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I NEED ZOOM!!!

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Slone Starkey, Aug 16, 2015.

  1. Slone Starkey

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    Is there any way a new camera, or lens or something can be added to the P3A to get zoom? I NEED ZOOM!
     
  2. msinger

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    No.
     
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  3. John Locke

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    You'll have to wait a year. I'm sure the demand will spawn a new product soon, but not today. I expect go pro to blaze that trail first which can be used on solo. DJI will then need to catch up.
     
  4. ianwood

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    You'll be waiting more than a year. $15,000 rigs don't have zoom on them. Zoom requires more weight. Zoom requires more stability.
     
  5. Havavision

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    Just fly lower! :)
     
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  6. John Locke

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    Hah, yeah right, and get shot down.
     
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  7. REBELimgs

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    Surely you knew there was no zoom when you purchased it. I wouldn't hold my breath on that for a while.
     
  8. jwthorpe

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    Digital zoom shouldn't be a problem. When the camera already does 4k and 12megapixel, there's no need for hardware - unless of course you want that resolution AFTER the zoom. If that's the case then good luck.
     
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    I know where our next "neighbor shot my drone for checking out his wife" news story is going to come from :)
     
  10. REBELimgs

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    Digital zoom is worthless for anything other than pulling focus which we can't exactly do with a phantom.
     
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    One of those and an attached Autonomous Real-Time Ground Ubiquitous Surveillance Imaging System.

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    With up to 60 simultaneous zoomable windows with less than 6 inch resolution from 15,000 feet, yea that is some zoom for ya Sloan Starkey!
     
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  12. jwthorpe

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    I'd just like it for looking at something while it's in the air. Spotting game and such.
     
  13. Wibble

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    Have a look at the aeryon skyranger it has a 30x optical zoom bet its not cheap but not military grade price I don't think!
     
  14. Chuck Young

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    So Colorado already outlawed Drone Scoping. :rolleyes:
     
  15. chapsrlz

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    why would you need zoom, unless you are trying to shoot something you cant aproach flying, when you can fly as closest as possible to whatever you want to take a pic of...
     
  16. Meta4

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    You are looking at upwards of $100K.
    Not many members here need zoom that much.
    Checking the specs and price gives you an appreciation of what a bargain the P3 is.
     
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    Why ask why?
    Wouldn't zoom be cool to have? I know I'd like to have the capability.
     
  18. Andrea

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    Have you visited this site already?
    DJI Phantom 3 Lenses – Peau Productions
    They sell no zoom lenses, but there's one replacement lens you can preorder now that will give you a 2x magnify compared to stock phantom.
     
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    It's a year later. P4 has 2X zoom (iOS only) and Inspire has 7X zoom. Take your pick, under $3K.
     
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    Easy fix. Edit in Adobe Premiere and use the zoom function...Works like a champ. as long as you film in 4K... Google pahtom film school and it will show you how. Think its Phantom film school 3.