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Announcing the Zenmuse Z15-5D III (HD)

Discussion in 'Other DJI Multi-Rotors' started by DJI Innovations, Sep 17, 2014.

  1. DJI Innovations

    May 8, 2014
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    The Z15-5D III (HD) is a sophisticated gimbal designed specifically for aerial creativity. Its HD video output port and lightweight design enable you to capture beautiful, stable shots for all of your high-level projects.

    Zenmuse Z15-5D III (HD) Gimbal Installation Demonstration


    Built for the Canon 5D Mark III
    The Z15-5D III (HD) gimbal is built specifically to hold the Canon 5D Mark III camera, giving you stable footage and precise control within ±0.02°. When used with a professional DJI flight system, it keeps your Mark III secure, steady and under control in even the most difficult of flight conditions.


    New HDMI-AV/HD Module
    Get real-time HD video while controlling the camera with a built-in video output module that is perfectly compatible with the DJI Lightbridge HD digital video downlink. First-person-view flying is available in both HD and AV, and the AV output works with any 5.8G analog video downlink.


    3-Axis Rotation Control
    The 3-axis Zenmuse system’s creative mechanical design makes control both intuitive and easy. A tail potentiometer greatly increases stability and precision, while internal slip rings replace complicated wiring. All power and signal lines have been integrated into gimbal itself, resulting in a completely free control axis that offers a maximum yaw of ±360°, pitch of -120° to +15°, and a roll of ±25°.

    Multiple Control Modes
    Three control modes expand your creative boundaries and ensure ease of flight. Orientation-locked, Non Orientation-locked, and Back to Mid-point modes can be switched to on the fly, easily adjusting to the needs of each shoot.

    Built-In Independent IMU Module and Infrared Module
    A new stabilizing algorithm has been utilized, which together with the extremely precise machinery gives you effortless control. Because the IMU is built in, your gimbal requires no extra equipment or wiring, reducing weight and allowing you to start shooting faster. The shutter can be controlled remotely by an infrared receiver.

    Gimbal Servo Drive Module
    Every Zenmuse gimbal gets its precision from DJI’s custom designed Gimbal Servo Drive Module. Each module is tailored to the weight and balance of the specific camera the gimbal has been designed to hold. This significantly improves control and stability while maximizing torque and minimizing vibrations.


    A Complete Solution
    The Zenmuse Z15-5D III (HD) is ideal for the DJI S1000 flight platform and the A2 or WooKong-M flight controllers. Attach the DJI Lightbridge HD digital video downlink, or an iOSD Mark II and a 5.8G analog video link, for a complete solution to your aerial photography and cinematography needs.


    For more info: http://www.dji.com/product/zenmuse-z15-5d-iii-hd
  2. JustinJames

    May 18, 2015
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    South Africa
    Having read what amounts to disaster stories on other forums about this gimbal, I find I am now in the same boat.

    Here I am in late September 2015 in South Africa after setting up my S1000+, Lightbridge, Zenmuse Z15 5D III and, after updating the Zenmuse firmware to the so-called latest settings, it goes hysterical (much like I feel now) rolling violently from side to side hitting its maximum roll position on either side. If I level it perfectly, it tilts forwards and backwards violently. This cannot be right and I see similar things in other posts earlier. [​IMG]

    Initially, before the update, I found the gimbal appeared to do what looked like a proper start-up orientation exercise, stopped, and then commenced a very slow panning and tilting exercise so that it ground to a stop at a full 45-degree tilted/panned position. [​IMG] But that's history.

    Is there any light at the end of this disappointing and very expensive tunnel? I have been very supportive of DJI before this but I fear this could change shortly.

    Here's a 15-sec video of what happens. Terrifying. [​IMG]

  3. Bret Lucas

    Jun 1, 2015
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    Running the Z15-5D III with Canon 5D MK III along with Lightbridge 2 on the S1000. It's running beautifully with no issues.