Product Highlights
  • 20.8MP CMOS Sensor
  • 5.2K (5280 x 2970) Up to 59.94 FPS
  • +50° to -140° Tilt Angle Range
  • +90° to +30° Roll Angle Range
  • ±330° Pan Angle Range
Option:
X5S with lens
X5S without lens
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Overview

Equipped with an uprated Micro 4/3 sensor, the Zenmuse X5S has a dynamic range of 12.8 stops with a much improved signal to noise ratio and color sensitivity than the X5R.

It supports up to eight standard M4/3 lenses (including zoom lenses) with focal lengths ranging from 9mm-45mm (equivalent to 18mm-90mm on a 35mm camera), allowing more creative flexibility. 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.

The Zenmuse X5S was designed to keep pace with the rigors of high-end professional aerial imaging.

Key Features:

  • M 4/3
  • 5.2K 30FPS / 4K 60FPS
  • 20.8MP Still
  • 12.8 Stops / 12-BIT RAW
  • 20FPS Continuous Burst

IMPROVED MICRO 4/3 SENSOR

The onboard Micro 4/3 sensor has been upgraded, significantly improving image quality. With a pixel size of 3.4μm, this 20.8-megapixel 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 color sensitivity than the X5R, allowing it to create clear, low noise images in low light environments.

ARRAY OF COMPATIBLE LENSES

Since it uses a standard Micro 4/3 mount, the Zenmuse X5S now supports up to eight professional lenses* with focal lengths ranging from 9mm-45mm (equivalent to 18mm-90mm on a 35mm camera), providing more creative control over the final look of a shot.

HOLLYWOOD-GRADE VIDEO

Using CineCore 2.0, the Zenmuse X5S records video at a maximum resolution of 5.2K/30fps in CinemaDNG 12bit, 5.2K 30fps Apple ProRes 422 HQ and 4K 30fps Apple ProRes 4444 XQ (no alpha). 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.

FAST, EFFICIENT WORKFLOWS

The DJI CINESSD card (PCIe3.0 NVMe SSD support) and a highly optimized FAT32/exFAT file system, allows Zenmuse X5S footage to be transferred directly through the DJI CINESSD STATION card reader to a computer at high speeds without any additional software. Footage also supports the DIT standard. CinemaDNG or Apple ProRes workflows can be used for post-processing.

LOSSLESS IN-VIDEO SINGLE AND BURST PHOTO CAPTURE

Using only the Micro SD card, 20.8MP stills can be captured at 14fps in Burst Mode in JPEG+DNG. Using the DJI CINESSD opens up 20fps continuous DNG Burst Mode with a maximum image resolution of 20.8 megapixels. Stills can also be taken during video recording without interruption.

ENHANCED CAMERA STABILIZATION

Stabilizing the Zenmuse X5S is a highly optimized 3-axis gimbal with pinpoint-precise motor rotation with a control accuracy of ±0.01° powered by a dedicated processor.

Rather than rely on electrical slip rings — as is common with many gimbals — the Zenmuse X5S uses a unique mechanically limited design and concealed wires to ensure more stable data transmission and greater durability. Vibration is eliminated using three damping balls and a lightweight damping board, creating seamlessly smooth video.

360° rotation remains possible through gimbal rotation and smooth aircraft yaw. Stable, smooth footage1 can be captured even when using a 90mm2 lens.

1 Equivalent to 35mm camera’s standard focal length
2 Exposure time must be equal to or longer than 1/60 in GPS mode

LONG-RANGE CAMERA AND FOCUS CONTROL

Take control over every camera setting from afar, including focus, aperture, and format, directly in the DJI GO app. Precision control also extends to focus, with DJI GO and the optional DJI Focus, offering focus control across the entire transmission range. Using DJI Focus, no additional cables or motors are needed and new Lightbridge technology sends all signals as far as 4.3mi (7km) away*.

* Unobstructed, free of interference, when FCC compliant.

What's Included

Gimbal & camera
MFT 15mm/1.7 ASPH lens
Camera body cap
Lens rear cap

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Product Specifications

Zenmuse X5S

Dimensions 140×98×132 mm 
Weight 461 g 

CAMERA

 
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
Sensor CMOS, 4/3" 
Effective Pixels 20.8 MP 
FOV 72° (with DJI MFT 15mm/1.7 ASPH)
Photo Resolutions 4:3, 5280×3956
16:9, 5280×2970
Video Resolutions

CinemaDNG
5.2K: 5280×2970
23.976/24/25/29.97p,12-bit,up to 4.2Gbps
5.2K: 5280×2160 
23.976/24/25/29.97p,12-bit
4K: 4096×2160,3840×2160 
23.976/24/25/29.97/47.95p,12-bit,up to 3.6Gbps
4K: 4096×2160,3840×2160 
50/59.94p,10-bit

ProRes
5.2K: 5280×2160 
23.976/24/25/29.97p,10-bit,422HQ@1.8Gbps
4K: 3840×2160 
23.976/24/25/29.97p,10-bit,422HQ@1.3Gbps
4K: 3840×2160
23.976/24/25/29.97p,10-bit,444HQ@2.1Gbps

H.264
C4K:4096×2160 
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

H.265
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 DNG,JPEG,DNG+JEPG
Video Formats RAW,ProRes,MOV,MP4
Operation Modes Capture, Record, Playback 
Still Photography Modes 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 12×8)
AE Lock Supported 
Electronic Shutter Speed 8-1/8000s
White Balance Auto, Sunny, Cloudy, Incandescent,
Neon Custom (2000K–10000K)
   
ISO Range 100 – 6400 (Video)
100 – 25600 (Stills)
Video Captions Supported 
Anti-Flicker Auto, 50Hz, 60Hz 
PAL/NTSC Supported 

GIMBAL

 
Angular Vibration Range ±0.01° 
Mount Detachable 
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

ENVIRONMENTAL

 
Operating Temperature 14° – 104°F (-10 to 40°C) 
Storage Temperature -4° – 140°F (-20 to 60°C) 

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