The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras have always been tempting as they sit at a low price point while offering some compelling features. Here’s how the 6K variety fares after one year of use.
In this video from Caleb Babcock for Moment, he offers his opinions on the $1,995 Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K after a year of using it for product showcase videos, YouTube content, skateboarding, and more. While there are many positives to report such as its image quality and recording options, Babcock also shares the negatives such as its dismal battery life. For someone either just getting started in making films or just wants to spend less money, the BMPCC6K proves to hold its value.
The BMPCC6K features a Super 35mm sensor and is capable of recording up to 6K (6,144x3,456) resolution at 50 fps or FHD 1080p up to 120 fps. The Canon EF mount ensures a large catalog of lenses to choose from and likewise its use of widely available Canon LP-E6 batteries. It can record in Blackmagic Raw or ProRes 422, has 13 stops of dynamic range, and has dual native ISO up to 25,600. One of the nicer features on the body is a huge five-inch touchscreen LCD that by Babcock’s account actually sounds quite responsive, although unfortunately it is fixed to the back with no tilting or swiveling.
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