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WATCH – The DJI Inspire 2 & Phantom 4 Pro Take Flight

WATCH – The DJI Inspire 2 & Phantom 4 Pro Take Flight

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.

Inspire 2


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.

Key Features:

  • 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.

Phantom 4 Pro


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.”

Key Features:

  • 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