What is the Zenmuse P1?
The Zenmuse P1 is the current flagship lens from DJI that was released at the start of 2021. The Zenmuse P1 is the new benchmark for aerial surveying. It integrates a full-frame sensor with interchangeable lenses on a 3 axis stabilised gimbal that makes sure your shot is stable. The P1 has a low-noise high-sensitivity sensor that can take a photo every 0.7s during flight and can cover 3km squared in a single flight.
The Zenmuse P1 can create 3D detailed models due to the integrated 3 axis gimbal and the Smart Capture feature.
The Zenmuse P1 records video at 60fps ensuring all video taken is very smooth.
What is the use of the P1?
The Zenmuse P1 is used by commercial pilots to do anything that is required by a camera. That could mean a very high-quality showreel for a company or anything to do with photogrammetry. Photogrammetry is the science of taking measurements from photographs. The P1 is equipped with a global mechanical shutter and time sync 2.0 system which synchronises time across modules allowing users to capture data in real-time and real orientation.
The Zenmuse P1 is dubbed the king of high-end aerial surveys by many professionals.
Is the DJI Zenmuse P1 Easy to use?
The Zenmuse P1 is fully integrated with the DJI Ecosystem making it very easy to use with all the other DJI products. Some people say that this is a selling point of the Zenmuse P1 compared to other cameras that can mount on to the Matrice 300.
What is Smart Oblique Capture?
The smart Oblique Capture System from DJI is exclusive to the Zenmuse P1 and Matrice 300. This system automatically spins the camera around and takes photos of every angle in the selected area to make a full model of where it’s recording. This is especially useful when doing photogrammetry as you won’t miss a thing.
What lens does the P1 come with?
The Zenmuse P1 comes with a 35mm lens which is more than good enough for the use that most people that use the P1. The P1 can also fit a 24mm or 50mm lens.
How many megapixels is the Zenmuse P1
- 45MP Full-frame Sensor
- 4.4μm Pixel Size
- Low-noise, high sensitivity imaging extends the daily operational time
- Take a photo every 0.7 s during the flight
- TimeSync 2.0 aligns the camera, flight controller, RTK module, and gimbal at the microsecond level
What drone does the Zenmuse P1 work with?
The Zenmuse P1 is currently only supported by the DJI Matrice 300 and it only weighs approximately 800g. We hope that the P1 will fit on the next flagship DJI enterprise drone.
Why do we recommend the Zenmuse P1?
We recommend the Zenmuse P1 to anyone who needs a lens for high-end photogrammetry flight missions because it takes accuracy to a whole new level compared to the previous lens’. We also think that it’s incredible that this camera can collect data from a 10 square kilometre area in 4 flights which is only 140 minutes in total.
We’ve been told by pilots in Drone Safe Register that said he is now no longer fear to fly in challenging conditions (Wind, Cold and Rain ) and that the accuracy of the P1 is “Insane”.