Quadcopter Dairies Part 4: DJI joins the Micro Four-thirds Group

Today’s Post by Mark Toal

I’ve been writing about using Quadcopters for photography/video as I try to figure out what role my DJI Quadcopter will play in my personal photography. I realized that “look I’m shooting video from the air” is going to get boring.


A couple of weeks ago I read that DJI has joined the Micro Four-thirds group. This means that DJI is now allowed to make cameras and lenses that adhere to the MFT standards for compatibility. This could be a huge leap forward for Quadcopter photography.

GM5 on DJI

Up until now small Quadcopters could only carry GoPro style light cameras. These cameras are fun but they have small sensors and lenses that are not so great. Micro Four-thirds is perfect for Quadcopters since the bodies and lenses can be very small and light as well as having built in wi-fi.

This photo was taken with a Panasonic Lumix GM5 mounted on my DJI FC40. The camera was a little too heavy for the DJI. I can’t wait to see (and try) a small camera like the Panasonic GM1 or GM5 with a shock resistant light plastic body and a pancake lens on my DJI.