DJI has long been an absolute benchmark in the segment drones, and today has introduced two new models that will certainly cover the expectations of the most demanding users.
The DJI Inspire 2 is aimed at creators of high-quality video, while the DJI Phantom 4 Pro wants to win users with fewer needs but with a special creative ambition. The two models incorporate notable improvements over their predecessors, but that is also noticeable in their prices.
Inspire 2: Drone of high flights
The new DJI Inspire 2 features a magnesium-aluminum alloy body that improves strength and at the same time reduces weight. The maximum speed reaching these drones is 108 km / h, and its powerful acceleration allows sufficient 4 seconds to reach 80 km / h.
The autonomy of its battery can use for up to 27 minutes, in which we can take advantage of its two chambers: the front allows the pilot to have the best possible perspective to control the drone, while the principal is in the gimbal and This is where one of the main innovations arrives: the new Zenmuse X4S and X5S cameras.
The X4S Zenmuse have a 1 – inch sensor and 20 Mpixels with a 24 mm lens, while X5S Zenmuse have a micro four thirds sensor with 20.8 Mpixels and 12.8 stops of dynamic range compared to 11 , 6 of the X4S. The top model also offers up to 10 different objectives.
We also have a new image processing system called CineCore 2.0, which is integrated in the frame of the dron and allows large files to be processed at high speed. The new cameras can capture video 5.2K to 4.2 Gbps in Adobe CinemaDNG RAW format, and take advantage of a storage system called CINESSD. Among the compression formats are Apple ProRes 422 HQ, ProRess 4444 XQ, H.264 and H.265.
The dual battery system allows redundancy in this section: if one fails, the other can provide the power needed to operate the drone without problems.
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Pnatom 4 Pro, for creativity
While the Inspire 2 is more oriented to professional users, the Phantom 4 Pro is a more affordable range but still can offer very striking features. The camera has a sensor of 20 Megapixel and almost 12 stops of dynamic range, something that according to those responsible allows to have an amazing quality even in low light.
This camera can also capture 4K video at 60 fps and a maximum bit rate of 100 Mbps, which is in addition to the H.265 compression which can improve video quality with the same bit rate compared to other codecs benefit.
The system FlightAutonomy is again protagonist in this drone, and thanks to it is possible to create a 3D map of the obstacles that this vehicle is around and makes use, among other things, infrared sensors on the sides. The battery of this model can reach 30 minutes, and its maximum speed is 72 km / h although in obstacle detection mode that maximum speed is reduced to 50 km / h.
The smart new way flight provides some particularly striking features like the Draw Mode, which allows the operator to draw lines on the controller screen and direct the Phantom 4 Pro to fly in that direction. ActiveTrack recognizes common objects such as people or bikes and follows them, and there is a security feature that causes the drone to return to the last position it was in when the GPS signal was lost.