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X7 camera for mapping and 3d pointclouds

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Hi All

Anyone used the 24mp stills from the x7 with Pix4d, DroneDeploy or MME.

Using the I2 with the X4 which has Mech Shutter and getting pretty good results, just wondering whether the results from the X7 were that much better it would justify the costly upgrade

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I’ve been told mec shutter is best for mapping. Rolling shutter not as good. I’ve been mapping with an x5s and will purchase an x4s for mapping because of some trouble wth flights over 250 images. Has to do with accumulation of error with the rolling shutter. IMHO
 
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X7 is primarily a cinema camera. It’s still performance isn’t as sharp as you’d think because of the (very good for video) anti-aliasing filter. But I have no experience using it for mapping.
 
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I have found the X3 and then the X4s to be better for mapping than the more complex bigger brothers such as the X5 and the X7. That is mainly for mapping landscapes, but I have had great results using the X7 for highly detailed photogrammetry of structures with the 35mm lens enabling close detail without having to actually fly to close. I use Agisoft Photoscan. I would not say though that the extra cost of the X7 is justifiable as the X4s is still the main survey tool.
 

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