4K vs 6K Battery Life

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Zak Ray

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4K vs 6K Battery Life

PostWed Oct 09, 2019 1:31 pm

Anyone know if there's any power consumption difference between the 4K and 6K, if the recording formats are equal? I assume it eats up a little more due to the larger sensor but maybe not.
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Re: 4K vs 6K Battery Life

PostWed Oct 09, 2019 5:25 pm

Unless someone has both cameras with identical media, this is going to be hard to test.
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Re: 4K vs 6K Battery Life

PostWed Oct 09, 2019 6:16 pm

Denny Smith wrote:Unless someone has both cameras with identical media, this is going to be hard to test. Cheers


True, but unsurprisingly Blackmagic says on the cameras' Tech Specs pages ...

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Pocket 6K: Battery Life
Approximately 45 minutes
(recording 6K RAW at 24 fps to CFast 2.0 with screen brightness at 50%)

Pocket 4K: Battery Life
Approximately 60 minutes
(recording at 24 fps without any external USB-C device connected)
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... and every review I've seen comparing the 2 cameras indicates similar results. A bigger sensor and larger data files are expected to require more power, and generate more heat, requiring more power to cool. Cheers.
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Re: 4K vs 6K Battery Life

PostWed Oct 09, 2019 7:44 pm

This would be more useful if they indicated what format the Pocket 4K was recording....
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