World’s First Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Aerial Camera
DJI introduces the future of professional aerial imaging with their powerful Zenmuse X5 Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera. With a revolutionary MFT sensor that is 8x larger than that of previous aerial cameras from the brand, the X5 is capable of capturing professional-quality imagery with 12.8 stops of dynamic range, accurate gradation, and very minimal noise.
Armed with a robust array of features and capabilities, the Zenmuse X5 is a high-performance aerial imaging tool that is specifically designed to meet the demanding requirements of professional filmmaking.
4K Cinema-Quality Video Capture
Despite being small and compact, the Zenmuse X5 is perfectly engineered to deliver stunning high-resolution videos, including DCI 4K (4096x2160) at 23.98p, UHD 4K (3840x2160) at 29.97/23.98p, 2.7K (2704x1520) at 30/25p, and full HD videos (1920x1080) at 59.94/29.97p. Thanks to its MFT sensor, users can expect beautiful, professional-level videos with impressive clarity and sharpness. It also features a higher speed signal readout to effectively curb the undesirable rolling shutter effect that is often encountered when shooting fast-moving subjects or when flying at ultra-fast speeds.
Professional Photography Features
In addition to its video capabilities, the Zenmuse X5 is also a great imaging tool for photographers. It captures 16-megapixel photos in crisp detail and offers various features that enable aerial photographers to take full control of camera settings in order to achieve their desired results. It has 12.8 stops of dynamic range and an increased ISO sensitivity range of 100 to 25600 for incredibly detailed, well-exposed images even in low light situations. Shutter speed has also been increased to 1/8000 of a second, which is useful for freezing ultra-fast motion.
Other features include Zebra Pattern for better exposure control, Focus Peaking for easier and more accurate focusing, and an improved imaging processor that allows continuous shooting of up to 7fps.
Interchangeable Lens Mount for Increased Shooting Options
The Zenmuse X5 camera has a standard MFT interchangeable lens mount that allows the user to choose from a wide range of compatible lenses. With the ability to use specialized lenses, the X5 offers more creative freedom and allows users to engage in more diverse photography pursuits and to achieve complex, cinematic aerial shots.
Below are three highly recommended lenses for the Zenmuse X5:
- Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12mm f/2.0 - 24mm equivalent with 84° FOV
- DJI MFT 15mm f/1.7 ASPH Prime Lens - 30mm equivalent with 72° FOV
- Panasonic Lumix 15mm G Leica DG Summilux f/1.7 ASPH Lens - 30mm equivalent with 72° FOV
Advanced Image Stabilization System
Thanks to its integrated 3-axis motorized brushless gimbal, the Zenmuse X5 is able to remain fully stabilized during flight. This ensures smooth, ultra-steady footage and shake-free images regardless of external movements.
When used with a drone, the X5’s gimbal maintains real-time communication with the aircraft, enabling it to rapidly compensate for even the smallest movements. It also has a precision accuracy of 0.02° for smooth, ultra-precise operation.
Wireless HD Transmission and Control
Using the DJI GO app with the Zenmuse X5 unlocks quick and easy access to important camera features and settings, such as shutter speed, aperture, and selective focusing. Seamless, live HD streaming for multiple monitoring devices is also possible with the utilization of DJI’s Lightbridge technology.