DJI does not stop for a moment, after presenting the new customized version of its Matrix 600 in collaboration with Hasselblad, here is its dedicated solution. Zenmuse Z3 is quite unique in the category, a video camera with updated image stabilizer and 7x zoom, which means not necessarily having to physically bring the drone to the affected area.
Zenmuse Z3 is compatible with Inspire 1, matrix 100 and matrix 600, the best of the DJI drones fleet, integrates the same wide-screen Sony 12MP sensor (1 / 2.3 inches) and is fully controllable via the DJI GO application. The optic is certainly processed for the category, with range between 4 and 14 mm and optical zoom 3.5x (equivalent to 22 and 77mm), all expandable digitally 2x. Also good opening, between F2.8 and F5.2.
Do not change the recording capacity, with Zenmuse Z3 we can then capture video content in 4K (4096 x 2160) at 24/25 fps or 4K (3840 x 2160) and 2.7K at 30fps, 60fps for we must instead go down to videos Full HD at 1080p. You can also take to 12 MP images in the DNG raw format in addition to JPEG Classic, for easier editing.
The Zenmuse Z3 weighs only 262g, a big step forward compared to the Micro Four Thirds Zenmuse X5 weighs twice as much, further increasing the flight time on drones which will be used: up to 19 minutes of Inspire 1, 30 minutes on the M100 with double battery and up to 39 minutes to M600 with the same configuration. You pay for, the camera will be available this month and will serve well $ 899 to be able to leverage on its DJI latest generation.