In September, Chinese drone maker DJI unveiled its new Zenmuse X5R, the world’s first Micro Four Thirds camera designed for use with UAVs. In a statement on Wednesday, DJI announced the camera is now available to pre-order and will begin shipping to buyers in March 2016. In addition, DJI anticipates its’ Inspire 1 RAW drone with a built-in X5R camera will also start shipping in March.
Both the Inspire 1 RAW and Zenmuse X5R can be pre-ordered starting today through “local dealers,” says DJI. The Zenmuse’s price depends on whether it comes with an SSD and lens — with both of those, the camera costs $3,599 USD. If you don’t get those two optional components, though, it is slightly lower at $3,199 USD.
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