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DJI Ronin 4D-8K debuts with new Zenmuse X9-8K camera

The DJI Ronin 4D-8K sells for a heady $12,838. (Image source: DJI)
The DJI Ronin 4D-8K sells for a heady $12,838. (Image source: DJI)
DJI has released the Ronin 4D-8K, a new camera system that offers 4-axis gimbal stabilisation. Built around the also new Zenmuse X9-8K camera sensor, the Ronin 4D-8K sells for over $10,000 before factoring DJI's abundance of official accessories.

DJI has now presented the Ronin 4D-8K, the company's latest professional camera. Presumably, the Ronin 4D-8K will also be DJI's final release of 2023 after a busy year. For context, the Ronin 4D-8K arrives a few months after the Osmo Pocket 3 and Osmo Action 4 cameras, a pair of consumer-grade cameras. Additionally, DJI has launched numerous drones this year too, with the Mini 4 Pro serving as its most recent effort.

As its name suggests, the Ronin 4D-8K combines a 4-axis gimbal with an 8K camera sensor. Specifically, DJI describes the latter (Zenmuse X9-8K) a 35 mm full frame sensor that supports 14.7 dynamic range stops and 800/4000 dual-native ISO. Moreover, the Ronin 4D-8K can record videos in up to 60 FPS at 8K or 4K for creating 120 FPS slow-motion footage.

(Image source: DJI)
(Image source: DJI)

DJI adds that the camera system also has integrated neutral density (ND) filters that cover nine exposure stops and an Automated Manual Focus (AMF) for autofocus when using manual focus lenses. For reference, the Ronin 4D-8K supports DL/E/L/PL/M interchangeable lens mounts as well, along with Apple ProRes RAW, CinemaDNG, H.264 and ProRes 422 HQ video codecs.

The Ronin 4D-8K is available for $12,838 before taxes and includes a RAW licence key, DJI's DL PZ 17-28 mm (T3.0) ASPH lens and a 1 TB PRO SSD, among other accessories. Conversely, the Zenmuse X9-8K camera itself retails for $3,599. Please see DJI's website for more details.

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Alex Alderson, 2023-12-16 (Update: 2023-12-16)