DJI Zenmuse Z15-5D III (HD) 3-Axis Gimbal for Canon 5D Mark III

DJI Zenmuse Z15-5D III (HD) 3-Axis Gimbal for Canon 5D Mark III

DJI Zenmuse Z15-5D III (HD) 3-Axis Gimbal for Canon 5D Mark III

B&H # DJGC5D3HD MFR # CP.ZM.000084
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Product Highlights

  • Stabilizes Camera and Keeps Shot Level
  • Control Angle Accuracy: ±0.02°
  • ±360°Pan / ±25° Roll
  • +15°/-120° Tilt
  • Integrated IMU Module
  • AV Pass-Through for Video Transmitter
  • Remote Shutter Release Operation
  • Three Selectable Control Modes
  • For A2 and WooKong-M Flight Controllers
  • For Octo-Rotor Such as S1000 and S800
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DJI CP.ZM.000084 overview

  • 1Description

The Zenmuse Z15-5D III (HD) 3-Axis Gimbal for Canon 5D Mark III from DJI performs two key functions: keeping the camera level and providing stabilization, thus helping you transform a larger multi-rotor UAV, such as the S1000, into a platform for professional aerial video and aerial photography. This "HD" version of the gimbal is compatible with the Lightbridge HD video downlink system and has additional features on top of the regular Zenmuse Z15-5D III.

Featuring ±0.02° control angle accuracy, the Z15-5D III (HD) supports three operation modes; two optimized for aerial video and photo use and one for FPV (first person view) applications. The gimbal is operated using a dedicated stick on your transmitter (hand-held radio controller), and the receiver must have at least four free channels that can be assigned to gimbal operation.

Each version of the Z15 Gimbal is designed for a specific camera and lens combination. This version is for the Canon 5D Mark III with the Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM lens. Additionally, it is specifically balanced for this precise setup. Additions to the camera or lens, such as filters, can increase the weight and alter the weight distribution potentially damaging the gimbal.

Note: Installation may require soldering. Please see the user manual for your aircraft for installation requirements.

Compatible Aircraft
The Z15-5D Mark III Gimbal requires a larger multi-rotor UAV aircraft, such as the S1000, S1000+, or S800, that has installed either the A2 or WooKong-M flight control system. Depending on the UAV model the Z15 Gimbal is installed in, additional, separately available, electronics and mounting hardware may be required. Apart from the flight control system, the receiver must have at least four open channels, and the transmitter must be programmable to support gimbal operation
Lightbrige Compatibility
Lightbridge support means this gimbal can supply an HD video feed to the Lightbridge Air Unit, which in turn allows and HD signal to be broadcast to a mobile device or field monitor on the ground-end
3-Axis Rotation Control
The control method is designed to be simple and intuitive: the gimbal-assigned transmitter stick has direct control over the relative rotation speed. The design incorporates a tail potentiometer to increase control, stability, and precision, and the internal slip rings avoid needlessly complicated wiring. Both the power and signal lines are integrated into the tubes of the gimbal, which provides unhindered control axes, allowing the gimbal to pan 360°, tilt +15° / -120°, and roll ±25°
Multiple Control Modes
Orientation-locked Control Mode: Keeps the gimbal locked with the aircraft nose direction

Non-Orientation-locked Control Mode: Gimbal point stays the same regardless of which way the nose is pointing

Back to Mid-point Mode (FPV Mode): Centrally locks the gimbal in the direction of the nose. In this mode the leveling and stabilizing functionality of the gimbal is negated
Built-in Independent IMU Module
Integration of the IMU Module helps reduce the amount of wiring required for installation. Plus, the gimbal provides a specially designed and customized video output module
Gimbal Servo Drive Module
Following in the tradition of previous Zenmuse gimbals, the Z15 features high precision control characteristics demanded by professional users. With high precision, low vibration, and high torque characteristics, this module helps provides additional camera stabilization
Windows Assistant Software
Firmware updates, diagnostic testing, and other critical maintenance will require the use of the computer-based Assistant Software. This software requires Windows 8, 7, XP SP3 in 32- or 64-bit versions
HDMI HD/AV Module
If you are using the DJI Lightbridge system you can stream an HD live view image to your mobile device or monitor at the ground end. Plus there us an analog (AV) video output for 5.8 GHz video transmitters like the AVL58
Built-Independent IMU and IR Modules
The stabilizing algorithm has been upgraded from previous Z15 models, which which helps contribute to a higher precision of control. Because the IMU is built in, the gimbal requires no extra equipment or wiring, reducing weight and allowing you to start shooting faster. The camera's shutter can be controlled remotely by an infrared receiver
In the Box
DJI Zenmuse Z15-5D III (HD) 3-Axis Gimbal for Canon 5D Mark III
  • Gimbal Control Unit (GCU)
  • Lens Retaining Ring
  • 4 x Mounting Bracket
  • Mounting Board for Receiver
  • Cable Clamp
  • 2 x Camera Mount Screw
  • Lens Retaining Screw
  • Screw Package
  • Screw Package
  • 2 x 10-Pin to 9-Pin Cable
  • 7-Pin Cable
  • 2 x 8-Pin to 6-Pin Cable
  • Servo Cable Package
  • AV Video Power Cable
  • iOSD Mark II Cable
  • Micro-USB Cable
  • CAN-Bus Cable
  • Spare Package
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    DJI CP.ZM.000084 specs

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    Supported Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark III only
    Supported Lens Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM
    System Requirements
    Control Requirements At least 4 spare receiver channels
    S-Bus/PPM receiver supported
    Software Requirements For Assistant Software: Windows 8, 7, XP SP3 -- 32 or 64-bit
    Power Requirements
    Working Current Static Current: 200 mA at 25 V
    Dynamic Current: 400 mA at 25 V
    Locked-Rotor Current: 4 A at 25 V
    GCU BEC Output 10 A at 12 V
    Performance
    Transmit Power GCU Wireless Video Transmission: 1 A at 12 V
    Controlled Angle Accuracy ±0.02°
    Maximum Controlled Rotation Speed Pan Axis: ±90°/s
    Tilt Axis: ±130°/s
    Roll Axis ±30°/s
    Controlled Rotation Range Pan Axis Control: ±360° continuous rotation
    Tilt Axis Control: +15° / -120°
    Roll Axis Control: ±25°
    Load Weight (Reference Value) 5.9 lb (2.7 kg) with 5D MARK III, SD card, battery, and Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM lens
    General
    Power Requirements GCU: 4S to 12 S LiPo (6S recommended for S1000)
    Operating Temperature 14 to 122°F (-10 to 50°C)
    Dimensions Gimbal: 11.1 x 9.5 x 8.7" (281 x 242 x 222 mm)
    GCU: 2.5 x 1.4 x 0.8" (64.2 x 34.1 x 19.5 mm)
    Weight Gimbal: 3.4 lb (1.5 kg)
    GCU: 2.2 oz (63 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 6.3 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.7 x 11.4 x 10.3"

    DJI CP.ZM.000084 reviews

    Zenmuse Z15-5D III (HD) 3-Axis Gimbal for Canon 5D Mark III is rated 1.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Expensive and bad news for DJI Well, here I am in late September 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 many similar problems in other posts in other forums. 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. But that's history. I have been very supportive of DJI before this but I fear this could change right now.
    Date published: 2015-09-24
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