DJI unveils world's first business aerial Micro 4 Thirds digital camera
Drone producer DJI has introduced its response to information that GoPro is engaged on a UAV. DJI introduced two new cameras for its personal flagship drone, the Encourage 1. Dubbed the Zenmuse X5 and X5R, respectively, these cameras are the one aerial cameras available on the market that includes Micro 4 Thirds sensors. Every digital camera captures 16MP stills and as much as 4K/30fps video. Moreover, the X5R is able to capturing pictures and video (together with lossless 4K CinemaDNG) on both an onboard microSD card or a 512GB SSD mounted simply above the gimbal. What’s extra, every zero.seventy five-pound digital camera physique accommodates 4 interchangeable lenses (starting from 12mm to 17mm). The pilot may even modify the aperture and focus of the lenses from the bottom whereas the Encourage 1 is in flight.
Granted, different UAV platforms just like the eye3 and MikroKopter hexadrones the have been capable of deal with interchangeable lens cameras for some time. Nevertheless none of them supply as many flight modes and management mechanisms because the Encourage 1. “As a way to obtain the standard of video produced by Zenmuse X5 and X5R, pilots used to should spend many hundreds of dollars for giant, difficult aerial gear,” Frank Wang, DJI CEO and founder, stated in a press release. “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 helpful time on movie units and makes excessive-high quality imaging for industrial purposes smaller, lighter and simpler to handle.”
Do not anticipate these cameras to return low cost although. The X5 physique and a 15mm f/1.7 ASPH lens will set you again $four,499 (for those who pre-order) when it begins delivery on the finish of the month. The X5R is predicted to hit retailer cabinets by the top of the yr and can value $7,999.