August 9, 2019
The new $2500 BMPCC 6K from Blackmagic is obviously huge news, but we are left wondering if EF was the right lens choice.
The original Blackmagic Pocket Cinema 4K was a huge, huge, huge hit. They basically can’t keep them on the shelves and are popping up everywhere you look. The combination of 4K resolution, RAW capture, and a $1295 price point was just impossible to beat.
While we enjoyed the camera, one of our frustrations was that in many ways it felt more like an evolution of the original Blackmagic Cinema Camera (BMCC) than the original Pocket, since honestly, you couldn’t fit it in your pocket. It even looked a bit like the BPCC.
Yesterday, in their press presentation, Blackmagic acknowledged that and released what we can really think of as the updated BMCC: the new 6K EF mount Super35mm sensor sized Pocket Cinema Camera 6K.