Buying a camera on spec is always a difficult decision, and today in the age of so much choice, one is better off testing a camera first before buying. However, this is unfortunately not always possible due to the availability of a certain piece of kit. For example, Chinese manufacturer Kinefinity have some really interesting 4K and even a 6K camera, but their availability in Europe at least somewhat limited. HD Video Shop in Berlin are the main distributor in the EU, however Kinefinity have expanded their EU reseller network – for a full list of EU dealers check out this list here.
For those of you interested in the Kinefinity cameras there are some folks out there doing some testing and sharing their footage and findings.
In the Fall last year, Polish outfit Film Cyfrowy did some quite extensive testing comparing 12 cameras and their performance in relation to the ARRI Alexa image, which was used as a reference. They’ve also test the Kinefinity KineMINI 4K and now they were kind enough to share some tests they’ve been working on with the KineMAX 6K. For those who’ve missed out our write up on the new official footage from the camera, you can catch up here.
And now these guys have some more footage and tests that may come in handy to those out there who can’t get their hands on the camera yet.
KineMAX 6K Footage
ISO 800-3200 and even one shot at 6400
KineMax 6K at DNG 3K
Lens: Zeiss Standard Speed 2.1 (24/50/85mm)
Rolling Shutter Test
Kinefinity KineMINI 4K and KineMAX 6K
KineMax at 3K (you can only set 3K or 6K in S35 Mode. 2K and 4K are available at M43 Mode – it’s not Micro4m but anamorphic Mode) KineMini at 4K
Shot with Zeiss Standard Speed lenses at T2.1
For those who are unfamiliar with the camera here are some features and specs below.
KineMAX 6K Highlights
- S35 CMOS Sensor 5760 x 3240
- 16 stops Dynamic range (at 3K resolutions)
- 14 stops DR at 4K
- 100fps at 4K resolution
- Micro 4/3 crop and S16mm crop with up to 100fps at 2K; 3K at 60fps; 4K at 50fps.
- Sports mode – reduces rolling shutter in 4K/3K/2K/1080p
- HD-SDI out x 2; HDMI out x 2
- CinemaDNG raw and Cineform raw in camera
- Uncompressed CinemaDNG 6K to Two KineMAG
- Compressed Cineform raw to One KineMAG
- Pricing for the Entry Bundle starts at €9,629 (excl. Tax) and depending on options at HDVideoShop.
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