6K cameras offer video resolution of 6144×3160 or 19.4 megapixels. These are the next generation digital cameras after 5K cameras and are definitely way much better than digital cameras shooting videos at 1080p. The letter “p” stands for progressive scan which is also referred to as non-interlaced scanning is an important scanning technique used in storing, displaying or transferring moving images in sequence just as what is seen on television. 6K resolution is equivalent to 6,000 pixels with regard to horizontal resolution.
In digital cameras, this means that this is a powerful device that can shoot still images and capture video at 6K resolution. As compared to 4K and 5K, this type of camera can deliver crisper and clearer images and footages. It has 9.36 times more pixels than 1080p, 8.78 times more pixels than 2K, 2.2x more than 4K and 1.4 times more pixels than 5K.
6K Camera Models
One model is the 6K HD Pro camera from Avigilon. This powerful shooter boasts of a resolution of 6016 X 4008 or 24 MP. It is said to be able to compete with up to 79 VGA resolution cameras. Coversely, manufacturer RED also has its own offering which is the DRAGON. At 6K resolution, it can outshine HD when it comes to capturing pixels at over nine times. Apart from more detailed images brought about by a bigger resolution, 6K digital technology also brought about other improvements that make it possible to achieve crispier and cleaner images.
This also allows for converting 6K files to either HD or 4K with more detailed and refined results as opposed to stills and videos taken with low resolutions. Images look real and alive. Moreover, the Dragon boasts of 19 MP that makes it possible to capture videos and stills in 6K 2.4:1 at 100 fps or 6K Full Frame at 75fps.
Panasonic is also trying its hand on this new evolution in digital technology. It has been reported that the manufacturer has plans of introducing a 6K mirrorless camera in the future and will probably be the best 6K camera for consumers. Features will include the capability of capturing 6K videos at 30 fps and 4K at 60 fps. As for taking still images, it will be 18MP which can be taken from the taken video.
ARRI, another player in the camera manufacturing arena came up with its production models of the Alexa 65 more than a year ago. This is a model with 6K resolution and had been used by Hollywood filmmakers.
In fact, about 40% of the film The Revenant was shot using this camera. Other movies filmed using the Arri 65 were Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and in the underwater scene in Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, among numerous others. ARRI’s Alexa 65 sports a large CMOS sensor of 65mm and a dynamic range of 14 stops. As for the weight, it is bit heavy at 10.5 kilograms.
With bigger resolution, images and footages are better. This is why 6K digital cameras are better than its predecessors. Also, with 6K resolution cinema camera gaining popularity among film professionals, this new generation of cameras might be in the main stream in the future.