DJI have announced the arrival the world's first super-compact 35 digital film camera, the Zenmuse X7. Aimed for professional cinematographers and video production enthusiasts, the Zenmuse X7 features an integrated gimbal and can capture 6K CinemaDNG RAW and 5.2K Apple ProRest at 30FPS or 3.9K Cinerma DNG RAW and 2.7k Apple ProRes at 60 FPS.
Taking advantage of new FSI-Cu technology, the X7's sensor features thinner interconnections, this increases photo-sensitivity and enables a more compact lens mound to be used. Utilizing DJI's new Cinema Color System, this innovative system preserves accurate colors for easier post-processing while maintaining color accuracy.
Four lenses are currently available with focal lengths at 16mm, 24mm, 35mm and 50mm, all capable of resolution up to 8K. They're not cheap however, prices start at at $1,199 to $1,299 for the 50mm. When attached to the DJI Inspire 2, flight times are marginally impacted. This is a result of the Zenmuse X7's weighing only 631 grams, with expected flight times of up to 23 minutes.
DJI's Zenmuse X7 also introduces the DL-Mount, the world's first integrated aerial lens mount that enables switching between all four lenses. This is great for professionals that utilize all lenses on offer, with the bonus incentive that DJI offer 15 percent discount if purchasing all four lenses, making the total cost $4,299.