DJI has today announced the launch of its new Zenmuse Z3 drone zoom camera which is equipped with a 7x zoom and incorporates DJI’s leading gimbal technology to make sure you never miss the action or that perfectly framed photo.
The new Zenmuse Z3 drone camera is now available to purchase priced at $899 and currently supports the Inspire 1 series, Inspire 1 v2.0, Matrice 100 and Matrice 600 drones.
The Zenmuse Z3 features an optical zoom lens providing a 3.5 optical zoom and 2x digital zoom and the Type 1/2.3 CMOS sensor supports both 4K Ultra HD video recording and 12 megapixel still photographs.
DJI explains more about the features of the Zenmuse Z3 drone zoom camera :
GET CLOSER, SEE MORE : When shooting aerial, getting closer to your subject meant flying nearer, but no more. The DJI Zenmuse Z3 is an integrated aerial zoom camera based on DJI’s class leading Zenmuse X3 and optimized for still photography. A 7× zoom, made up of 3.5× optical and 2× digital lossless zoom, gives it a focal length ranging from 22mm to 77mm, making it ideal for industrial applications.
Real-Time Zoom View : When shooting at the highest possible resolution, i.e. 4K video or 12 megapixel photos, optical zoom can be used, and the zoomed image is instantly visible in the DJI GO live feed. If shooting in 1080p, lossless zoom allows the full 7× of zoom without without sacrificing full-HD image quality.
Enhanced Yaw Stability : When a camera is zoomed in the smallest movements are magnified. Adding an additional layer of control to the Z3’s yaw is a custom designed reaction wheel. This works in tandem with the normal yaw motor to allow for more refined and controlled movement.
High Quality Imaging : Featuring the same highly refined Sony 1/2.3 inch sensor found on the DJI Inspire 1 2.0 and DJI Phantom 4, image quality is class leading. Still images can be captured at a resolution of 12 megapixels, while Adobe DNG RAW support allows for advanced image editing. Video can be captured at up to 30 frames per second in crisp 4K.
Applications : The ability to zoom in the air creates many new opportunities to streamline and enhance industrial and commercial drone use, from power line inspection to search and rescue. It also provides aerial photographers with greater control over composition.
Rapid Setup : Flying with the Zenmuse Z3 is as simple as attaching it to the DJI Inspire 1, Matrice 100 or Matrice 600. Once connected, it works seamlessly with the integrated DJI Lightbridge and Lightbridge 2 found on these platforms to provide 3.1mi (5km) of HD transmission range. Aircraft setup can be further accelerated using the DJI SDK to create industry specific aircraft automation protocols that maximize aircraft efficiency. introduces first Wide Eye 180° camera
For more information on the new Zenmuse Z3 drone zoom camera jump over to the official DJI website for details by following the link below.
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