DJI's brand new Super 35 Zenmuse X7 6K Camera
The new camera for DJI's aerial platform, the Inspire 2 boasts a lot of impressive specs. Camera's with incredible specs just get smaller every year. Who can keep up with all of these new tech things coming out? Just when you buy one, 6 months later a new one is announced. Its exciting but also discouraging at the same time. So lets take a quick look at the technical specs of this new camera. This will not be a full review but simply a run down of some of the features. (full disclaimer) I have not been sent one. I am not a representative of DJI in any way and never have been. Im definitely open to it so don't count me out =)
The Zenmuse X7 excels by providing a Super 35mm (23.5×15.7 mm) sensor, and further increasing the single-pixel size to 3.91 micrometers. The new DJI camera captures RAW videos up to 6K/30 fps or 3.9K/59.94 fps and photos with a breath taking resolution up to 24 MP. The larger sensor in the X7 delivers excellent photo and video quality but also provides up to 14 stops dynamic range. Current Inspire 2 owners will rejoice that it is compatible. Image processing for Cinema DNG - Apple ProRes takes place in the CineCore 2.1 Image Processing.
From The DJI Website:
" The new color system consists of a new D-Log curve and a D-Gamut RGB color space. With professional cinematography in mind, the D-Log can encode 15 stops of dynamic range, two stops higher than the Zenmuse X5S. Even in poor light conditions, the X7 can still preserve stunning detail in shadows and highlights, leaving more room for post-production creativity.
D-Gamut covers the entire DCI-P3 color space commonly used in filmmaking. Tailored for aerial cinematography and stills photography, D-Gamut provides larger green tone coverage, delivering beautifulgreen gradation for your shoots.
D-Gamut also offers optimized skin tone adjustment by moving these tones to their most suitable chromaticity, ensuring vivid colors are reflected from every inch of skin. By applying the dedicated 3D-LUT in color grading, skin tones will softly transition, even with wide exposure differences. When designing D-Gamut, we considered manual color grading, preventing skin tones from turning yellow when editing without 3D-LUT or color management. "
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DJI offers four prime lenses for the DL-Mount system, with focal lengths ranging from 16-50 mm and resolutions of up to 8K. Made of lightweight carbon fiber and designed by world-leading optics teams, the four lenses have been embedded with advanced technologies crafted specifically for the X7’s high-end image sensor.
When will it be available?
The Zenmuse X7 camera is priced at $2,699 USD. The new DL lenses will come in 16 mm, 24 mm and 35 mm lenses will be priced at $1,299 each. The 50 mm will be less at $1,199. Those wanting to purchase the Zenmuse X7 plus the prime lens pack can do so for $4,299. The Zenmuse X7 will start shipping in early November 2017 from store.dji.com, in DJI Flagship Stores and through DJI Authorized Dealers worldwide.
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