The rumors about a new professional camera from DJI are growing - the well-known DJI leaker OsitaLV, who has often been right with his information about upcoming DJi products, has published on Twitter more images of DJI&s gimbal camera.
Here complementary the already in December by OsitaLV posted pictures of the new camera from another perspective:
Gimbal arm with new interface
On display is a highly modular gimbal camera system consisting of the new type of camera body along with a 1-axis gimbal arm on which a Zenmuse-like gimbal camera is mounted; an arm for the display; and two detachable handles.
The system would allow various gimbal cameras such as the successors to the Zenmuse X5S with MFT sensor or Zenmuse X7 with S35 sensor to be used in conjunction with the camera body - alternatively, they could still be used in conjunction with one of DJI&s pro drones such as an Inspire 2 successor.
DJI&s Zenmuse X7 gimbal camera.
They would probably have to be successors of the already existing models, since the camera interface seen in the photos is not the one now used by the Zenmuse cameras or the Inspire 2 drone. A new Zenmuse model with a full-frame 6K or 8K sensor would also be conceivable.
As a reminder, DJI&s Zenmuse X7 gimbal camera costs around ,000 and uses a Super 35 camera sensor (23.5 x 12.5mm) with a dynamic range of 14 stops and records 6K CinemaDNG RAW or 5.2K Apple ProRes at up to 30 fps.
What can be seen in the photos - plus speculation.
- two large heat sinks on the front and back of the camera body (cooling fins may also be seen on the camera module)
- an integrated tiltable arm made of carbon fiber on which a 3-axis gimbal with integrated camera and lens is mounted (and looks very similar to a Zenmuse)
- the gimbal port, i.e. the electronic interface between gimbal camera and camera body seems to be different from the one used by DJI&s Zenmuse models X5S or X7 cameras, it has here two wide interfaces instead of one
For comparison the old gimbal camera interface
- one 4-PIN connector for power
- several still unlabeled control buttons probably for recording start/stop (red) ? and others for adjustments
- a detachable arm with camera display
- a battery holder on the back
- left and right of the body are removable handles with control buttons
- the lateral interfaces on the camera body are splash-proof by rubber cover picture
- the picture from below shows different threads for different mount possibilities
- on the camera you can see a device which might be a distance sensor like a LiDAR for an autofocus system
The above are our observations and speculations - what else do you notice in the pictures?