DJI announces M43 drone camera system.

Discussion in 'Micro 4/3 News and Rumors' started by Repp, Sep 11, 2015.

  1. Repp

    Repp Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 27, 2011
    Oak Harbor, WA
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  2. Carbonman

    Carbonman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 10, 2014
    Vancouver BC
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    Wonder how it would do with a 75mm f1.8 ? That would be really useful for law enforcement surveillance and for firefighter assessments of residential fires where they want to check through windows from a distance to see if there are people needing rescue.
  3. tosvus

    tosvus Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jan 4, 2014
    hmmm... the inspire drone with the x5r camera is a cool $4500 unfortunately, but I am sure it is great. The camera is north of $2k, but shoots 4k RAW and comes with 512GB SSD, so may even have other applications..
  4. wjiang

    wjiang Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    What's with the DJI branded 15mm f/1.7 lens? Everything including the hood looks like the PL15... I guess you get to buy it as a kit?
  5. gravijaflare

    gravijaflare Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 28, 2014
    A planet called Gaia
    this product seems to rely mostly on panasonic mft tech, with their 4k raw capable sensor and processor, and the 15mm f1.7 lens. the dji 15mm seems to be the same panasonic 15mm, just with different markings to match better with the drone kit.
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  6. TNcasual

    TNcasual Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2014
    Knoxville, TN
    Call me a noob, but why do they say it is only compatible with the Oly 12mm and the Pana/DJI 15mm? It's m4/3 mount, why wouldn't any lens work?
  7. DaveEP

    DaveEP Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 20, 2014
    York, UK
    That's REALLY simple. It has to balance on the gimbal, and that means being a certain size and weight. My understanding is that you need to add some balancing rings for the smaller lenses to work.

    The mount itself will of course work with other lenses, but the gimbal needs to balance, as does the entire aircraft. Stick a 40-150 on that and it may not even take off because it would be front heavy.
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  8. Repp

    Repp Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 27, 2011
    Oak Harbor, WA
    With it being a weight/gimbal balance issue, I'd be surprised they don't also look at adding some of the other small and light weight primes later down the line. The 14/2.5, 17.5/1.8, 20/1.7, 25/1.7, 42.5/1.7, and 45/1.8 are all very small and light lenses.
  9. TNcasual

    TNcasual Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2014
    Knoxville, TN
  10. tosvus

    tosvus Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jan 4, 2014
    My understanding is that the gimbal has been balanced with those lenses and stored in firmware. They will likely add more as long as the lens is not too heavy or sticks out too much. Might be wrong though..
  11. Sammyboy

    Sammyboy m43 Pro

    Oct 26, 2010
    Steeler Country
    ..... oh great ..... I can see another ammo shortage coming ........ :)
  12. agentlossing

    agentlossing Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jun 26, 2013
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    Andrew Lossing
    Did the current ammo shortage ever let up?? :-O
  13. eteless

    eteless Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 20, 2014
    Some of the power zoom lenses would be amazing on it I suspect, the 45-175mm comes to mind if it can be balanced...
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  14. PeeBee

    PeeBee Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 17, 2012
    .....and who said m43 will never take off? :rolleyes-38: :shakehead: :hide:

    Looks great but total overkill for my needs. Quadcopters are great fun, but a Phantom would be enough for me.
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  15. Mike Ronesia

    Mike Ronesia Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 16, 2013
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    Mark James
    I had a Phantom pro and the IQ wasn't good enough. I got the H920 with the Cgo4 which is GH4 for the most part and now have the X5R. The raw files are very nice, but at 1.7-2.4gbs the file sizes are huge!
  16. Sniksekk

    Sniksekk Mu-43 Veteran

    Apr 7, 2015
    1.7 up til 2.4 gigabyte pr second?
    As in 10 seconds up til 24 gigabyte? o_O
  17. eteless

    eteless Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 20, 2014
    Gigabit not Gigabyte, also remember that there's compression involved so the file is slightly smaller... and it's using an SSD as a memory card.