New Blackmagic Box Style Camera 6K & 12K Full Frame Camera plus 17K Imax!

Blackmagic has announced just in time for NAB 2024 a whole new line up of products including 2 new cameras.

The company released various products such as the a new Video Editing keyboard and Video Assist, Panels, etc. You can watch the whole official press release below.

You can check out and pre-order the new products HERE.

Jump to the 2 hour and 3 minute mark to see the details about the new 12K Full Frame URSA Cine camera and go to 2hr and 27 minute mark to see the new PYXIS 6K 6K box style camera.

PYXIS box camera: Full-frame sensor with 13 stops of dynamic range

This sensor is 36 x 24 mm and according to Blackmagic Design offers a dynamic range of 13 stops.

The resolution is 6048 x 4032, almost three times larger than a Super 35. It has dual native ISO of up to 25,600 for good low light performance. Check out the prices and also pre-order this camera HERE

The camera comes in three models allowing customers to choose between L-Mount, EF or PL lenses. The Blackmagic PYXIS features two built in CFexpress card recorders, and a USB-C expansion port for recording direct to external flash media disks or an SSD. The two CF express recorders allow for hot swapping full cards for continuous recording.

The Blackmagic PYXIS can shoot in all standard resolutions and frame rates from HD up to DCI 4K and even 6K. Customers can even shoot stills at 24.6 megapixels. Blackmagic PYXIS will shoot up to 36 fps at 6048 x 4032 3:2 open gate or 60 fps at 6048 x 2520 2.4:1 and 60 fps at 4096 x 2160 4K DCI. For higher frame rates customers can window the sensor and shoot up to 100 fps at 2112 x 1184 Super 16.

The full area of the sensor can be used with a 3:2 open gate image, allowing for repositioning of shots in post-production.

The 3 function buttons on the camera are customizable for easy access of functions. The side plate makes the camera even easier to mount.

Here are the main features of the camera according to Blackmagic Design:

• 36 x 24mm full frame 6K 6048 x 4032 sensor.
• Open gate 3:2, full height 6:5 anamorphic and Super 35 for creating cinematic content.
• Choice of models with L-Mount, PL or locking EF lens mounts.
• Records full resolution up to 36 fps or 120 fps windowed.
• Built-in 4″ HDR 1500 nit LCD screen.
• Records Blackmagic RAW and H.264 proxies.
• Extremely fast dual CFexpress card recording.
• Ethernet or mobile data for mobile remote streaming.
• Optional Blackmagic URSA Cine EVF.
• Features 12G-SDI for monitoring with status overlay.
• Professional mini XLR input with 48 volt phantom power.
• Complete streaming solution for YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and more.
• High capacity BP-U series batteries.


The new EVF that was announced alongside the URSA Cine 12K also fits on this model. It features a 1920 x 1080 color OLED display and customizable soft-touch buttons.

The new Blackmagic Design URSA Cine 12K LF with 16 stops of dynamic range

According to the company, it has been designed for high-performance filmmaking, working with cloud applications, serving multi-cam film shoots, and working in the “Volume”.

The 12K full-frame sensor has been newly designed and measures 35.64×23.32 mm. The pixel size has grown in comparison to the Super 35mm sensor previously found in the URSA 12K model. Blackmagic Design claims 16 stops of dynamic range for the sensor.

The camera can handle up to 120 fps in 12K/2.4:1 widescreen aspect ratio, or 100 fps at 12K/17:9. 12K 3:2 open gate will allow recording at 80 fps. 

If even a higher-frame rate recording is needed for your production, 8K 2.4:1 widescreen recording in 228 fps can be utilized. 

Open gate recording without any crop in 12K 3:2, 8K 3:2, and 4K 3:2 is also possible. All recording formats on the camera will support anamorphic de-squeeze at ratios of 1.3, 1.5, 1.6, 1.66, 1.8, or 2 times. 

Here are some of the recording options available:

  • 12K Open Gate 3:2 (12K x 8K) @ 80 fps
  • 12K 17:9 (12 x 6K) @100 fps
  • 12K 2.4:1 widescreen (12K x 5K) @ 120 fps
  • 9K 3:2 and 6:5 Super 35mm 4-Perf
  • 9K 17:9 and 16:9 Super 35mm 3-perf
  • 9K 2.4:1 Super 35mm 2-perf
  • 8K Open Gate 3:2 @ 144 fps

The native ISO is 800, it is not a dual-native ISO sensor. According to Blackmagic Design, this allows for higher dynamic range. You can pre-order the camera HERE.


Almost as a side note during his NAB 2024 news live stream, Blackmagic Design CEO Grant Petty dropped the news that alongside their new full frame URSA Cine 12K, they have also developed a 17K version of that same camera with a 65mm-sized sensor. That’s on par in size with the rental-only ARRI ALEXA 65.

The sensor is 50.808mm wide, and 23.316mm high, with a diameter of 55.9mm. The exact resolution will be 17,520 x 8,040 pixels. Blackmagic Design claims 16 stops of dynamic range. Grant Petty mentioned on the live stream that because of the large sensor size, they of course had to go with different lens mounts than PL or EF, which is why the URSA Cine 17K will sport LPL and Hasselblad mounts. The size of the sensor also didn’t allow for building ND filters into the camera like on the URSA Cine 12K, but other than that, the features of the camera are supposedly identical to its “smaller sibling”.

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