Video Sensors

Capture high definition video footage

Video sensors capture high definition footage during aerial surveys and inspections, streamlining documentation. They’re ideal for aerial mapping and imaging, photogrammetry and 3D reconstruction, plant counting, volume measurement, surveillance, emergency response, surveying and land use applications.

Advances in aerial video technology allow HD video footage to be live-streamed to multiple devices on the ground. As a result, you’re able to make informed decisions, in real-time.

The ability to geotag video footage (live during the flight or afterward) ensures data from multiple surveys can be accurately aligned and compared.

Available Video Sensors

DJI Zenmuse X4S

Lightweight design and high-speed processing produce low distortion, high resolution video footage.

DJI Zenmuse X4S
  • Video Formats: MOV, MP4
  • Operation Modes: Capture, Record, Playback
  • Video Resolutions: 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
  • Effective Pixels: 20 megapixels
  • Ground Resolution: 1.5 cm/pixel (at 50 m)
  • Sensor Type: CMOS
  • Focal Length: 8.8 mm
  • Pixel Pitch: 2.714 microns
  • Field of View: 84°
  • Weight: 253 g

DJI Zenmuse X5

A mirrorless, compact Micro Four Thirds camera made specifically for aerial photography and cinematography.

DJI Zenmuse X5
  • Video Formats: MOV, MP4
  • Operation Modes: Capture, Record, Playback
  • Video Resolutions: 4096x2160 (23.98p) @60Mbps
    3840 x 2160(29.97/23.98p) @60Mbps
    2704 x 1520 (30/25p) @45Mbps
    1920 x 1080 (59.94p) @40Mbps
    1920 x 1080(29.97p) @25Mbps
  • Effective Pixels: 16 megapixels
  • Ground Resolution: 1.3 cm/pixel (at 50 m)
  • Sensor Type: CMOS
  • Focal Length: 15 mm
  • Pixel Pitch: 3.754 microns
  • Field of View: 72°
  • Weight: 530 g

DJI Zenmuse X5S

Designed to keep pace with the rigors of high-end professional aerial imaging. Experience the flexibility of eight standard lenses with focal lengths from 9-45 mm.

DJI Zenmuse X5S
  • Video Formats: RAW, ProRes, MOV, MP4
  • Operation Modes: Capture, Record, Playback
  • Video Resolutions: H.264
    C4K: 4096 × 2160
    23.976/24/25 /29.97/47.95/50/59.94p @100Mbps
    4K: 3840×2160
    23.976/24/ 25/29.97/47.95/50/59.94 p @100Mbps
    4K: 3840×1572
    23.976/24/ 25/29.97p @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
  • Effective Pixels: 20.8 megapixels
  • Ground Resolution: 1.1 cm/pixel (at 50 m)
  • Sensor Type: CMOS
  • Focal Length: 9-45 mm
  • Pixel Pitch: 3.277 microns
  • Field of View: 72°
  • Weight: 461 g (Lens Kit)

DJI Zenmuse Z30

Integrated aerial camera with an optical zoom (up to 30x optical and 6x digital).

DJI Zenmuse Z30
  • Video Formats: MOV, MP4
  • Operation Modes: Capture, Record, Playback
  • Effective Pixels: 2.13 megapixels
  • Sensor Type: CMOS
  • Focal Length: 10-1200 mm
  • Ground Resolution: 0.7-8 (at 50 m)
  • Field of View: 64°
  • Weight: 556 g

Video Sensor Comparison

X4S X5 X5S Z30
Video Formats MOV, MP4 MOV, MP4 MOV, MP4, RAW, ProRes MOV, MP4
Video Resolution 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
4096x2160 (23.98p) @60Mbps
3840 x 2160(29.97/23.98p) @60Mbps
2704 x 1520 (30/25p) @45Mbps
1920 x 1080 (59.94p) @40Mbps
1920 x 1080(29.97p) @25Mbps
H.264
C4K: 4096 × 2160
23.976/24/25 /29.97/47.95/50/59.94p @100Mbps
4K: 3840×2160
23.976/24/ 25/29.97/47.95/50/59.94 p @100Mbps
4K: 3840×1572
23.976/24/ 25/29.97p @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
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Operation Modes Capture, Record, Playback

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