The Zenmuse Z30 bridges the gap between allowing for a close, thorough inspection while at the same time maintaining a safe distance from the subject. The Zenmuse Z30 is DJI’s most powerful integrated long-range aerial zoom lens engineered for industrial applications. The Z30 offers 30 times optical zoom and 6 times digital zoom for detailed inspection at a distance.
What is the difference between digital zoom and optical zoom? Digital zoom is the camera sensor cropping in on an image. Think of it as your eyes trying to focus in on something far away. Optical zoom is using a lens to focus the incoming light onto the imaging sensor. Think of it as using binoculars to see something far away. Optical zoom is superior since it is focusing the image on the sensor with a lens rather than just cropping pixels.
What drones can the Zenmuse Z30 go on? This camera is only compatible with the Matrice 100, Matrice 200, Matrice 210, and Matrice 600 Pro drones. This also includes the Matrice 200/210 RTK variations.