When it comes to flying cameras, there's no doubt that DJI is at the top of the game. Alongside its consumer, pro-sumer, and professional cinema options, today DJI announced the Super 35-format Zenmuse X7. Designed to work seamlessly with the Inspire 2 drone, the X7 features a number of advancements to make it the perfect match for cinema-quality aerial video capture.
In addition to the larger 23.5mm x 12.5mm Super 35 sensor, the X7 features a new DJI Cinema Color System (DCCS) developed with Technicolor to provide better color science to the DJI shooting experience. Alongside the sensor's 14-stop dynamic range, DCCS' new D-Log Curve and D-Gamut RGB color space provide improved dynamic range and the preservation of more color information for greater color grading flexibility. Thankfully, DCCS will be available for both the X7 and for the previously released X5S. There is no word yet on other compatibility.
The X7's sensor is also the highest resolution drone-integrated camera, offering 6K CinemaDNG RAW or 5.2K Apple ProRes recording at up to 30 FPS and 3.9K CinemaDNG RAW or 2.7K ProRes recording at up to 59.94 FPS. The X7 will also shoot 24MP DNG stills using a slightly larger APS-C portion of the sensor.
Additionally, the X7 features interchangeable carbon fiber lenses that include 16mm, 24mm, 35mm, and 50mm focal lengths, each with f/2.8 maximum apertures. The 16mm includes a built-in ND 4 filter while the remaining lenses feature mechanical shutters. With the 16mm lens, the X7 system weighs just 631 grams, which lets the Inspire 2 fly for up to 23 minutes.
The Zenmuse X7 will begin shipping November worldwide for $2,699 in the U.S. The lenses will be available for $1,299 each, with the exception of the $1,199 50mm lens. A complete prime lens kit will be offered for $4,299. Additionally, DJI Care Refresh will be available for everything announced today as well as for the Inspire 2 drone.
Below is the full specifications list.
- Super 35 sensor
Effective Sensor size:
- Still: 23.5*15.7mm(APS-C mode), 3:2, 3.91um, CF=1.5
- Video: 23.5*12.5mm (S35mm mode), 16:9, CF=1.6
- 14 f-stops
- Effective Sensor size:
- DJI DL-Mount: Flange distance: 16.84mm, diameter: 58mm
Four prime lenses
- DJI DL-S 16mm F2.8 ND ASPH 24mm (stills eq.) , 26mm (video eq.)
- DJI DL 24mm F2.8 LS ASPH 36mm (stills eq.) , 38mm (video eq.)
- DJI DL 35mm F2.8 LS ASPH 53mm (stills eq.) , 56mm (video eq.)
- DJI DL 50mm F2.8 LS ASPH 75mm (stills eq.) , 80mm (video eq.)
Ultra-light carbon fiber
Lens shutter: 24mm, 35mm, & 50mm models
Built-in ND 4 filter: 16mm model
- 6K RAW and 5.2K Apple ProRes
- 6K CinemaDNG
- 59.94 FPS Apple ProRes
- Great Details
- Less artifacts and noises
DJI Cinema Color System
- A new D-Log curve
- D-Gamut RGB Color Space
- Available on X5S, X7
- Support EI Mode
- Separated looks for recording and monitor
- Improved dark level correction