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Zenmuse Z3 ZOOM – For the Osmo Soon?

by 9to5dji

I WAS RIGHT, a ZOOM Camera from DJI.. Just not for the Osmo…. Yet

DJI today announced the new Zenmuse Z3 camera. The Zenmuse Z3 costs £799 ( $899 ), weighs 262 grams, and has the same Sony-built 1/2.3-inch camera sensor found in DJI’s Inspire 1 and Phantom 4. It can shoot video at 4K at up to 30 frames per second and captures images at a resolution of 12-megapixels. And, has freaking 3.5x optical ZOOM.

It will be controlled via the Go App using a swiping motion. It can also be controlled using the RC by holding the C2 button and scrolling the left wheel.

This will undoubtedly raise privacy issues with the crazies that think everyone wants to sky on them but, you know what, I don’t give a #*+k what they think 🙂

It is currently only compatible with the Inspire 1 series, Inspire 1 v2.0, Matrice 100 and Matrice 600 but I know for a fact it has been tested with the Osmo so it will only be a matter of time before it is released for that also. Rumors are it will be a slightly different version for the Osmo sp I don’t suggest you go out and buy one just yet for the Osmo but keep an eye out if you are in the market for one..

The DJI Bumff!

When shooting aerial, getting closer to your subject meant flying nearer, but no more. The DJI Zenmuse Z3 is an integrated aerial zoom camera based on DJI’s class leading Zenmuse X3 and optimized for still photography. A 7× zoom, made up of 3.5× optical and 2× digital lossless zoom, gives it a focal length ranging from 22mm to 77mm, making it ideal for industrial applications.

Real-Time Zoom View
When shooting at the highest possible resolution, i.e. 4K video or 12 megapixel photos, optical zoom can be used, and the zoomed image is instantly visible in the DJI GO live feed. If shooting in 1080p, lossless zoom allows the full 7× of zoom without without sacrificing full-HD image quality.

Enhanced Yaw Stability
When a camera is zoomed in the smallest movements are magnified. Adding an additional layer of control to the Z3’s yaw is a custom designed reaction wheel. This works in tandem with the normal yaw motor to allow for more refined and controlled movement.

High Quality Imaging
Featuring the same highly refined Sony 1/2.3 inch sensor found on the DJI Inspire 1 2.0 and DJI Phantom 4, image quality is class leading. Still images can be captured at a resolution of 12 megapixels, while Adobe DNG RAW support allows for advanced image editing. Video can be captured at up to 30 frames per second in crisp 4K.

The ability to zoom in the air creates many new opportunities to streamline and enhance industrial and commercial drone use, from power line inspection to search and rescue. It also provides aerial photographers with greater control over composition.

Rapid Setup
Flying with the Zenmuse Z3 is as simple as attaching it to the DJI Inspire 1, Matrice 100 or Matrice 600. Once connected, it works seamlessly with the integrated DJI Lightbridge and Lightbridge 2 found on these platforms to provide 3.1mi (5km) of HD transmission range. Aircraft setup can be further accelerated using the DJI SDK to create industry specific aircraft automation protocols that maximize aircraft efficiency.

Flight times when used with a DJI Inspire 1 reach up to 19 minutes, and can even reach 30 minutes when flying a dual-battery equipped Matrice 100 and 39 minutes using the Matrice 600. Longer flight times maximize airtime, increasing the efficiency of industrial and commercial projects while providing photographers with additional time to wait for the right light, compose and capture the perfect shot.
All flight times vary based on payload and flight conditions.
Maximum flight times are tested with maximum capacity batteries and no additional payload.

Powerful App Control
DJI’s GO app is tightly integrated with the Z3, acting as both a live feed to see the camera’s image and the primary control system for the camera. It can be used to change camera settings, swipe to zoom in and out, capture photo or video, and activate Intelligent Flight Modes. Photo and video capture as well as zoom can also be controlled through dedicated controls on the Remote Controller.

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araaj keshav 20th July 2016 - 11:31

how much storage capacity and when it will be lounched

Osmo 20th July 2016 - 12:17

No ETA for the osmo version ( if it’s this camera then a firmware will be needed for the Osmo ). They are testing a firmware for the Osmo but rumors are they will release a different version for the Osmo..
As for storage, as most DJI devices, it will likely come with a 16Gb Micro SD.

When I receive the Z3 I will try it with the Osmo Zoom firmware 🙂

Ari 27th July 2016 - 07:28

OSMO Goose leaked in the latest DJI Go app 😉




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