DJI has announced two new gimbal ready 4K cameras that can be used on existing Inspire1 quadcopters. Unlike the original 4K camera, the X5 and X5R are new 4K Micro Four Third (MFT) interchangeable lens cameras. Even though it appears to be a standard MFT mount, only a few lenses have been announced to be truly compatible. The main difference between the two cameras is that the X5R is capable of shooting 4K RAW.
While I'm already quite happy with the results of the existing Inspire1 camera, the new X5 and X5R are incredibly impressive. DJI has really raised the bar for other companies to follow. Unfortunately the announced pricing is $2199 (X5) and $4999 I feel will keep many from upgrading. But keep in mind DJI has been known to inflate prices when new products are announced, and typically is much less when it finally becomes available. Let's hope they do the same with these new cameras. For more information visit the product pages below.
DJI X5 and X5R RAW Camera and 3-Axis Gimbal
Or you can buy the complete kit with Inspire1 Quadcopter. The new Inspire1 'Pro' comes with the new Zenmuse X5 gimbal for just $4999.
DJI Inspire1 Pro 4K Mirrorless MFT Zenmuse Gimbal
More importantly, when is the handheld mount gonna be out?
when is that follow focus coming out??
I planned on getting a Solo because of the whole GoPro interconnectivity but the whole launch delay, along with he gimbal delay has just left a bad taste in my mouth. Full functionality isn't expected till November..Glad I didn't pull the trigger
Now these comes out..I'm drooling. Makes me not want to spend ANY money on a drone and just get this...I was waiting for an official flyable MST cam, just surprised DJI was the first..Still not really liking the idea of having a cam that only be flown though...Then again I'm not rich..