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DJI Rumor? The New DJI Zenmuse X5 Gimbal/Camera For DJI Inspire 1

Derrick Threatt

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DJI Zenmuse X5

Update 3: Someone in IT got ahead of themselves and posted an image of the Zenmuse X5 Camera on the DJI website (It has since been pulled)
DJI expert - DJI Zenmuse X5

Update 2: The lens looks extremely similar to this Leica:

DJI Zenmuse X5 lens vsleica

Update: Looks like we were thinking along the right lines. The event will announce the new camera available for the Inspire 1. Details are sparse but here’s what we found:

  • Zenmuse X5 Camera
  • 3-axis gimbal
  • Micro Four Thirds Lens
  • 15mm (35mm equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/1.7 to f/16
  • Three Aspherical Elements
  • Internal Focusing and Stepping AF Motor
  • Aperture Ring
  • Focus Ring

Our best guess at the pricing at this point is in the $999-$1700 range as the Leica Lens itself costs $550 today. The benefits of a micro four thirds camera on the Inspire 1 are pretty significant. With the larger sensor much more detail can be captured. The improved optics of the lens itself will make the professionals and serious amateurs happy.

The following images got leaked:

DJI Zenmuse X5 flying frontDJI Zenmuse X5 flying sideDJI Zenmuse X5 flying front lens close up
The Lens reads F:1.7 1:1,7/15 ASPH o46DJI Zenmuse X5 ontopofcaseDJI Zenmuse X5 ontopofcase2(Source:sb-dji.com)

DJI has updated its homepage with the above countdown timer giving a hint to a new release of some kind. The timer will run down to 0 at roughly 5pm PDT (8pm EDT) tomorrow September 10th.

Our take on this is that there will be an announcement of further camera attachments for the Inspire 1. Perhaps an upgraded camera so the Inspire 1 and the Phantom 3 Pro no longer share the same camera sensor. Maybe we will finally see the release of the Inspire 1 camera handheld gimbal. In any case stay tuned for more info.

 

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