The Zenmuse X5S was designed to keep pace with the challenges of professional aerial imaging.
Equipped with a new and improved Micro 4/3 sensor, the Zenmuse X5S has a dynamic range of 12.8 stops with a better signal to noise ratio and colour sensitivity than its predecessor, the X5R. It supports up to eight standard M4/3 lenses (including zoom lenses) with focal lengths ranging from 9mm-45mm, allowing more variety for image capture.
The new CineCore 2.0 image processing system on the Inspire 2 makes the Zenmuse X5S capable of capturing 5.2K 30fps CinemaDNG video and Apple ProRes video as well as 4K 60fps using H.264 and 4K 30fps using H.265 (both at 100Mbps). Continuous DNG burst shooting at 20fps with 20.8MP images is also supported.
Unlike the DJI Inspire 1 series, the Inspire 2 separates the CineCore 2.0 image processing system from the camera and integrates it into the aircraft. This means that the sensor and optical system are detachable and can easily be attached using a newly designed quick-release connector. Designing the camera system in this way effectively protects the sensor from magnetic interference. It also allows a range of lightweight camera units to be connected as required by different scenes.
The updated M4/3 sensor allows the Zenmuse X5S to capture high-resolution images of incredibly high quality when combined with the CineCore 2.0 image processing system. With a pixel size of 3.4μm, this 20.8MP sensor captures more detail than the previous sensor. It has 12.8 stops of dynamic range as well as a better signal to noise ratio and colour sensitivity than the X5R, allowing it to create clear, low noise images in low light environments.
Using CineCore 2.0, the Zenmuse X5S records video at a maximum resolution of 5.2K/30fps in CinemaDNG 12bit1, 5.2K 30fps Apple ProRes 422 HQ and 4K 30fps Apple ProRes 4444 XQ 2. Additional recording options include video in 4K/60fps using H.264 or oversampling video in 4K/30fps using H.264/H.265, both with a bitrate of 100Mbps.
The DJI CINESSD card and a highly optimised FAT32/exFAT file system ensure that footage from the Zenmuse X5S is transferred directly through the DJI CINESSD Station card reader to a computer at high speeds without any additional software. CinemaDNG or Apple ProRes workflows can be used for post-processing.
Learn more about DJI's new high quality aerial imaging solution the Zenmuse X5S.
|DJI MFT 15mm/1.7 ASPH (With Balancing Ring and Lens Hood)|
Panasonic Lumix 15mm/1.7 (With Balancing Ring and Lens Hood)
Panasonic Lumix 14-42mm/3.5-5.6 HD
Olympus M.Zuiko 12mm/2.0 (With Balancing Ring)
Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm/1.8 (With Balancing Ring)
Olympus M.Zuiko 25mm/1.8
Olympus M.Zuiko 45mm/1.8
Olympus M.Zuiko 9-18mm/4.0-5.6
Effective Pixels: 20.8MP
F O V
|72° (with DJI MFT 15mm/1.7 ASPH )|
23.976/24/25/29.97p,12-bit,up to 4.2Gbps
23.976/24/25/29.97/47.95p,12-bit,up to 3.6Gbps
23.976/24/25/29.97p @80Mbps 47.95/50/59.94p @100Mbps
23.976/24/25/29.97p @60Mbps 47.95/50/59.94p @80Mbps 119.88p @100Mbps
23.976/24/25/29.97p @65Mbps 47.95/50/59.94p @80Mbps
23.976/24/25/29.97p @50Mbps 47.95/50/59.94p @65Mbps 119.88p @100Mbps
|Capture, Record, Playback|
Still Photography Modes
|Micro SD: Single shot, Burst Shooting: |
3/5/7/10/14 frames, Auto Exposure Bracketing, 3/5 bracketed frames at 0.7EV bias, Timelapse
SSD: RAW Burst Shooting:
|Auto, Manual, Shutter, Aperture|
|±3.0 (1/3 increments)|
Spot metering (area option 12x8)
Electronic Shutter Speed
|Auto, Sunny, Cloudy, Incandescent,|
Neon Custom (2000K–10000K)
|100 – 6400 (Video)|
100 – 25600 (Stills)
|Auto, 50Hz, 60Hz|
Angular Vibration Range
|Tilt: +30°to -90°, Pan: ±320°|
|Tilt: +50°to -140°, Pan: ±330°, Roll: +90° to +30°|
Max Controllable Speed
|Tilt: 90°/s, Pan: 90°/s|
|14°–104°F (-10 to 40℃)|
|-4°–140°F (-20 to 60℃)|