A Closer Look at The DJI Zenmuse Z30

by coptrz on September 18, 2017

DJI Zenmuse Z30
The COPTRZ team recently put the DJI Zenmuse Z30 through it’s paces at our DJI M210 Demo Day and we were mightily impressed with how it performed. Despite the number of payloads that the team deponstrated during the day, the Zenmuse Z30 was undoubtedly the crowd favourite due to it’s unrivalled zoom capabilities. It’s clear to see that this will become a key tool for many commercial drone users, particularly those who conduct industrial inspections. Read our guide to the DJI Zenmuse Z30 below and if you have any additional questions just give the COPTRZ team a call on 0330 111 7177 or email info@coptrz.com

DJI Zenmuse Z30 Overview

Designed to work flawlessly with DJI’s Matrice range, the Zenmuse Z30 is the first aerial 30x optical zoom camera of it’s kind. It has been built with industrial inspections in mind, providing unparelleled image quality from range. As a result of conducting inspections from distance, speed and efficiency of operations is increased, whilst the risk of collision is significantly reduced.

Key Features

  • 30x optical zoom and 6x digital zoom
  • Total magnification up to 180x
  • TapZoom
  • 0.01° stabilization for precision control
  • Compatible with the DJI Matrice series
  • MOV, MP4, and JPEG output formats
  • Works as a top or bottom mounted payload on Matrice 200 Series

Technical Specifications

Click here to download the complete technical specification sheet for the DJI Zenmuse Z30.

The Test

Within a matter of minutes we had the DJI Zenmuse Z30 setup on the Matrice 210 and displaying it’s zoom capabilities through the DJI Pilot App. We were really impressed by the quality of video output at extreme distances, and we can see that this is going to be a clear winner for those who need to inspect structures such as powerlines and wind turbines. During the flight test we used the Zenmuse Z30 to inspect a powerline whilst maintaining a safe distance so as not to interfere with the aircraft. After maxing out the 30x optical zoom, the Z30 automatically switched to it’s 6x digital zoom and despite a slight loss of image quality, we were still able see the powerline in more than enough clarity. Watch the video below to see our inspection test:


Introducing TapZoom

DJI have made the task of zooming with the DJI Zenmuse Z30 an absolute breeze. By incorporating a feature called TapZoom, the operator can simply tap a finger on a subject of interest and the Z30 will automatically adjust it’s focal length to give an enlarged view, making the most minute of details visible in just seconds.


There is no doubting that the Zenmuse Z30 is a serious piece of kit. Quite simply, there is not an alternative on the market right now that can provide such detailed inspections at distance, whilst also increasing operator safety. It should be a fundemental part of your kit if you are looking to conduct safe, efficient industrial inspections whilst maintaining the highest data quality. As with all decisions regarding commercial drone equipment, we urge you to take advice from experts who can give solid kit recommendations based on your business objectives.

If you would like to find out more about the DJI Zenmuse Z30 and whether it’s right for your business, please give the COPTRZ team a call on 0330 111 7177 or email info@coptrz.com