Zenmuse X7

Cinematic Vision Rising

  • Inspire 2 Compatibility
  • 5.2K Apple ProRes
  • Super 35 Sensor
  • 14 Stops of Dynamic Range
  • 6K CinemaDNG
  • 24 MP Stills

General

Product NameZenmuse X7
Dimensions151 × 108 × 132 mm
Weight (Lens Excluded)449 g

Camera

SensorSensor Size (Still): 23.5×15.7 mm
Sensor Size (Max video recording area): 23.5×12.5 mm
Effective Pixels: 24 MP
Supported LensesDJI DL-S 16mm F2.8 ND ASPH (with lens hood and balancing ring/filter)
DJI DL 24mm F2.8 LS ASPH (with lens hood and balancing ring/filter)
DJI DL 35mm F2.8 LS ASPH (with lens hood and balancing ring/filter)
DJI DL 50mm F2.8 LS ASPH (with lens hood and balancing ring/filter
Supported Micro SD/SSD CardsMicroSD: Class 10 or UHS-1 rating with a writing speed of 15 MB/s required; Max capacity: 64 GB
SSD: DJI CINESSD
Photo Sizes3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Photo FormatsDJI CINESSD: DNG
Micro SD: DNG, JPEG, DNG+JPEG
Operation ModesCapture, Record, Playback
Still Photography ModesMicro SD: Single Shot, Burst Shooting (3/5/7/10 shots), Auto Exposure Bracketing (3/5 bracketed shots at 0.7 EV bias), Interval
SSD: RAW Burst (3/5/7/10/14/∞ frames), up to 20 fps when using RAW Burst (exact quantity is determined by storage card capacity and battery power level)
Shutter SpeedElectronic Shutter Speed: 1/8000 – 8s
Mechanical Shutter Speed: 1/1000 – 8s (DJI DL-S 16mm F2.8 ND ASPH not supported)
ISO RangePhoto: 100 – 25600
Video: 100 – 1600 (EI mode on); 100 – 6400 (EI mode off)

Video

Video FormatsCINESSD: CinemaDNG, ProRes
Micro SD: MOV, MP4
Video Resolution

Aspect Ratio 17:9


CinemaDNG

6K: 6016×3200, 23.976/24/25/29.97/30p, 12-bit, full FOV
4K DCI: 4096×2160, 23.976/24/25/29.97/30p, 12-bit, full FOV
3.9K: 3944×2088, 47.95/50/59.94, 12-bit, narrow FOV


ProRes
4K DCI: 4096×2160, 23.976/24/25/29.97/30p, 10-bit, HQ, full FOV
2K: 2048×1080, 47.95/50/59.94p, 10-bit, HQ/XQ, narrow FOV


H.264
4K DCI: 4096×2160, 24/25/30/48/50/59.94p


H.265
4K DCI: 4096×2160, 24/25/30p


Aspect Ratio 16:9


CinemaDNG

6K: 5760×3240, 23.976/24/25/29.97/30p, 12-bit, full FOV
4K Ultra HD: 3840×2160, 23.976/24/25/29.97/30p, 12-bit, full FOV
3.7K: 3712×2088, 47.95/50/59.94, 12-bit, narrow FOV


ProRes

4K Ultra HD: 3840×2160, 23.976/24/25/29.97p, 10-bit, HQ/XQ, full FOV
2.7K: 2704×1520, 47.95/50/59.94p, 10-bit, HQ, narrow FOV
FHD:1920×1080, 47.95/50/59.94p, 10-bit, HQ/XQ, narrow FOV


H.264
4K Ultra HD: 3840×2160, 24/25/30/48/50/59.94p
2.7K: 2720×1530, 24/25/30/48/50/59.94p
FHD: 1920×1080, 24/25/30/48/50/59.94p
HD: 1280×720, 24/25/30/48/50/59.94p


H.265
4K Ultra HD: 3840×2160, 24/25/30p 2.7K: 2720×1530, 24/25/30/48/50/59.94p
FHD: 1920×1080, 24/25/30/48/50/59.94p
HD: 1280×720, 24/25/30/48/50/59.94p


Aspect Ratio 2.44:1


ProRes
5.2K: 5280×2160, 23.976/24/25/29.97/30p, 10-bit, HQ, full FOV


H.264/H.265
4K Ultra HD: 3840×1572, 30p, full FOV


Refer to the User Manual for more information.

Temperature

Operating Temperature Range-4 to 104° F (-20 to 40° C)
Storage Temperature Range-4 to 140° F (-20 to 60° C)

Gimbal

Angular Vibration Range±0.005°
MountDetachable
Controllable RangeTilt: +40° to -125°; Pan: ±300°; Roll: ±20°
Mechanical RangeTilt: +50° to -130°; Pan: ±330°; Roll: +90° to -50°
Max Controllable SpeedTilt: 180°/s; Roll: 180°/s; Pan: 360°/s

Camera Features

Exposure ModeAuto, Manual, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority
Exposure Compensation±3.0 (3 stops of light)
MeteringCenter-Weighted Metering, Spot Metering (12 × 8 area selection)
AE LockSupported
White BalanceAuto, Sunny, Cloudy, Incandescent, Neon, Custom (2000 K – 10000 K)
Video CaptionSupported (AVC/HEVC)
PAL/NTSCSupported
Ultrasonic Dust RemovalSupported

DJI - Astana Opera: A Short Film Shot on the Zenmuse X7
DJI - Astana Opera: A Short Film Shot on the Zenmuse X7
2017-10-13
DJI - Astana Opera: Behind the Scenes with the Zenmuse X7
DJI - Astana Opera: Behind the Scenes with the Zenmuse X7
2017-10-13
DJI - Introducing the Zenmuse X7
DJI - Introducing the Zenmuse X7
2017-10-12
DJI - Stelvio Pass: A Short Film Shot on the Zenmuse X7
DJI - Stelvio Pass: A Short Film Shot on the Zenmuse X7
2017-10-12

Documents & Manuals

  • Zenmuse X7 Quick Start Guide v1.0
    2017-10-12
  • DJI DL/DL-S Lens Quick Start Guide v1.0
    2017-10-12
  • D-Log D-Gamut Whitepaper
    2017-10-17

Software

  • D-Log to Rec.709 3DLUT
    2017-10-17

Zenmuse X7 Sample Files

  • X7 ProRes Sample File 1
    2017-10-12
  • X7 ProRes Sample File 2
    2017-10-12
  • X7 ProRes Sample File 3
    2017-10-12
  • X7 Apple ProRes 4444 XQ Sample File 1 (Single Frame)
    2017-10-17
  • X7 Apple ProRes 4444 XQ Sample File 2 (Single Frame)
    2017-10-17
  • X7 Apple ProRes 4444 XQ Sample File 3 (Single Frame)
    2017-10-17
  • X7 RAW Sample File 1
    2017-10-17
  • X7 RAW Sample File 2
    2017-10-17
  • X7 RAW Sample File 3
    2017-10-17
Camera
The Zenmuse X7 gimbal and camera can only be used with Inspire 2 at this time. However, the X7 will be compatible with more DJI products in the future.
No.
The Zenmuse X7 is equipped with a Super 35 mm image sensor and a DL-Mount that designed for aerial photography with four compatible lenses (16mm, 24mm, 35mm, and 50mm). In contrast, the Zenmuse X5S uses a 4/3-inch sensor, supporting eight professional lenses with a standard M4/3 mount. A balancing ring is needed for some X5S-compatible lenses.
The Zenmuse X7 uses a 23.5×15.7 mm sensor, with the size of a single pixel increased to 3.91 μm. It captures RAW videos at up to 6K/30 fps or 3.9K/59.94 fps and photos with a resolution up to 24 MP. The diagonals for video recording and photo shooting are 26.4 mm and 28.3 mm, respectively. The larger sensor in the X7 not only delivers excellent photo and video quality but also up to 14 stops dynamic range.
The DL-Mount significantly cuts the size and weight of a camera while at the same time, retaining cinema-grade image quality. The DL-Mount shortens the X7’s flange focal distance to 16.84 mm, making the camera more compact and stable for aerial shoots.
Currently, the Zenmuse X7 is compatible with four DL-Mount prime lenses with a maximum aperture of F2.8. The 16 mm lens is equipped with a built-in ND filter. The 24 mm, 35 mm, and 50 mm lenses are equipped with leaf shutters that support a max shutter speed of up to 1/1000s.
The maximum sensor size supported by the DL-S lens is Super 35 mm, while the other three DL lenses support full-frame sensors. All of them can achieve resolutions of up to 8K.
When the shutter speed is slower than 1/1000s, the leaf shutter will be automatically enabled but can be manually turned off. The leaf shutter prevents image distortion caused by rolling shutter, stripes resulting from artificial lighting, and motion blur when shooting high-speed objects. Currently, the leaf shutter is only active in Single Shot mode.
Yes. Any filter with a diameter of 46 mm that weights 10-12 g and is no thicker than 4.4 mm (excluding threads) can be used with Zenmuse X7 lenses.
A Micro SD card and a DJI CINESSD. A Micro SD card is required for basic image capturing, while the CINESSD is necessary only for high-end productions requiring specific video formats. CINESSD cannot be used by itself without a Micro SD card.
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. With the appropriate License Keys, CinemaDNG and Apple ProRes videos can be recorded and saved in the DJI CINESSD.
The Zenmuse X7 is a professional aerial camera that is compatible with the Inspire 2. Videos recorded by the Zenmuse X7 are processed by the CineCore 2.1 Image Processing System. A DJI Inspire 2 License Key unlocks CinemaDNG and/or Apple ProRes processing capabilities for CineCore 2.1. These files are then saved to the CINESSD when recorded. Video recording capabilities will vary depending on the capacity of the CINESSD being used.