Blackmagic Design PYXIS 6K Cinema Box Camera Leica L Mount

Blackmagic Design PYXIS 6K Cinema Box Camera (Leica L Mount)

Blackmagic Design PYXIS 6K Cinema Box Camera (Leica L Mount)

  • 36mm x 24mm (Full Frame) Effective Sensor Size
  • Active L-Mount.
  • 13 Stops Dynamic Range
  • LCD capacitive touchscreen
  • Two built-in CFexpress card recorders, and a USB-C expansion port
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Blackmagic Design's PYXIS 6K is a cutting-edge digital film camera that offers a highly adaptable design, allowing you to create a customized camera rig tailored to your production needs. This cutting-edge model features a high-resolution full-frame HDR sensor, ensuring stunning image quality. It also includes an optical low-pass filter for enhanced clarity. With dual native ISO and dual CFexpress media slots, this camera offers exceptional performance and storage capabilities. Its customizable body with flexible mounting options and side plates allows for personalized use. Choose from three different models of the PYXIS 6K, each with its fixed L-mount lens option.

Because to its versatile design and customizable features, the Blackmagic PYXIS can be easily configured to meet the specific requirements of any camera user. The compact body of PYXIS is crafted from precision CNC machined aerospace aluminum, resulting in a lightweight yet incredibly sturdy design. It's effortless for customers to attach it to various camera rigs like cranes, gimbals, or drones. With a variety of thread mounts on the top and bottom of the body, Blackmagic PYXIS offers great flexibility for attaching accessories like handles, microphones, or SSDs. Additionally, it comes with side plates that further enhance its mounting capabilities. This allows customers to create a camera that is ideal for any production, with durability and dependability.

The Blackmagic PYXIS offers an impressive full-frame sensor, delivering a native resolution of 6048 x 4032. This sensor size is significantly larger than a Super 35 sensor, enabling customers to capture footage with a shallow depth of field and use anamorphic lenses without any cropping, resulting in a truly cinematic aesthetic. Regardless of the lighting conditions, the camera's impressive dynamic range and dual native ISO up to 25,600 ensure that users can capture high-quality images with minimal noise.

By utilizing the entire sensor, customers can capture a distinctive 3:2 image with an expansive field of view. This allows for greater flexibility in adjusting the composition during post-production. The large sensor enables customers to work in true 6:5 anamorphic without cropping, resulting in more detailed and higher resolution widescreen cinematic images than ever before.

The L-Mount model works with the latest full-frame lenses from Leica, Panasonic, and Sigma but can also accommodate lens adapters, allowing customers to use a wide variety of new and vintage lenses.

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 built-in LCD on Blackmagic PYXIS is more than just a simple status display. It’s a 4″ high-resolution HDR touchscreen that is also perfect for monitoring and reviewing shots on set. Its full HD resolution means customers can frame and focus their shots without needing to carry around a bulky external monitor. Customers can even use the display as a focus assist station.

Blackmagic PYXIS features a logical design that puts important functions such as ISO, WB and shutter at their fingertips with both touchscreen and physical controls. A row of 3 customizable function buttons means customers don’t have to go hunting through menus on a tiny screen to find a command. The controls can even be locked to avoid accidentally changing settings during a shot or when the camera is out of reach on a rig.

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. CFexpress media are more durable and faster than even older media so are perfect for recording full resolution, 12-bit Blackmagic RAW files. Plus, with dual CFexpress slots, customers can keep recording because customers can hot swap full cards without stopping.



Camera Features

Effective Sensor Size

36mm x 24mm (Full Frame)

Lens Mount

Active L-Mount.

Lens Control

Iris and focus on supported lenses.

Dynamic Range

13 Stops.

Dual Native ISO

400 and 3200

Shooting Resolutions

6048 x 4032 (Open Gate 3:2) up to 36 fps
4832 x 4032 (Anamorphic 6:5) up to 36 fps
6048 x 3200 (6K DCI 17:9) up to 48 fps
6048 x 2520 (6K 2.4:1) up to 60 fps
4096 x 3072 (Super 35 4:3) up to 50 fps
4096 x 2160 (4K DCI 17:9) up to 60 fps
2112 x 1184 (Super 16 16:9) up to 100 fps
1920 x 1080 (1080 HD 16:9) up to 120 fps

Frame Rates

Maximum sensor frame rate dependent on resolution and codec selected. Project frame rates of 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94 and 60 fps supported.

Off-speed frame rates up to 60 fps in 6K 2.4:1 and 4K DCI 17:9, 100 fps in Super 16 16:9 and 120 fps in 1080HD.


Auto focus available using compatible lenses.

Iris Control

Iris wheel and touchscreen slider for manual iris adjustment on electronically controllable lenses, iris button for instant auto iris settings on compatible lenses.

Screen Dimensions

4” 1920 x 1080.

Screen Brightness

1500 nits

Screen Type

LCD capacitive touchscreen.

Metadata Support

Automatically populated lens data from electronic L-Mount lenses. Automatic recording of camera settings, motion sensor data plus slate data such as project, scene number, take and special notes. A 3D LUT can also be embedded in metadata of Blackmagic RAW files.


Touchscreen menus on 4 inch screen. 1 x Power Switch, 1 x Record Button, 1 x Stills Button, 1 x Scroll Wheel with push, 1 x ISO Button, 1 x White Balance, 1 x Shutter Button, 3 x software configurable Fn buttons, 1 x Focus Button, 1 x IRIS Button, 1 x High Frame Rate (HFR) Button, 1 x Zoom Button, 1 x Menu Button, 1 x Playback Button, 1 x Next Clip Button, 1 x Previous Clip Button, 1 x Lock Switch.

Timecode Clock

Highly accurate timecode clock. Less than 1 frame drift every 8 hours.


Total Video Inputs


Total Video Outputs

1 x 12G-SDI up to 2160p60

1 x Viewfinder USB-C with power,
data, video and locking connector.

Analog Audio Inputs

1 x mini XLR analog audio in, switchable between
mic with phantom power support and line level
(up to +14dBu).

1 x 3.5mm Stereo Input.

Analog Audio Outputs

1 x 3.5mm headphone jack.

Reference Inputs

Tri-Sync/Black Burst and Timecode.

Computer Interface

USB Type-C for external drive recording,
PTP camera control and software updates.


1 x 1Gb/s RJ‑45 connector supporting10/100/1000 BASE-T.



Integrated stereo microphone.

Built in Speaker

1 x mono speaker.


Media Format

Can format media to ExFAT (Windows/Mac)or HFS+ (Mac) file systems.

Supported Codecs


Blackmagic RAW Constant Bitrate 3:1,
Blackmagic RAW Constant Bitrate 5:1,
Blackmagic RAW Constant Bitrate 8:1,
Blackmagic RAW Constant Bitrate 12:1,
Blackmagic RAW Constant Quality Q0,
Blackmagic RAW Constant Quality Q1,
Blackmagic RAW Constant Quality Q3,
Blackmagic RAW Constant Quality Q5,
H.264 Proxy in 1920 x 1080, 8-bit 4:2:0


External Control

Blackmagic Zoom Demand and Blackmagic Focus Demand for controlling your camera and lens from tripod handles.

iPad control, Bluetooth control, USB PTP camera control. External control of some camera settings, focus, iris and zoom with compatible lenses. Camera Control REST API over Ethernet for external control via HTTP when used with REST client applications such as Postman.

Storage Features

Storage Type

1 x CFexpress Type B

1 x high speed USB-C expansion port for external media.

Recording Formats

Blackmagic RAW 3:1, 5:1, 8:1, 12:1, Q0, Q1, Q3 and Q5 at 6048 x 4032, 4832 x 4032, 6048 x 3200, 6048 x 2520, 4096 x 3072, 4096 x 2160, 2112 x 1184 and 1920 x 1080 with film, extended video, video dynamic range or custom 3D LUT embedded in metadata.

Supports recording optional portrait mode metadata for all resolutions in Blackmagic RAW and H.264 Proxies.

Storage Rates

Storage rates based on 30 frames per second.

6048 x 4032 (6K Open Gate 3:2)

Blackmagic RAW 3:1 - 370 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 5:1 - 223 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 8:1 - 140 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 12:1 - 94 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW Q0 - 278 to 555 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW Q1 - 186 to 444 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW Q3 - 124 to 318 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW Q5 - 75 to 186 MB/s

4832 x 4032 (Anamorphic 6:5)

Blackmagic RAW 3:1 - 297 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 5:1 - 179 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 8:1 - 112 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 12:1 - 75 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW Q0 - 223 to 445 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW Q1 - 149 to 356 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW Q3 - 100 to 255 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW Q5 - 60 to 149 MB/s

6048 x 3200 (6K DCI 17:9)

Blackmagic RAW 3:1 - 295 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 5:1 - 177 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 8:1 - 111 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 12:1 - 75 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW Q0 - 221 to 441 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW Q1 - 148 to 353 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW Q3 - 99 to 253 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW Q5 - 60 to 148 MB/s

6048 x 2520 (6K 2.4:1)

Blackmagic RAW 3:1 - 233 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 5:1 - 140 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 8:1 - 88 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 12:1 - 59 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW Q0 - 175 to 348 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW Q1 - 117 to 279 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW Q3 - 78 to 199 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW Q5 - 47 to 117 MB/s

4096 x 3072 (Super 35 4:3)

Blackmagic RAW 3:1 - 192 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 5:1 - 116 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 8:1 - 73 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 12:1 - 49 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW Q0 - 145 to 288 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW Q1 - 97 to 231 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW Q3 - 65 to 165 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW Q5 - 39 to 97 MB/s

4096 x 2160 (4K DCI 17:9)

Blackmagic RAW 3:1 - 136 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 5:1 - 82 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 8:1 - 52 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 12:1 - 35 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW Q0 - 102 to 203 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW Q1 - 69 to 163 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW Q3 - 46 to 117 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW Q5 - 28 to 69 MB/s

2112 x 1184 (Super 16 16:9)

Blackmagic RAW 3:1 - 40 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 5:1 - 24 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 8:1 - 16 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 12:1 - 11 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW Q0 - 30 to 59 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW Q1 - 21 to 48 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW Q3 - 14 to 34 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW Q5 - 9 to 21 MB/s

1920 x 1080

Blackmagic RAW 3:1 - 33 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 5:1 - 20 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 8:1 - 13 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 12:1 - 9 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW Q0 - 25 to 49 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW Q1 - 17 to 40 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW Q3 - 12 to 29 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW Q5 - 8 to 17 MB/s

Constant Quality storage rates quoted are indicative only.

Actual storage rates are entirely dependent on image subject matter.


Software Included

Blackmagic OS

DaVinci Resolve Studio for Mac and Windows including activation key

Blackmagic Camera Setup

Blackmagic RAW Player

Blackmagic RAW QuickLook Plugin

Blackmagic RAW SDK

Blackmagic RAW Speed Test

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