Blackmagic PYXIS 6K Announced – Cube-Style Full-Frame 6K Camera with EF, PL or L-Mount

Blackmagic PYXIS 6K Announced – Cube-Style Full-Frame 6K Camera with EF, PL or L-Mount

Once again Blackmagic Design has listened to their customers and delivered a camera that many have been asking for. It’s called Blackmagic PYXIS 6K, and while it shares many similarities with the Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K that was released last year (like the sensor), it now has the cube-form factor that was requested ever since the release of that camera. Let’s see what’s on offer!

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

This sensor is 36 x 24mm and according to Blackmagic Design offers a dynamic range of 13 stops. See our lab test of the Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K to find out whether we found this to be accurate. 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.

Image credit: Blackmagic Design

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

3 models available: EF, PL, and L-mount

The camera comes in three models allowing customers to choose between L-Mount, EF, or PL lenses.

The three models of the PYXIS 6K – Image credit: Blackmagic Design

Shooting modes

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.

Customizable buttons and hardware

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

Image credit: Blackmagic Design

Recording options

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 CFexpress recorders allow for hot swapping full cards for continuous recording.


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.

Image credit: Blackmagic Design

List of features

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.

Pricing and availability

The PYXIS 6K starts at $2,995, with the PL-Mount model being a bit more expensive at $3,195.

Don’t miss the other camera announcements from Blackmagic Design – the URSA Cine 12K Full-Frame and the (teased) URSA Cine 17K with a 65mm sensor.

What do you think about this camera? Will you be making the jump to the box form factor? Let us know in the comments!


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