Even in the world of professional video cameras, the wait in this regard has just ended, with the official unveiling of the Pocket Cinema Camera 6K G2, the new compact video camera with a professional vocation and adjustable display.
With the arrival of summer, both the desire for music and to immortalize what is most beautiful in one’s daily experiences grows naturally. It is therefore no coincidence that the Australian Blackmagic Design, uses to make premium products for the cinema industry, has announced its new compact Pocket Cinema Camera 6K G2, which is a step below the Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro. from which it borrows various specifications, with the sole exception of the ND filters, with a price list ($ 1,995, including a full license of the professional post-production software the DaVinci Resolve Studio) in line with the 6K model of 3 years ago and a consequent savings that can be invested in the optional electronic viewfinder (costing $ 495).
Capable of taking advantage of fifth generation color science, the Pocket Cinema Camera 6K G2 has a body (180 x 123 x 112 mm, for 1.2 kg) made of polycarbonate and carbon fiber, with the main controls at your fingertips. shutter angle, white balance, and adjust the ISO: the sensor, which allows the attachment for EF lenses (so as to be creative in Bokeh effects, with blurred backgrounds, and at low depth), is the Super 35 from 6144 x 3456 pixels of resolution, with native dual ISO (400 and 3,200), extendable up to 25,600, and dynamic range at 13 stops.
The photos are taken at 21.2 megapixels, while the video van with resolution from 6K (6144 x 3456) up to 50 fps to FullHD (1920 x 1080) up to 120 fps: in the case of recording you can take advantage of the USB Type-C port 3.1 Gen 1 (also useful for recharging the battery, in case you do not use the appropriate input for the 12 V DC power supply), to which you can connect storage devices formatted in HFS + or ExFAT, or the slot for SD CFast 2.0 cards .
In terms of autonomy, the Pocket Cinema Camera 6K G2 uses an increased battery NP-F570 that promises 60 minutes of operation with a screen at 50% brightness and recording in RAW 6K @ 24 fps on SD, but it is possible to to 3 hours using the optional Battery Pro Grip add-on equipped with 2 extra batteries. The control, on the interface of the Blackmagic OS operating system, takes place via the bright (1,500 nits) 5-inch FullHD display, which can be rotated up and down, where you can enter the metadata, intervene on simple adjustments (exposure and focus), or complex (e.g. of the 3D LUT, or for the Blackmagic RAW video codec).
Last but not least, in the Pocket Cinema Camera 6K G2, the ports stand out, also represented by a normal HDMI, two 3.5 mm jacks (microphone input and headphone output), and XLR connectors.