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DJI Releases the 6K Zenmuse X7 Camera and 4 Prime Lenses

Michael Maher

DJI upgrades the Inspire 2 with an incredible new 6K camera. Updates for other DJI products are on the way.

All images via DJI.

The DJI Zenmuse X7 is the next step in the evolution of drones. Designed for the Inspire 2, the X7 is the first Super35 camera designed for aerial use. It can capture 6K CinemaDNG RAW footage up to 30fps and 5.2K ProRes up to 30fps. It can also capture 4K PreRes, 3.9K CinemaDNG RAW, and 2.7K ProRes footage up to 60fps.

 

The Zenmuse X7 has 14 stops of dynamic range and accommodates interchangeable lenses. With the new DL-mount, you can use a variety of DJI lenses. The company is initially launching with a 16mm, 24mm, 35mm, and 50mm lenses with a maximum aperture of f2.8.

DJI Releases the 6K Zenmuse X7 Camera and 4 Prime Lenses — 14 Stops

With an ISO range of 100-25,600, this camera will work in a variety of low-light situations. There is also an EI mode to help match the look of other industry-standard cinema cameras. The lenses, like the company’s drones, feature carbon fiber bodies to keep them lightweight and durable.

DJI Releases the 6K Zenmuse X7 Camera and 4 Prime Lenses — ISO

For still photographers, the X7 captures RAW and JPEG images with 24 megapixels. To show off the footage capture on the Zenmuse X7, DJI put together this short spot.

DJI Zenmuse X7 Specs:

  • Price — $2,699 (body only)
  • Super 35 sensor
  • 14 stops of dynamic range
  • DJI DL-Mount
    • 4 carbon fiber prime lenses
      • 16mm — $1,299
      • 24mm — $1,299
      • 35mm — $1,299
      • 50mm — $1,199
      • Maximum aperture of f/2.8
      • Dedicated ND 4 stages filter for the 16mm lens
      • Mechanical shutter on the 24mm, 35mm, 50mm lenses
  • 6K CinemaDNG RAW 12-bit, or 5.2K Apple ProRes up to 30fps
  • 3.9K CinemaDNG RAW or 2.7K Apple ProRes up to 59.94fps
  • New D-Log Curve and D-Gamut RGB profiles
  • Up to 23 minutes flight with the DJI Inspire 2

Cinema5D sat down with DJI’s André Becker to talk about the Zenmuse X7. You can watch that interview here.

The DJI Zenmuse X7 is available now for $2,699 body only. You can order now on the DJI site.

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