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Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K: Cinematic Exellence

Blackmagic Design has recently announced its Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K. It is a new digital film camera with a full frame 6K sensor, 13 stops of dynamic range, L-Mount lens mount, and dual native ISO up to 25,600 for low light performance and recording to CFexpress cards.

The new camera is a high-end digital film camera that produces precise skin tones and rich organic colors. The L-Mount for lenses is extremely flexible and equipped with a built-in optical low pass filter to match the 6K sensor.  Customers also get fast CFexpress media, and the camera can even use Pocket Cinema Camera accessories. When customers are doing cloud and mobile work, the camera records both deep bit depth Blackmagic RAW and H.264 proxies at the same time.

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Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K features a full-frame sensor with a native resolution of 6048 x 4032. That’s almost three times larger than a Super 35 sensor and allows customers to shoot with a shallow depth of field or to use anamorphic lenses uncropped for a truly cinematic look. Whether users are 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.

The large full-frame sensor in Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K lets customers work in a variety of film formats and aspect ratios without sacrificing quality. Users can use the classic Super 35-sized window on the sensor to create an instant ‘close-up’ version of their shot that fits with open gate footage.

The L-Mount featured by the new design is an advanced lens designed to accommodate full-frame sensors while ensuring compatibility with unique and vintage lenses. L-Mount allows customers to access a single mount that works with practically any lens for unlimited creative choice.

Furthermore, Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K can shoot in all standard resolutions and frame rates from HD up to DCI 4K and even 6K. Another feature of utmost importance is the built-in CF-express card recorder and the USB-C expansion port for recording directly to an external flash media disk or an SSD. CFexpress media are more durable and faster than older media so they are food for recording full resolution.

Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K also features a large, bright 5-inch HDR touchscreen that makes it easy for users to frame shots and accurately focus. On the screen, it is easy to see status and record parameters, histograms, focus peaking indicators, levels, and frame guides.

The batteries of the camera are high-capacity, and a locking DC power connector is used. This means that users wouldn’t have to worry about losing power during a shoot. The included AC plug pack can power the camera or charge the battery when the camera is not in use. Moreover, the USB-C expansion port can trickle charge the battery so that users can use portable battery packs, mobile phone chargers, or laptops.