BlackMagic Design launches the new Pocket Cinema 6K G2 camera


PORT MELBOURNE, Australia—Blackmagic Design today introduced its next generation Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K G2 with adjustable touchscreen, larger battery and optional electronic viewfinder.

The new model, which replaces the existing 6K model, offers the same Gen 5 color science as the high-end URSA Mini Pro 12K and offers image quality improvements such as accurate skin tone and color production. colors true to every shot, the company said.

The camera supports a new 12-bit dynamic gamma curve to allow more color data to be captured in highlights and shadows. The color science behind the new camera also handles some of the complex Blackmagic RAW image processing, so color and dynamic range data from the sensor is preserved via metadata, which customers can use in post-production, did he declare.

Key features include:

  • Polycarbonate and carbon fiber composite design
  • 6144 x 3456 sensor with 13 stops and dual native ISO up to 25,600
  • Compatible with a wide range of popular EF lenses
  • Up to ISO 25600
  • Adjustable LCD display
  • Includes full DaVinci Resolve Studio for post-production

Priced at $1,995, the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K G2 is available immediately from the company’s resellers worldwide.

The company released a Youtube video (opens in a new tab) from Grant Perry, Founder and CEO of Blackmagic Design, discussing camera and accessories, including the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Pro EVF (electronic viewfinder) and Blackmagic Pocket Camera Battery Pro Grip.

Blackmagic Design has also released its 7.9 Camera Software Update for Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera models, including the 4K, 6K and 6K Pro. New version offers updated UI, support for focus assist intensity adjustments via sliders, custom preset and LUT retention after software and performance updates improved lens and autofocus, he said.

More information is available about the company website (opens in a new tab).

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