Last one out of the Kinjaverse, turn out the lights.

Chinese Camera to out do Black Magic, Panasonic and RED

Kinefinity, the Chinese cinema camera manufacturers, have met their rumours with this beast. The specs are simply incredible!

With a Super 35 CMOS sensor in there, this camera promises to record up to 6K onto dual SSDs (You can use only one SSD in lower resolutions). If 6K isn't your thing, you can still shoot in the usual 4K, 3K, 2K and HD - and hey, why not shoot at 100fps in HD? Or 96fps in 2K?


It boasts up to 16 stops of dynamic range (not in 6K though, but who cares?) which is unheard of, supports standard V-Mount batteries and will even let you use your iPhone as a wireless monitor (and of course SDI/HDMI).

Did we mention that it's rumoured to sell for under $10,000? Jesus.. It might not be your prosumer DSLR for you and me, but this is a kick in the teeth for companies who are racing to to the bottom to try and create budget cinema cameras. Last month Black Magic's 4K cinema camera dropped in price down to about $3k, Panasonic is getting a 4K DSLR out there for less than that again.

In the higher end of things, RED was aiming at 6K footage with their new Dragon. It'll be tough for non-hollywood filmmakers to justify a RED when Kinefinity's line is on offer.

We'll have to wait and see what the footage is actually like at NAB and such this year, but it could be another game changer.

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