Chinese manufacturer Kinefinity announced two new camera's today. Their new 6K flagship: the Kinifinity KineMAX 6K - and its little sibling, the KiniMini 4K. I'll start off with the latter because the 6K model has a whole load of images to end off with.
Kinefinity KineMini 4K
The KineMini 4K seems to be an upgraded version of the KineRAW Mini, which did its rounds several months ago. This time equipped with a 4K sensor, but mostly it has remained the same. Here are the specfications on the 4K model, as far as the western-world-web has been abled to translate/gather from the Chinese images:
- 1080p recording up to 100fps (maybe even in 2K)
- OLPF (optical low pass filter) for 4K
- SDI output, instead of 20fps HDMI output on the previous model
- Dual USB3.0 connections
- Built-in Wifi - 802.11AC
- Kinemount lens mount system, suitable for EF / Nikon / PL / B4
- Recording in CinemaDNG RAW 12/14bit
- Recording to other formats (ProRes 422HQ/H.264) via extra KineStation
The pricing for the Kinemini seems to be around $3,220.- for the body, and add $647 for 4K and slowmotion each, so the total body-package would end up to be $4,514.-. The pricepoint of the KineStation has not yet been announced. If you want a package with two 64GB cards, you'll have to shelf out $5,823.-.
First 100 customers get a discount!
Kinefinity KineMAX 6K
The same translation/interpretation warning also goes here. We're not too good when it comes to the Chinese language. First off - tech specs.
- 4K up to 50fps
- 6K up to 30fps
- 2K up to 100fps
- 1080p/720p at undefined speeds
- XLR with 48V phantom power
- USB (that'll be USB3 I suppose)
- Sensor crop modes, just like with RED camera's
- 6K recording in CinemaDNG to the SSD mag
- Dynamic range seems to be 16 stops at 4K and 14 stops at 6K
- OLPF (optical low pass filter)
- 30% bigger than the KiniMini
- Two colour options - metal and black
- Dual SSD slots
- Records to KineMAG SSD's
Both camera's record to Kinefinity's own KineMAG SSD's. These are in fact regular SSD's, but not with the common MLC or TLC flash-chips, but the faster and more reliable SLC chips. These are available from many other manufacturers, but are terribly expensive in comparison to the 'normal' SSD's. Don't be surprised to pay well over $420.- for a 64GB SSD of this type (there are a couple of cheaper (less known) brand ones, but I'm not sure on their speed and reliability)
If you want to adore these new camera's, you'll stand a good chance at NAB 2014 - since the announcements mention NAB 2014 and KineMAX in short succession of eachother.
Enjoy the visual product renders below. And you can start off with a resolution-chart that Kinefinity provided to give you an impression of the might that is 6K.