Here's a nice short piece from YouTube member InStar Films showing off the 4K Video quality of the new X5 MFT Camera mounted on the DJI Inspire1 Quadcopter. Stick around until the end of the video to watch some BTS footage.
For people wondering if they should purchase a Phantom 3 or Inspire 1, here's a few key differences. Obviously the Inspire1 has three different options for better cameras. But aside from X3 and the new higher quality Zenmuse X5 and Zenmuse X5R (4K RAW capable) cameras, the Inspire1 allows for dual operators. One operator can focus on flying and the other can focus on controlling camera movement - keeping a subject in frame.
Being able to raise the landing gears, the Inspire1 also offers unobstructed 360 degree panning of the camera without having to rotate the entire quadcopter. Because you have to rotate the entire orientation of the Phantom quadcopter, this takes more skill to simultaneously fly and keep a subject in camera frame.
The Inspire1 is a heavier system with stronger motors and larger props. The mass, size, and power allows the Inspire1 to endure heavier winds and obtain faster speeds. The new DJI Inspire1 with X5 4K Interchangeable Lens Micro Four Thirds Cameras are available now, and ships immediately.
DJI Inspire1 Pro with Zenmuse X5 4K Video Camera Gimbal
For those who already own the DJI Inspire1 with X3, in order to upgrade, you'll need the landing gear risers, the Zenmuse X5 camera, and the Vibration Absorbing (mounting) Board. You can find the X5 Camera and Mounting Plate available here (link).
DJI Zenmuse X5 4K Video Camera Gimbal
Now it seems like the Inspire1 Quadcopter with X5 camera is a hefty investment, but consider that the X5 can be used off of the Quadcopter and placed onto the new DJI OSMO Gimbal Handle. Overall, you may be saving instead of purchasing a small 4K Interchangeable Lens camera and a Handheld Gimbal system.
DJI OSMO Handle for X3, Zenmuse X5, and Zenmuse X5R Cameras
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@james - Oh yes! I fly mine solo quite a bit too. If you're not using a second remote, there are dials on the top of the remote that you can use to Pan or Tilt. Under the remote there are additional buttons that can be used to toggle different gimbal settings like Locked Direction, Reset Gimbal Position, or switch from Pan to Tilt. You can also adjust the speed so you can have a slow gradual move or fast for aggressive tracking. I find it easier to fly than a Phantom because I don't need to rotate my whole quadcopter.
Thanks Emm, I know you mention the DJI Inspire1 can be operated by 2 people, but can one person fly the drone and control the camera at the same time?
Hi,Can other longer MFT lenses be used if i need to use it standalone(not on handle/dron) but on a tripod.
Thank's Emm, drones are still iffy, the liability scares the heck out of me, but put the 12mm Olympus on the X5 on a hand gimble, what a combo
This is what I really wanted but I couldn't afford dropping $5k on my first drone..Pulled the trigger on the Solo, got 70 days to figure it out.
@Ron Baselice - YES! Totally forgot to mention, but the X5 camera will work on the new DJI OSMO gimbal handle too (found here). Killer footage in the palm of your hand.
Can the X5 be mounted on a hand gimbel and if so have you tried it, that interest me more than a drone