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DJI Zenmuse Z15-N Gimbal for the Sony NEX-5N
DJI Zenmuse Z15-N Gimbal for the Sony NEX-5N
DJI Zenmuse Z15-N Gimbal for the Sony NEX-5N
DJI Zenmuse Z15-N Gimbal for the Sony NEX-5N

DJI Zenmuse Z15-N Gimbal for the Sony NEX-5N

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This is the Zenmuse Z15-N Gimbal for the Sony NEX-5N from DJI. It's the next evolution of 3-Axis professional gimbals, and is customized specifically for the Sony NEX-5N. With multiple control modes, 3-axis rotation control, built-in independent IMU and infrared modules, and a gimbal servo drive module, the Zenmuse Z15 is a total solution for your gimbal needs.


High Performance 3-Axis Professional Gimbal

The DJI Zenmuse Gimbal is a milestone gimbal system which was developed for professional filming, aerial photography and for commercial use. Even if the aircraft is moving at a high speed, it can still stabilize and control the camera equipment precisely with the highest stability possible. The precision of the control angle is within the range of ±0.05°, so picture or video output will always be exactly how you want it. 


Multiple Control Modes

The Zenmuse gimbal system has three types of control modes, which are Orientation-locked control mode, Non Orientation-locked control mode and Back to Mid-point mode (Horizontal mode). These three types of modes can be switched quickly from one mode to another to meet the different requirements of aerial photography. With the perfect mode and easy operation of the stable 3-axis Zenmuse gimbal, users can create excellent aerial shots and video.


3-Axis Rotation Control

The 3-axis Zenmuse gimbal system has creative design for its mechanical structure. The slip rings inside avoid the complicated and twisted wiring. All the wires of the power and signal lines are integrated into pipes of the Gimbal, which means the axis can rotate without any limitation. The Yaw control could reach ±360°, the Pitch control could reach ±360°, and the Roll control could reach ±40° (±360° mechanic continuous rotation).

Built-In Independent Imu Module

Due to years of dedication, DJI have achieved for their UAV autopilot systems a perfect attitude-stabilized algorithm, which, together with a high precision induction device, enables perfect attitude control. Without the requirement of extra installation and connection of extra wires, it is also easy to assemble and it can maintain stable flight.

Independent Gimbal Controller

The separate controller available for the gimbal is connected by the CAN wires with the main controller of DJI autopilot system. According to gimbal attitude feedback, it can control the rotation directions and angles high precisely and also communicate and receive real-time control orders from the main controller of the autopilot system.

HDMI-AV Module

In order to minimize the payload of aircraft, the video output module with expanded features like camera shutter is customized to transform HDMI signal to AV with neat wiring, which ensures the smooth and free movement of the 3 axial Gimbal.

S-Bus Receiver Support

The module supports most transmitters and receivers in the market. It provides the Futaba S-Bus receiver with support and it is user-friendly.




Size and Weight



Built-In Functions
• Three Working Modes
   ◊ Orientation-locked control
   ◊ Non orientation-locked control
   ◊ FPV mode (Reset)
• Built-in independent IMU module
• DJI gimbal special servos drive module
• HDMI-AV module
• Wireless video transmission support
• Camera shutter control support
• Wide range voltage input support

Electrical & Mechanical Characteristics

Working Current
• Static current:      200mA (@25V)
• Dynamic current: 400mA (@25V)
• Locked-rotor current: 4A (@25V)
Operating Temperature
-10°C ~ 50°C
• Z15-N: 1.25Kg
• Z15-G: 1.3Kg
200mm × 200mm × 230mm
Frame Dimensions For Camera (Inside)
• Z15-N: 115mm × 75mm
• Z15-G: 142mm ×76mm
GCU BEC Output
GCU Wireless Video Transmission Power
1A @12V
GCU Weight
GCU Dimensions
64.2 mm ×34.1mm ×19.5mm

Working Performance

Load Weight (Reference Value)
336g(@Sony NEX-5N with Lens and Battery)
344g(@Sony NEX-5R with Lens and Battery)
417g(@Sony NEX-7 with Lens and Battery)
489g(@Panasonic GH2 with Lumix G14 mm/F2.5 and Battery)
534g(@Panasonic GH2 with Lumix G20 mm/F1.7 and Battery)
Controlled Angle Accuracy
Maximum Controlled Rotation Speed
Pan axis: ±130°/s
Tilt axis: ±130°/s
Roll axis: ±30°/s
Controlled Rotation Range
Pan axis control: ±360° continuous rotation 
Tilt axis control: ±360° continuous rotation
Roll axis control: ±40° (±360° mechanic continuous rotation)


Supported Lens Currently
• SONY: E 16mm f/2.8(SEL16F28)
• Panasonic: Lumix G14 mm/F2.5
• Panasonic: Lumix G20 mm/F1.7
Input Power
4S~12S LiPo (Recommend 6S if with S800)
Control Requirement
Four spare receiver channels at least
Assistant Software System Requirement
Windows XP SP3; Windows 7; Windows 8

Regulatory Approvals

IC (Canada)


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Useful Links

Release Notes

User Manual

Zenmuse Z15 Assistant Software v1.4 (zip)