Blackmagic 6K VS Panasonic S1H Comparison

Screen Type

the Pocket 6K has a 5-inch 1080p and can not be counted in dots but if you wanted to put it in dots it’s 6.3 million dots touchscreen LCD.

In comparison with the Panasonic S1H, it has a 3.2-inch 2.3 million dots touchscreen LCD so the Blackmagic Pocket 6K takes the point over here.

Blackmagic Pocket 6K LCD screen
Pocket 6K
Panasonic Lumix S1H

the Pocket 6K doesn’t have a tilt or flip screen whereas the Panasonic S1H has both a tilting and a flip screen and wins at this point.

However, the Blackmagic pocket cinema camera 6K does not have a top screen in comparison with S1H it has a top screen and wins this point.

Sensor Capabilities

Blackmagic Pocket 6K vs 6K pro
Pocket 6K
Panasonic S1H

Pocket 6K features a super 35 full frame sensor almost 80% bigger than Blackmagic 4K that uses Four Thirds (4/3) HDR sensor the Super 35 sensor does offer a little bit more light on the sensor than the previous model 4K which offers things like shallow depth of field maybe a little bit better in low light.

In comparison with its competitors the Panasonic S1H features a full-frame sensor and a 24.2-megapixel sensor, the pocket 6k has a super 35 sensor and features 21.2 megapixels.


the Panasonic S1H offers DFD autofocus and the pocket 6k does not offer any type of continuous autofocus.


the S1H has million dot EVF and the pocket 6k doesn’t even have it, the Blackmagic pocket 6k can record to SSD which is the cheapest price per gigabyte alternative out there, the pocket 6K record12-bit raw internally whereas the S1H does 12-bit raw through HDMI.

Crop Factor

the Blackmagic pocket cinema camera 6K has a 1.69 crop in comparison with the Panasonic S1H has a 1.5 or APS-C size crop in 4k 60.


the Blackmagic pocket 6K uses Canon EF class and offers 235 lenses and the Panasonic S1H offers 58 lenses.


the pocket 6K can take a Cfast an SD but can also record to SSD through USB type C whereas the S1H has dual SD card slots.


the Panasonic s1h offers one of the best in class cooling systems that is also weather sealed and I’ve heard no reports of overheating issues even when shooting for long periods of time in comparison the pocket 6k also offers a very solid cooling system.

in-body stabilization capabilities

the pocket 6k does not have in-body stabilization and the Panasonic S1H offers up to six stops of stabilization when used with a stabilized lens.


the pocket 6k has full-size HDMI mini xlr 3.5 millimeter headphone and microphone jacks and can also receive time code through one of those 3.5 millimeter jacks whereas the Panasonic S1H has full-size HDMI 3.5 millimeter headphone and microphone jacks as well as a Syncro port that can also receive time code.

Battery Life

Blackmagic battery life is really horrible the Panasonic S1H offers 400 shots using the LCD 380 shots using the EVF and 1150 shots in power saving mode and offers a 3100 milliamp hour battery.

Price Differences

Blackmagic pocket 6K comes in at $1,900 while the Panasonic S1H comes in at $3,500 so the point goes to the Blackmagic pocket 6K because it is by far the cheapest camera almost half the price of the rest but yet is still a very capable 6K camera.

Wrapping Up

the Panasonic s1h is the only one to offer features like waveforms vector scopes and luminance meters and is the Netflix approved camera.

Blackmagic Pocket 6K Canon EF-50mm lens

Panasonic S1H

Release Date Super 35 CMOS31 May 2019
Body Type SLR Stile Mirrorless
Sensor type Super 35 CMOSCMOS
Sensor Size23.1 x 12.99mm35.6 x 23.8 mm
Sensor resolution6144 x 34566000 x 4000
Sensor pixels21.224
Processor Venus Engine
Color filter arrayPrimary color filter 
ISO6144 x 3456100-51200
Expands to 50-204800
Image stabilization5 axis 6.5 stop
Focus type DFD 
Focus points 225
Lens mountLeica L
Focal Length Multiplier1x
Screen type Fixed Touchscreen LCDFully Articulated LCD touch 
Screen size 5″3.2″
Screen resolution1920 x 10802,330,000 dots
Viewfinder typeElectronic Oled
Viewfinder resolution 5,760,000 dots
Viewfinder magnification0.78x
Coverage 100%
Shutter type Electronic Rolling Electronic controlled vertical traverse focal plane 
Shutter speedMin 30 sec
Max 1/8000 sec
Electronic 1/8000
Continuous drive 9.0 fps
Build in flashNO
External flash Yes
Sync Speed 1/320 sec
Exposure compensation+/- 5 at 1/3 EV, steps
AE Bracketing +/-3  (3,5,7 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps
WB Bracketing Yes
Video resolution6k/30
Full HD 180
Log Gamma V Log
Video formatMPEG 4, H.264, H.265
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC UHS-II dual slot
ConnectivityUSB 3.2 GEN 1/ 5GBit sec
Wireless transmitter802.11b/g/n/ac 5GHz
Bluetooth Yes
Battery life CIPA400 shoots
Dimensions178 x 101 x 96 mm151 x 114 x 110 mm

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