The new Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K is an extremely high end digital film camera that produces precise skin tones and rich organic colors. The camera features a massive full frame 24 x 36mm 6K sensor with wide dynamic range, a very flexible L-Mount for lenses and a built in optical low pass filter that's custom designed to match the sensor.
You also get fast CFexpress media and the camera can even use Pocket Cinema Camera accessories! When you are doing cloud and mobile work, the camera records both deep bit depth Blackmagic RAW and H.264 proxies at the same time! No other camera includes this level of technology, image quality and portability!
Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K has the professional features you need for feature film, television programming and documentaries, however now this same quality can be used to create cinematic content for social media, YouTube videos and more!
You get the same features found on high end digital film cameras, allowing capture of deeper colors, higher image detail and a wider dynamic range between the brightest highlights and deepest shadows. It's the reason why feature films look so amazing and now you can get the same high end production values for any kind of work. Imagine shooting with large format digital film on low budget independent films, TV commercials or even corporate video!
Large FormatCinematic Digital Film Sensor! Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K features a massive full frame sensor with a native resolution of 6048 x 4032. That's almost three times larger than a Super 35 sensor and allows you to shoot with a shallow depth of field or to use anamorphic lenses uncropped for a true cinematic look.
Whether you’re shooting in bright sunlight or in almost no light at all, the 13 stops of dynamic range with dual native ISO up to 25,600 provide stunning low noise images in all lighting conditions. Plus you can shoot up to 36 fps at full sensor resolution or 120 fps windowed. This amazing sensor combined with Blackmagic color science means you get the same imaging technology as expensive digital cinema cameras.
Full Frame Flexibility The large full frame sensor in Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K lets you work in a variety of film formats and aspect ratios without sacrificing quality! Using the full area of the sensor gives you a unique open gate 3:2 image which also lets you reframe your shots in post production.
The large sensor also lets you work in true 6:5 anamorphic without cropping, making widescreen cinematic images more detailed and in higher resolution than previously possible. You can even use the classic Super 35 sized window on the sensor to create an instant ‘close up’ version of your shot that fits seamlessly with open gate footage. All this lets you create distinctive cinematic content in the highest quality!
Next Generation L‑Mount! Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K features an L-Mount, an advanced lens mount designed to accommodate full frame sensors while ensuring compatibility with new and vintage lenses! With a large diameter of 51.6mm, L-Mount works with the latest full frame lenses from manufacturers such as Leica, Panasonic and Sigma.
Plus, a very short flange distance of only 20mm means you can easily add adapters for a variety of lens mounts without impacting image quality. Imagine using modern high speed lenses for sharp, precise images on one shoot and then shooting a period drama with vintage photographic lenses! With L-Mount, you get a single mount that works with virtually any lens for unlimited creative choice!
Shoot Incredible HighDynamic Range (HDR) Images The distance between the lightest and the darkest parts of an image is called dynamic range and is measured in stops. Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K has an incredible 13 stops of dynamic range which means it preserves more detail in the lightest and darkest areas of an image than simple video cameras can.
This allows you to set exposure for an indoor scene such as a cafe and still retain the details of bright outdoor light coming through a window. You also get more colors than the standard DCI-P3 colorspace used for feature films. Plus DaVinci Resolve Studio is included with the camera, so you get total creative freedom with full exposure adjustment and recovery controls when color grading!
Dual Gain ISO forExceptional Low Light Performance In digital film ISO is a measurement of the image sensor’s sensitivity to light. This means the higher the ISO number the more sensitivity to light so it’s possible to shoot using natural light even at night!
The Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K features dual native ISO up to 25,600, which means it’s optimized to minimize grain or noise in images, while maintaining the full dynamic range of the sensor. The native ISO of 400 is ideal for scenes with on-set lighting. The secondary high base ISO of 3200 is perfect when shooting in dimly lit environments. The gain is set automatically as you adjust the ISO setting, so it's easy to capture great images when you don’t have time to set up lights.
Multiple Resolutions and Frame Rates Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K can shoot in all standard resolutions and frame rates from HD up to DCI 4K and even 6K.
You can even shoot stills at 24.6 megapixels! Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K will shoot up to 36 fps at 6048 x 4032 3:2 open gate or 60 fps at 6048 x 2520 2.4:1 and 60 fps at 4096 x 2160 4K DCI. For higher frame rates you can window the sensor and shoot up to 100 fps at 2112 x 1184 Super 16. You can even work in true anamorphic 6:5 at much higher resolutions than other cameras using anamorphic lenses in 4.8K 24 fps at 4838 x 4032.
You can even shoot 120 fps in 1080HD! With Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K, you’ll always be able to shoot the right resolution for the job!
Lightweight Carbon Fiber Polycarbonate Composite The elegant design of Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K packs an incredible number of high end digital film features into a miniaturized, handheld design based on the Pocket Cinema Camera platform.
Made from lightweight carbon fiber polycarbonate composite, the camera has a multifunction handgrip with all controls for recording, ISO, WB and shutter angle right at your fingertips. Because it's an advanced digital film camera, the sensor is designed to reduce thermal noise allowing cleaner shadows and higher ISO.
Plus the large 5" LCD makes it possible to get perfect focus at 6K resolution. You also get a removable battery door, 4 shock proof microphones, heavy duty lens mount and built in speaker.
Multifunction Gripwith Fingertip Controls! The multifunction handgrip features an ergonomic design that puts important functions such as ISO, WB and shutter buttons at your fingertips. There’s even a scroll wheel under your index finger for making quick iris adjustments!
Additional controls go beyond those found on a DSLR, which means you don’t have to go hunting through menus on a tiny screen to find a command! The Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K features easy to reach recording and still buttons that are placed exactly where you expect, including user assignable function keys allowing buttons for high frame rate, focus zoom, false color and more.
Shoot in Vertical Aspect Ratio! Now you can easily create cinematic content for TikTok, YouTube Shorts and more! Simply rotate the Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K to shoot vertical aspect ratios such as 9:16 and 4:5.
The on screen HUD rotates so critical information, such as frame rate, shutter angle and frame guides, are easy to view, even when the camera’s turned upside down! You can even switch on frame guides so important details stay in shot for different aspect ratios. When you import your files into DaVinci Resolve, clips are automatically tagged as vertical so they appear correctly in your timeline. Once you’ve finished your project, it’s easy to upload to your channel with direct exporting to TikTok and YouTube!
Post ProductionFriendly File Formats! Blackmagic Cinema Camera records in Blackmagic RAW to preserve control of detail, exposure and color during post production. It also records HD H.264 proxies in real time making it easy to share media around the world in minutes!
Blackmagic RAW is highly optimized, multi‑threaded, works across multiple CPU cores and is also GPU accelerated to work with Apple Metal, CUDA and OpenCL. This means your images always maintain unprecedented resolution and quality for color, keying, compositing, reframing, stabilization and tracking in HD, 4K or 6K. Media files work on all operating systems plus you can format media cards and disks in HFS+ for Mac and ExFAT for Windows.
Blackmagic Raw Blackmagic RAW is a revolutionary new format designed to capture and preserve the quality of the sensor data from your camera. Blackmagic RAW eliminates quality problems so you get stunning images with incredible detail and color throughout the production pipeline from camera to edit, color and mastering.
It also saves camera settings as metadata so you can set ISO, white balance and exposure in camera or override them later while editing, all without any loss of quality! Blackmagic RAW files are also small and fast to use making them easy to work with. Only Blackmagic RAW gives you the highest quality, smallest files and fastest performance!
Large 5" LCD Monitor Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K features a large, bright 5 inch HDR touchscreen that makes it easy for you to frame shots and accurately focus, whatever the conditions! That means you don’t have to carry around an external monitor!
On screen overlays show status and record parameters, histogram, focus peaking indicators, levels, frame guides and more. You can quickly apply 3D LUTs for monitoring shots with the desired color and look. The LCD monitor can even be tilted up to 180 degrees flat and down to 47 degrees so it's easy to monitor your shot from virtually any position. Plus, its HDR display features 1500 nits of brightness, so you can always frame your shot, even in bright sunlight!
Touchscreen for Fast Setup The large LCD touchscreen displays critical information on the heads up display, or HUD, as well as access to camera setup menus. The HUD lets you see and adjust settings such as the frame rate, iris, timecode, shutter angle, white balance, ISO, audio levels and more with a single tap.
You can show or hide the HUD by simply swiping up or down. Adjust settings such as white balance simply by touching the WB indicator, or change the audio levels by touching the audio meters. Everything is interactive, so you can tap any item and instantly change settings without searching through confusing menus! You can also access settings such as the digital slate, to quickly add metadata to any shot.
Powered by Blackmagic OS With the advanced Blackmagic OS, you get an intuitive and user friendly camera operating system based on the latest technology. Blackmagic OS is a true modern operating system where all camera features run independently for smoother control, plus the camera powers on virtually instantly. It features the same controls and menus as other Blackmagic Design cameras so you can move between cameras on set easily.
The interface uses simple tap and swipe gestures to adjust settings, add metadata and view recording status. You also get full control over advanced camera features such as on screen focus and exposure tools, 3D LUTs, HDR, metadata entry, timecode, Blackmagic RAW settings and more!
Optional Viewfinder for Professional Shooting Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K supports an optional viewfinder to make outdoors and handheld shooting accurate and easy! You get an integrated high quality 1280 x 960 color OLED display with built in proximity sensor, 4 element glass diopter for incredible accuracy with a wide -4 to +4 focus adjustment.
A built in digital focus chart ensures you get perfect viewfinder focus setup. You can also view critical status information such as frame guides. The EVF is extremely easy to connect to the Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K as it simply mounts on top of the camera with a single screw. The viewfinder has a 70 degree swivel range and comes with 4 different types of eyecups for both left and right eyes.
Professional Connections for Custom Rigs! Though small and portable, the Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K features a wide range of connections for audio, monitoring, power and more. The camera includes a full size HDMI connector for monitoring with support for HDR and clean 10-bit output.
That means you can connect an HDMI display for on set monitoring of images, with or without overlays that show critical information and camera status. There’s also mini XLR connections with 48 volt phantom power for attaching professional microphones, a 3.5 mm video camera style microphone input, headphone connection and a professional locking DC power connector! The USB-C connection lets you connect and record direct to your media disk!
4 Built-in Microphones and Professional Audio Inputs With professional, high fidelity audio recording built in you'll never have to carry around a separate sound recorder again! Blackmagic Cinema Camera features 2 mini XLR inputs with 48 volts of phantom power for connecting professional microphones such as lapel mics and booms.
These mini XLR connections allow you to record 2 separate audio tracks using 2 mics, without an external mixer. The four built in mics have an extremely low noise floor and are shock and wind resistant, capturing great sound in any location. There’s also a 3.5mm audio input for connecting video camera microphones, along with a built in speaker for playback and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
6048 x 4032 (Open Gate 3:2) up to 36 fps 4838 x 4032 (Anamorphic 6:5) up to 36 fps 6048 x 3200 (6K DCI 17:9) up to 48 fps 6048 x 2520 (6K 2.4:1) up to 60 fps 4096 x 3072 (Super 35 4:3) up to 50 fps 4096 x 2160 (4K DCI 17:9) up to 60 fps 2112 x 1184 (Super 16 16:9) up to 100 fps 1920 x 1080 (1080 HD 16:9) up to 120 fps
Project frame rates of 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94 and 60 fps supported. Off-speed frame rates up to 60 fps in 6K 2.4:1 and 4K DCI 17:9, 100 fps in Super 16 16:9 and 120 fps in 1080HD.
Auto focus available using compatible lenses.
Iris wheel and touchscreen slider for manual iris adjustment on electronically controllable lenses, iris button for instant auto iris settings on compatible lenses.
5” 1920 x 1080.
LCD capacitive touchscreen.
Automatically populated lens data from electronic L-Mount lenses. Automatic recording of camera settings and slate data such as project, scene number, take and special notes. A 3D LUT can also be embedded in metadata of Blackmagic RAW files.
Touchscreen menus on 5 inch screen. Power Switch, Record Button, Stills Button, Scroll Wheel with push integrated into handgrip, ISO Button, White Balance, Shutter Button, 3 x software configurable Fn buttons, Focus Button, IRIS Button, High Frame Rate (HFR) Button, Zoom Button, Menu Button and Playback Button.
Highly accurate timecode clock. Less than 1 frame drift every 8 hours.
Total Video Inputs
Total Video Outputs
1 x HDMI up to 1080p60
Analog Audio Inputs
2 x mini XLR analog switchable between mic with phantom power support and line level (up to +14dBu). 1 x 3.5mm Stereo Input. All audio inputs can also be used for Timecode input
Analog Audio Outputs
1 x 3.5mm headphone jack.
USB Type-C for external drive recording, PTP camera control and software updates.
Integrated stereo microphone
Built in Speaker
1 x mono speaker
1 x CFexpress Type B card slot, 1 x USB-C 3.1 Gen 1 expansion port for external media for Blackmagic RAW and H.264 Proxy Recording
Can format media to ExFAT (Windows/Mac) or HFS+ (Mac) file systems.
Blackmagic RAW Constant Bitrate 3:1, Blackmagic RAW Constant Bitrate 5:1, Blackmagic RAW Constant Bitrate 8:1, Blackmagic RAW Constant Bitrate 12:1, Blackmagic RAW Constant Quality Q0, Blackmagic RAW Constant Quality Q1, Blackmagic RAW Constant Quality Q3, Blackmagic RAW Constant Quality Q5, H.264 Proxy in 1920 x 1080, 8-bit 4:2:0
Blackmagic Zoom Demand and Blackmagic Focus Demand for controlling your camera and lens from tripod handles. iPad control, Bluetooth control, USB PTP camera control. External control of some camera settings, focus, iris and zoom with compatible lenses. Camera Control REST API over USB Ethernet for external control via HTTP when used with REST client applications such as Postman.
1 x CFexpress Type B 1 x high speed USB-C expansion port for external media
Blackmagic RAW 3:1, 5:1, 8:1, 12:1, Q0, Q1, Q3 and Q5 at 6048 x 4032, 4838 x 4032, 6048 x 3200, 6048 x 2520, 4096 x 3072, 4096 x 2160, 2112 x 1184 and 1920 x 1080 with film, extended video, video dynamic range or custom 3D LUT embedded in metadata. Supports recording optional portrait mode metadata for all resolutions in Blackmagic RAW and H.264 Proxies
1 x External 12V power supply
External Power Input
1 x 2‑pin locking connector
Approximately 60 minutes (recording 6K RAW at 24 fps to CFexpress with screen brightness at 50%)