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ZENMUSE X5S

ZENMUSE X5S

M 4/3
5.2K 30FPS , 4K 60FPS
20.8MP STILL
12.8 STOPS , 12-BIT RAW
20FPS CONTINUOUS BURST

Edited Date: 16/07/2020

Equipped with an uprated Micro 4/3 sensor, the Zenmuse X5S has a dynamic range of 12.8 stops with a much improved signal to noise ratioand color sensitivity than the X5R. It supports up to eight standard M4/3 lenses (including zoom lenses) with focal lengths ranging from 9mm-45mm(equivalent to 18mm-90mm on a 35mm camera), allowing more creative flexibility. The new CineCore 2.0 image processing system on the Inspire 2makes the Zenmuse X5S capable of capturing 5.2K 30fps CinemaDNG video and Apple ProRes video* as well as 4K 60fps using H.264 and 4K 30fpsusing H.265 (both at 100Mbps). Continuous DNG burst shooting at 20fps with 20.8MP images is also supported. The Zenmuse X5S was designedto keep pace with the rigors of high-end professional aerial imaging.

*You may need to purchase a license key to record with CinemaDNG or Apple ProRes.

 

INSPIRE 2 AERIAL IMAGING

Compared with the Inspire 1, the Inspire 2 utilizes an innovative structure that separates the CineCore 2.0 image processing system from the camera and places it inside the aircraft. This means that the sensor and optical system are detachable and easily connected using a newly designed quick-release connector. Designing the camera system in this way effectively protects the sensor from magnetic interference originating from the processor. It also allows a range of lightweight camera units to be connected as required by different scenes. The uprated M4/3 sensor — and support for interchangeable lenses — allows the Zenmuse X5S to capture high resolution images of incredibly high quality, when combined with the extraordinary CineCore 2.0 image processing system.

 

 

 

 

 

IMPROVED MICRO 4/3 SENSOR

The onboard Micro 4/3 sensor has been upgraded, significantly improving image quality. With a pixel size of 3.4μm, this 20.8-megapixel sensor captures more detail than the previous sensor. It has 12.8 stops of dynamic range as well as a better signal to noise ratio and color sensitivity than the X5R, allowing it to create clear, low noise images in low light environments.

 

ARRAY OF COMPATIBLE LENSES

Since it uses a standard Micro 4/3 mount, the Zenmuse X5S now supports up to eight professional lenses* with focal lengths ranging from 9mm-45mm (equivalent to 18mm-90mm on a 35mm camera), providing more creative control over the final look of a shot.

  • Olympus M.Zuiko 12mm/2.0
  • DJI MFT 15mm/1.7 ASPH
  • Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm/1.8
  • Panasonic Lumix 15mm/1.7
  • Olympus M.Zuiko 25mm/1.8
  • Panasonic Lumix 14-42mm/3.5-5.6 HD
  • Olympus M.Zuiko 45mm/1.8
  • Olympus M.Zuiko 9-18mm/4.0-5.6

*A balancing ring is needed for some lenses. More compatible lenses will be available.

 

HOLLYWOOD-GRADE VIDEO

Using CineCore 2.0, the Zenmuse X5S records video at a maximum resolution of 5.2K/30fps in CinemaDNG 12bit1, 5.2K 30fps Apple ProRes 422 HQ and 4K 30fps Apple ProRes 4444 XQ (no alpha)2. Additional recording options include video in 4K/60fps using H.264 or oversampling video in 4K/30fps using H.264/H.265, both with a bitrate of 100Mbps.2Additional licenses required

 

FAST, EFFICIENT WORKFLOWS

The DJI CINESSD card (PCIe3.0 NVMe SSD support) and a highly optimized FAT32/exFAT file system, allows Zenmuse X5Sfootage to be transferred directly through the DJI CINESSD STATION card reader to a computer at high speeds without anyadditional software. Footage also supports the DIT standard. CinemaDNG or Apple ProRes workflows can be used for post-processing.

 

LOSSLESS IN-VIDEO SINGLE AND BURST PHOTO CAPTURE

Using only the Micro SD card, 20.8MP stills can be captured at 14fps in Burst Mode in JPEG+DNG. Using the DJI CINESSD opens up 20fps continuous DNG Burst Mode with a maximum image resolution of 20.8 megapixels. Stills can also be taken during video recording without interruption.

 

ENHANCED CAMERA STABILIZATION

Stabilizing the Zenmuse X5S is a highly optimized 3-axis gimbal with pinpoint-precise motor rotation with a control accuracy of ±0.01° powered by a dedicated processor.Rather than rely on electrical slip rings — as is common with many gimbals — the Zenmuse X5S uses a unique mechanically limited design and concealed wires to ensuremore stable data transmission and greater durability. Vibration is eliminated using three damping balls and a lightweight damping board, creating seamlessly smooth video.360° rotation remains possible through gimbal rotation and smooth aircraft yaw. Stable, smooth footage1 can be captured even when using a 90mm2 lens.

1 Equivalent to 35mm camera’s standard focal length

2 Exposure time must be equal to or longer than 1/60 in GPS mode

 

LONG-RANGE CAMERA AND FOCUS CONTROL

Take control over every camera setting from afar, including focus, aperture, and format, directly in the DJI GO 4 app.Precision control also extends to focus, with DJI GO 4 and the optional DJI Focus, offering focus control across the entire transmission range.Using DJI Focus, no additional cables or motors are needed and new Lightbridge technology sends all signals as far as 4.3mi (7km) away*.

* Unobstructed, free of interference, when FCC compliant.

GENERAL

Name

Zenmuse X5S

Dimensions

140×98×132 mm

Weight

461 g (Lens Kit)

CAMERA

Supported Lens

DJI MFT 15mm/1.7 ASPH (With Balancing Ring and Lens Hood)
Panasonic Lumix 15mm/1.7 (With Balancing Ring and Lens Hood)
Panasonic Lumix 14-42mm/3.5-5.6 HD
Olympus M.Zuiko 12mm/2.0 (With Balancing Ring)
Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm/1.8 (With Balancing Ring)
Olympus M.Zuiko 25mm/1.8
Olympus M.Zuiko 45mm/1.8
Olympus M.Zuiko 9-18mm/4.0-5.6

Sensor

CMOS, 4/3”
Effective Pixels: 20.8MP

FOV

72° (with DJI MFT 15mm/1.7 ASPH )

Photo Resolutions

4:3, 5280×3956
16:9, 5280×2970

Video Resolutions

Aspect Ratio 17:9

CinemaDNG
4K DCI: 4096×2160 23.976/24/25/29.97p,
up to 2.4Gbps; 50/59.94p, up to 4.0Gbps

H.264
4K DCI: 4096×2160 23.976/24/25/29.97/47.95/50/59.94p @100Mbps

H.265
4K DCI: 4096×2160 23.976/24/25/29.97p @100Mbps

Aspect Ratio 16:9

CinemaDNG
4K Ultra HD: 3840×2160 23.976/24/25/29.97p,
up to 2.4Gbps; 50/59.94p, up to 4.0Gbps

ProRes
4K Ultra HD: 3840×2160 23.976/24/25/29.97p,
422 HQ @900Mbps; 23.976/24/25/29.97p, 4444 XQ @2.0Gbps

H.264
4K Ultra HD: 3840×2160 23.976/24/25/29.97/47.95/50/59.94p @100Mbps
2.7K: 2720×1530 23.976/24/25/29.97p @80Mbps; 47.95/50/59.94p @100Mbps
FHD: 1920×1080 23.976/24/25/29.97p @60Mbps;
47.95/50/59.94p @80Mbps; 119.88p @100Mbps

H.265
4K Ultra HD: 3840×2160 23.976/24/25/29.97p @100Mbps
2.7K: 2720×1530 23.976/24/25/29.97p @65Mbps;
47.95/50/59.94p @80Mbps
FHD: 1920×1080 23.976/24/25/29.97p @50Mbps;
47.95/50/59.94p @65Mbps; 119.88p @100Mbps

Aspect Ratio 2.44:1

CinemaDNG
5.2K: 5280×2972 23.976/24/25/29.97p, up to 4.2Gbps

ProRes
5.2K: 5280×2160 23.976/24/25/29.97p, 422 HQ @1.3Gbps

H.264/H.265
4K Ultra HD: 3840×1572 23.976/24/25/29.97p @100Mbps

Photo Formats

DNG,JPEG,DNG+JPEG

Video Formats

RAW,ProRes,MOV,MP4

Operation Modes

Capture, Record, Playback

Still Photography Modes

Micro SD: Single shot, Burst Shooting:
3/5/7/10/14 frames, Auto Exposure Bracketing, 3/5 bracketed frames at 0.7EV bias, Interval
SSD: RAW Burst Shooting:
3/5/7/10/14/20/∞ frames

Exposure Mode

Auto, Manual, Shutter, Aperture

Exposure Compensation

±3.0 (1/3 increments)

Metering Mode

Center-weighted metering,
Spot metering (area option 12×8)

AE Lock

Supported

Electronic Shutter Speed

8-1/8000s

White Balance

Auto, Sunny, Cloudy, Incandescent,
Neon Custom (2000K–10000K)

ISO Range

100 – 6400 (Video)
100 – 25600 (Stills)

Video Captions

Supported

Anti-Flicker

Auto, 50Hz, 60Hz

PAL/NTSC

Supported

GIMBAL

Angular Vibration Range

±0.01°

Mount

Detachable

Controllable Range

Tilt: +40° to -130°; Pan: ±320°; Roll: ±20°

Mechanical Range

Tilt: +50°to -140°, Pan: ±330°, Roll: +90° to -50°

Max Controllable Speed

Tilt: 180° /s; Pan: 270° /s; Roll: 180° /s

ENVIRONMENTAL

Operating Temperature

14°–104°F (-10 to 40℃)

Storage Temperature

-4°–140°F (-20 to 60℃)


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FeaturesFeatures

Equipped with an uprated Micro 4/3 sensor, the Zenmuse X5S has a dynamic range of 12.8 stops with a much improved signal to noise ratioand color sensitivity than the X5R. It supports up to eight standard M4/3 lenses (including zoom lenses) with focal lengths ranging from 9mm-45mm(equivalent to 18mm-90mm on a 35mm camera), allowing more creative flexibility. The new CineCore 2.0 image processing system on the Inspire 2makes the Zenmuse X5S capable of capturing 5.2K 30fps CinemaDNG video and Apple ProRes video* as well as 4K 60fps using H.264 and 4K 30fpsusing H.265 (both at 100Mbps). Continuous DNG burst shooting at 20fps with 20.8MP images is also supported. The Zenmuse X5S was designedto keep pace with the rigors of high-end professional aerial imaging.

*You may need to purchase a license key to record with CinemaDNG or Apple ProRes.

 

INSPIRE 2 AERIAL IMAGING

Compared with the Inspire 1, the Inspire 2 utilizes an innovative structure that separates the CineCore 2.0 image processing system from the camera and places it inside the aircraft. This means that the sensor and optical system are detachable and easily connected using a newly designed quick-release connector. Designing the camera system in this way effectively protects the sensor from magnetic interference originating from the processor. It also allows a range of lightweight camera units to be connected as required by different scenes. The uprated M4/3 sensor — and support for interchangeable lenses — allows the Zenmuse X5S to capture high resolution images of incredibly high quality, when combined with the extraordinary CineCore 2.0 image processing system.

 

 

 

 

 

IMPROVED MICRO 4/3 SENSOR

The onboard Micro 4/3 sensor has been upgraded, significantly improving image quality. With a pixel size of 3.4μm, this 20.8-megapixel sensor captures more detail than the previous sensor. It has 12.8 stops of dynamic range as well as a better signal to noise ratio and color sensitivity than the X5R, allowing it to create clear, low noise images in low light environments.

 

ARRAY OF COMPATIBLE LENSES

Since it uses a standard Micro 4/3 mount, the Zenmuse X5S now supports up to eight professional lenses* with focal lengths ranging from 9mm-45mm (equivalent to 18mm-90mm on a 35mm camera), providing more creative control over the final look of a shot.

  • Olympus M.Zuiko 12mm/2.0
  • DJI MFT 15mm/1.7 ASPH
  • Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm/1.8
  • Panasonic Lumix 15mm/1.7
  • Olympus M.Zuiko 25mm/1.8
  • Panasonic Lumix 14-42mm/3.5-5.6 HD
  • Olympus M.Zuiko 45mm/1.8
  • Olympus M.Zuiko 9-18mm/4.0-5.6

*A balancing ring is needed for some lenses. More compatible lenses will be available.

 

HOLLYWOOD-GRADE VIDEO

Using CineCore 2.0, the Zenmuse X5S records video at a maximum resolution of 5.2K/30fps in CinemaDNG 12bit1, 5.2K 30fps Apple ProRes 422 HQ and 4K 30fps Apple ProRes 4444 XQ (no alpha)2. Additional recording options include video in 4K/60fps using H.264 or oversampling video in 4K/30fps using H.264/H.265, both with a bitrate of 100Mbps.2Additional licenses required

 

FAST, EFFICIENT WORKFLOWS

The DJI CINESSD card (PCIe3.0 NVMe SSD support) and a highly optimized FAT32/exFAT file system, allows Zenmuse X5Sfootage to be transferred directly through the DJI CINESSD STATION card reader to a computer at high speeds without anyadditional software. Footage also supports the DIT standard. CinemaDNG or Apple ProRes workflows can be used for post-processing.

 

LOSSLESS IN-VIDEO SINGLE AND BURST PHOTO CAPTURE

Using only the Micro SD card, 20.8MP stills can be captured at 14fps in Burst Mode in JPEG+DNG. Using the DJI CINESSD opens up 20fps continuous DNG Burst Mode with a maximum image resolution of 20.8 megapixels. Stills can also be taken during video recording without interruption.

 

ENHANCED CAMERA STABILIZATION

Stabilizing the Zenmuse X5S is a highly optimized 3-axis gimbal with pinpoint-precise motor rotation with a control accuracy of ±0.01° powered by a dedicated processor.Rather than rely on electrical slip rings — as is common with many gimbals — the Zenmuse X5S uses a unique mechanically limited design and concealed wires to ensuremore stable data transmission and greater durability. Vibration is eliminated using three damping balls and a lightweight damping board, creating seamlessly smooth video.360° rotation remains possible through gimbal rotation and smooth aircraft yaw. Stable, smooth footage1 can be captured even when using a 90mm2 lens.

1 Equivalent to 35mm camera’s standard focal length

2 Exposure time must be equal to or longer than 1/60 in GPS mode

 

LONG-RANGE CAMERA AND FOCUS CONTROL

Take control over every camera setting from afar, including focus, aperture, and format, directly in the DJI GO 4 app.Precision control also extends to focus, with DJI GO 4 and the optional DJI Focus, offering focus control across the entire transmission range.Using DJI Focus, no additional cables or motors are needed and new Lightbridge technology sends all signals as far as 4.3mi (7km) away*.

* Unobstructed, free of interference, when FCC compliant.

SpecificationSpecification

GENERAL

Name

Zenmuse X5S

Dimensions

140×98×132 mm

Weight

461 g (Lens Kit)

CAMERA

Supported Lens

DJI MFT 15mm/1.7 ASPH (With Balancing Ring and Lens Hood)
Panasonic Lumix 15mm/1.7 (With Balancing Ring and Lens Hood)
Panasonic Lumix 14-42mm/3.5-5.6 HD
Olympus M.Zuiko 12mm/2.0 (With Balancing Ring)
Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm/1.8 (With Balancing Ring)
Olympus M.Zuiko 25mm/1.8
Olympus M.Zuiko 45mm/1.8
Olympus M.Zuiko 9-18mm/4.0-5.6

Sensor

CMOS, 4/3”
Effective Pixels: 20.8MP

FOV

72° (with DJI MFT 15mm/1.7 ASPH )

Photo Resolutions

4:3, 5280×3956
16:9, 5280×2970

Video Resolutions

Aspect Ratio 17:9

CinemaDNG
4K DCI: 4096×2160 23.976/24/25/29.97p,
up to 2.4Gbps; 50/59.94p, up to 4.0Gbps

H.264
4K DCI: 4096×2160 23.976/24/25/29.97/47.95/50/59.94p @100Mbps

H.265
4K DCI: 4096×2160 23.976/24/25/29.97p @100Mbps

Aspect Ratio 16:9

CinemaDNG
4K Ultra HD: 3840×2160 23.976/24/25/29.97p,
up to 2.4Gbps; 50/59.94p, up to 4.0Gbps

ProRes
4K Ultra HD: 3840×2160 23.976/24/25/29.97p,
422 HQ @900Mbps; 23.976/24/25/29.97p, 4444 XQ @2.0Gbps

H.264
4K Ultra HD: 3840×2160 23.976/24/25/29.97/47.95/50/59.94p @100Mbps
2.7K: 2720×1530 23.976/24/25/29.97p @80Mbps; 47.95/50/59.94p @100Mbps
FHD: 1920×1080 23.976/24/25/29.97p @60Mbps;
47.95/50/59.94p @80Mbps; 119.88p @100Mbps

H.265
4K Ultra HD: 3840×2160 23.976/24/25/29.97p @100Mbps
2.7K: 2720×1530 23.976/24/25/29.97p @65Mbps;
47.95/50/59.94p @80Mbps
FHD: 1920×1080 23.976/24/25/29.97p @50Mbps;
47.95/50/59.94p @65Mbps; 119.88p @100Mbps

Aspect Ratio 2.44:1

CinemaDNG
5.2K: 5280×2972 23.976/24/25/29.97p, up to 4.2Gbps

ProRes
5.2K: 5280×2160 23.976/24/25/29.97p, 422 HQ @1.3Gbps

H.264/H.265
4K Ultra HD: 3840×1572 23.976/24/25/29.97p @100Mbps

Photo Formats

DNG,JPEG,DNG+JPEG

Video Formats

RAW,ProRes,MOV,MP4

Operation Modes

Capture, Record, Playback

Still Photography Modes

Micro SD: Single shot, Burst Shooting:
3/5/7/10/14 frames, Auto Exposure Bracketing, 3/5 bracketed frames at 0.7EV bias, Interval
SSD: RAW Burst Shooting:
3/5/7/10/14/20/∞ frames

Exposure Mode

Auto, Manual, Shutter, Aperture

Exposure Compensation

±3.0 (1/3 increments)

Metering Mode

Center-weighted metering,
Spot metering (area option 12×8)

AE Lock

Supported

Electronic Shutter Speed

8-1/8000s

White Balance

Auto, Sunny, Cloudy, Incandescent,
Neon Custom (2000K–10000K)

ISO Range

100 – 6400 (Video)
100 – 25600 (Stills)

Video Captions

Supported

Anti-Flicker

Auto, 50Hz, 60Hz

PAL/NTSC

Supported

GIMBAL

Angular Vibration Range

±0.01°

Mount

Detachable

Controllable Range

Tilt: +40° to -130°; Pan: ±320°; Roll: ±20°

Mechanical Range

Tilt: +50°to -140°, Pan: ±330°, Roll: +90° to -50°

Max Controllable Speed

Tilt: 180° /s; Pan: 270° /s; Roll: 180° /s

ENVIRONMENTAL

Operating Temperature

14°–104°F (-10 to 40℃)

Storage Temperature

-4°–140°F (-20 to 60℃)

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