DJI's Ronin 4D cinema camera has a built-in gimbal and LiDAR focus system | Engadget

That's a lot, of course, but less than some cinema camera systems by themselves and DJI's Ronin 2 cinema stabilizer runs $8,000-plus without any camera at all. The system supports full autofocus, manual focus and "Automated Manual Focus" (AMF) that allows camera operators to "pull focus with extreme precision." DJI has revealed the Ronin 4D, a cinema camera system with a built-in 4-axis gimbal, 8K resolution and LiDAR rangefinder that promises "sharper, faster and more reliable focusing." Both come with the gimbal, camera, LiDAR range finder, a monitor, hand grips, top handle, a carrying case and a battery. The "Zenmuse X9" camera is designed exclusively for the Ronin 4D and should give dedicated camera manufacturers pause. It didn't mention any other autofocus technology used by the camera, though it "supports human face/body recognition and framing of any subject." The aim is to reduce vertical jarring when a camera operator walks or runs, a trick that usually requires considerable skill.
DJI has revealed the Ronin 4D, a cinema camera system with a built-in 4-axis gimbal, 8K resolution and LiDAR rangefinder that promises "sharper, faster and more reliable focusing." With a price start… [+2914 chars]