The Zenmuse X7 improves noticeably on previously-tested DJI cameras. It has an advantage of around 1.6EV over the Phantom 4 Pro in the Sport (Low-Light ISO) score, making it a great option for images taken among trees or even indoors. With a difference of 2.6 bits in the Portrait (Color Depth) score and a 1.4EV increase in dynamic range, the Zenmuse X7 will also produce images that have better colors and a wider tonal range than those from the Phantom 4 Pro.
With an overall image quality performance that is very close to Nikon’s D7500 DSLR, the Zenmuse X7 is a great choice of camera for aerial photography, delivering better color sensitivity, dynamic range and low-light performance than many popular drone cameras.
Conclusions from DxOMark:
Thanks to an increase in its size as much as to technological advancements, the DJI Zenmuse X7’s sensor takes a significant step up in performance from the Zenmuse X5S sensor. In fact, it delivers results that compete closely with those from a high-scoring APS-C format DSLR, despite being housed in a camera that’s mounted in a stabilized gimbal and specifically designed for aerial photography.
The Panasonic GH4 (recently been replaced by the GH5) has been a popular choice of camera for drone use, but our results indicate that the Zenmuse X7 could be a better choice of camera for aerial photography than the GH5, as it delivers better color sensitivity, dynamic range, and low-light performance.