Associate of the British Institute of Professional Photography. He has also worked for international publications like Motor Cycle News, Racer X, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, ZOO, Golf World, Today's Golfer, and Mountain Bike Action, among others.