DJI is usually known for their drones and gimbal technology, however they seem to now be entering the world of cinema cameras with their new DJI Ronin 4D, which they claim to be “the next generation of film production.” The DJI Ronin 4D encompasses a Zenmuse X9 gimbal camera, a 4-axis stabilization system, LiDAR focusing, and wireless transmission and control.
The heart of the system is the all new full frame Zenmuse X9 gimbal camera, available in 6K and 8K versions. The 6K version is capable of supporting up to 6K at 60fps and 4K at 120 fps, while the 8K can support up to 8K at 75 fps. Both versions of the X9 can shoot H.264, Apple ProRes, and ProRes RAW for maximum control in post production. The interchangeable lens mount design of the Zenmuse X9 allows you to use both DJI’s DL mount and Leica M mount. The camera itself also has nine built-in ND filters, so you can easily adapt to any lighting situation. The 4-axis stabilization system on the Ronin 4D is an industry first according to DJI and is designed to eliminate camera shake effectively. The new system allows operators to shoot smooth footage while walking, running, or moving around erratically, without any other equipment needed. The Ronin 4D also utilizes a LiDAR Range Finder for faster and more reliable focusing. The LiDAR focusing system has a range of 10 meters and is able to locate subjects quickly and precisely with laser measurements.
Available in 6K and 8K models, the 6K will be priced at $7,199 and will be available this December. The 8K model will start at $11,499 and will be available at a later date.