The last three Kinefinity cameras (TERRA 4K, MAVO and MAVO LF) have been in the product portfolio for quite some time. But this does not mean that they belong to the old iron. In fact, Kinefinity, especially with the MAVO models, was represented on the market of 6K cine cameras quite early. In our tests, the offered hardware always scored quite well, but we still had to criticize a certain maturity period for the firmware. But it's not only the firmware that has matured in the course of time since its release. The market for cine-camcorders has also become considerably more populated and above all cheaper. With 6K cameras such as the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K or the Panasonic S1H, there are now quite potent models available for immediate purchase in the price range below 5,000 euro. And even in the price segment below 20,000 Euros, professional 6K full format offers from Canon and Sony have meanwhile established themselves.
Probably in response to this, Kinefinity announces a significant price reduction for its three current models with immediate effect. The most significant price reduction is for the MAVO LF, the 6K model with full format sensor. Instead of the previous 12,000 euros, it will now only cost 8,000 euros. The 6K-S35 model MAVO 6K will simultaneously drop from 8,000 Euro to 5,000 Euro. The MFT model Terra 4K, on the other hand, will no longer be much cheaper with a price reduction from 4000 Euro to 3,500 Euro.
The new prices of the Kinefinity Bodies TERRA 4K, MAVO 6K and MAVO LF
For practical use, it is recommended that you purchase a matching accessory bundle. The previous bundle offers have now been made a little "clearer" for this. The former basic package has been renamed to Handheld Package and now costs 1,500 Euro. In addition, there are two new options called Core and Production, which cost 3,000 and 5,000 Euros respectively. An overview is given in the following graphic:
The new Kinefinity accessory bundles
According to Adam Riese, the smallest turnkey configuration (Terra 4K + handheld) now costs around 5,000 euros. And the largest package (MAVO LF + Production) is available for 13.000 Euro, which is still a confident price considering the new Canon C500 Mk2 and the Sony FX9. As unique selling points compared to the competition, Kinefinity can especially point out its mount options, high frame rates, cheap SSDs as storage media as well as direct ProRES recording.
Kinefinity also announces ProRes4444 / XQ for the TERRA 4K. A corresponding free firmware update will be available from April 2020.