DJI Drones Getting World’s First Micro Four-Thirds Aerial Cameras


DJI, the world leader in drones and quadcopters, recently introduced the first product of their joining the Micro Four Thirds standard earlier this year: The Zenmuse X5 and X5R cameras. Designed for use on the Inspire One drone system, the cameras are capable of taking 16-megapixel still shots and recording 4k video at 30 fps. The yet-unavailable Zenmuse X5R will capture images and videos into a microSD or 512GB SSD.

The cameras will accommodate four interchangeable lenses from 12mm to 17mm, and the pilot will be able to adjust focus and aperture during flight up to a range of one mile. Right now, the Zenmuse X5 camera is available with the 15mm f/1.7 ASPH lens for $2199 here, although it will require a replacement vibration absorbing board, which will cost an additional $100. You can get the camera on its own for $1700. The XR5 variant is currently unavailable, but will be very soon.

Watch the new cameras in action below.
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