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For those of you who fly the DJI Inspire1 Quadcopter, take a look at this camera. It looks very similar to the original X3, but in fact this is DJI's latest camera - the Zenmuse Z3 with built in Optical Zoom.

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The Zenmuse Z3 Camera uses the same Sony-built 1/2.3-inch camera sensor found in the original DJI's Inspire1 X3 and Phantom 4 able to shoot 4K at up to 30 frames per second, 12-megapixel still images, but now it has the added feature of a 7x Zoom (3.5x optical + 2x digital zoom) which they say is roughly 22-77mm equivalent.

Normally the only way to get closer is to physically fly the drone closer. so the Z3 should really help many of us with better framing. Zoom control is performed through swiping on the DJI App. The Zenmuse Z3 will directly mount up with the Inspire 1, Matrice 100, and the new Matrice 600 drones.

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Available to purchase now via DJI Zenmuse Z3 Product Page (here).

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