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ZENMUSE Lens Kit X5S Manual

ZENMUSE Lens Kit X5S Manual Image

Lens Kit /Lens Excluded

Quick Start Guide 
V1.0 2016.12

Disclaimer and Warning

Congratulations on purchasing your new DJITM product. The information in this document affects your safety and your legal rights and responsibilities. Read this entire document carefully to ensure proper configuration before use. Failure to read and follow instructions and warnings in this document may result in serious injury to yourself or others, damage to your DJI product, or damage to other objects in the vicinity. This document and all other collateral documents are subject to change at the sole discretion of DJI. For up-to-date product information, visit http://www.dji.com and click on the product page for this product.

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Do Not Modify or Alter the Zenmuse X5S The ZENMUSETM X5S has been calibrated specifically for its camera and lens before leaving the factory. No physical or mechanical modification or adjustment of the gimbal is required or recommended. The Zenmuse X5S is delicate. Do not disassemble the gimbal or camera as this will cause permanent damage. Be sure to use a DJI approved battery, otherwise performance may be hindered and internal malfunctions or damage may occur.

Only Use Compatible Aircraft
The Zenmuse X5S is compatible with the INSPIRETM 2. It will also be compatible with designated future products. Visit the official DJI website for more information.

Safe Use
Make sure to operate your aircraft in the safest manner possible. Observe the procedures contained in the user manual and the online tutorials to mount and connect the gimbal to your aircraft. Use the aircraft in accordance with the safety guidelines and local regulations. By using this product, you hereby signify that you have read this disclaimer and warning carefully and that you understand and agree to abide by the terms and conditions herein. You agree that you are solely responsible for your own conduct while using this product, and for any consequences thereof. You agree to use this product only for purposes that are proper and in accordance with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations, and all terms, precautions, practices, policies and guidelines DJI has made and may make available. DJI accepts no liability for damage, injury or any legal responsibility incurred directly or indirectly from the use of this product. Users shall observe safe and lawful practices including, but not limited to, those set forth in the document.

Zenmuse X5S
The Zenmuse X5S supports 5.2K 30fps video recording in CinemaDNG format and up to 20.80MP still photo capture. It has a camera system with an M4/3 interchangeable lens. As with other DJI 3-axis gimbal systems, the Zenmuse X5S can be mounted onto a DJI aircraft and can stream live HD video wirelessly to the DJI GOTM 4 app.

1. DJI Gimbal Connector 2.0 7. Lens Cap*
2. Pan Motor 8. Lens Mount Index
3. Tilt Motor 9. Lens Release Button
4. DJI MFT 15mm F/1.7-16 ASPH Lens* 10. Lens Mount
5. Balancing Ring (BR-46-10)* 11. Roll Motor
6. Lens Hood*

In the Box

Gimbal and Camera ×1
Camera Body Cap ×1
Lens Rear Cap*×1

* The Zenmuse X5S Lens Kit includes the original lens, balancing ring, lens cap, rear lens cap, and lens hood. Accessories for other supported lenses can be purchased separately.

Installing the Camera Lens

The following steps use the DJI MFT 15mm f/1.7-16 ASPH to demonstrate mounting a camera lens to the camera body.

  1. Remove the camera body cap.
  2. While holding down the Lens Release Button, rotate the Lens lock clockwise to unlock it.
  3. Remove the lens cap and rear cap.
  4. Align the two Lens Mount Indexes on the camera body and camera lens, and insert the camera lens into the body of the camera.
  5. Rotate the camera lens clockwise until you hear a click.
  6. Rotate the Lens Lock counterclockwise to lock it.
  7. Mount the Balancing Ring (or a filter) and the Lens Hood.

Removing the Camera Lens

To remove the camera lens:

  1. While holding down the Lens Release Button, rotate the Lens Lock clockwise to unlock it.
  2. While still holding down the Lens Release Button, rotate the camera lens counterclockwise to detach it.
    Attach the camera body cap to the Lens Mount, and the lens cap and rear cap to the lens for protection after removing the camera lens.

Mounting the Zenmuse X5S to the Inspire 2

  1. Remove the Gimbal Cap from the Zenmuse X5S.
  2. Press the gimbal and camera release button on the Inspire 2. Rotate to remove the Gimbal Cap from the Inspire 2.
  3. Align the white dot on the gimbal to the red dot on Inspire 2 and insert the gimbal.
  4. Rotate the Gimbal Lock to the locked position by aligning the red dots.
    • Always ensure that the DJI Gimbal Connector 2.0 on the Inspire 2 is in the right position when mounting, otherwise the camera will not mount.
    • Remove the lens cap when the Zenmuse X5S is in use.
    • Always power off the aircraft before removing the gimbal camera.

Camera Controls

Remote Controller
Press the Shutter Button to capture photos or the Record Button to record videos. Adjust the camera’s tilt using the left dial. Turn the right dial to adjust camera settings.

1. Left Dial 4. Intelligent Flight Pause Button
2. Record Button 5. Right Dial
3. Shutter Button

DJI GO 4 App

The touch interface can be used for capturing photos, recording videos and playback. Professional photography configurations are also available.

1. Live HD Video 5. AE Lock 9. Gimbal Slider
 2. Current Camera Settings 6. Shutter/Record Switch 10. Photography Configurations and
Parameter Settings
3. Spot Metering/Focus Switch 7. MF Adjustment (in MF mode) 11. Playback
4. AF/MF Switch 8. Shutter/Record 12. FPV (Tablets)


Name Zenmuse X5S
Dimensions 140×98×132mm
Weight 461g (Lens Kit)
Angular Vibration Range ±0.01°
Mount Detachable
Controllable Range Pitch: -130° to +40°; Pan: ±320°; Roll: ±20°
Mechanical Range Tilt: +50° to -140°, Pan: ±330°, Roll: +90° to -50°
Max Controllable Speed Pitch: 180°/s; Pan:270°/s; Roll:180°/s
 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 (With Balancing Ring) Olympus M.Zuiko 12mm/2.0 (With Balancing Ring) Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm/1.8 (With Balancing Ring) Olympus M.Zuiko 25mm/1.8 (With Balancing Ring) Olympus M.Zuiko 45mm/1.8 (With Balancing Ring) Olympus M.Zuiko 9-18mm/4.0-5.6 (With Balancing Cap)
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 H.264
C4K: 4096×2160 23.976/24/25/29.97/47.95/50/59.94p @100Mbps
4K: 3840×2160 23.976/24/25/29.97/47.95/50/59.94p @100Mbps
3840×1572 23.976/24/25/29.97p @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
C4K: 4096×2160 23.976/24/25/29.97p @100Mbps
4K: 3840×2160, 3840×1572 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
5.2K: 5280×2972 23.976/24/25/29.97p, up to 4.2Gbps
4K: 4096×2160, 3840×2160 23.976/24/25/29.97p, up to 2.4Gbps
4K: 4096×2160, 3840×2160 50/59.94p, up to 4.0Gbps
5.2K: 5280×2160 23.976/24/25/29.97p, 422 HQ @1.3Gbps
4K: 3840×2160 23.976/24/25/29.97p, 422 HQ @900Mbps
4K: 3840×2160 23.976/24/25/29.97p, 4444 XQ @2.0Gbps
Photo Formats SSD: DNG
Video Formats SSD: CinemaDNG, ProRes Micro SD: 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), Interval SSD: RAW BURST (3/5/7/10/14/ frames)
Exposure Mode Auto, Manual, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority
Exposure Compensation ±3.0 (1/3 increments)
Metering Mode Center-weighted metering, Spot metering (area option 12×8)
AE Lock Supported
Electronic Shutter Speed 8-1/8000s
White Balance Auto, Sunny, Cloudy, Incandescent, Neon Custom (2000K­10000K)
ISO Range 100 ­ 6400 (Video) 100 ­ 25600 (Stills)
Video Captions Supported
Anti-Flicker Auto, 50Hz, 60Hz
PAL/NTSC Supported
Operating Temperature -4°­104°F (-20 to 40 )
Storage Temperature -4°­140°F (-20 to 60 )

The Zenmuse X5S does not support file storage. Files must be stored in the aircraft.

This content is subject to change.
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ZENMUSE and INSPIRE are trademarks of DJI. Copyright © 2016 DJI All Rights Reserved.

Compliance Information

FCC Compliance
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.

EU Compliance Statement:
SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. hereby declares that this device is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of the EMC Directive. A copy of the EU Declaration of Conformity is available online at www.dji.com/euro-compliance

Manufactured by:
14th floor, West Wing, Skyworth Semiconductor Design Building NO.18 Gaoxin South 4th Ave, Nanshan District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
18 14 400-700-0303

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