DJI Zenmuse X7 - S35 Gimbal 6K RAW Cinema Camera for 3.000 Euro[10:41 thu,12.October 2017 by Rudi Schmidts]
DJI - primarily known as a major drone maker - today introduced the Zenmuse X7, which actually has what it takes to transform the cinema camera market. Officially, it is said to be the world&s first Super 35 digital film camera optimized for professional aerial photography. But the offered technology (6K RAW recording with a stabilized S35 camera) also arouses desires on earth, especially if one hears the price of 2.999 Euro incl. VAT.
The DJI Zenmuse X7 can record up to 6K RAW.
The Super 35 camera sensor (23.5 x 12.5mm) should have a dynamic range of 14 f-stops and the Xyla charts presented here leave little doubt about this information:
Xyla chart and f-stops of the DJI Zenmuse X7.
This is remarkable, among other things, because the pixel size of the 6K sensor reaches just 3.91 µm. At the readout time of the Rolling Shutter DJI doesn&t lose a word in the specifications.
The X7 is capable of recording 6K CinemaDNG RAW or 5.2K Apple ProRes at up to 30 fps, as well as 3.9K CinemaDNG RAW or 2.7K ProRes at up to 59.94 fps.
The supported recording formats of the Zenmuse X7
As you can see, there&s never more than 60 fps in it. However, there is no 4K Slow-Motion with full sensor reading in this price range. Nevertheless, a 2K Slow-Motion is certainly at the top of the wish list of potential buyers. The Color Science show with specified LUTs and a very large D-Gamut RGB color space shows that DJI take the subject of cinema cameras seriously.
Let&s say "interesting" is which mount way DJI strikes with the camera. They decided to introduce their own mount (the DL-Mount) with the X7. This captivates by a very short back focal distance (16,84mm) and its own DJI lenses are also available. At the beginning there are four primes (16,24,35, and 50mm, all with F2.8). The 16 mm lens is additionally equipped with an integrated ND 4 filter. The special feature is that the housing of the lenses is made of carbon fibre to make them particularly light.
If you take a closer look, you can read in the small print that there are even two types of lenses: DL and DL-S. The difference? The maximum image circle of the DL-S lens is Super 35 mm, while the other DL lenses support full format sensors. All lenses are able to achieve a resolution of up to 8K. This clearly indicates that DJI can also support 35mm/full format sensors with the DL-Mount. The 8K capability also clearly indicates that DJI wants to add a larger Zenmuse X-model with an 8K full-frame sensor. All lenses except for the 16mm are DL-models, i. e. 8K-full format compatible. Only the 16mm is a DL-S type for S35, and the lenses have their price: about 1.500 Euro per lens, but at the moment you only get the prime set in a 4-pack for about 5.000 Euro.
And how about it? Here you can get a picture of the first Zenmuse X7 shots:
So: 2,999 Euro incl. VAT for the Zenmuse X7 sounds quite tempting for a S35-6K RAW camera. But with the lens set you&re already at 8,000 Euros, and you also need a carrier for X7, which currently only works with the Inspire 2, which costs another 3,400 Euros. In the future, however, more DJI products will be compatible with the X7. That&s what the FAQ promises. Oh yes, and of course you also need a proprietary CINESSD from DJI. The cheapest version (120GB) costs another 350 Euro, 240 GB for 569 Euro and 480 GB for 999 Euro. As always, the fun out back is much more expensive...
more infos at bei www.dji.com
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