In an ongoing attempt to anchor itself as the holy grail of professional aerial photo and videomaking, DJI’s inspire 2 came into existence just a few weeks ago. Although global rollout of the drone hasn’t started yet (still on pre-order), Chinese resellers have started to list the drone online. Gearbest happens to be among the first to list the Inspire 2 on their website for $3875 – that’s an additional $875 reseller fee as compared to the official $3,000 pricing of the drone.
However, the drone isn’t currently in stock on Gearbest and is asking customers to subscribe for an Arrival Notice alert.
The Inspire 2 brings in a lot of upgrades over the Inspire 1 which the company hopes will make it a pioneer in aerial camera works. The drone’s magnesium aluminium body provides strength and keep it lightweight, apart from giving it a rather futuristic look. The Inspire 2 can fly at speeds of upto 108kmph compared to 80kmph on the Inspire 1. The battery life, too, has been upgraded from 18 minutes to an impressive 25 minutes.
Speaking of the battery, the Inspire 2 features a dual battery system which aids in the drone’s self heating system while flying in extremely low temperatures. The drone also adds in a number of infrared and stereoscopic vision sensors around its body to avoid obstacles from all directions and for autonomous flying modes like waypoints and follow-me operations.
The Inspire 2 sports a built in 2-axis FPV camera on the front which provides an almost zero-latency FPV feed to the pilot at a resolution of 640 x 480p. While you can throw in any camera and gimbal system on the Inspire 2, in order to make use of the integrated CineCore 2.0 image processing system, you will have to use either the Zenmuse X5S or X4S professional grade cameras. With these, users will be able to shoot at 5.2K, 30fps at a whopping 4.2 GBps bitrate or at 4K 60fps in Cinema DNG, Apple ProRes or H.265/H.264 formats. The cameras can also be used to capture stills at upto 30MP in DNG format.
Head over to Gearbest to purchase the DJI Inspire 2.