Today DJI released the all new Zenmuse X5 Camera and Gimbal unit. The Zenmuse X5 is the first of its kind, stealing the show at the world's first mirrorless, compact Micro Four Thirds camera made to specifically to optimize aerial imaging and cinematography. We've all been using the standard Zenmuse X3 camera and gimbal on our Inspire 1 units for quite some time and we have been anxiously awaiting the release of a new camera for the Inspire 1. At the time of release, a major feature of the Inspire 1 was that the camera was modular, allowing for camera upgrades in the future. Our patience has paid off and that modular upgrade has finally arrived. The new Zenmuse X5 is fully compatible with the Inspire 1 along with full integration into the DJI Go app for your iPhone or Android device. The Zenmuse X5 is capable of shooting up to 4K video at 30 frames per second and captures still images at 16MP. One of the best features of the Zenmuse X5 is its interchangeable lens. The X5 can be purchased with or without a lens. The included lens is made by DJI and is a 15mm f/1.7 ASPH Prime Lens, equivalent to a 30mm with a field of view of 72 degrees. DJI has also announced that the X5 will be compatible with select Olympus and Panasonic lens. At this point, they have announced compatibility with the Olympus M.ZUIKO 12mm f/2.0 Lens as well as the Panasonic Lumix 15mm G Leica f/1.7 Lens. Full compatibility and integration into the DJI GO App for additional lenses will be coming in the near future.
Key features of the new DJI Zenmuse X5 Camera & Gimbal:
- Micro Four Thirds Sensor with MFT Mount
- 4K Video Capture at up to 30fps
- 16MP Still Photos
- Over 12 Stops of Dynamic Range
- Burst and Interval Photos Modes
- Records to microSD Cards
- Fully compatible with the DJI Inspire 1 Quadcopter
DJI Zenmuse X5 Pricing & Availability
The DJI Zenmuse X5 can be purchased with our without the DJI 15mm Prime Lens. The Zenmuse X5 with the DJI 15mm Lens included starts at $2,199 while the "Lens Excluded" option is $1,699. If you choose that you would like to DJI 15mm Prime Lens at a later date, it can be purchased for $599. As always with being a DJI Tier 1 Authorized Dealer, Advexure will be receiving the first batch of shipments. This batch is already in transit and we estimate that first shipments will begin to leave our warehouse within the next week. This camera is an absolute game change for the professional film industry and it's guaranteed to be an extreme popular release.
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