It is capable of shooting 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 to integrate seamlessly into industry-standard post-production workflows.
The DJI Zenmuse X7 camera will feature a new DL lens mount system dedicated to a range of prime lenses, available in 16mm, 24mm, 35mm and 50mm focal lengths all with a maximum aperture of F/2.8.
Also new in the X7 is the DJI Cinema Color System, which utilizes a D-Log curve and D-Gamut RGB color space developed in consultation with Technicolor for a more cinema-style approach to color management. The Zenmuse X7 interchangeable lens camera is aimed squarely at the pros, and puts the Super 35 digital film format onto a drone for the first time.
Additionally, DJI is also introducing the DJI Cinema Colour System (DCCS) with improved D-Log gamma curve and D-Gamut RGB.
Prime lenses in 16mm, 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, carbon fibre construction. The 16mm lens has a built-in ND 4 filter, DJI said, while the 24mm, 35mm and 50mm lenses have a mechanical shutter built in. With professional cinematography in mind, the D-Log can encode 15 stops of dynamic range, two stops higher than the Zenmuse X5S.
The Zenmuse X7 can capture 14 stops of dynamic range, DJI said. The Zenmuse X7 will start shipping in early November 2017 from store.dji.com ans in DJI Flagship Stores and through DJI Authorized Dealers worldwide. Upon launch, at least, the Zenmuse X7 will be made available on the Inspire drone, but the sources state that the camera may be available on cheaper drones at some point in the future. Smaller, lighter drones that can shoot higher quality images without an expensive cinema camera strapped to it is a good thing and DJI looks to have a really impressive release with the new Zenmuse X7 for the Inspire 2 drone. The Super 35 sensor will provide better shooting capabilities not just in terms of a shallower depth of field but also with lower noise.
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