Blackmagic Design announced the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K G2, a next-generation model of the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K. The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K G2 includes an adjustable touchscreen screen for easier framing of shots, a larger battery for longer shooting without needing to charge or change batteries, as well as support for an optional electronic viewfinder. The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K G2 has the latest Blackmagic generation 5 color science and retains the popular cinematic Super 35 HDR image sensor with 13 stops of dynamic range, dual native ISO, and EF lens mount from the previous model.
“Since the release of the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro, customers have been asking for some of the features to be added to the 6K model,” said Grant Petty, Blackmagic Design CEO. “We’ve been able to achieve even greater manufacturing efficiencies which means that we are now able to release this new 6K model, which adds an adjustable LCD touchscreen, larger longer battery life, support for the OLED viewfinder, and improved on-screen menus. We are excited to be offering these additional features that have been so popular with customers!”
The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K G2 model is an update rather than a dramatically new camera, but as well as the new hinged 5in LCD monitor and compatibility with the same NP-F550 battery that the current PCC 6K Pro uses, the new version of the camera also offers support for the existing Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Pro EVF detachable electronic viewfinder. The new model doesn’t have the built-in ND filters seen in the Pro version.
At the same time, Blackmagic has released new firmware (7.9) for the whole Pocket Cinema Camera series that, among other things, activates a motion-sensing gyro inside the cameras. The gyro records the motion of the camera and saves the data inside the video file. When the file is brought into Blackmagic’s Davinci Resolve, the software can use the embedded data to provide better image stabilization to the footage.
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K G2 is available now for $1,995.
More info on Blackmagic’s website.