DJI’s next step

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A ProRes RAW cinema camera from DJI? I’d buy one.

As any drone pilot will tell you, some of the most innovative 4K RAW cameras in the past 3 years have come from DJI. Their 5.2K RAW Super 35mm sensor in the X7 being one example. This unfortunately remains a drone-only option (Inspire 2) and the image processing is in the drone itself, meaning the X7 cannot yet be attached to anything else such as a Ronin-S gimbal or small OSMO-style pistol grip.

DJI’s next step could involve a whole new kind of device.¬†The drones are established now. DJI could now take a huge step into the cinema camera market to compete with the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K.

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Global shutter M-mount camera announced with eye-opening smartphone “hotlink”

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This new French camera has a few very noteworthy ideas behind it.

First of all, it does away with a mechanical shutter to bring the cost down and instead has a global shutter CMOS sensor. Global shutter of course avoids the kind of distortion and banding you get from a rolling shutter. It has the advantage of being completely silent compared to an electronic shutter.

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Top 6 videos on EOS R with combined 2 million views and not a single mention of the rolling shutter in 4K

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With an increasing number of customers relying on YouTube for expert consumer advice, is it any wonder Canon continue to sell more cameras than Sony and Panasonic?

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