May I ask the highly experienced people here if they are perhaps aware of a waterproof camera with a zoom greater than x5 that can be fitted to a waterproof drone to take pics both under water and in the air?

I can’t seem to find any and the worse seems to be GOPRO because nothing they make has a zoom capability.

Many thanks for any advice you may have.

Kind regards


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We previously offered a Liquipel service to water proof Phantom 1 drones. The process worked reasonably well and the drones did withstand water damage after being submerged. However, newer drone technology became more complex starting with the Phantom 2 and treating a craft with liquipel was no longer possible.

DJI Zenmuse Z3 Gimbal Camera
Add incredible new flexibility to your DJI Inspire 1 or Matrice drone. The Zenmuse Z3 provides 3.5X optical zoom and 2X digital zoom to give a combined 7X total zoom. The Z3 provides a 22mm to 77mm range of view which is an ideal range for a wide variety of use.

The Zenmuse Z3 also provides another level of stability in the enhanced yaw custom design. When zoomed in, the impact from camera shake can be more noticeable, with that in mind DJI developed a stronger yaw stabilizer to help reduce any noticeable movement.

Designed to work with the Inspire 1 and Matrice models, the Zenmuse Z3 is compatible and easy to setup. Simply attach the gimbal and camera to your craft and control everything right from the DJI GO App.

I am also in search of the water proof camera right now, but still didn't find the one

I am thinking for fishing of AguaDrone? Have you read about it? Unfortunately, it has only x4 zoom. 

Also, there is the QuadH2O, which I haven't used, but a friend of mine had and he found it useful, the Sony Camera was good. Maybe this is helpful: https://www.quadh2o.com/

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