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New Ninja V model to arrive in May

Atomos Ninjas V. Image: Atomos.
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Atomos Ninjas V. Image: Atomos.

Atomos has announced that a new addition to the Ninja family will be dropping in May, and, well, that's about it.

Okay, that's not all, but the announcement is, shall we say, rather thin on information. One thing we do know is that the new model will be able to handle 4K at 120fps, which is a useful thing to know because of a certain firmware update for Sony cameras that allows the FX9 and FX6 to output 4K raw data at this framerate. The two announcements are doubtless quite related.

The Ninja V has been on the market since 2018, and it is fair to say that it has become almost an essential piece of kit, managing as it does to act as both an extremely useful monitor and a recorder at a convenient size and a convenient price. In short the device has become somewhat of a classic.

No doubt any new model will very likely include a wider dynamic range and peak brightness than the current version. The good news is that Atomos says it will continue to support and update the existing model. Whether that means that the current iteration will drop in price remains to be seen, but if so there could be a whole new generation of filmmakers who will be able to get an excellent monitor at an even better price point. We shall see.

For now let your mind run free from what I can safely say was one of the most sparse press releases I have ever read!

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