DJI is one of the more notable names when it comes to drones, and their latest Phantom 3 drones have just received a slew of new features, autopilot mode included. Having said that, they are not quite done either, where they also announced not one, but two spanking new cameras for its high-end Inspire drone. The two cameras are no ordinary cameras either, but they happen to be Micro Four Thirds cameras in the form of the Zenmuse X5 and the X5R.
The Zenmuse X5 and X5R hold the distinction of being the first Micro Four Thirds cameras that have been specially designed in order to see action in the air, where drone pilots will be able to enjoy up to 13 stops of dynamic range, a resolution count of 16 megapixels, as well as the ability to capture 24fps and 30fps 4K video, now how about that? Oh yeah, and still pictures? It does that, too.
In addition, professional photographers will be pleased as punch to know that both Zenmuse cameras will also be compatible with a quartet of different wide-angle lenses from DJI itself, Panasonic and Olympus. The camera will be hooked up to DJI’s Zenmuse gimbals. The Zenmuse X5R will be released later, where it sports a removable 512GB SSD that ought to make it highly desirable.
Such capabilities will knock your bank account around for quite a bit, with a DJI Inspire 1 accompanied by a Zenmuse X5 and the DJI 15mm F1.7 lens will cost you a whopping $4,499, while the stand-alone X5 will cost $2,199.
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