DJI Proclaims Two Micro 4 Thirds Cameras For Its Encourage 1 Drones
The Zenmuse X5 and X5R are the primary micro 4 thirds cameras designed particularly for aerial use and can supply drone pilots thirteen stops of dynamic vary, sixteen megapixel decision and the power to shoot 24fps and 30fps 4k video — in addition to normal nonetheless footage, in fact.
What’s much more essential for skilled videographers, although, is that the Zenmuse cameras will help 4 totally different broad-angle lenses from DJI itself, Panasonic and Olympus. The digital camera might be hooked up to DJI’s Zenmuse gimbals.
The corporate has lengthy provided constructed-in cameras for its learn-to-fly Phantom and Encourage drones. Whereas these have been definitely acceptable cameras, they didn’t precisely ship skilled outcomes and even with a GoPro beneath the Phantom, you have been nonetheless restricted to the GoPro’s capabilities and (broad) subject of view.
Some intrepid drone pilots already mount their DSLRs or mirrorless cameras beneath their machines, however these have been neither made particularly for aerial images nor for a selected drone.
As Erich Cheng, DJI’s Director of Aerial Imaging, additionally argued throughout his InterDrone keynote, the benefit of a micro 4 thirds digital camera is that it provides a far greater sensor than the usual DJI cameras presently do. That provides the digital camera a far greater dynamic vary than DJI’s commonplace digital camera.
DJI will make two variations of the Zenmuse digital camera, the X5 — which might be launched first — and the X5R. They share the identical sensor and lens compatibility, however the X5R additionally consists of help for a detachable 512GB SSD on prime of the gimbal plate for recording lossless 4k video with a mean bitrate of 1.7Gbps.
“With a view to obtain the standard of video produced by Zenmuse X5 and X5R, pilots used to need to spend many hundreds of dollars for giant, difficult aerial gear,” stated Frank Wang, DJI CEO and founder. “Now, pilots can merely mount the Zenmuse X5 collection cameras to their Encourage 1, placed on their props, rise up within the air, and have full management of their shot whereas in flight. This protects priceless time on movie units and makes excessive-high quality imaging for industrial purposes smaller, lighter and simpler to handle.”
All of this energy gained’t come low cost, although. A DJI Encourage 1 with a Zenmuse X5 and the DJI 15mm F1.7 lens (that’s principally the package lens for this digital camera) will set you again $four,499. The X5R will probably be out there in This fall and price $7,999. Clearly, these usually are not toys.