DJI Zenmuse X5S

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Quick Overview

  • 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilization
  • Micro 4/3” Imaging Sensor
  • Included DJI MFT 15mm/1.7 Lens
  • 20.8MP Still Image Capture 
  • 5.2K Video Recording up to 30FPS
  • 4K Video Recording at up to 60FPS
  • Dynamic Range of 12.8 Stops
  • Quick-Release Detachable Mount

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Micro-Four Thirds and lens compatibility

To capture accurate and high-resolution images and videos either for professional and personal applications, the Zenmuse X5S comes with a 20.8-megapixel Micro ¾ sensor. This sensor paired with a dynamic range of 12.8 stops, improving color accuracy as well as reduced noise during low light scenarios. But that’s not all.

The Zenmuse X56 can support up to eight different lenses, namely the Olympus M.Zuiko 12mm/2.0DJI MFT 15mm/1.7 ASPH, Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm/1.8, Panasonic Lumix 15mm/1.7, Olympus M.Zuiko 25mm/1.8, Panasonic Lumix 14-42mm/3.5-5.6 HD, Olympus M.Zuiko 45mm/1.8, and Olympus M.Zuiko 9-18mm/4.0-5.6.

Design and Compatibility

Compared to its predecessor, Zenmuse X5S sports a lower profile. In order to achieve this DJI re-positioned the SSDs and image processing into the drone/aircraft itself. This innovative design allows you to easily detach and attach your drone’s sensor and optical system. Aside from accessibility, the change in design also means that magnetic interference is prevented.

Unfortunately, this means that the Zenmuse X5S is not compatible with older drones and handheld gimbals. The DJI X5S is compatible with the Matrice 200, matrice 210, and the Matrice 600 Pro.

CineCore 2.0 and Workflow

As mentioned the image processing system called CineCore 2.0 is integrated into the aircraft. This system allows you to choose from three different shooting formats – H.26X, CinemaDNG, and ProRes. Other recording options are available – ranging from 4K/60fps to 4K/30fps.

For easier workflow, the Zenmuse X5S uses a DJI CINESSD card, which allows you to transfer footage from DJI’s CINESSD STATION card reader to your computer without downloading and using any other software.


Name Zenmuse X5S
Dimensions 140×98×132 mm
Weight 461 g


Supported Lens DJI MFT 15mm/1.7 ASPH (With Balancing Ring and Lens Hood)
Panasonic Lumix 15mm/1.7 (With Balancing Ring and Lens Hood)
Panasonic Lumix 14-42mm/3.5-5.6 HD
Olympus M.Zuiko 12mm/2.0 (With Balancing Ring)
Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm/1.8 (With Balancing Ring)
Olympus M.Zuiko 25mm/1.8
Olympus M.Zuiko 45mm/1.8
Olympus M.Zuiko 9-18mm/4.0-5.6
Sensor CMOS, 4/3”
Effective Pixels: 20.8MP
FOV 72° (with DJI MFT 15mm/1.7 ASPH )
Photo Resolutions 4:3, 5280×3956
16:9, 5280×2970
Video Resolutions Aspect Ratio 17:9

4K DCI: 4096×2160 23.976/24/25/29.97p,
up to 2.4Gbps; 50/59.94p, up to 4.0Gbps

4K DCI: 4096×2160 23.976/24/25/29.97/47.95/50/59.94p @100Mbps

4K DCI: 4096×2160 23.976/24/25/29.97p @100Mbps

Aspect Ratio 16:9

4K Ultra HD: 3840×2160 23.976/24/25/29.97p,
up to 2.4Gbps; 50/59.94p, up to 4.0Gbps

4K Ultra HD: 3840×2160 23.976/24/25/29.97p,
422 HQ @900Mbps; 23.976/24/25/29.97p, 4444 XQ @2.0Gbps

4K Ultra HD: 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

4K Ultra HD: 3840×2160 23.976/24/25/29.97p @100Mbps
2.7K: 2720×1530 23.976/24/25/29.97p @65Mbps;
47.95/50/59.94p @80Mbps
FHD: 1920×1080 23.976/24/25/29.97p @50Mbps;
47.95/50/59.94p @65Mbps; 119.88p @100Mbps

Aspect Ratio 2.44:1

5.2K: 5280×2972 23.976/24/25/29.97p, up to 4.2Gbps

5.2K: 5280×2160 23.976/24/25/29.97p, 422 HQ @1.3Gbps

4K Ultra HD: 3840×1572 23.976/24/25/29.97p @100Mbps
Video Formats RAW,ProRes,MOV,MP4
Operation Modes Capture, Record, Playback
Still Photography Modes Micro SD: Single shot, Burst Shooting:
3/5/7/10/14 frames, Auto Exposure Bracketing, 3/5 bracketed frames at 0.7EV bias, Timelapse
SSD: RAW Burst Shooting:
3/5/7/10/14/20/∞ frames
Exposure Mode Auto, Manual, Shutter, Aperture
Exposure Compensation ±3.0 (1/3 increments)
Metering Mode Center-weighted metering,
Spot metering (area option 12x8)
AE Lock Supported
Electronic Shutter Speed 8-1/8000s
White Balance Auto, Sunny, Cloudy, Incandescent,
Neon Custom (2000K–10000K)
ISO Range 100 – 6400 (Video)
100 – 25600 (Stills)
Video Captions Supported
Anti-Flicker Auto, 50Hz, 60Hz
PAL/NTSC Supported