April 24, 2020

You Can Now Get the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K for $1995

Blackmagic reduces its Pocket Cinema Camera 6K by $500. 

Blackmagic Design has lowered the price of its Pocket Cinema Camera 6K by $500. The extra saving makes the camera more affordable than ever with a price tag of $1,995 USD. 

Key Features 

  • 6K 6144 x 3456 recording 
  • Up to 25600 ISO
  • 13 stops of dynamic range for film looks.
  • Blackmagic RAW recording
  • 5" touchscreen 
  • Built in SD, UHS-II and CFast card slots

No Film School reached out to Blackmagic Design to found out if the price drop is a permanent discount. And yes, it is. This allows you some time to consider the decision. When asked why BMD is offering a price reduction, though it's welcomed, a spokesperson for the company said there is no other specific reason other than they found a way to make the camera at a lower cost. 

So, if you were hoping that there might be a new camera in the wings, you might have to wait a while. 

Blackmagic's Pocket Cinema Cameras have been a big hit with filmmakers because it combines robust features in a compact size. The BMPCC 6K features a 6144 x 3456 Super 35 sensor that can record native 4K or 6K Blackmagic RAW, Apple ProRes, and offers up to 13 stops of dynamic range. Besides its recording capabilities, it's compatible with the ATEM Mini switchers, including the recently announced ATEM Mini Pro

Both the 6K and 4K models have built-in CFast and SD UHS-II cards, and a USB-C expansion port for recording direct to an external media disk. For audio, a mini XLR input provides 48v of phantom power, and the camera has 4 built-in microphones that captures decent quality sound. Additionally, there's a 3.5mm audio input as well as a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Read more about it here

Price & Availability 

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K is available now for $1,995 USD.

What do you think of the price drop? Let us know in the comments below. 

What's Next? Our Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Review

Wondering if the BMPCC6K is right for you? Find out above.      

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It also comes with a full license of Da Vinci Resolve Studio, a $300 value.

April 24, 2020 at 4:12PM, Edited April 24, 4:14PM

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I must say (as an owner) that pocket is one of the best cameras I've ever used. It has its quirks, but the price to the image ratio is incredible. I only wish for different battery type. To make it less quirky in that regard - grip is a nice addition to the package.

I also own c200 and I can say that in may aspects c20 is a superior camera (AF, battery, NDs, general design), but there is something special about the pocket picture. It's clean yet filmlike.

For the next iteration I would wish to see:
- similar form factor but a bit narrower design (to fit better on gimbals).
- flip (rotate) LCD screen similar Canon R5 but joint should be on top of the screen. It should be possible to rotate screen in a way to make it work similar to the monitor you mount on top of the camera. But at the same time (light and without any cables). it should be also possible to place monitor flat on the top part of the camera.
- more mounting points
- all ports should be recessed to protect the cables
- 120fps 4k
- the SSD socket under the screen with some kind of the slot for it.

But even the current version of Pocket is worth the money. :-)

April 27, 2020 at 1:06AM

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Piotr Numowicz
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120fps 4k Definitely, I for hope a MB2 announcement soon.

April 27, 2020 at 12:46PM

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Marco M.
Student Filmmaker/Actor
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