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DJI Zenmuse X5S

High quality imaging for aerial filmmaking professionals
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DJI Zenmuse X5S Camera and Gimbal

The Zenmuse X5S was designed to keep pace with the challenges of professional aerial imaging.

A New Generation of Zenmuse From DJI

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.

Zenmuse X5S for Inspire 2

Zenmuse X5S 5.2K camera and gimbal

Excellence Upgraded

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.

Unrivaled Quality

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.

Zenmuse X5S - the new standard for aerial filming

What's in the Box?

Zenmuse X5S x 1

Camera Body Cap x 1

Lens Rear Cap x 1

Storage Box x 1 


Can the Zenmuse X5S be used as a standalone camera?

No, use is only supported with the Inspire 2 and Matrice 200 Series.

What storage devices can be used with the Zemuse X5S.

A micro SD card and DJI CINESSD.

Zenmuse X5S Camera and Gimbal Specifications

Learn more about DJI's new high quality aerial imaging solution the Zenmuse X5S.



140×98×132 mm


461 g


Supported Lens

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


CMOS, 4/3”
Effective Pixels: 20.8MP


72° (with DJI MFT 15mm/1.7 ASPH )

Photo Resolutions

4:3, 5280×3956
16:9, 5280×2970

Video Resolutions

5.2K: 5280×2970
23.976/24/25/29.97p,12-bit,up to 4.2Gbps
5.2K: 5280×2160
4K: 4096×2160,3840×2160
23.976/24/25/29.97/47.95p,12-bit,up to 3.6Gbps
4K: 4096×2160,3840×2160

5.2K: 5280×2160
4K: 3840×2160
4K: 3840×2160

23.976/24/25/29.97/47.95/50/59.94p @100Mbps
4K: 3840×2160
23.976/24/25/29.97/47.95/50/59.94p @100Mbps
2.7K: 2720×1530
23.976/24/25/29.97p @80Mbps 47.95/50/59.94p @100Mbps
FHD: 1920×1080
23.976/24/25/29.97p @60Mbps 47.95/50/59.94p @80Mbps 119.88p @100Mbps

C4K: 4096×2160
23.976/24/25/29.97p @100Mbps
4K: 3840×2160
23.976/24/25/29.97p @100Mbps
2.7K: 2720×1530
23.976/24/25/29.97p @65Mbps 47.95/50/59.94p @80Mbps
FHD: 1920×1080
23.976/24/25/29.97p @50Mbps 47.95/50/59.94p @65Mbps 119.88p @100Mbps

Photo Formats


Video Formats


Operation Modes

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:
3/5/7/10/14/20/∞ frames

Exposure Mode

Auto, Manual, Shutter, Aperture

Exposure Compensation

±3.0 (1/3 increments)

Metering Mode

Center-weighted metering,
Spot metering (area option 12x8)

AE Lock


Electronic Shutter Speed


White Balance

Auto, Sunny, Cloudy, Incandescent,
Neon Custom (2000K–10000K)

ISO Range

100 – 6400 (Video)
100 – 25600 (Stills)

Video Captions



Auto, 50Hz, 60Hz




Angular Vibration Range




Controllable Range

Tilt: +30°to -90°, Pan: ±320°

Mechanical Range

Tilt: +50°to -140°, Pan: ±330°, Roll: +90° to +30°

Max Controllable Speed

Tilt: 90°/s, Pan: 90°/s


Operating Temperature

14°–104°F (-10 to 40℃)

Storage Temperature

-4°–140°F (-20 to 60℃)
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Bought props they sent them.

March 9,2018


Great service as usual.

March 8,2018


1st class service and delivery overtime, thanks Guys.

March 3,2018


High delivery cost, but very fast, they communicated well, and when delivered goods was damaged during transport replacement was sent immediately. Excellent behaviour and service. Ok with high delivery cost.

March 2,2018


It as good because I got a great product and although the weather was terrible for a week meaning deliveries were delayed all was solved and the team was supportive. The only reason that I have given it a 4 star rating is because my order was placed on Friday and should have been dispatched in order for me to receive it on the Monday before this U.K snow issue, it wasn't processed due to technical issues and if I hadn't rang them I probably wouldn't have got the order in the first place but the customer service team were polite and helpful. If it wasnt for that then it would have been a 5 star rating.

March 2,2018





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