The Zenmuse X5R was DJI’s first Micro Four Thirds (M4/3) camera dedicated to aerial photography. With a 16-megapixel sensor, it is capable of recording 4K/30 in CinemaDNG RAW at an average bitrate of 1.7Gbps. The Zenmuse X5S is a major upgrade over this camera.
New features include:
- A new quick-release connector to connect the Zenmuse X5S to the aircraft. As it has been separated from its image processing system, the camera sensor is protected from magnetic interference and thermal noise.
- An upgraded 20.8-megapixel sensor has a better signal to noise ratio and improved color sensitivity. Working with advanced oversampling technology, it creates clear, low noise images.
- When used with the CineCore 2.0 image processing system on the Inspire 2, the Zenmuse X5S is able to record 4K/30 oversampling video in both H.264 and H.265 codecs, with a maximum bitrate of 100Mbps. When DJI Inspire 2 License Keys are used and the DJI CINESSD is equipped, the Zenmuse X5S can record 5.2K/30 or 4K/60 video in CinemaDNG, 5.2K/30 in Apple ProRes 422 HQ, and 4K/30 in Apple ProRes 4444 XQ video (no alpha). When shooting at 5.2K, the Zenmuse X5S has a maximum bitrate of 4.2Gbps.