The Drone industry has seen a significant increase lately , mostly due the amount of action fanatics that love the idea of having the equipment to make those incredible actions shots all by themselves.
Now the well known Aerial Cameras manufacturer DJI has push Drone filming a little further with Two new mirror less Micro Four Thirds cameras for the “Inspire 1” Drone.
The Zenmuse X5 and Zenmuse X5R
For those who are not passionate photographers the “Micro Four Thirds” (MFT) is a standard created by Olympus and Panasonic way back in 2008 to fight the “Four Thirds system” designed for DSLR cameras, being the main different the compact size of the MFT (for more info go HERE)
But for you to have an idea of the quality, look at the scheme
The X5 series are made specifically for aerial photography and cinematography, designed to work with the DJI Inspire 1.
The X5 series packs a powerful sensor that’s capable of recording 4K videos up to 30 fps and capturing still images at 16MP. Equipped with the standard MFT interchangeable lens mount and allowing full wireless remote control over focus, aperture and almost everything else in between, the Aerial Filming won’t be the same again.
Dimensions: 120mm ( W ) x 135mm (H) x 140mm (D)
Weight (Standard Lens, Balancing Ring, Lens Hood, Micro SD Card Included): 526 g
Lens: Replaceable lens M43 mount supporting auto-focus
Supported Lenses: DJI MFT 15mm f/1.7 ASPH, Panasonic Lumix 15mm f/1.7 and Olympus M. ED 12mm f/2.0
Sensor: 4/3-inch CMOS sensor.
Effective Pixels: 16M
Max Resolution: 4608×3456
ISO Range: 100~25600
Electronic Shutter Speed: 8 to 1/8000 s
Field of View (FOV): 15mm/ f1.7：72° – 12mm/ f2.0：84°
Still Photography Modes: Single shot, Burst shooting: 3/5/7 frames, Auto Exposure Bracketing: 3/5 bracketed frames at 0.7EV bias and Time-lapse (3/5/7/10/20/30/60 sec)
Video Resolution: UHD: 4096×2160 (24/25p); 3840×2160 (25/30p); FHD: 1920×1080 (24/25/30/48/50/60p)
Max Video Bitrate: 60 Mbps
Supported File Formats: FAT32 / exFAT, Photo: JPEG, DNG, Video: MP4, MOV (MPEG-4/AVC/H.264F)
Supported Storage: Class 10 or UHS-1 or above Micro SD cards Max capacity of 64 GB
The Zenmuse X5R share many of the specs listed above, but there are some important differences between the two, take a look:
Dimensions: 136 mm ( W ) x 125mm (H) x 131mm (D)
Weight (Standard Lens, Balancing Ring, Lens Hood, Micro SD Card Included): 583 g
Max Video Bitrate: 2.4Gbps (Average: 1.7 Gbps)
Supported File Formats: FAT32 / exFAT, Photo: JPEG, DNG, Video: MP4, MOV (MPEG-4/AVC/H.264 F) plus JPEG-Lossless (RAW)
and maybe the most important one
Supported Storage: Class 10 or UHS-1 or above MicroSD card up to 64GB AND SSD with Capacity of 512GB
Apart from from everything you’ve seen now, you will also going to get the DJI GO app which allows you to do almost anything you can imagine to your photos and videos right on your smartphone, but enough reading, take a look at this amazing app
Crazy isn’t it? This really takes Aerial Filming to a whole new level.
Now here comes the sad part, as any “professional kit” these aren’t cheap
Just the X5 is available to buy right now
The Zenmuse X5 is priced at USD $4,499 (Drone include)
The Zenmuse X5R will be available later this year with a price tag of $7,999.
If you already own an Inspire 1 Drone and just want to have the X5 you can go HERE and it will cost you “just” USD $2199
To buy the whole set go HERE
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