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Z3 or X5 is the better camera?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Stratospheric, Aug 24, 2016.

  1. Stratospheric

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    Hi all

    Please could I get some advise on which is better camera for video and photographs? My friend and I are looking at getting an inspire but we don't know which camera to get. We are setting up a commercial company so need the images to be top quality.

    Also can the X5 use the Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-32mm lens?

    Thanks

    Keith
     
  2. Tim Cameron

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    I think? Most would say the X5, I am forced to go with the cheaper one. X5 does equal shorter flight time. Keep me informed :)
     
  3. Charles.mabry

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    I feel like a tool.... Just read the title again.... Z3, not x3 :/
     
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  4. AnzacJack

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    currently the Z3 is basically unusable so hard to comment on.
     
  5. Stratospheric

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    Why is the Z3 unusable?
     
  6. Ikopta

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    Depends on quality. Z3 is still a point and shoot. X5 much more like a DSLR in set up. This might help
     
  7. Zac

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    Hi Keith, I have used both the X3 and the X5. I found the X5 produces better quality video and photos and I believe this is due to three factors. 1. The MFT Sensor, 2, The better camera optics and 3. The improved gimbal performance. Having said that the X3 still produces high quality video and photos, but realistically it cannot compete with the X5 in my humble opinion.
     
  8. AeroMirage

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    I have both the X5 and X3. The only time I put the X3 on is when I need a wider FOV and there is an image quality loss there. The X5 is far better. Focus, true F stop, depth of field, better sensor, lens interchangeability, etc. In fact, I am selling the X3 and thinking about a Z3 for zoom. I tried an Olympus 14-42 pancake zoom and it sucked. Bad fit, poor zoom, focus issues.