DJI reveals the world's first super-camera optimised for drones

DJI Zenmuse X7 cinematic camera leaks with 6K RAW and Apple ProRes

As with other cameras, this Zenmuse is designed for use with drones, enabling - in this case - professionals to shoot videos that are suitable for 4K+ displays and professional applications, including cinema footage, promotional videos, and other scenarios where high quality aerial videos are needed. DJI's aim for the Zenmuse X7 camera is to be the all in one choice for aerial cinematography by offering this range of resolutions, frame rates and formats that can match with many production cameras.

"The Zenmuse X7 offers everything professional content creators need to make their aerial footage as stunning and vivid as they demand", said Paul Pan, Senior Product Manager at DJI. Even better, it utilizes a new DL-mount system for changing among an available set of F2.8 prime lens options - 16mm, 24mm, 35mm and 50mm. The new Zenmuse X7 Super 35 sensor camera will record in a whopping 6K CinemaDNG RAW 12-bit/5.2K Apple ProRes HQ 4:2:2 up to 30fps.

Additionally, DJI is also introducing the DJI Cinema Colour System (DCCS) with improved D-Log gamma curve and D-Gamut RGB.

To allow for advanced setting adjustment and fine-tuning, the 16mm lens is equipped with a built-in ND 4 filter, and the 24 mm, 35 mm, and 50 mm lenses feature a mechanical shutter. With professional cinematography in mind, the D-Log can encode 15 stops of dynamic range, two stops higher than the Zenmuse X5S. It has promising crisp, dynamic range of 14 stops, editing ready video along with sufficient amount of detail in low light.

Up to 23 minutes flying time when mounted onto the DJI Inspire 2.

The Zenmuse X7 is expected to start shipping early in November for $2,699, DJI said.

The Zenmuse X7 camera is priced at $2,699 Dollars (€ 2.999). The 16 mm, 24 mm and 35 mm lenses will be available for $1,299 each, and the 50 mm for $1,199. Customers can also purchase all four lenses together for $4,299. The X7 is said to feature a 3-axis stabilized gimbal with the aforementioned 6K/30fs camera. With D-Log Curve and D-Gamut RGB color space and a super 35 sensor it would make an amazingly good camera for ground level shooting as well without having to use awkward heavy setups. Let's talk in the comments section.

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