Whether for public safety or agriculture, high-quality imaging over long distances is a valuable asset. Recent advancements in technology have made high resolution/magnification optics more accessible than ever before on drones. Among our favorite choices is the DJI Zenmuse Z30, which offers 30x optical zoom and 6x digital lossless zoom for a total of 180x magnification. We also offer other camera payloads that may be a better fit for your budget or particular use case. Take a look at our zoom camera drone kits below for more information.
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- DJI Mavic 3 Enterprise (Care Plus)
As low as $3,958.00
- DJI Mavic 3 Enterprise (Care Basic 2-year)
As low as $3,788.00
- DJI Mavic 3 Enterprise (Care Basic)
As low as $3,628.00
- Parrot ANAFI Ai$4,500.00
- BRINC LEMUR 2 Drone Kit
As low as $14,999.00
- DJI Matrice 30 + TB30*2 + DJI Care Plus
As low as $10,600.00
- DJI Matrice 30 + TB30*2 + DJI Care Basic
As low as $9,999.00
Watch and Learn About Optical / Zoom Drones
What is the difference between digital zoom and optical zoom? Digital zoom is the camera cropping in on the sensor itself. The further the digital zoom, the lower the clarity and resolution of the image. Optical zoom is adjusting the focal length of the actual glass elements in the lens to provide a closer look at a subject with the highest level of clarity. Optical zoom is superior since it is focusing the image on the sensor with a lens rather than just cropping pixels. Another way to look at it would be that optical zoom is the equivalent of looking at a subject through a set of binoculars, and digital zoom would be like moving physically closer to a monitor showing that same image. Though the subjects may appear the same size, the set of binoculars (optical zoom) has a much better image.
Introducing the Zenmuse X
The Zenmuse X7 is the latest in DJI's line of Zenmuse cinema cameras. A Super-35mm effective sensor size for video recording can shoot up to 6K CinemaDNG and 5.2K Apple ProRes at up to 30FPS and 3.9K DNG / 2.7K ProRes up to 59.94 FPS.
Introducing The Zenmuse Z30
As the first integrated aerial camera with an optical zoom up to 30x, the Zenmuse Z30 offers unparalleled image data capture. Designed to seamlessly integrate with DJI’s Matrice series of airframes, the Zenmuse Z30 works right out of the box and gives access to the intelligent features DJI is known for.
For the DJI Inspire 1 and DJI Matrice 100 the Zenmuse Z3 offers 3.5x optical zoom and 2x digital lossless zoom for a total of 7x zoom. For the Matrice 200/210 and Matrice 600 series the Zenmuse Z30 offers 30x optical zoom and 6x digital lossless zoom for a total of 180x zoom. Check out the these cameras above for more information.
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