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Zoom capable cameras?

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by ffiisshh0, Jan 24, 2016.

  1. ffiisshh0

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    Although relative newb here, Iv had a PII V+ for year and 1/2, and my PIIIA for about 6 months. As much as I love watching the live feed and great video. I so badly want to zoom in so many times. Im sure there are cameras available that may work with these birds, is anyone familiar with any, can share . Thanx
     
  2. DroneDestination

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    I don't think there are any, at least not ones that will work with the integrated downlink systems.
     
  3. Davphys

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    Actually the Yuneec Tornado (Professional) series has a 3x optical zoom.

     
  4. Jeriami

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    Someone has done it, although it is a permanent zoom after you make the modification, i do not think they sell kits to do this, as he makes it sound like all parts to this system he made are custom.
     
  5. JFHughes08088

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    No way can the gimbal support the weight of that telephoto lens. If you watch the video, it never shows a picture of the Phantom with the lens...I call BS on this one.
     
  6. Jussaguy

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    It has an exact replica of the Panasonic GH4 which is a pretty good prosumer camera. It's better than any camera that comes integrated so far.

    For a better camera on a DJI, you would need to put your own on a S1000 or now S9000. Still my favorite bird for actual shooting is by far the S1000 although the pure joy of flying a Phantom cant be beat.