Zenmuse X5
Zenmuse X5R

General

Dimensions120mm (W) x 135mm (H) x 140mm (D)136mm (W) x 125mm (H) x 131mm (D)
Weight (Standard Lens, Balancing Ring, Lens Hood, Micro SD Card Included)
526 g583 g
Static Output Power
8 W19.5W
Peak Output Power
13W25W
Operating Temperature
32° to 104° F (0° to 40° C)32° to 104° F (0° to 40° C)

Camera

Lens
Replaceable lens
M43 mount supporting auto-focus
Replaceable lens
M43 mount supporting auto-focus
Supported Lenses
DJI MFT 15mm f/1.7 ASPH *
Panasonic Lumix 15mm f/1.7 *
Olympus M. ED 12mm f/2.0
Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm f/1.8 *
Olympus M.Zuiko ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ *
(photography only)
Olympus M.Zuiko 25mm f1.8
Olympus M.Zuiko 45mm f1.8
(photography only)
*Requires a balancing weight
DJI MFT 15mm f/1.7 ASPH *
Panasonic Lumix 15mm f/1.7 *
Olympus M. ED 12mm f/2.0
Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm f/1.8 *
Olympus M.Zuiko ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ *
(photography only)
Olympus M.Zuiko 25mm f1.8
Olympus M.Zuiko 45mm f1.8
(photography only)
*Requires a balancing weight
Sensor
4/3-inch CMOS sensor4/3-inch CMOS sensor
Effective Pixels
1600 M1600 M
Max Resolution
4608x34564608x3456
ISO Range
100~25600100~25600
Electronic Shutter Speed
8 to 1/8000 s8 to 1/8000 s
Field of View (FOV)
15mm/ f1.7:72°
12mm/ f2.0:84°
15mm/ f1.7:72°
12mm/ f2.0:84°
Still Photography Modes
Single shot
Burst shooting: 3/5/7 frames
Auto Exposure Bracketing: 3/5 bracketed frames at 0.7EV bias
Time-lapse (5/7/10/20/30 sec)
Single shot
Burst shooting: 3/5/7 frames
Auto Exposure Bracketing: 3/5 bracketed frames at 0.7EV bias
Time-lapse (5/7/10/20/30 sec)
Video Resolution
UHD: 4096×2160 (24/25p); 3840×2160 (25/30p);
FHD: 1920×1080 (24/25/30/48/50/60p)
UHD: 4096×2160 (24/25p); 3840×2160 (25/30p);
FHD: 1920×1080 (24/25/30/48/50/60p)
Max Video Bitrate
60 Mbps2.4Gbps (Average: 1.7 Gbps)
Supported File Formats
FAT32 / exFAT
Photo: JPEG, DNG
Video: MP4, MOV (MPEG-4/AVC/H.264F)
FAT32 / exFAT
Photo: JPEG, DNG
Video: MP4, MOV (MPEG-4/AVC/H.264F), JPEG-Lossless(RAW)
Supported Storage Devices
Class 10 or UHS-1 or above Micro SD cards
Max capacity of 64 GB
Class 10 or UHS-1 or above Micro SD cards with Max capacity of 64GB
SSD with Capacity of 512GB (ZENMUSE X5R)

Default Lens

Name
DJI MFT 15mm f/1.7 ASPHDJI MFT 15mm f/1.7 ASPH
Focal length
f=15 mm (35 mm film camera equivalent: 30 mm)f=15 mm (35 mm film camera equivalent: 30 mm)
Aperture type
7 diaphragm blades/circular aperture diaphragm7 diaphragm blades/circular aperture diaphragm
Maximum aperture
F1.7F1.7
Minimum aperture value
F16F16
Lens construction
9 elements in 7 groups (3 aspherical elements)9 elements in 7 groups (3 aspherical elements)
In focus distance
0.2 m to ∞ (from the focus distance reference line)0.2 m to ∞ (from the focus distance reference line)
Mount
Micro 4/3Micro 4/3
Field of View (FOV)
72°72°
Max. diameter
Approx. 57.5 mmApprox. 57.5 mm
Overall length
Approx. 36 mmApprox. 36 mm
Mass
Approx. 115 gApprox. 115 g

Gimbal

Model
Zenmuse X5Zenmuse X5R
Angular Vibration Range
±0.02°±0.02°
Mount
DetachableDetachable
Controllable Range
Pitch: -90° to +30°
Pan: ±320°
Pitch: -90° to +30°
Pan: ±320°
Max Controllable Speed
Pitch: 120°/s
Pan: 180°/s
Pitch: 120°/s
Pan: 180°/s
Zenmuse X5R - Tuned Footage
Zenmuse X5R - Tuned Footage
2016-04-26
DJI - Mounting the Zenmuse X5 to the Inspire 1
DJI - Mounting the Zenmuse X5 to the Inspire 1
2015-09-28
DJI Zenmuse X5 - From Flight to Post
DJI Zenmuse X5 - From Flight to Post
2015-09-11
DJI Zenmuse X5R – Color Grading Session
DJI Zenmuse X5R – Color Grading Session
2015-09-11

Zenmuse X5R Straight-from-the-camera Sample Files

  • Zenmuse X5R Iceland Raw Footage (55s)
    2016-04-26
  • Zenmuse X5R Straight-from-the-camera DNG Sequence
    2016-03-23
  • Zenmuse X5R Sample Video
    2016-03-23

Documents & Manuals

  • Inspire 1 RAW Release Note
    2016-07-07
  • Inspire 1 Pro Release Note
    2016-07-07
  • Zenmuse X5 Disclaimer & Safety Guidelines (EN)
    2015-09-29
  • Zenmuse X5 Disclaimer & Safety Guidelines (DE)
    2015-12-03
  • Zenmuse X5 Disclaimer & Safety Guidelines (FR)
    2015-12-03
  • Zenmuse X5 User Manual (EN) v1.2
    2016-05-23
  • Zenmuse X5 User Manual (DE) v1.0
    2015-12-03
  • Zenmuse X5 User Manual (FR) v1.0
    2015-12-03
  • Zenmuse X5 In the Box (EN)
    2015-09-29
  • Zenmuse X5 In the Box (DE)
    2015-12-03
  • Zenmuse X5 In the Box (FR)
    2015-12-03
  • Zenmuse X5R Disclaimer & Safety Guidelines
    2016-04-05
  • Zenmuse X5R User Manual
    2016-04-05
  • Zenmuse X5R In the Box
    2016-04-05
  • Zenmuse X5R SSD Quick Start Guide
    2016-06-03
  • Zenmuse X5R Reader Quick Start Guide
    2016-06-03

APP / LIVE VIEW

    iOS Version v2.9.2.
    Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus,iPod touch 6,iPad Pro, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, and iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular. This app is optimized for iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.
    Android Version v2.9.1.
    Requires Android 4.1.2 or later.Compatible with Samsung tabs 705c, Samsung S6, Samsung S5, Samsung NOTE4, Samsung NOTE3, Google Nexus 9, Google Nexus 7 II, Ascend Mate7, Huawei P8 Max, Huawei Mate 8, Nubia Z7 mini, Sony Xperia Z3, MI 3, MI PAD, Smartisan T1.

    *Support for additional Android devices available as testing and development continues.

Firmware

  • OSMO RAW Firmware v1.3.0.40
    2016-08-25
  • OSMO Pro Firmware v1.3.0.40
    2016-08-25
  • OSMO Pro & RAW Firmware Upgrade Guide
    2016-04-21
  • Inspire 1 RAW Firmware v01.09.01.30
    2016-07-07
  • Inspire 1 RAW Firmware v01.08.01.40
    2016-04-27
  • Inspire 1 Pro Firmware v1.9.1.30
    2016-07-07
  • Inspire 1 Pro Firmware v1.8.1.00
    2016-04-07

Software & Drivers

  • Inspire 1/ Phantom 3/ X5 LOG mode Transcoding Tool v1.0.0
    2015-12-07
  • Inspire 1/ Phantom 3/ X5 LOG mode Transcoding Tool v0.9.2
    2015-10-20
  • DJI Camera Exporter
    2016-03-18
  • DJI Camera Exporter User Manual
    2016-03-18
  • Inspire 1/Phantom 3/ X5 Transcoding Tool v0.9.2
    2015-10-20
  • DJI CineLight
    2016-05-30
  • DJI CineLight Release Note
    2016-05-30
  • DJI CineLight User Manual
    2016-03-24
  • * Disclaimer of Warranties:

    SZ DJI Technology Co. Ltd. provides the firmware “as is” and “as available” for your use, without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including all implied warranties of merchantability, and fitness for a particular purpose. You expressly agree that your use of, or inability to use the firmware is at your sole risk. In no case shall SZ DJI Technology Co. Ltd. be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, special, or consequential damages arising from your use of any of the firmware, including but not limited to, any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of your misuse, transmitted, etc.

    *Notice:
    Users of the X5R SSD Reader may encounter data access issues after updating OS X to the latest version (10.11.4). The issue can be resolved in the following ways:
    1.Use a compatible USB 3.0 HUB for OS X 10.11.4 to connect the OS X device and SSD Reader.
    2.Use USB2.0 cable to connect the OS X device and SSD Reader. Noted that the data transfer speed is reduced in this case.
    3.Install OS X 10.10.5, then install and run DJI CineLight.
FAQ

The X3 gimbal and camera system is included with Inspire 1 and has 1/2.3” sensor, enabling it to shoot 4K video and capture 12 Megapixel photos, with an ISO range of 100-3200.
The new ZENMUSE X5 Series camera and gimbal systems are the world’s first Micro Four Thirds (M4/3) cameras made specifically for aerial photography and videography. The M4/3 sensor is eight times the size of X3 camera and enables high quality, high sensitivity image recording at an ISO range of 100-25600. The ZENMUSE X5 cameras capture 16 Megapixel images with stunning details and records 4K video. With 12.8 stops of dynamic range, shadows and highlights in everything you capture is brought out in perfect clarity.The ZENMUSE X5 has a M4/3 lens mount which gives your photography flexibility by letting you change lenses. Currently, there are three lenses for the ZENMUSE X5 M4/3 lens mount: the Panasonic Lumix 15mm, Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 12mm and DJI MFT 15mm.

The biggest difference between them is in video recording capabilities, storage media, and workflow. The ZENMUSE X5R shoots video in lossless format to preserve maximum detail and enable precise editing and post-processing, giving cinematographers full control over the look of their footage.
The ZENMUSE X5R has an integrated 512GB SSD drive for storing the lossless video recorded. DJI has designed an editing software specifically for lossless videos, enabling high-end filmmakers to easily edit and process the videos according to their own needs.

The ZENMUSE X5 Series are the first M4/3 cameras designed specifically for aerial photography. The cameras come with an integrated 3-axis gimbal stabilization system, and are designed for use with the Inspire 1. The camera shoots 16 Megapixel photos and 4K video, and can be fully controlled via the new DJI GO app.
No. The ZENMUSE X5 Series cameras must be used together with the Inspire 1 or future supported DJI products.
The ZENMUSE X5 Series is currently compatible with the DJI Inspire 1 and the Matrice 100. More compatible products will be available in future.
The M4/3 sensor is eight times larger than the sensor in the ZENMUSE X3, enabling it to capture incredibly detailed images and videos, including UHD 4K, and gives it improved low-light performance. The M4/3 lens mount allows the use three lenses currently.
The M4/3 lens mount is the interface between the camera body and the attached M4/3 lens. Thanks to the standardized M4/3 mount, you can select three lenses currently. The size of M4/3 is between the size of super 35mm and super 16mm, and super 35 mm lenses can be added to the MFT mount which enables you to shoot high-quality aerial videos.
Currently, there are three prime lenses compatible with the X5: the Panasonic Lumix 15mm, Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 12mm and DJI MFT 15mm.
To ensure that the 3-axis gimbal’s movements are unrestricted, the lenses are required to fit the gimbal in terms of weight and size. Not all existing lenses fit these requirements, which is why not all MFT lenses are compatible with the ZENMUSE X5 Series.
DJI GO is an easy-to-use mobile application for iOS and Android devices for use together with DJI products. For more information please visit: http://www.dji.com/product/goapp

The iOS version of DJI GO (v2.1.0) requires devices with iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, and iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular. This app is optimized for iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.
Android Version v2.0.2. Requires Android 4.1.2 or later. Compatible with Samsung tabs 705c, Samsung S6, Samsung S5, Samsung NOTE4, Samsung NOTE3, Google Nexus 9, Google Nexus 7 II, Ascend Mate7, Nubia Z7 mini, SONY Z3 EXPERIA, MI 3, MI PAD.

If you have an Inspire 1 with a ZENMUSE X3 installed, the mounting mechanism should be changed to the new one that's included with the ZENMUSE X5 series. The new mounting mechanism that's provided with ZENMUSE X5 Series are also backwards compatible with the Zenmuse X3 camera.
Because the ZENMUSE X5R's footage captured is lossless and uncompressed, it requires a large amount of memory for storage. We offer a 512GB SSD with the ZENMUSE X5R for this reason.
It depends on the lens used. The 3-axis gimbal is sensitive to the weight of the mounted lens. When you are using an Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 12mm, the lens hood can be removed without disturbing the gimbal’s operations. However, if you are using a Panasonic Lumix 15mm or DJI MFT 15mm, the lens hood must be attached. For more detail, please go to the download page for official guidance.
Yes, you can view your photos and videos by going to the Library in the DJI GO app.
Yes, you can go to the Library and find the video and photo editor.
To focus on a specific area, all you have to do is to tap on the screen of your mobile device just like the way you are using it on a smartphone.
Auto, Aperture First, Shutter First, Manual, AE lock, AE Spot Metering, as well as AW Center Metering.
Yes. Specified zoom lenses are supported for photography only. Find out more in Supported Lenses section of the specs.
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