DJI launches new Zenmuse Z3 drone camera with built-in optical zoom


“DJI launches new Zenmuse Z3 drone camera with built-in optical zoom.

Drone maker DJI has launched a new aerial camera for its range of UAVs — the first from the company to offer a built-in optical zoom. The Zenmuse Z3 costs $899, weighs 262 grams, and has the same Sony-built 1/2.3-inch camera sensor found in DJI’s Inspire 1 and Phantom 4. It can shoot video at 4K at up to 30 frames per second and captures images at a resolution of 12-megapixels. And, of course, there’s that zoom. The Z3 has up to 7x zoom, combining a 3.5x optical zoom and a 2x digital zoom. DJI is positioning the Z3 primarily as a tool for “industrial applications.” If you use a drone for surveillance or surveying, then normally the only way to get a closer look is to physically fly closer.”

This new drone from DJI looks fantastic. And with optical zoom recorded footage will look even better !
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