RECORD THE WORLD IN RAW
Get ready to experience the wonder of RAW. The Zenmuse X5R is the world’s first Micro Four Thirds aerial camera capable of recording lossless 4K videos in RAW. With a framerate of up to 30fps and 1.7Gbps average bitrate (2.4Gbps maximum bitrate), the X5R empowers you to capture breathtaking professional-level footage every time. Packed with a powerful MFT sensor, the camera also takes 16MP images with stunning details, while the integrated 3-axis stabilization gimbal keeps the camera level. Finally, an aerial camera that’s truly fit forthe professionals.
Built inside the Zenmuse X5R is a powerful Micro Four Thirds sensor that’s absolutely revolutionary for an aerial camera. With a sensor eight times the size of that in the previous X3 camera included with the Inspire 1, this new MFT sensor enables high quality, high sensitivity image recording at an ISO range of 100-25600. With a sophisticated balance of high-resolving power, accurate gradation, and low noise, you are realizing your artistic and creative vision as never before.
With the Zenmuse X5R, DJI has brought the power of RAW to a dedicated aerial camera for the first time. Capable of recording 4K (3840 x 2160) videos in RAW at up to 30fps, the Zenmuse X5R gives you the ability to capture every video with all of its original data intact, giving you complete control to edit every single frame in post as a RAW file. Coupled with a maximum bitrate of an astonishing 2.4Gbps, the 4K videos recorded by the Zenmuse X5R will amaze you with a level of detail and clarity that’s absolutely unmatched by any other aerial camera.
DJI GO APP
With an intuitive interface, DJI GO enables you to control the Zenmuse X5R camera remotely, adjust every setting on the fly, and focus the camera directly on what you want to capture. From 360 degree camera movements to a full range of manual settings including aperture, focus, shutter speed, and white balance, you are ready to control every aspect of the camera with DJI GO.
PRECISE FOCUS CONTROL
As you fly, focus can be remotely adjusted using the GO app or the DJI Focus system. Simply plug this new follow focus controller into the Inspire 1 remote to have an accurate, familiar physical focus wheel that controls the way your shots look.
HIGH PERFORMANCE ROTORS
A newly developed carbon fiber compound ensures excellent performance with increased stability while the same geometry of previous Z-blade series, known for aerodynamic efficiency, is used for the optimum flying experience.
QUICK-RELEASE LOCKING MECHANISM
A newly designed quick-release locking mechanism greatly speeds up rotor mounting. This design also provides additional rotor security and extends the lifespan of the rotors.
New motors increase thrust by over 30% over the original Inspire 1, ensuring responsive and accurate flight even when using the heavier Zenmuse X5 series cameras.
Electronic Speed Controllers (ESC) with sinusoidal drives replace the square wave drive of traditional ESCs, completely redefining the whole drive system. The patented algorithm in the ESCs have been tuned and customized specifically for the Inspire 1 Pro and Inspire 1 RAW, offering features such as closed loop torque control and distinct functional redundancy with the highest efficiency and maximum reliability.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between the X3 and ZENMUSE X5 Series?
The biggest difference between them is in video recording capabilities, storage media, and workflow.
The ZENMUSE X5R shoots video in lossless format to preserve maximum detail and enable precise editing and post-processing, giving cinematographers full control over the look of their footage.
The ZENMUSE X5R has a removable 512GB SSD drive for storing the lossless video recorded. DJI CineLight is offered for processing lossless videos, enabling high-end filmmakers to easily adjust and output videos according to their own needs.
What’s the difference between ZENMUSE X5 and ZENMUSE X5R?
The biggest difference between them is in video recording capabilities, storage media, and workflow. The ZENMUSE X5R shoots video in lossless format to preserve maximum detail and enable precise editing and post-processing, giving cinematographers full control over the look of their footage.
The ZENMUSE X5R has an integrated 512GB SSD drive for storing the lossless video recorded. DJI has designed an editing software specifically for lossless videos, enabling high-end filmmakers to easily edit and process the videos according to their own needs.
What is the advantage of the ZENMUSE X5 Series, compared to other M4/3 cameras in the market?
The ZENMUSE X5 Series are the first M4/3 cameras designed specifically for aerial photography. The cameras come with an integrated 3-axis gimbal stabilization system, and are designed for use with the Inspire 1. The camera shoots 16 Megapixel photos and 4K video, and can be fully controlled via the new DJI GO app.
Can I use the ZENMUSE X5 Series separately as a stand-alone camera?
No. The ZENMUSE X5 Series cameras must be used together with the Inspire 1 or future supported DJI products.
Can I use the ZENMUSE X5 Series with Spreading Wings, Matrice 100 or other current flying platforms?
Currently, the ZENMUSE X5 Series is only compatible for use with the Inspire 1, but it will be suitable for more future supported DJI products.
What are the benefits of the M4/3 sensor?
The M4/3 sensor is eight times larger than the sensor in the ZENMUSE X3, enabling it to capture incredibly detailed images and videos, including UHD 4K, and gives it improved low-light performance. The M4/3 lens mount allows the use three lenses currently.
What is the M4/3 mount?
The M4/3 lens mount is the interface between the camera body and the attached M4/3 lens. Thanks to the standardized M4/3 mount, you can select three lenses currently. The size of M4/3 is between the size of super 35mm and super 16mm, and super 35 mm lenses can be added to the MFT mount which enables you to shoot high-quality aerial videos.
What lenses are compatible with the ZENMUSE X5 Series?
Currently, there are three prime lenses compatible with the X5: the Panasonic Lumix 15mm, Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 12mm and DJI MFT 15mm.
Why aren’t all MFT lenses compatible with the ZENMUSE X5 Series?
To ensure that the 3-axis gimbal’s movements are unrestricted, the lenses are required to fit the gimbal in terms of weight and size. Not all existing lenses fit these requirements, which is why not all MFT lenses are compatible with the ZENMUSE X5 Series.
What is the DJI GO App, and where can I download it?
DJI GO is an easy-to-use mobile application for iOS and Android devices for use together with DJI products. For more information please visit: http://www.dji.com/product/goapp
Which mobile devices are compatible with the app?
The iOS version of DJI GO (v2.1.0) requires devices with iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, and iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular. This app is optimized for iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.
Android Version v2.0.2. Requires Android 4.1.2 or later. Compatible with Samsung tabs 705c, Samsung S6, Samsung S5, Samsung NOTE4, Samsung NOTE3, Google Nexus 9, Google Nexus 7 II, Ascend Mate7, Nubia Z7 mini, SONY Z3 EXPERIA, MI 3, MI PAD.
How do I install the ZENMUSE X5R on to the Inspire 1?
If you have an Inspire 1 with a ZENMUSE X3 installed, the mounting mechanism should be changed to the new one that’s included with the ZENMUSE X5 series. The new mounting mechanism that’s provided with ZENMUSE X5 Series are also backwards compatible with the Zenmuse X3 camera.
Why does the ZENMUSE X5R have an integrated SSD drive, but not the ZENMUSE X5?
Because the ZENMUSE X5R’s footage captured is lossless and uncompressed, it requires a large amount of memory for storage. We offer a 512GB SSD with the ZENMUSE X5R for this reason.
Can I remove the lens hood when using my ZENMUSE X5 with the designated lenses?
It depends on the lens used. The 3-axis gimbal is sensitive to the weight of the mounted lens. When you are using an Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 12mm, the lens hood can be removed without disturbing the gimbal’s operations. However, if you are using a Panasonic Lumix 15mm or DJI MFT 15mm, the lens hood must be attached. For more detail, please go to the download page for official guidance.
Can DJI GO display my recorded photos and videos?
Yes, you can view your photos and videos by going to the Library in the DJI GO app.
Can I use DJI GO to edit my photos and videos?
Yes, you can go to the Library and find the video and photo editor.
How do I use auto focus on the ZENMUSE X5 Series?
To focus on a specific area, all you have to do is to tap on the screen of your mobile device just like the way you are using it on a smartphone.
What are the available exposure modes on the ZENMUSE X5 Series?
Auto, Aperture First, Shutter First, Manual, AE lock, AE Spot Metering, as well as AW Center Metering.
Can I zoom when using the ZENMUSE X5 Series?
No. The ZENMUSE X5 Series lenses currently available are fixed focal length lenses.