Matrice 100-DJI Zenmuse X3 Gimbal with Camera
The X3 gimbal camera can record up to 4K 4096x2160p video at 24 fps, and capture 12-megapixel images. It features a 1/2.3” Sony EXMOR CMOS image sensor. Preview of the camera’s POV in the DJI Pilot app before shooting images and video. Have extra options to shoot stills in burst mode or self-timer mode, and export video in either MOV or MP4 format.
Camera Micro SD Card Slot
To store your photos and videos, plug in the Micro SD card into the Micro SD card slot on the gimbal before powering on the M100. The camera supports a single Micro SD card of up to 64GB. A UHS-1 type Micro SD card is recommended because of its fast read and write capability, allowing you to store high-resolution video files.
Do NOT remove the Micro SD card from the gimbal when it is powered on.
Camera Data Port
Power on the M100 and then connect a USB cable to the Camera Data Port to download photos or videos from the camera to your PC.
Power on the aircraft before downloading the files.
Use the Shutter and Record button on the remote controller to shoot images or the videos through the DJI Pilot app.
Attach an ND filter to the front of the camera to reduce over exposure and the ‘jello’ effect.
The 3-axis gimbal provides a steady platform for the camera, allowing you to capture stable video and images. The gimbal can tilt the camera up to 120 degrees and rotate 320 degrees.
Under the default settings, turn the gimbal dial on the remote controller to tilt the camera. Note that you cannot simultaneously tilt and pan the camera in the Single Remote Controller mode. Enable the Master-and-Slave mode in the DJI Pilot app and set a second remote controller to Slave if you wish to tilt and pan the camera together.
Gimbal Dial Settings
Follow the instructions below to use the gimbal dial to tilt/pan the camera:
1. Power on the aircraft and the remote controller.
3. Set the customizable button C1 or C2 as the Gimbal Pitch/Yaw.
Press the C1 or C2 button to switch between pitch mode and yaw mode. Use the gimbal dial to control the tilt/pan motion of the camera.
Using the DJI Pilot App to Control the Gimbal
Follow the steps below to use the DJI Pilot app to control the gimbal’s pitch/yaw motion:
1. Go to the DJI Pilot app > Camera View.
2. Tap and hold on the screen until a blue circle appears.
3. Move your finger to control the gimbal’s pitch/yaw motion.
Gimbal Operation Modes
Switch between the three operation modes in Camera View in the DJI Pilot app. Note that your mobile device must be connected to the remote controller for changes to take effect. Refer to the table below for details: