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Blackmagic lowers the price of its Cinema Camera 6K with a full-frame sensor and 1,500 nits display by over $1,000

The Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K is now significantly cheaper than before. (Image: Blackmagic Design)
The Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K is now significantly cheaper than before. (Image: Blackmagic Design)
Blackmagic Design has reduced the list price of the Cinema Camera 6K by more than a third, making the camera with a full-frame HDR sensor, Leica L bayonet and 1,500 nits bright touchscreen more affordable than ever before.

Blackmagic Design has reduced the list price of the Cinema Camera 6K from $2,595 to $1,575, a considerable reduction of $1,020. As the camera is not sold directly by the manufacturer, it cannot yet be ordered at the new list price, but resellers are likely to adjust the price soon.

The reduced RRP results in an interesting price-performance ratio because in contrast to the smaller Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro, this model has a much larger full-frame sensor, which promises a dynamic range of 13 f-stops and dual native ISO at 400 and 3,200. Thanks to the Leica L bayonet, the camera is compatible with numerous Leica L and Panasonic SL lenses, and even supports autofocus with compatible lenses. 


The flange focal length of just 20 mm means that cine lenses developed for Canon EF can also be used with adapters. Videos can be recorded at a maximum of 6048 x 4032 at 36 frames per second, 6048 x 3200 at 48 fps or 6048 x 2520 at 60 fps. Thanks to a USB-C port, clips can be recorded directly to an external SSD, although a CFexpress slot is also available as an alternative.

When recording Blackmagic RAW, the bit rate is a maximum of 370 MB/s, which means that one minute of video takes up 22.2 GB of memory. On the back is a 5-inch touchscreen with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 and a brightness of 1,500 nits, which can be folded out and is used to operate the camera. More details about the camera can be found on the official product page.

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Hannes Brecher, 2024-05-22 (Update: 2024-05-22)