DJI today held their first October 2021 launch event showcasing their own Cinema camera called the DJI Ronin 4D. Their Cinema camera features a gimbal in it hence the name Ronin which is mostly used on their Gimbal stabilizers. The camera comes with other amazing features like Cinematic imaging, Lidar Focusing, and wireless transmission built into it. Something soo cool and not all cameras have support for it is the fact that everything from the wireless transmission system, focusing, imaging, and stabilization systems are all built into the body giving it a futuristic look.
DJI Ronin 4D specifications and pricing
The camera comes with a 35mm full-frame CMOS image sensor with support for DL, M, and E Mount lens systems. The Ronin 4D comes in two versions that are the 6K and 8K versions. The camera shoots in H.264, Apple ProRes, and Apple ProRes RAW formats for better editing flexibility. For Quality, the 6K version can shoot 6K videos@60fps and 4K videos@120fps while the 8K version takes 8K videos at up to 75fps
You will get up to 2.5hrs of shooting time per full charge with the included TB50 intelligent battery. For focus, the cinema camera comes with Manual focus, Autofocus, and DJI’S own Automated Manual focus. It also features an active track system that coupled with AI can track subjects from longer distances and still be in a good composition.
DJI has introduced a new transmission technology called 03 Pro on the Ronin 4D that allows it to transmit 1080p/60fps video feed to remote monitors up to 20,000ft or 6KM away. O3 uses 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequency for video transmission but also supports the DFS frequency band to improve signal stability and reliability.
Ronin 4D has the option for USB SSD, CFExpress, and DJI PRO SSD 1TB for your storage needs, and when you want anything to do with sound which is a fundamental option for cinematographers, the 4D features a built-in mic, 2 channel 24-bit, two XLE ports and two 3.5mm ports built into the expansion plates.
For the price, the 6K version goes for $7,199 available in-store from December while the 8K version is priced at $11,499 and will be available in-store from December 2021. Check out more here.