Aerial imagery specialist, DJI, has announced its Micro Four Thirds Zenmuse X5R camera – as fitted to the DJI Inspire 1 drone – will be available for the Osmo handheld imaging stabilisation system.

The new system, Osmo RAW, will see the X5R attach to the Osmo handle via an adaptor and store video and still images on a removable 512GB solid-state drive.

The unit features three-axis stabilisation via gimbal motors, with pan and tilt functions accessible by using the Osmo’s thumb stick or through the DJI GO app operated on a moble phone or tablet. Users can also control focus and aperture inside the iOS or Android app or with an optional DJI Focus unit.

DJI says the X5R is the world’s smallest, lossless 4K camera optimised for aerial imaging and has 12.8 stops of dynamic range, an ISO range from 100 to 25,600, and a still-image resolution of 16 megapixels.

The X5R also features interchangeable lens options, with video bitrates averaging 1.7Gbps, with a maximum of 2.4Gbps. The X5R records CinemaDNG files and offers a new D-LOG mode to provide more color correction options in post.

Also available is the Micro Four Thirds X5 camera and gimbal, called the Osmo Pro, which uses the same adaptor as the X5R.

Pricing and availability of the Osmo Pro and Osmo RAW will be announced shortly.

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