ZENMUSE X5S

  • M 4/3
  • 5.2K 30FPS4K 60FPS
  • 20.8MPSTILL
  • 12.8 STOPS12-BIT RAW
  • 20FPSCONTINUOUS BURST

General

NameZenmuse X5S
Dimensions140×98×132 mm
Weight461 g

Camera

Supported LensDJI 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
SensorCMOS, 4/3”
Effective Pixels: 20.8MP
FOV72° (with DJI MFT 15mm/1.7 ASPH )
Photo Resolutions4:3, 5280×3956
16:9, 5280×2970
Video ResolutionsH.264
C4K: 4096×2160
23.976/24/25/29.97/47.95/50/59.94p @100Mbps
4K: 3840×2160
23.976/24/25/29.97/47.95/50/59.94p @100Mbps
4K: 3840×1572
23.976/24/25/29.97p @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
C4K: 4096×2160
23.976/24/25/29.97p @100Mbps
4K: 3840×2160
23.976/24/25/29.97p @100Mbps
4K: 3840×1572
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

C-DNG RAW
5.2K: 5280×2972
23.976/24/25/29.97p, up to 4.2Gbps
4K: 4096×2160, 3840×2160
23.976/24/25/29.97p, up to 2.4Gbps
4K: 4096×2160, 3840×2160
50/59.94p, up to 4.0Gbps

Apple ProRes
5.2K: 5280×2160
23.976/24/25/29.97p, 422 HQ @1.3Gbps
4K: 3840×2160
23.976/24/25/29.97p, 422 HQ @900Mbps
4K: 3840×2160
23.976/24/25/29.97p, 4444 XQ @2.0Gbps
Photo FormatsDNG,JPEG,DNG+JEPG
Video FormatsRAW,ProRes,MOV,MP4
Operation ModesCapture, Record, Playback
Still Photography ModesMicro SD: Single shot, Burst Shooting:
3/5/7/10/14 frames, Auto Exposure Bracketing, 3/5 bracketed frames at 0.7EV bias, Timelapse
SSD: RAW Burst Shooting:
3/5/7/10/14/20/∞ frames
Exposure ModeAuto, Manual, Shutter, Aperture
Exposure Compensation±3.0 (1/3 increments)
Metering ModeCenter-weighted metering,
Spot metering (area option 12x8)
AE LockSupported
Electronic Shutter Speed8-1/8000s
White Balance Auto, Sunny, Cloudy, Incandescent,
Neon Custom (2000K–10000K)
ISO Range100 – 6400 (Video)
100 – 25600 (Stills)
Video CaptionsSupported
Anti-FlickerAuto, 50Hz, 60Hz
PAL/NTSCSupported

Gimbal

Angular Vibration Range±0.01°
MountDetachable
Controllable RangeTilt: +30°to -90°, Pan: ±320°
Mechanical RangeTilt: +50°to -140°, Pan: ±330°, Roll: +90° to +30°
Max Controllable SpeedTilt: 90°/s, Pan: 90°/s

Environmental

Operating Temperature14°–104°F (-10 to 40℃)
Storage Temperature-4°–140°F (-20 to 60℃)
FAQ
While both cameras capture 20 megapixel photos, the X4S features a 1-inch Exmor R CMOS sensor and a fixed prime lens specially designed to fit the sensor and the imaging engine. Additionally, the X4S captures 4K video in the H.264 and H.265 formats.

The Zenmuse X5S features a M4/3 sensor and an interchangeable lens mount for M4/3 lenses. Combined with the Inspire 2’s internal CineCore 2.0 image processing system, the Zenmuse X5S can capture video H.264 and H.265 formats as well as CinemaDNG and Apple ProRes and is suitable for a wide range of professional filmmaking and television production applications.
The Zenmuse X5R was DJI’s first 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. A new quick-release connector to connect the Inspire 2 and the Zenmuse X5S. As it has been separated from its image processing system, the camera sensor is protected from magnetic interference and thermal noise.

b. An uprated 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.

c. 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.
No. The Zenmuse X5S must be used with the Inspire 2. It will be supported on additional products in future.
The Zenmuse X5R records CinemaDNG video, which then needs processing in DJI CINELIGHT to create Apple ProRes video. Through the new CineCore 2.0 Image Processing System on the Inspire 2, the Zenmuse X5S can directly export Apple ProRes video when using an appropriate DJI Inspire 2 License Key and when equipped with the DJI CINESSD.
Micro SD card and DJI CINESSD. A Micro SD card is required for image capture, while the CINESSD is necessary only for high-end productions requiring specific video formats.
The Zenmuse X5S is a professional aerial camera that is compatible with the Inspire 2. Videos recorded by the Zenmuse X5S are processed by the CineCore 2.0 Image Processing System. A DJI Inspire 2 License Key unlocks CinemaDNG and/or Apple ProRes processing capabilities in CineCore 2.0. These files are then saved in the CINESSD. Video quality is dependent on whether the 120G CINESSD or 480G CINESSD is used.
JPEG and DNG pictures (not including RAW images captured in Burst Mode) and videos recorded in H.264 and H.265 codecs are saved to the Micro SD card, while RAW images captured in Burst Mode are stored in the DJI CINESSD. After unlocking using a DJI Inspire 2 License Key, CinemaDNG and Apple ProRes videos will be saved in the DJI CINESSD.
CinemaDNG and Apple ProRes videos are only available when these formats are unlocked using a DJI Inspire 2 License Key and the Zenmuse X5S is used with a DJI CINESSD. Video quality is dependent on whether the 120G CINESSD or 480G CINESSD is used. The Zenmuse X5S can also generate H.264 or H.265 video while recording in CinemaDNG or Apple ProRes.
H.265 is the new video compression standard that follows H.264. H.265 has 50% more information, better compression performance and a lower bandwidth utilization ratio. Please be aware that you will need an upgraded device to play or decode H.265 video.
Equivalent focal length will be approximately double the lens’ actual focal length.
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