Man you took the words right out of my mouth. I am ready to pull the trigger, but have seen no hard evidence. I am a professional videographer of 20 plus years. And in a past life studied with the world class Apple video copressionists as well as a color grader using Davinci resolve. Forgive my resume, I just wanted to let everyone know that I am not a newbe. So here it goes. In the everlasting search for better images I have been weighing the x5 upgrade and also started playing with DJI log. I have played with every setting of contrast, saturation, etc and I see no comparison between most log footage and this stuff. I literally spent ½ in Davinci trying to get the log footage to look remotely as good as the standard capture method. (perhaps I am missing something) anyway, not being impressed I decided that it might be time to lay out the cash for the x5 upgrade, so I began my research. I saw one comparison between the 3x and the x5 shot on a coastline also posted above and although the were different/brighter it look to me as though the x5 stuff was simply shot 20 minutes earlier (maybe I am wrong) heres that link -
. And then the rea head scratcher at this review done by aerial media pros (they always do a nice job) they showed side by side comparisons and the x5 stuff actually looked worse. Even the commentator sort of disclaimed it. beside the fact that the 3 had infinite focus and the x5 had a shallow depth of field it just look bad. Here is that link-
. Anyway if anyone can point me in the direction of a good apples to apple comparison or better yet downloadable footage I would be grateful.
Thanks all and Fly Safe!