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Is there future scope for a Zoom facility on the x3?

Discussion in 'Inspire 1 Discussion' started by Carlos1966, Nov 26, 2015.

  1. Carlos1966

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    Since the introduction of the inspire and with as much fun as I get from picture taking and video recording and flying the bird I've always wondered how come there is not a Zoom facility on the X3 camera..Is this ever achievable?


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  2. The Editor

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    No since it only has a fixed focus lens.
    The only option would be digital zoom and nobody in their right minds would even consider that over optical.
    You could (in theory) shoot in 1080 but use the entire sensor and that (in theory) would give you a 2 x 'zoom' function without (in theory) dropping resolution from 1080.
    However, due to various issues (debayering, sensor binning etc) I cant see it being very successful and I doubt DJI have the expertise to implement this effectively. They know multirotors but know nothing about cameras which has been proven with the Phantom incarnations, the X3 and now the X5. They should stick to what they understand IMO.
     
  3. Carlos1966

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    Yes agreed but maybe room for third parties to get involved in something new to offer!


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  4. Kilrah

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    You can shoot 4K and crop to 1080 in post, that's the only zoom you'll get.
     
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    Unless I misunderstood, 3X zoom is coming to the GO app shortly via the recently added support for additional lens profiles including a 3X zoom lens.
     
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    Not for the X3 camera though unless it is digital zoom o_O
     
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    Doh! Yes. X5 sorry.