Blackmagic’s second-gen Pocket Cinema Camera 6K has a bigger battery and a lower price

Blackmagic is finally updating the base Pocket Cinema Camera 6K with some welcome (if not earth-shattering) improvements. The company introduced the Pocket Cinema Camera 6K G2 with features borrowed from the Pro model, including its larger battery, swiveling touchscreen and support for a 1280 x 960 OLED viewfinder. You can record video for longer while improving the composition of your shots, to put it simply.

The G2 otherwise has the same capabilities as the original Pocket Cinema Camera 6K. You’ll find its namesake 6,144 x 3,456 Super 35 image sensor with 13 stops of dynamic range and a double peak native ISO of 25,600. A Canon EF mount gives you plenty of potential lenses to choose from, while the mini XLR provide high quality sound. PetaPixel note that you won’t get the Pro’s ND filters, however, and the conservative update means you won’t find continuous autofocus or stabilization in the body.

The 6K G2 is available now for $1,995, which is $500 less than its predecessor when new. You will also get the full DaVinci Resolve Studio to edit your work. It’s clearly a better deal if you’re looking for a reasonably compact video-focus mirrorless camera, although you might still want to look at the competition like the Sony A7 IV (with continuous autofocus and built-in stabilization) if you’re also interested to take pictures.

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