DJI Reveals First Ever Micro 4/3 Aerial Camera for Inspire Drone

September 22, 2015, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

At the InterDrone event held at Las Vegas, Chinese technologists DJI made a cool new announcement.

Posing a threat to all the tech firms showing keenness to make a name in the commercial drone industry, DJI has announced two new interchangeable lens cameras under the series dubbed Zenmuse X5, and will aid the photographic sessions in its own Inspire 1 drone.


With the addition of the new series, which include the X5 and X5R cameras, DJI has also bagged the credits for having the world’s first micro four third aerial camera to have come out for commercial drones.

With an image capturing quality of 16MP, the new cameras from DJI can also capture 4K videos at 30 fps, revealing its aim to lure professional aerial photographers and videographers.

Besides 4K capturing, the X5R set of interchangeable lens camera can also have your videos captured directly to memory cards and SSDs. Users can also have the focus and aperture controlled from the ground while during the recording sessions using the DJI GO app.

With superior features comes premium pricing too. While the normal Inspire 1 drones costs $2900 with standard cameras, new X5 cameras bundled with the Inspire drone will cost you $4500. And if you decide to have the X5R cameras on-board, you will have to spend $3500 extra, with the net price being $8000.

You can also have the Zenmuse X5 individually for a price of $1700 (without DJI 15mm F1.7 lens) or for $2200 (with DJI 15mm F1.7 lens).

Stand-alone prices of the X5R cameras are not available, as they will be revealed only towards the end of 2016. The X5 cameras will start getting shipped by this month.

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