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Change the lens or camera?

timesnaps

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Now, I understand that the Mavic is a self contained system, but just wondering if anyone had any success in changing the gimbal / camera / lens? I would much prefer a less wide lens, something around 24-30mm. I guess there might be a way to use a lens adapter, but that would likely make the image quality rather poor.

So, just asking. I understand that the P4 Pro has better resolution and could be therefore cropped. Maybe we need to wait for a Mavic Pro 2

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I think an aftermarket lens adapter, if you could find one, would be your best bet.

I have found that the lens itself is not detachable. You can remove the whole camera body from the gimbal, but then theres the circuit board inside that I havent been able to remove on multiple attempts without damaging it.
 
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I think an aftermarket lens adapter, if you could find one, would be your best bet.

I have found that the lens itself is not detachable. You can remove the whole camera body from the gimbal, but then theres the circuit board inside that I havent been able to remove on multiple attempts without damaging it.
thanks. Appreciate your reply, even if its not what I hoped to hear. The part where u say 'multiple attempts...' got me scared! ha
 

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I wonder the same, if anyone had mounted the p4 advanced camera, since it has 1" sensor, it makes a big difference in image quality.
 

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Also consider the following; even if the actual physical mounting of the camera is successful, there is a high probability that the actual on device SW does not support it.
 

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If it can be upgraded in the future, there will no need to buy a new drone for many years.
 

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If it can be upgraded in the future, there will no need to buy a new drone for many years.
Unfortunately, the answer is no to the Mavic and the Phantom line. One of the reasons I love the Inspire line, only downside are the price tag and the size of the drone.

DJI could easily implement what Autel Robotics did with the X-Star line drone on the Phantom / Mavic, the camera is fully detachable and upgradeable, no need to buy a new drone for many years.
 

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