Apart from being used by hobbyists and filmmakers, drones are also ideal for industrial purposes where they can be used to survey areas, inspect certain machinery that would be hard for humans to reach, and so on. Just recently Verizon themselves announced how they would be deploying drones to help with site inspections following Hurricane Matthew.
To help cater to that particular industry, dronemaker DJI has recently announced a new camera attachment in the form of the Zenmuse Z30. This is not catered towards regular consumers but more towards the enterprise market who might have the need for a camera attachment with 30x zoom, although we can only imagine that Swedish authorities can’t be too thrilled about it.
The Z30 isn’t the first camera attachment offered by the company. Prior to this, they also had the Z3 which offered 7x zoom, so safe to say that the Z30 will be considerably longer. According to its specs, it will come with 1/2.8-inch CMOS sensor, 5-axis stabilization, and an f/1.6 – f/4.7 aperture.
From what we can tell from DJI’s examples, the zoom is pretty impressive as it does offer up good clarity even at its maximum focal length. The camera will also be compatible with DJI’s Matrice drones which were announced earlier this year. There is no mention of pricing but if you want more details, hit up DJI’s website.