DJI simply launched a brand new digicam designed to work with drones, and specifically its Encourage 2 flyer. The digicam is a “world first” in that its an excellent 35 digital movie digicam tailor-made for aerial cinematography – in different phrases, in the event you’re a filmmaker, documentarian or skilled cinematographer, you’re in all probability going to need one among these.
The Zenmuse X7 camera has a big, Tremendous 35 format digital sensor, and helps interchangeable lenses for a spread of potential focal lengths. It shoots as much as 6K in CinemaDNG RAW format, or can seize in 5.2k Apple ProRes at body charges of as much as 30 FPS. It could additionally seize three.9K Cinema DNG RAW or 2.7K ProRes at 59.94 FPS, which ought to meet the wants of most post-production work from Hollywood on down (or up I suppose, relying in your perspective).
The brand new DJI digicam makes use of DJI’s DL-Mount system, and works with prime lenses with fastened focal lengths of 16mm, 24mm, 35mm and 50mm, every with a max aperture of F/2.eight, and all with carbon fibre our bodies to optimize mild weighting. The 16mm lens has a inbuilt ND filter that may present as much as four additional stops of sunshine management. All collectively, the array weighs solely 631 grams with the 16mm lens connected.
Prime quality cinema video doesn’t come low-cost, after all – however at $2,699 US for the digicam, it’s not a financial institution breaker for manufacturing professionals both. The 16mm, 24mm and 35mm lenses weight in at $1,299 every, and the 50mm will value $1,199. There’s additionally a combo together with the digicam physique (with its built-in gimbal) and all of the lenses for $four,299, with retail availability starting in November for the entire above.