On Tuesday, Chinese drone manufacturer DJI unveiled two new drones that promise to set a new standard for aerial imaging. Meet the Inspire 2, branded as the “best ready-to-fly platform for high-end film and video creators,” and the Phantom 4 Pro, which promises to be “the smartest and most creative flying camera of its size.” So no matter where your adventures take you, these drones are ready to help you remember them forever.
“Professional filmmakers and photographers always push to create images that have never been seen before, and DJI never stops trying to give them the tools to achieve their vision,” said DJI CEO and Founder Frank Wang. “Our newest flight platforms and stabilized aerial cameras are smarter, faster and more powerful than ever before.”
Take, for instance, the Inspire 2, which boasts an impressive top speed of 67 mph, and is capable of going from 0 to 50 in just 4 seconds. The drone features a forward-facing camera for the benefit of the pilot, whereas a separate Zenmuse camera on the drone’s main gimbal will snap the actual photos. And thanks to the new image processing system, the CineCore 2.0, large image files can be processed faster than ever.
The Inspire 2 is capable of capturing 5.2K video at 4.2Gbps for Adobe Cinema, and even if you’re capturing video late into the night, rest assured that the drone will have the energy to keep up with you. After all, its dual-battery system ensures a backup method should one battery fail mid-flight.
As for the Phantom 4 Pro, this drone promises professional imaging, even if you’re an amateur. With a 1-inch 20-megapixel sensor and almost 12 stops of dynamic range, the camera on the Phantom 4 can help you capture “levels of detail and low-light performance unprecedented in a flying camera of this size.” Thanks to the drone’s FlightAutonomy feature, the Phantom 4 Pro can avoid obstacles even in the prickliest of environments, and can help the drone avoid landing in water or on uneven ground.
This drone also features ActiveTrack, which “recognizes common subjects such as people and bikes, then follows them from any angle while maintaining camera focus.”
The Inspire 2 will retail in the U.S. for $2,999, whereas the Phantom 4 Pro will set you back $1,499. For more information, visit www.dji.com.
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