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DJI Inspire 3: A filmmaker’s dream drone

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It’s been seven years but DJI has finally unveiled the successor to its popular cinema drone DJI Inspire 2.

“The Inspire 3 is the professional-level aerial platform all filmmakers have been waiting for,” said Ferdinand Wolf, Creative Director at DJI. “It empowers users to fully maximise the potential of any shot as they can record in cinematic-grade image quality previously only available with large and clunky camera systems. We are looking forward to seeing how the Inspire 3 will push aerial cinematography to a completely new level.”

8K ALL DAY

The Inspire 3 is equipped with the lightest ever full-frame Zenmuse X9-8K Air Gimbal Camera, which features DJI’s latest image processing system, CineCore 3.0, supporting internal recording of up to 8K/25fps CinemaDNG video as well as 8K/75fps Apple ProRes RAW video, meeting the needs of top-class film and television productions. In S&Q mode, X9-8K Air supports internal recording of up to full-frame 4K/120fps ProRes RAW video without cropping, providing more creative editing options. 

The X9-8K Air supports dual native ISO. At full-frame 30fps and below, it offers EI 800/4000, supporting the 24fps commonly seen in film productions and the 25fps used in commercial and television productions. At above 30fps, EI 320/1600 is available.

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The X9-8K Air covers 14+ stops of dynamic range and it’s compatible with an additional 18 mm F2.8 full-frame ultra-wide lens and a new telephoto lens specially made for 8K aerial cinematography as well as full-frame 24mm, 35mm, and 50mm lenses.

Building on DJI’s mature color science and technology, the DJI Cinema Colour System (DCCS) allows the X9-8K Air to retain authentic colors that redefine the look of aerial cinematography. This applies to natural settings and urban landscapes, and also accurately captures skin tones in different environments and lighting conditions. DCCS ensures effortless color matching between X9-8K Air and ground-based cinema cameras such as DJI Ronin 4D, delivering consistent colour style from air to ground to meet the needs of film-production post-editing workflows.

The included DJI PROSSD 1TB offers up to 1100MBps write speed and up to 900MBps read speed and can be connected directly to a computer via USB-C cable for easy file sharing and seamless workflows.

PRECISION FLIGHT SYSTEM

The integrated 3 GNSS System (GPS + Galileo + BeiDou) is powered by built-in dual-layered ceramic RTK antennas and ensures precise flight manoeuvres even in challenging environments. By activating the RTK network or setting up a D-RTK 2 Mobile Station users can achieve highly accurate positioning without mounting any additional modules. These also provide the Inspire 3 with internal orientation, eliminating the need for compass calibration in most scenarios. 

Additionally, this feature enables the all-new Waypoint Pro function which enables flight-route and shot planning with a wide range of customized settings. Whether solo shooting or in a professional crew, Waypoint Pro masters even highly-complex scenes.

The Inspire 3 offers the following Waypoint Pro options:

  • Repeatable Routes: It gives pilots the full control of precisely repeatable flight routes and maintains all preset parameters such as altitude, speed, gimbal angle, and camera settings. Repeating the same flight mission allows cinematographers to effortlessly perform difficult one-takes, or to fly at different times in the same place to easily create long-duration timelapses that capture transitions such as day to night or season to season.
  • 3D Dolly: It can simulate a crane, cable cam, or a dolly while going far beyond the limitations of those devices. This feature allows the users to create an aerial motion path where the pilot can move back and forward along the path with adjustable speed and full gimbal control according to the needs of the shot. This makes complicated cinema-grade camera movements easier and more efficient and can deliver improved visual effects.

The new Spotlight Pro feature is based on powerful machine-learning algorithms and offers pilots single-object recognition and tracking, which allows them to entirely focus on the flight while the gimbal camera stays automatically focused on the subject. This enables them to shoot complex shots, even in single-pilot mode.

OMNIDIRECTIONAL SENSING SYSTEM

The Inspire 3 is equipped with nine visual sensors, which provide a robust omnidirectional sensing system that can detect obstacles in all directions and provide comprehensive protection for flying. 

In addition, the Inspire 3 features a new customisable function to help ensure greater flight safety and more creative freedom. Horizontal, upward, and downward obstacle sensing can be enabled or disabled independently, and an obstacle alert range can be set manually to suit different scenarios. 

When active avoidance is turned off, users can still view the distance from an obstacle on the navigation display in real-time and receive an audio alert when an obstacle is within a set range without the aircraft performing an automatic avoidance movement.

Jus think of the possibilities!

ULTRA-WIDE NIGHT VISION FPV

The Inspire 3 offers an all-new 161° FOV ultra wide-angle FPV lens with a 1/1.8-inch night-vision sensor with 3μm pixel size and up to 1080p/60fps live feed that ensures a clear, stabiliSed, ultra low latency view for situational awareness and additional flight safety, day and night.

O3 PRO TRANSMISSION AND CONTROL READY FOR FILM SETS

Taking a generational leap in transmission distance, latency and overall stability compared to its predecessor, the Inspire 3’s new O3 Pro Transmission enables a transmission range of up to 15 km with one controller and up to 12 km in dual-control mode. The reliable, high-quality live feed of up to 1080p/60fps has ultra-low latency of 90 ms. For the first time, the 4K/30fps live feeds are also supported with a reduced 5km transmission range to satisfy the need for an ultra-HD output and live streaming on set.

With the enhanced dual-control mode, two remote controllers can now receive transmission and control links from the drone independently, so the pilot and gimbal operator can be at different positions on set.

The Inspire 3 comes with the DJI RC Plus with a 7-inch 1,200-nit high-brightness screen to operate even in strong sunlight. The internal battery provides up to 3.3 hours operation time, and extends to 6 hours with an external hot-swappable WB37 battery. It also features an HDMI out port, along with customizable buttons and dials on the front, back, and top, which enable fast and intuitive operation. The installed DJI Pilot 2 app for Inspire provides users with a fast startup time and an intuitive user interface with easily accessible functions like the built-in health management system.

DJI Pro Ecosystem Integration

A major focus of the Inspire 3 is its seamless integration into professional film sets. It features Timesync Support through a 3.5mm jack for high-precision control on set. When dealing with abundant footage from multiple cameras, timecode sync makes the editing process significantly more simplified and efficient.

The Inspire 3 can be paired with one RC Plus and one High-Bright Remote Monitor. The monitor becomes a link to the DJI Pro Ecosystem, offering compatibility with products such as the DJI 4D Hand Grips and DJI Master Wheels. This type of gimbal control experience is on par with DJI Ronin 2 to meet the operating habits of cinematographers. 

The DJI Three-Channel Follow Focus can also be connected to the RC Plus to enable Remote Focus and Iris Control on the Zenmuse X9-Air camera. 

LOOKING GOOD

The Inspire 3 was completely redesigned and offers a lightweight, integrated body with a highly portable form factor and a rigid, robust and transformable frame, which underlines the professional look and feel of the drone. The FPV camera, visual sensors, positioning antennas, and storage card slot are seamlessly integrated into the airframe for a minimalist look and modern industrial aesthetics.

The all-advanced design supports the newly added Tilt Boost as well as 360° Pan structures. When the landing gear is lowered, the gimbal supports obstruction-free 80° upward-angle shooting, enabling cinematographers to capture strikingly innovative shots.

Its all new hot-swappable  TB51 intelligent dual batteries provide flight time of up to 28 minutes. The powerful propulsion system brings a flight speed of up to 94km/h, 8m/s ascent and descent speed and even dive speed up to 10m/s.

Master the Unseen with New Advanced Accessories

  • The newly designed trolley case is equipped with an extendable handle, two side handles, and four 360-degree-movement wheels, making transitions and transportation effortless. 
  • New foldable quick-release propellers are easy to store and don’t require reinstallation before each flight.
  • The new strap and waist support for the RC Plus remote controller can be used for more comfortable and efficient shoots.
  • The all-new foldable battery charging hub strikes the optimum balance between charging efficiency and storage size. It can accommodate eight batteries and can charge two batteries to 90% simultaneously in just 35 minutes in fast charge mode, and to 100% in only 160 minutes . The included 65W USB-C port can also be used to charge an RC Plus.

Price and Availability 

The DJI Inspire 3 will cost AUD $20,469 and will be available for purchase from store.dji.com and from authorised retail partners by the end of June. The combo includes the DJI Inspire 3 Aircraft, Zenmuse X9-8K Air Gimbal Camera, RC Plus remote controller, 6x TB51 Intelligent Battery, Charging Hub, PROSSD 1TB, Trolley Case, 3x Foldable Quick-Release Propellers (Pair), Lens Carrying Box, RC Plus Strap, and more.

Additional accessories will also be available for purchase such as:

  • DJI DL 18 mm F2.8 ASPH Lens (New) for USD 1,299
  • DJI DL 24/35 mm F2.8 LS ASPH Lens for USD 1,299
  • DJI DL 50 mm F2.8 LS ASPH Lens for USD 1,199
  • DJI DL Lens ND Filters Set for USD 349
  • CinemaDNG & Apple ProRes RAW License Key for USD 979 and only available for purchase from store.dji.com
  • DJI RC Plus Remote Controller for USD 1,600
  • DJI RC Plus Strap and Waist Support Kit for USD 99
  • DJI RC Plus Height Adjustable Control Sticks for USD 19
  • DJI Inspire 3 Foldable Quick-Release Propellers (Pair) for USD 69
  • DJI Inspire 3 Foldable Quick-Release Propellers for High Altitude (Pair) for USD 89
  • DJI Inspire 3 Propeller Guard for USD 349
  • DJI TB51 Intelligent Battery for USD 349
  • DJI TB51 Intelligent Battery Charging Hub for USD 899
  • DJI TB51 Intelligent Battery Charging Hub AC Cable for USD 19
  • DJI PROSSD 1TB for USD 799
  • D-RTK 2 Mobile Station for USD 3,600
  • D-RTK 2 High Precision GNSS Mobile Station – Tripod for USD 250
  • D-RTK 2 Mobile Station Power Adapter Cable for USD 57
  • D-RTK 2 Mobile Station LAN Cable for USD 38

Specs

Aircraft

  • Model
  • T740
  • Aircraft Weight
  • Approx. 3,995 g (includes gimbal camera, two batteries, lens, PROSSD, and propellers)
  • Max Takeoff Weight
  • Approx. 4,310 g
  • Hovering Accuracy Range
  • Vertical:
    ±0.1 m (with vision positioning)
    ±0.5 m (with GNSS positioning)
    ±0.1 m (with RTK positioning)Horizontal:
    ±0.3 m (with vision positioning)
    ±0.5 m (with GNSS positioning)
    ±0.1 m (with RTK positioning)
  • RTK Positioning Accuracy (RTK fix)
  • 1 cm + 1 PPM (horizontal)
    1.5 cm + 1 PPM (vertical)
  • Max Angular Velocity
  • Pitch: 200°/s
    Roll: 200°/s
    Yaw: 150°/s
  • Max Tilt Angle
  • N Mode: 35°
    S Mode: 40°
    A Mode: 35°
    T Mode: 20°
    Emergency Brake: 55°
  • Max Ascent Speed
  • 8 m/s
    Measured when flying in a windless environment at sea level, with gimbal camera and lens attached to the aircraft and without other accessories. This data is for reference only.
  • Max Descent Speed
  • Vertical: 8 m/s
    Tilt: 10 m/s
    Measured when flying in a windless environment at sea level, with gimbal camera and lens attached to the aircraft and without other accessories. This data is for reference only.
  • Max Horizontal Speed
  • 94 kph
    Measured when flying in a windless environment at sea level, with gimbal camera and lens attached to the aircraft and without other accessories. This data is for reference only.
  • Max Service Ceiling Above Sea Level
  • Standard Propellers: 3800 m
    High-Altitude Propellers: 7000 m
    Measured in an environment with light wind with the gimbal camera and lens attached to the aircraft and without other accessories. This data is for reference only.
  • Max Wind Resistance
  • Takeoff/land: 12 m/s
    In-flight: 14 m/s
    Measured when flying at sea level, with gimbal camera and lens attached to the aircraft and without other accessories. This data is for reference only.
  • Max Hovering Time
  • Approx. 25 minutes
    Measured when hovering in a windless environment at sea level with gimbal camera and lens attached to the aircraft and without other accessories, with landing gear raised, and recording 4K/24fps H.264 (S35) video until the battery reached 0%. This data is for reference only. Please refer to the actual values in the app.
  • Max Flight Time
  • Approx. 28 minutes (landing gear lowered)
    Approx. 26 minutes (landing gear raised)
    Measured when flying forward at a constant speed of 36 kph in a windless environment at sea level, with gimbal camera and lens attached to the aircraft and without other accessories, and recording 4K/24fps H.264 (S35) video until the battery reached 0%. This data is for reference only. Please refer to the actual values in the app.
  • Motor Model
  • DJI 3511s
  • Global Navigation Satellite System
  • GPS + Galileo + BeiDou
  • Propeller Model
  • Standard Propellers: DJI 1671
    High-Altitude Propellers: DJI 1676
  • Operating Temperature
  • -20° to 40° C (-4° to 104° F)
  • Diagonal Distance
  • Landing Gear Raised: 695 mm
    Landing Gear Lowered: 685 mm
  • Travel Mode Dimensions
  • Height: 176 mm
    Width: 709.8 mm
    Length: 500.5 mm

Gimbal Camera

  • Sensor
  • 35mm full-frame CMOS
  • Max Resolution
  • Photo: 8192×5456
    Video: 8192×4320
  • Supported Lenses
  • DL 18 mm F2.8 ASPH Lens
    DL 24 mm F2.8 LS ASPH Lens
    DL 35 mm F2.8 LS ASPH Lens
    DL 50 mm F2.8 LS ASPH Lens
  • Photo Format
  • JPG, DNG
  • Video Format
  • MOV, CinemaDNG
  • Operation Mode
  • Capture, Record, Playback
  • Exposure Mode
  • P, A, S, M
  • Shutter Type
  • Electronic shutter
  • Shutter Speed
  • 8-1/8000 s
  • White Balance
  • AWB
    MWB (2000K-10000K)
  • ISO Range
  • Photo
    ISO: 100-25600Video
    EI: 200-6400
  • Anti-flicker
  • Capture Mode: Auto, 50 Hz, 60 Hz, OFF
  • Angular Vibration Range
  • Hovering: ±0.002°
    Flying: ±0.004°
  • Installation Method
  • Quick release
  • Mechanical Range
  • Tilt:
    -128° to +110° (landing gear lowered)
    -148° to +90° (landing gear raised)
    Roll: -90° to +230°
    Pan: ±330°
  • Controllable Range
  • Tilt (landing gear lowered):
    Before gimbal tilt limit extension: -90° to +30°
    After gimbal tilt limit extension: -115° to +100°
    Tilt (landing gear raised):
    Before gimbal tilt limit extension: -90° to +30°
    After gimbal tilt limit extension: -140° to +75°
    Roll: ±20°
    Pan: ±300°
  • Max Control Speed
  • With DJI RC Plus:
    Tilt: 120°/s
    Roll: 180°/s
    Pan: 270°/sWith DJI Master Wheels:
    Tilt: 432°/s
    Roll: 432°/s
    Pan: 432°/s
  • Weight
  • Approx. 516 g (without lens)

Video Transmission

  • Video Transmission System
  • O3 Pro
  • Live View Quality
  • FPV Camera: Up to 1080p/60fps
    Gimbal Camera: Up to 1080p/60fps, 4K/30fps
  • Max Live Video Bitrate
  • 50 Mbps
  • Max Transmission Distance
  • Single Control Mode:
    FPV Camera: approx. 15 km (FCC), 8 km (CE/SRRC/MIC)
    Gimbal Camera (1080p/60fps live feeds): approx. 13 km (FCC), 7 km (CE/SRRC/MIC)
    Gimbal Camera (4K/30fps live feeds): approx. 5 km (FCC), 3 km (CE/SRRC/MIC)Dual-Control Mode:
    FPV Camera: approx. 12 km (FCC), 6.4 km (CE/SRRC/MIC)
    Gimbal Camera (1080p/60fps live feeds): approx. 11.2 km (FCC), 5.6 km (CE/SRRC/MIC)
    Gimbal Camera (4K/30fps live feeds): approx. 4 km (FCC), 2.4 km (CE/SRRC/MIC)
    Measured in an unobstructed outdoor environment free of interference, with gimbal camera and lens attached to the aircraft and without other accessories. The above data shows the farthest communication range for one-way, non-return flights under each standard. During your flight, please pay attention to reminders in the app.
  • Lowest Latency
  • FPV Camera: 90 ms
    Gimbal Camera: 90 ms
    The lowest latency of the gimbal camera was measured when recording 4K/60fps ProRes RAW video. The lowest latency of the FPV camera was measured with strong video transmission signals.
  • Operating Frequency
  • 2.4000-2.4835 GHz
    5.150-5.250 GHz (CE: 5.170-5.250 GHz)
    5.725-5.850 GHz
    In some countries and regions, the 5.1 and 5.8GHz frequencies are prohibited, or the 5.1GHz frequency is only allowed for indoor use. Please refer to local laws and regulations.
  • Transmitter Power (EIRP)
  • 2.4 GHz: <33 dBm (FCC), <20 dBm (CE/SRRC/MIC)
    5.1 GHz: <23 dBm (CE)
    5.8 GHz: <33 dBm (FCC), <30 dBm (SRRC), <14 dBm (CE)

Battery

  • Model
  • TB51 Intelligent Battery
  • Capacity
  • 4280 mAh
  • Nominal Voltage
  • 23.1 V
  • Type
  • Li-ion
  • Chemical System
  • LiCoO2
  • Energy
  • 98.8 Wh
  • Weight
  • Approx. 470 g
  • Operating Temperature
  • -20° to 40° C (-4° to 104° F)
  • Charging Temperature
  • -20° to 40° C (-4° to 104° F)
    If the temperature of the battery is lower than 10° C (50° F), the battery will trigger an auto-heating function. Charging in a low-temperature environment below 0° C (32° F) may shorten battery life.
  • Max Charging Power
  • 411 W
  • Charge via Aircraft
  • Not supported

Battery Charging Hub

  • Input
  • 100-240 V AC, max 8 A
  • Output
  • 26.4 V, 7.8 A
  • Total Rated Output
  • 476 W, including 65W PD fast charging of USB-C port
  • Charging Time
  • Fast Mode: Approx. 35 minutes to 90%
    Standard Mode: Approx. 55 minutes to 100%
    Silent Mode: Approx. 80 minutes to 100%
    Tested at a room temperature of 25° C (77° F) and in a well-ventilated environment. In Fast mode, each battery pair is charged to 90% in sequence, and then eight batteries are charged together to 100%.
  • Charging Temperature
  • -20° to 40° C (-4° to 104° F)
  • Weight
  • Approx. 1,680 g

Memory Card

  • Memory Card Type
  • DJI PROSSD 1TB

Sensing

  • Forward
  • Measurement Range: 1.5-48 m
    Effective Sensing Speed: ≤15 m/s
    FOV:
    Horizontal 90°, Vertical 103° (landing gear raised)
    Horizontal 72°, Vertical 103° (landing gear lowered)
  • Backward
  • Measurement Range: 1.5-48 m
    Effective Sensing Speed: ≤15 m/s
    FOV: Horizontal 90°, Vertical 103°
  • Lateral
  • Measurement Range: 1.5-42 m
    Effective Sensing Speed: ≤15 m/s
    FOV: Horizontal 90°, Vertical 85°
  • Upward
  • Measurement Range: 0.2-13 m
    Effective Sensing Speed: ≤6 m/s
    FOV: Front and Back 100°, Left and Right 90°
  • Downward
  • Measurement Range: 0.3-18 m
    Effective Sensing Speed: ≤6 m/s
    FOV: Front and Back 130°, Left and Right 160°
  • Operating Environment
  • Forward, Backward, Left, Right, and Upward: surfaces with discernible patterns and adequate lighting (lux >15)
    Downward: surfaces with discernible patterns and diffuse reflectivity >20% (e.g., walls, trees, people); adequate lighting (lux >15)
    Obstacle sensing is disabled while the landing gear is in the process of being raised or lowered.
  • ToF Infrared Sensor Measurement Range
  • 0-10 m

Remote Controller

  • Model
  • RM700B
  • Operating Time
  • Built-in Batteries: approx. 3.3 hours
    Built-in Batteries Plus External Battery: approx. 6 hours
  • Operating Frequency
  • 2.4000-2.4835 GHz
    5.725 GHz-5.850 GHz
    In some countries and regions, 5.1GHz and 5.8GHz frequencies are prohibited, or the 5.1GHz frequency is only allowed for indoor use. Please refer to local laws and regulations.
  • Video Output Port
  • HDMI
  • Power Supply
  • Built-in batteries or external battery
  • Coordinated Operation
  • Supports dual controls and coordination between multiple operators
  • Power Consumption
  • 12.5 W
  • Operating Temperature
  • -20° to 50 °C (-4° to 122° F)
  • Storage Temperature
  • -30° to 45° C (-22° to 113° F) (within one month)
    -30° to 35° C (-22° to 95° F) (one to three months)
    -30° to 30° C (-22° to 86° F) (three months to one year)
  • Battery
  • Built-in Battery: 3250mAh-7.2V (a set)
    External Battery: WB37 Intelligent Battery
  • Wi-Fi Protocol
  • Wi-Fi 6
  • Wi-Fi Operating Frequency
  • 2.4000-2.4835 GHz
    5.150-5.250 GHz
    5.725-5.850 GHz
  • Wi-Fi Transmitter Power (EIRP)
  • 2.4 GHz: <26 dBm (FCC), <20 dBm (CE/SRRC/MIC)
    5.1 GHz: <26 dBm (FCC), <23 dBm (CE/SRRC/MIC)
    5.8 GHz: <26 dBm (FCC/SRRC), <14 dBm (CE)
  • Bluetooth Protocol
  • Bluetooth 5.1
  • Bluetooth Operating Frequency
  • 2.4000-2.4835 GHz
  • Bluetooth Transmitter Power (EIRP)
  • < 10 dBm

App

  • App
  • DJI Pilot 2

FPV Camera

  • FOV
  • 161°
  • Resolution
  • 1920×1080@60fps

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Move on From a Smartphone with the Sony ZV-E10 II

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Sony’s second generation ZV-E10, the logically named Sony ZV-E10 II, will be available in August for A$1688 (discounted from $1,849). It’s a massive update to a very popular vlogging camera that makes a lot of sense for creators that want to ‘graduate’ from a smartphone.

Think about the numbers.

Say you add the just announced E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS II lens for A$599, you’re pretty close to the iPhone 15 Pro Max in price, which starts at A$2,199. The triple camera is very good on the iPhone but it won’t deliver images as good as the Sony.

The new camera has an upgraded 26 megapixel (MP) (approx. effective) Exmor R CMOS sensor and adoption of Sony’s latest BIONZ XR image processing engine. Other updates include improved autofocus and video capturing capabilities like Cinematic Vlog Setting and a new vertical format user interface (UI). So if your content is destined for a 9:16 device, then the Mark II makes it a lot easier to capture that way at the time of recording. The menu will shift to a vertical orientation to save you tilting your head.

One excellent upgrade is the battery. The ZV-E10 II now accepts the larger-capacity Sony Z battery. If you’re in the Sony universe you’ll love this change.

But other extremely important upgrade – is 10-bit recording. It can capture 4K 60P at 4:2:2 ALL I. This makes this camera extremely enticing when compared with the previous model. The bump to 10-bit means way more flexibility in post production. You will notice the difference, especially when there’s a lot of blue sky.

The light APS-C body is a huge advantage when keeping a low profile on the streets and other busy locations. The ZV-E10 II maintains all the features creators enjoyed about the original, including Product Showcase Setting, Background Defocus and the vari-angle flip screen. When shooting videos and still images, users can instantly enhance their images by selecting from ten Creative Look options:

Standard (ST), Portrait (PT), Neutral (NT), Vivid (VV), Vivid 2 (VV2), Film (FL), Instant (IN), Soft Highkey (SH), Black & White (BW), and Sepia (SE).

With a single touch using the Cinematic Vlog Setting, the user can automatically adjust the aspect ratio, frame rate, and AF transition speed to optimal settings for cinematic video capture.

Sony’s iconic S-Cinetone picture profile is also included. This profile is absolutely gorgeous but you do have to nail the exposure in camera. It produces beautiful natural colours while also rendering a gentle highlight rolloff.

Like all cameras, the ZV-E10 II isn’t perfect. There’s no IBIS (In Body Image Stabilisation) but it does have electronic stabilisation. Although this is very good, it does crop your image. It also lacks an EVF (Electronic Viewfinder) but that’s completely understandable. Rolling shutter can be an issue too because there’s no mechanical shutter. It also doesn’t have 4K/120p but at this price, it’s not a concern.

Overall though, this is a fantastic camera for anyone who wants to up their vlogging game or pros that want a B camera that’s a Sony.

PRICE AND AVAILABILITY

The new ZV-E10 II will be available in Australia from August 2024 for $1688 (discounted from A$1,849).

The E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS II in black will be available in Australia from September 2024 for A$599. 

Camera Specifications
Specification Details
Model ZV-E10M2
Colors White, Black
Type Interchangeable lens digital camera
Mount E-mount
Sensor APS-C type (23.3 x 15.5 mm), Exmor R CMOS sensor
Number of Pixels (TOTAL) Approx. 27.0 megapixels
Number of Pixels (EFFECTIVE) Still images: Approx. 26.0 megapixels max.
Movies: Approx. 19.9 megapixels max.
Color Temperature 2500 K – 9900 K
File Formats JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver. 2.32, MPF Baseline compliant), HEIF (MPEG-A MIAF compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 5.0 format compliant)
Image Resolution APS-C L: 6192 x 4128 (26 M), M: 4384 x 2920 (13 M), S: 3104 x 2064 (6.4 M)
Video Format XAVC S: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, XAVC HS: MPEG-H HEVC/H.265
Audio Recording LPCM 2ch (48 kHz 16 bit), LPCM 2ch (48 kHz 24 bit), LPCM 4ch (48 kHz 24 bit)
Video Resolution 3840 x 2160 (4:2:0, 10bit): 59.94p, 50p, 23.98p
3840 x 2160 (4:2:2, 10bit): 59.94p, 50p, 23.98p
1920 x 1080 (4:2:0, 8bit): 119.88p, 100p, 59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
1920 x 1080 (4:2:2, 10bit): 59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
Real-Time Tracking Yes
Real-Time Eye AF Yes
Hybrid AF Fast Hybrid AF (phase-detection AF / contrast-detection AF)
AF Points Still images: Max. 759 points (phase-detection AF)
Movies: Max. 495 points (phase-detection AF)
AF Sensitivity EV-3 to EV20 (ISO100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)
Subject Detection Human, Animal, Bird
AF Modes AF Level for Crossing (Still), AF Track for Speed Changes (Still), AF Subj. Shift Sensitivity (Movie), AF Transition Speed (Movie), Switch V/H AF Area, AF Area Regist., Circ. of Focus Point, Focus Map (Movie), AF Assist (Movie)
Metering Mode 1200-zone evaluative metering
Metering Sensitivity EV-3 to EV20 (ISO100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)
Exposure Compensation +/- 5.0 EV (1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps selectable)
ISO Sensitivity Still images: ISO 100 – 32000 (expandable to ISO 50 – 102400), AUTO (ISO 100 – 6400, selectable lower limit and upper limit)
Movies: ISO 100 – 32000 equivalent, AUTO (ISO 100 – 6400, selectable lower limit and upper limit)
LCD Screen 7.5 cm (3.0-type) type TFT
LCD Resolution 1 036 800 dots
LCD Adjustments Opening Angle: Approx. 176 °, Rotation Angle: Approx. 270 °
Creative Modes Product Showcase Set, Background Defocus, Soft Skin Effect, Creative Look, Custom function, Picture Profile, Time-lapse, Cinematic Vlog Setting, My Image Style, Vertical Display
Clear Image Zoom Approx. 2x
Zoom Magnification Approx. 1.5x (4K), Approx. 2x (HD)
Shutter Type Electronic shutter
Shutter Speed Still images (Electronic shutter): 1/8000 to 30 s
Movies: 1/8000 to 1 s
Minimum Shutter Speed 1/30 s
Image Stabilization Still images: Image stabilization supported on lens
Movie: Image stabilization supported on lens (Standard Mode) / Electronic (Active Mode)
Flash Modes Pre-flash TTL
Flash Compensation +/- 3.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps)
Flash Compatibility Sony α System Flash compatible with Multi Interface Shoe, attach the shoe adaptor for flash compatible with Auto-lock accessory shoe
Continuous Shooting Hi+: 11 fps
Max. Frames in Continuous Shooting JPEG Extra fine L: 143 frames, JPEG Fine L: over 1000 frames, JPEG Standard L: over 1000 frames, RAW: 59 frames, RAW & JPG: 44 frames, RAW (Lossless Compressed): 22 frames, RAW (Lossless Compressed) & JPEG: 17 frames
Playback Functions Enlarg ed display mode, Protect, Rating, Shot Mark (Movie), Divider Frame, Crop, Photo Capture
Screen Reader Yes
Focus Assist Focus Magnifier, Focus Map (Movie), Peaking Display, Subject Recognition in AF, Touch Focus, Touch Tracking, Touch Shutter, Touch AE, Vari-angle LCD screen, Custom function, Enlarge Menu Screen
USB Connection Mass-storage / MTP
USB Speed Yes (SuperSpeed USB 5 Gbps (USB 3.2) compatible)
Wi-Fi Yes (Wi-Fi Compatible, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 GHz band/5 GHz band))
Bluetooth Yes (Bluetooth Standard Ver. 4.2 (2.4 GHz band))
HDMI Output HDMI micro connector (Type-D), 3840 x 2160 (59.94p / 50p / 29.97p / 25p / 23.98p) / 1920 x 1080 (59.94p / 50p / 23.98p) / 1920 x 1080 (59.94i / 50i), YCbCr 4:2:2 10bit / RGB 8bit
Audio Interface Yes (with Digital Audio Interface)
Microphone Input Yes (3.5 mm Stereo minijack)
Headphone Output Yes (3.5 mm Stereo minijack)
Bluetooth Remote Control Yes
Remote Control via Smartphone Send to smartphone, Remote control via smartphone, Remote Shooting
Streaming Codec MJPEG, YUV420
Streaming Resolution 3840 x 2160 (15p / 30p), 3840 x 2160 (12.5p / 25p), 1920 x 1080 (30p / 60p), 1920 x 1080 (25p / 50p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 1280 x 720 (25p)
Streaming Audio LPCM 2ch (16bit 48 kHz)
Streaming Video Codec MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, MPEG-H HEVC/H.265
Live Streaming Resolution 3840 x 2160 (30p), 3840 x 2160 (25p), 2560 x 1440 (30p), 2560 x 1440 (25p), 1920 x 1080 (30p / 60p), 1920 x 1080 (25p / 50p), 1280 x 720 (30p / 60p), 1280 x 720 (25p / 50p)
Live Streaming Audio AAC-LC 2ch (16bit 48 kHz)
Live Streaming Protocols RTMP, RTMPS, SRT
Built-in Microphone Built-in, stereo
Built-in Speaker Built-in, monaural
Lens Correction Shading, Chromatic Aberration, Distortion, Breathing (Movie)
Battery Type One rechargeable battery pack NP-FZ100
Battery Life (Stills) Approx. 610 shots (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)
Battery Life (Movies) Approx. 130 min (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)
USB Power Supply Yes (Available with USB Type-C Terminal. USB Power Delivery compatible)
USB Charging Yes (Available with USB Type-C Terminal. USB Power Delivery compatible)
Power Consumption Still images: Approx. 3.2 W (with E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS II lens attached)
Movies: Approx. 5.0 W (with E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS II lens attached)
Weight Approx. 292 g / Approx. 10.3 oz
Dimensions Approx. 114.8 x 67.5 x 54.2 mm (from grip to monitor)
Approx. 4 5/8 x 2 3/4 x 2 1/4 inches (from grip to monitor)
Operating Temperature 0 – 40 ℃ / 32 – 104 °F
Included Accessories Rechargeable Battery NP-FZ100, Shoulder strap, Wind Screen, Wind Screen Adaptor, Body cap
Lens Kit Body + 16-50mm Power Zoom Lens (SELP16502)
Lens Kit Model ZV-E10M2K
Kit Accessories SELP16502, Rechargeable Battery NP-FZ100, Shoulder strap, Wind Screen, Wind Screen Adaptor, Lens cap

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Remodelled Fujifilm House of Photography Opens in New Sydney Location

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Fujifilm Australia has moved and improved its experience store in Sydney. Now located at 263 George Street, Fujifilm House of Photography, is far more visible to walk in street traffic than it was near Town Hall.

There are only three Fujifilm House of Photography locations worldwide.

“Opening Australia’s flagship Fujifilm House of Photography in a new and improved location marks an exciting milestone for not only us, but also the creator community in Sydney,” said Ryuichi Matoba, CEO of Fujifilm Australia.

“Witnessing the phenomenal response to our original brand experience centre underscores the desire for consumers to explore the world of photography and we’re delighted that this growth has led to the opening of a significantly larger interactive hub. We look forward to welcoming creatives to our new brand experience centre in Sydney soon – and are excited to help capture their moments and imaginations, one frame at a time.”

Image Matrix Tech was on hand for the launch last night and it’s a massive improvement over the previous location. It feels more like a place where you can not only check out the latest gear, you can actually get things done.

If your’e a city-based business, the hireable studio could be the ideal solution for quick shoots.

It offers:

  • Hire by the hour (minimum two (2) hour hire)
  • Corner cyclorama for seamless backgrounds
  • Latest Fujifilm X Series and GFX System products also available for studio hire usage
  • Premium strobe lighting solutions
  • Product display stands and tripods
  • Consumers can try out Fujifilm cameras and FUJINON lenses in a studio environment.
  • Exclusive student discounts
  • Professional headshot service

The new Fujifilm House of Photography includes a new dedicated print room. Consumers are invited to explore the wide range of printing possibilities, including UV printer and photo gifting products. The Printing and Personalisation station features two photo printing kiosks with same-day printing and an extensive range of personalised products to order for delivery to home.

There’s also a dedicated events space and community hub where consumers can attend exclusive events, workshops, photowalks and collaborations with X-Photographers and influencers. The hub will also showcase new product launches, demonstrations, and presentations.

The new Fujifilm House of Photography is open for business from today 3 July, 2024 – 263 George St, Sydney NSW 2000. 

Opening hours:

  • Monday – Wednesday 10am – 6pm
  • Thursday 10am – 9pm
  • Friday 10am – 6pm
  • Saturday 10am – 6pm
  • Sunday 10am – 5pm

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WWDC 2024: Canon and Blackmagic Design to Help Push Apple Vision Pro Sales

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Content is king and that’s why Apple needs Canon and Blackmagic Design cameras to capture high quality spatial and immersive video to wow potential buyers of Vision Pro headsets. We’ve been able to shoot Vision Pro spatial video for some time on the iPhone but soon professionals and expert amateurs will be able to capture better quality images, specifically for Apple’s premium device.

At WWDC Apple announced that Vision Pro will soon be selling in Australia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Canada, France, Germany, and the U.K. More markets means more content.

At a RRP of A$5,999, the Vision Pro needs to blow you away. Fortunately there will be more ways to gather stunning content thanks to Canon and Blackmagic Design. One for the enthusiasts and the other for pros only.

CANON RF-S7.8mm F4 STM DUAL lens for EOS R7

The lens shown by Apple in its keynote is the Canon RF-S7.8mm F4 STM DUAL lens for its popular APS-C R7 camera. It’s under development specifically for Apple Vision Pro spatial content. The new DUAL lens will be available between September and December this year.

The RF-S7.8mm F4 STM DUAL lens features a field angle that is similar to a person’s field of view and it’s equipped with a high-speed autofocus mechanism.

If you can’t wait for the Apple specific lens then try the one below.

CANON RF-S 3.9mm F3.5 STM DUAL FISHEYE

The lens above is the (soon-to-be-released) RF-S 3.9mm F3.5 STM DUAL FISHEYE. It’s an APS-C (VR) lens and joins the RF 5.2mm F2.8L DUAL FISHEYE in the EOS mirrorless lineup.  

The lens will only be compatible with the EOS R7 camera at launch. The recording angle is 144-degrees but it results in a natural, forward-facing view of the world. It’s also the first 3D lens with Autofocus (AF) from Canon, with a One Shot Autofocus (AF). This helps a lot. You’ll also find a rear mounted filter holder for both screw-on and gelatin filters.  

The RF-S 3.9mm F3.5 STM DUAL FISHEYE is priced at A$1,999 RRP and should be available late June.

I’ve shot immersive 180 degree videos with Canon’s super-fast dual fisheye lens and although impressive, I really didn’t have anywhere to show them off. Although I tried my best in the Sky News segment below.

The Canon RF 5.2mm f/2.8L Dual Fisheye lens was the world’s first lens for digital interchangeable lens cameras enabling 180° VR shooting to a single sensor. Using a Canon R5 you could record 8K 30p. Resolution is extremely important when it comes to video on VR/AR headsets. The higher the better.

Apple Vision Pro’s ultra-high-resolution display system uses micro-OLED technology to squeeze 23 million pixels into two displays. Each one is the size of a postage stamp, delivering more pixels than a 4K TV to each eye.

That’s where Blackmagic Design’s URSA Cine Immersive camera system is set to reach new standards in immersive video quality on the Apple Vision Pro.

BLACKMAGIC URSA CINE IMMERSIVE

“We are thrilled to announce the first-ever commercial camera system and post-production software that supports Apple Immersive Video, giving professional filmmakers the tools to create remarkable stories with this powerful new format pioneered by Apple,” said Grant Petty, Blackmagic Design CEO.

“Built on the new URSA Cine platform, URSA Cine Immersive features a fixed, custom, stereoscopic 3D lens system with dual 8K image sensors that can capture 16 stops of dynamic range.”

Blackmagic URSA Cine Immersive uses a fixed, custom lens system pre-installed on the body, which is designed specifically for Apple Immersive Video. The sensor delivers a jaw-dropping 8160 x 7200 resolution per eye with pixel level synchronisation.

The custom lens system is designed specifically for URSA Cine’s large format image sensor with extremely accurate positional data that’s read and stored at time of manufacturing. This immersive lens data — which is mapped, calibrated and stored per eye — then travels through post production in the Blackmagic RAW file itself.

Cinematographers can shoot 90fps stereoscopic 3D immersive cinema content to a single file.

The camera comes with 8TB of high performance network storage built in. It records directly to the included Blackmagic Media Module, and can be synced to Blackmagic Cloud and DaVinci Resolve media bins in real time. This gives over 2 hours of Blackmagic RAW in 8K stereoscopic 3D immersive.

DaVinci Resolve with Apple Immersive video support for Apple Vision Pro will be released later this year. Blackmagic customers will be able to edit Apple Immersive Video shot on the URSA Cine Immersive camera. A new immersive video viewer will let editors pan, tilt and roll clips for viewing on 2D monitors or on Apple Vision Pro for an even more immersive editing experience.

Transitions rendered by Apple Vision Pro will also be able to be bypassed using FCP XML metadata, giving editors clean master files. Export presets will enable quick output into a package which can be viewed directly on Apple Vision Pro.

Blackmagic URSA Cine Immersive Features

  • Dual custom lens system for shooting Apple Immersive Video for Apple Vision Pro.
  • 8K stereoscopic 3D immersive image capture.
  • 8160 x 7200 resolution per eye with pixel level synchronisation.
  • Massive 16 stops of dynamic range.
  • Lightweight, robust camera body with industry standard connections.
  • Generation 5 Colour Science with new film curve.
  • Dual 90 fps capture to a single Blackmagic RAW file.
  • Includes high performance Blackmagic Media Module 8TB for recording.
  • High speed Wi-Fi, 10G Ethernet or mobile data for network connections.
  • Optional Blackmagic URSA Cine EVF.
  • Includes DaVinci Resolve Studio for post production.

DaVinci Resolve Immersive Features

  • Support for monitoring on Apple Vision Pro from the DaVinci Resolve timeline.
  • Ability to edit Blackmagic RAW Immersive video shot on Blackmagic URSA Cine Immersive.
  • Immersive video viewer for pan, tilt and roll.
  • Automatic recognition of Apple Immersive Video (left and right eye) for dual file stereo immersive content.
  • Option to bypass transitions rendered by Apple Vision Pro.
  • Export and deliver native files for viewing on Apple Vision Pro.

Availability and Price

Blackmagic URSA Cine Immersive and the update to DaVinci Resolve will be available later this year.

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