DJI, the company behind the popular Phantom commercial drones, has just announced the Zenmuse X5 Series – a Micro Four Thirds camera system designed for the Inspire 1 drone.
The series consists of the Zenmuse X5 and Zenmuse X5R. Both cameras can shoot 4K videos at 30fps and 16 megapixel stills. The X5R is more powerful though with the capability to shoot lossless 4K videos in RAW format.
DJI Zenmuse X5 / X5R specs:
16MP, 4/3-inch CMOS sensor
Replaceable lens, M43 mount supporting auto-focus
~ DJI MFT 15mm f/1.7 ASPH
~ Panasonic Lumix 15mm f/1.7
~ Olympus M. ED 12mm f/2.0
4608 x 3456 max resolution
ISO 100 – 25600
Electronic shutter speed: 8 to 1/8000 s
~ Single shot
~ Burst shooting: 3/5/7 frames
~ Auto Exposure Bracketing: 3/5 bracketed frames at 0.7EV bias
~ Time-lapse (3/5/7/10/20/30/60 sec)
~ UHD: 4096×2160 (24/25p)
~ 3840×2160 (25/30p)
~ 2704×1520 (25/30p)
Max video bitrate: 60Mbps (X5); 2.4Gbps, 1.7Gbps Ave. (X5R)
Class 10 or UHS-1 or above MicroSD, 64GB Max (X5)
Class 10 or UHS-1 or above MicroSD, SSD 512GB for RAW, 576GB Max (X5R)
The X5 and X5R also comes with its own gimbal and DJI MFT 15mm f/1.7 ASPH lens. Price starts at $4,499 for the X5 and $7,999 for the X5R when bundled with the Inspire 1.