After an exciting launch event we were eager to learn more about the intriguing new Inspire 2 and Phantom 4 Pro from DJI. We spoke with Adam Lisberg of DJI for more on each new drone and how they’ll affect the industry moving forward.
Made with professional filmmaking in mind, the Inspire 2 improves upon all aspects of the Inspire 1. With enhanced processing, speed, durability, intelligence and much more, the Inspire 2 certainly looks to be one of the most powerful drones yet.
- Interchangeable Zenmuse cameras, designed for aerial imaging and communicate directly with the aircraft’s gimbal and flight controllers
- New magnesium-aluminum alloy body increases stiffness while lowering weight
- Top speed of 67 mph, with only 4 seconds to accelerate to 50 mph
- New dual battery system providing up to 27 minutes of flight time
- New forward-facing camera
- Supports the brand-new Zenmuse X4S and X5S cameras, with additional camera support in the future
- CineCore 2.0, an entirely new image processing system which allows processing large files faster than ever before
- Captures 5.2K video at 4.2 Gbps for Adobe CinemaDNG RAW videos
- Variety of video compression formats are supported, including Adobe CinemaDNG, Apple ProRes 422 HQ (5.2K, 4K) and ProRes 4444 XQ (4K), H.264, and H.265
- Birate up to 100Mbps when recording 4K video in H.264 and H.265
- Maximum service ceiling of 16,404 feet above sea level
- Self-heating dual battery redundancy system maintains good performance of the battery to -4 degrees Fahrenheit
- Streams smooth video at the widely used 1080i50/720p60 broadcast standard
- Smoother HDMI video transmission possible through enhanced Lightbridge functionality
The Inspire 2 will be available by itself, as well as a packaged Inspire 2 Combo. On its own, the Inspire 2 will cost $2,999 and is available to pre-order today, with a December 2016 delivery date. The Inspire 2 Combo includes one Inspire 2 aircraft, one Zenmuse X5S, CinemaDNG and Apple ProRes License Key, and will cost $6,198, though anyone who pre-orders before January 1st, 2017 can enjoy a special price of $5,999. The Inspire 2 Combo will begin shipping December 2016 to January 2017.
The Phantom 4 Pro is a powerful, versatile and affordable new drone that is perfect for “professional photo and video creators as well as non-professionals who demand excellence from the camera and platform they use to pursue their creative visions.”
- 1-inch 20-megapixel sensor
- Almost 12 stops of dynamic range
- Mechanical shutter eliminates rolling shutter distortion in fast-moving scenes
- Can capture slow-motion 4K video up to 60 fps at a maximum bitrate of 100 mbps
- Offers H.265 video compression, which substantially improves video quality at the same bitrate
- Three sets of visual systems that build a 3D map of obstacles in front, behind and below the aircraft
- Infrared sensing systems on both sides
- High-performance battery technology that provides up to 30 minutes of flight time
- 31 mph in P mode with obstacle avoidance in effect, and has a 45 mph top speed in sport mode
The Phantom 4 Pro will be available by itself, as well as a packaged Phantom 4 Pro+. On its own, the Phantom 4 Pro will cost $1,499, while the Phantom 4 Pro+ (which includes a Phantom 4 Pro aircraft, and a high luminance display remote controller) will be available at $1,799. Both versions are available to pre-order today, with deliveries to begin next week.
For more information on any of these products, click their links above, see the press release below, or simply visit DJI.com