Is DJI Releasing a New X7 Ground Camera?
A leaked image shows a new DJI X7 ground camera — Zenmuse X7 — a compact Super 35 mm camera, complete with an integrated gimbal made for high-end filmmaking that offers amazing resolution and image quality. It is compatible with the Inspire 2 and provides the best in next-level professional aerial cinematography.
The DJI Zenmuse X7 has become very popular with aerial cinematographers since it shoots both 6K CinemaDNG and 5.2K Apple ProRes, with support for continuous RAW burst shooting at 20 fps and 24 MP CMOS stills, with a dynamic range of 14 stops that preserves astonishing detail and a set of four prime lenses. Some claim that the quality produced by this camera and lens combination is similar to much larger cameras that require the larger drones.
The X7 has two interfaces that include:
- “Two heavy-duty heat sinks
- Multiple mounting options for Ronins, tripods
- What appear to be weatherproof seals over other inputs
- Four-pin video out
- Some carbon fiber construction”*
The Zenmuse X7 also introduces the DL-Mount, which is the first integrated aerial lens mount that makes it possible to switch between four prime lenses rapidly. In addition, it allows for seamless editing, and a new DJI Cinema Color System that preserves accurate and precise colors for making post-processing easier and gives professional filmmakers more creative flexibility in post-production. These impressive innovations allow filmmakers to capture scenes as they imagine them with the DJI Zenmuse X7.
DJI Enterprise points out the following impressive information about the X7:
“The X7 uses a Super 35 sensor, and its high readout speed supports RAW output at 6K/30 fps and 3.9K/59.94 fps. The pixel size reaches 3.91 µm and the diagonal length of the sensor is 26.6 mm when recording. A sensor this size offers a higher sensitivity to light and 14 stops of dynamic range — much wider than the 12.8 stops featured on the Zenmuse X5S. Furthermore, the SNR of the X7 is 46 dB, 8 dB higher than the X5S, and the tonal range is as high as 9.41 bits. All of these features offer unlimited creative options for a better workflow in the most demanding situations on set.
The X7 uses a Super 35 sensor, and its high readout speed supports RAW output at 6K/30 fps and 3.9K/59.94 fps. The pixel size reaches 3.91 µm and the diagonal length of the sensor is 26.6 mm when recording. A sensor this size offers a higher sensitivity to light and 14 stops of dynamic range — much wider than the 12.8 stops featured on the Zenmuse X5S.”*
With professional cinematography in mind, this new color system consists of a new D-Log curve and a D-Gamut RGB color space in which the D-Log can encode 15 stops of dynamic range, two stops higher than the CineCore 2.0. This means that even in poor light conditions, the X7 can still preserve stunning detail in shadows and highlights.
D-Gamut covers the entire DCI-P3 color space commonly used in filmmaking. And as it provides larger tone coverage of numerous colors, it delivers beautiful gradation for shoots, including optimized skin tone adjustment by moving these tones to their most suitable chromaticity, which reflects vivid colors from every inch of skin.
It is not surprising then that the Zenmuse X7 is tailored for high-end aerial cinematography and still photography.
DJI Zenmuse X7 is a major step forward in high-end filmmaking as it offers amazing resolution and image quality and provides the best in next-level professional aerial cinematography.
This is the answer to anyone who is seriously interested in high-end aerial cinematography and still photography!