Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K review

A 6K camera that shoots raw video… at this price? Yes, really! And it takes Canon lenses, too!

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K review
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Digital Camera World Verdict

When it comes to entry-level film cameras that punch way above their weight, both the Blackmagic Cinema Camera 4K and 6K are the best around. Neither camera is perfect, but the things they can’t do are significantly outweighed by what they can.


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    Excellent video quality

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    Fantastic range of ports

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    Popular Canon EF mount

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    Amazing value


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    Inconsistent battery meter

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    Resolution/format complications

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    No ND filter/articulating screen

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The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K came out of nowhere, carrying forward everything that made the Pocket Cinema Camera 4K excellent. Both are no larger than a mirrorless camera but fully featured filmmaking tools.

The new 6K model comes with a larger Super 35mm sensor capable of 6K RAW capture, and the lens mount has been swapped from MFT to Canon EF, so the Pocket Cinema Camera 6K will take your Canon lenses, and all for £2,099/$2,495. If you have a collection of Canon lenses and are a current or wannabe filmmaker in need of a second or third body, this sounds almost too good to be true!

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Basil Kronfli

Basil Kronfli is a freelance technology journalist, consultant, and content creator. He trained in graphic design and started his career at Canon Europe before moving into journalism. Basil is also experienced in video production, independently running the YouTube channel TechEdit, and during his time at Future, he worked alongside the Digital Camera World team as a senior video producer.