Christina Cardoza

Nov 15, 2016 4:29:53 PM

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DJI wants to bring aerial imaging to new heights with its latest drones. The company announced the Inspire 2 and Phantom 4 Pro.

“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. We can’t wait to see how creators use Inspire 2 and Phantom 4 Pro to capture dazzling images.”

The Inspire 2 is the next generation of its cinematography drone. It features a new magnesium-aluminum alloy body, top speed of 67 mph, a new dual battery system, and up to 27 minutes of flight time. In addition, it offers drone operators with a forward-facing camera for improved flight view. Operators can switch among intelligent flight modes (such as Spotlight Pro for locking onto a subject), TapFly, and ActiveTrack.

The Phantom 4 Pro is the company’s new intelligent camera drone, taking after the Phantom 4, which was designed to provide operators with a spotter, cameraman and pilot in one drone. The Pro includes an improved imaging system with a 1-inch, 20-megapixel sensor camera that features a mechanical shutter and captures 4K video in slow motion. In addition, it includes the company’s obstacle avoidance system (FlightAutonomy) and new intelligent flight modes such as Draw mode, ActiveTrack, narrow sensing, and TapFly.

The drones are available for preorder, with the Phantom 4 Pro expected to ship a week after launch, and the Inspire 2 expected to ship early next month.

More information is available here.

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