Blackmagic Design has introduced its best camera for film shooting: the Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K, boasting a full-frame 6K sensor, an impressive dynamic range of 13 stops, an L-Mount lens mount, and CFexpress card recording capabilities.
This 6K cinema camera packs a substantial 24 x 36mm 6048 x 4032 sensor, delivering cinematic-quality visuals within a compact, lightweight frame. It empowers users to capture shots with shallow depth of field or utilize uncropped anamorphic lenses to create authentic cinematic imagery.
The Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K is equipped with an L-mount, ensuring compatibility with a diverse range of lenses, both contemporary and vintage, from esteemed manufacturers such as Leica, Panasonic, and Sigma, thereby expanding creative horizons.
Featuring 13 stops of dynamic range and an ISO that reaches up to 25600, this camera delivers low-noise images regardless of lighting conditions. The Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K supports various shooting modes, including 36 fps at 6048 x 4032 3:2 with an open shutter, 60 fps at 6048 x 2520 2.4:1, and 60 fps at 4096 x 2160 4K DCI. For those seeking higher frame rates, the sensor can be opened to achieve speeds of up to 100 fps at 2112 x 1184 in Super 16 resolution, or you can work in true 6:5 anamorphic format with significantly higher resolution.
Additionally, the camera facilitates high-resolution still photography at 24.6 megapixels.
The Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K incorporates a built-in CFexpress card writer and a USB-C expansion port, offering the convenience of direct recording to external flash drives or SSDs. CFexpress media, renowned for its durability and speed, excels at capturing full-resolution 12-bit Blackmagic RAW files. This innovation means you can capture over an hour of stunning 6K resolution content on a single 256GB CFexpress card.
The camera boasts a generous 5-inch HDR touchscreen that enhances shot composition and precise focusing in all environments. On-screen overlays provide essential information, including recording status, histograms, focus indicators, levels, frames, and more.
Users can employ 3D LUTs to monitor shots with the desired color and appearance. The LCD monitor can be tilted up 180 degrees and down 47 degrees, facilitating monitoring from nearly any angle. The HDR display shines at a remarkable 1500 nits, ensuring clear framing even in bright sunlight.
The Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K’s viewfinder incorporates a high-quality 1280 x 960 OLED color display with a built-in proximity sensor, a 4-element glass diopter for precision, and a wide -4 to +4 focus adjustment range. Attaching the EVF to the camera is a breeze, secured with a single screw.
Powered by high-capacity NP-F570 batteries, this camera offers flexibility in power options. The included AC plug allows for continuous power or battery charging when the camera is not in use. Furthermore, the USB-C port can charge the battery, accommodating power banks, cell phone chargers, or laptops. To extend shooting time significantly, an optional battery grip is available.
Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K price and release date
In parallel, Sony introduced its inaugural movie camera, the Sony Burano. This remarkable device boasts state-of-the-art image stabilization, support for ultra-high-resolution 8.6K (8640×5760) video, an impressive 16-stop dynamic range, integrated ND filters, and the cutting-edge XAVC H codec. With a sensor resolution of 41.9 MP (effective), the Sony Burano stands as a powerful cinematic tool, priced at $25,000.