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DJI Zenmuse X-Series Camera Comparison

October 06, 2016

If you are trying to decide which DJI Zenmuse X-Series camera is right for you, please take a moment to review the comparison data below. They are good cameras for the right application. The information is from DJI website. I hope this helps.

 

ZENMUSE X SERIES CAMERAS

Camera Zenmuse X3 Zenmuse X5 Zenmuse X5R

SENSOR

Size 6.17 x 4.55 mm 17.3 x 13.0 mm (4:3 Aspect Ratio) 17.3 x 13.0 mm (4:3 Aspect Ratio)
Type CMOS CMOS CMOS
Effective Pixels 12.4M 16.0M 16.0M
ISO Range 100 ~ 3200 100 ~ 25600 100 ~ 25600

LENS

Optics 20mm (35mm format equivalent) f/2.8 focus at ∞ User Selectable (default DJI MFT 15mm F/1.7 ASPH) User Selectable (default DJI MFT 15mm F/ 1.7 ASPH)
Iris F/2.8 F/1.7-F/16 (default DJI lens) F/1.7-F/16 (default DJI lens)
Diagonal FOV 94 degree 72 degree (default DJI lens) 72 degree (default DJI lens)
Equiv. 20mm 30mm (default DJI lens) 30mm (default DJI lens)
Distortion 0.90% 0.40% 0.40%
Focus Range Infinite 20cm-infinite (default DJI lens) 20cm-infinite (default DJI lens)
Auto-Focus N/A Support (default DJI lens) Support (default DJI lens)

MAX-PIXELS

Max-Pixels 12.4M 16.0M 16.0M
Burst Shooting Full pixels 7fps Full pixels 7fps Full pixels 7fps
Shutter Speed 8 ~ 1/8000 sec 8 ~ 1/8000 sec 8 ~ 1/8000 sec
EV Range -3 ~ +3, 1/3 -3 ~ +3, 1/3 -3 ~ +3, 1/3
AEB Support Support Support
Interval Support Support Support
Time Lapsed Support, 5/ 7/ 10/ 20/ 30 sec Support, 5/ 7/ 10/ 20/ 30 sec Support, 5/ 7/ 10/ 20/ 30 sec
DNG Support Support Support

VIDEO

Res.

4096 x 2160 (25/24P),
3840 x 2160 (30/25P),
1920 x 1080 (60/ 50/ 48/ 30/ 25/ 24P)
1280 x 720 (60/ 50/ 48/ 30/ 25/ 24P)

4096 x 2160 (23.98p),
3840 x 2160 (29.97/ 23.98p),
2704 x 1520 (30/25P),
1920 x 1080 (59.94/ 29.97p)
4096 x 2160 (23.98p),
3840 x 2160 (29.97/ 23.98p),
2704 x 1520 (30/25P),
1920 x 1080 (59.94/ 29.97p)
Encoder MPEG4/ AVC/ H.264 MPEG4/ AVC/ H.264 MPEG4/ AVC/ H.264/ JPEG-Lossless (RAW)
Max-Bitrate 60Mbps @4096 x 2160 (25/24P),
60Mbps @3840 x 2160
(30/25P),
45Mbps @1920 x 1080
(60/ 50/ 48/ 30/ 25/ 24P)
15Mbps @1280 x 720
(60/ 50/ 48/ 30/ 25/ 24P)
60Mbps @4096 x 2160 (23.98p),
60Mbps @3840 x 2160
(29.97/ 23.98p),
45Mbps @2704 x 1520 (30/25P),
40Mbps @1920 x 1080 (59.94),
25Mbps @1920 x 1080 (29.97p)
Average:
1.6Gbps @4096 x 2160 (23.98p),
1.9Gbps @3840 x 2160
(29.97/ 23.98p),
1Gbps @2704 x 1520 (30/25P),
500Mbps @1920 x 1080 (29.97p)
Format MP4/ MOV MP4/ MOV MP4/ MOV/ Cinema DNG (RAW)
Storage Micro-SD Class 10 Micro-SD Class 10 Micro-SD Class 10/SSD default 512GB (RAW)
Video NR Support Support Support
Stabilizer Support Support Support

MISC.

Exposure P/ S/ M P/ S/ A/ M P/ S/ A/ M/ C
AE Metering Auto/ spot metering Auto/ spot metering Auto/ spot metering
AE Lock Support Support Support
WB auto/ default/ manual auto/ manual/ spot auto/ manual/ spot
Focus Mode Focus at ∞ AFS/ AFF/ MFT AFS/ AFF/ MFT
Focus Mode N/A 256-zone/ Pinpoint/ (Touch focus is available) 256-zone / Pinpoint/ (Touch
focus is available)
AF AUX N/A Support Support
AE Lock N/A Yes (AF/ AE LOCK button) Yes (AF/ AE LOCK button)
Focus Peaking N/A Support Support
Zebra Support Support Support
Adjust. Support Support Support
Style sRGB, Color looks, LOG sRGB, Color looks, LOG, Cine-D sRGB, Color looks, LOG, Cine-D,
D-LOG (RAW)
Enhance. HDR/ Video DR HDR/ Video DR HDR/ Video DR
HDR/ Video DR N/A N/A Selectable H.264 1080P/ 4K
Software N/A N/A DJI CineLight*(Mac)
  • 1. D-LOG is a video mode that offers a broader way of color correction options in post-production.
  • 2. DJI CineLight is a software for the management and editing of the CinemaDNG footage.