DJI has unveiled a professional 8K video capture solution called Ronin 4D. The device is based on the Zenmuse X9 full-frame camera, but it also has a 4-axis stabilizer, built-in LiDAR, a signal transmission system, multiple microphones and batteries that will provide up to 2.5 hours of continuous shooting.
The company notes that when working on Ronin 4D, they consulted with dozens of professional cameramen from around the world. Their feedback and wishes were taken into account. As a result, the company was able to create a functional solution aimed at the most demanding users.
Customers will have two versions of the Ronin 4D to choose from. Both of them will be equipped with the Zenmuse X9 camera. At the same time, a more affordable variation will only be able to shoot 6K video. The top version will allow you to shoot in 8K format. Ronin 4D owners will also be able to use optional 24/35/50mm DL lenses. Moreover, users do not have to apply solutions from any one brand. The camera supports lenses from Leica, Panasonic, Sony, and more.
The features of Ronin 4D include 4-axis stabilization. It effectively reduces vertical vibration and camera shake. In fact, such a suspension allows you to replace the operator’s trolley. And built-in LiDAR helps you adjust focus almost instantly, even when shooting very dynamic scenes.
The Ronin 4D provides multiple storage options for footage (USB SSD, CFexpress Type-B card and DJI PROSSD 1TB) and a range of additional ports for connecting various equipment. The camera is powered by branded TB50 batteries. The latter were used in the Ronin 2 and Inspire 2 drones. A full charge is enough for 2.5 hours of shooting.
Ronin 4D prices start at $7,199. The top version, capable of shooting 8K video, will cost $11,500.
A source: DJI