DJI Launches Inspire 2 & Phantom 4 Pro

DJI Launches Inspire 2 & Phantom 4 Pro

Everything you need to know about DJI's Inspire 2 and Phantom 4 Pro launch complete with images and the most up to date information available.

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Heliguy-DJI_Inspire_2_Phantom_4_Pro-Launch-1000x523 During their highly anticipated 'Control / Create' event in LA, DJI has announced the Inspire 2 / Phantom 4 Pro and Pro+ quadcopters. Here's everything we know about these exciting new products so far. NOTE: We will continue to update this blog across the week to ensure it remains up to date and features everything you need to know about the new product including Specs, Images and Insights from our team.

What You Need to Know

Here's everything you need to know about these three awesome quadcopters:

DJI Inspire 2

The Inspire 2 is more powerful than its predecessor. It has a new magnesium-aluminium body which increases robustness while reducing weight. It has a top speed of 58mph (accelerating to 50mph in 5 secs), and its battery life is enough for 25mins of flight time. The Inspire 2 has a self-heating dual-battery system that can keep the drone flying even in frigid temperatures and can reach 16,400ft above sea level, although, there isn't much chance of that with current regulations.

What's most impressive though, is that the Inspire 2 is DJI's first drone to feature two cameras. There's the main camera for capturing footage, which is held underneath on a three-axis gimbal. The Inspire 2’s legs lift up just like the Inspire 1's, so they won’t get in the way of your footage, and it's free to rotate 360 degrees. In addition, there is also a front-mounted two-axis camera, allowing the pilot to always see where the drone is facing. The system is designed for dual operators: one to fly and one to frame the action, each with their own live video feed.

Untitled-3 If you’re choosing to fly alone, the Inspire 2 helps achieve some tougher shots through computer vision and autonomous navigation. Like the Phantom 4 and Mavic Pro, the Inspire 2 now has obstacle avoidance. Vision sensors are located on the front and bottom of the aircraft, and infrared sensors are sat on top. There's also the computer vision system and automatic subject tracking you'll recognise from the Phantom 4 and Mavic Pro. This means you can lock onto a subject and the camera will rotate to keep them in frame. DJI has designed the Inspire 2 to satisfy professional filmmakers. They call it CineCore 2.0 and it captures 5.2K video at a 4.2Gbps bitrate. To handle all that data, the Inspire 2 has added an onboard SSD. large_108bd9be-6100-40b4-a7a6-96f93adb377f The Inspire 2 is available with the new Zenmuse X4S or X5S camera. The latter features a micro 4/3 sensor and supports 10 different lenses, including zoom. And the system supports pro video compression formats including CinemaDNG and Apple ProRes. For photographers there is also DNG RAW mode for 30MP stills. It's also able to stream video in broadcast-quality formats which is handy for users such as news crews.

Phantom 4 Pro (and Pro+)

It's official, the next generation of the Phantom range is here. First off, let's take a look at the camera specs. Stills are recorded at 20MP in JPG or Raw DNG, with video available up to 4K quality at 60fps. 30 and 24fps shooting rates are also available. The camera also adds aperture control and features a mechanical shutter, eliminating the rolling shutter effect you sometimes get from electrical alternatives. Footage is compressed at 100Mbps using H.265 compression, up from the H.264 60Mbps format offered by the Phantom 4. large_5701b711-4924-449b-a90c-d1b8aded81ce The twist-and-lock rotors are still here and the battery capacity has increased. You'll get an extra 2mins of flight time from the Pro, giving you approx 30mins. Realistically, expect the Phantom 4 Pro to fly for 24 or 25mins. The front obstacle avoidance sensors have been replicated on the rear, and now there are both vision and infrared sensors on the sides. The downward-facing VPS is still included, which means that the the Phantom 4 Pro has almost 360 degrees of obstacle avoidance and enhanced positioning. Front and rear sensors can detect obstacles 98ft and the side sensors at 23ft. The Phantom 4 Pro can fly at up to 31mph with obstacle avoidance enabled, so you can benefit from high-speed shots in any direction, without worrying that you'll crash your drone. You can also switch to 'Sport' mode for faster flight, but you'll need to be very careful as there's no sort of obstacle detection available when you reach speeds of up to 45mph. large_68158601-8b0e-4d4f-9a61-0461ad2aeccf Left: Phantom 4 Pro+ controller                    Right: Phantom 4 Pro controller The standard remote control is very similar to that of the Phantom 4, with a clip to hold your smartphone or tablet. But now there's an option for pilots who prefer not to use their mobile device. The Pro+ comes with a remote featuring an integrated tablet which has been preloaded with the DJI Go app which the company claim is suitable for use even in sunny conditions. The Pro+ remote features a microSD card slot, as well as a GPS and a mini HDMI output port for live broadcasting. While the Phantom 4 Pro has all the modes you'll recognise from its predecessor, there are also some new and enhanced features. 'Narrow Sensing' makes it possible to fly through tight environments and there's also a 'Draw' mode, which lets you draw a line path on a map for the Pro to follow. ActiveTrack has also been enhanced so that it can work backward or sideways. Likewise, TapFly lets you fly backwards now and supports 'Free' mode, which rotates the aircraft as it moves along its path, without changing flight direction.

Key Features

See below for what we consider to be the key information from DJI's Inspire 2 / Phantom 4 Pro product launch. DJI Inspire 2
  • Flight time: 25-27mins
  • Control range: 7km
  • Speed: 30M/S
  • Video resolution 5.2K/4K
  • Sensory range: 30M
  • Live view: 1080p
DJI Phantom 4 Pro
  • 1″ 20MP sensor capable of 4K/60fps & 14fps Stills
  • Mechanical Shutter
  • H.264 and H.265 Encoding
  • FlightAutonomy
  • Infrared sensing system
  • 4.3mi/7km transmission range
  • 30min flight time
  • 'Draw' mode waypoint control
  • ActiveTrack settings include:
    • Trace
    • Profile
    • Spotlight
Phantom 4 Pro+
  • Included 5.5″ 1080p Display with 1000 cd/m2 brightness
  • Integration of display and DJI GO app reduces video lag
  • Built-in HDMI Port, microSD card slot, microphone, embedded loudspeaker and Wi-Fi connection allowing images to be edited and shared instantly
  • 5-hour battery life
 

Videos

Here are the announcement videos for the Inspire 2 / Phantom 4 Pro.

Phantom 4 Pro

Inspire 2

 

Gallery

See below for a comprehensive Inspire 2 / Phantom 4 Pro gallery that will be added to as more images are released:

Specifications

Here are the full specifications for both the the Inspire 2 and Phantom 4 Pro.  

Phantom 4 Pro

Read on for the specifications of the Phantom 4 Pro.

AIRCRAFT

Weight (Battery & Propellers Included)

1388 g

Diagonal Size (Propellers Excluded)

350 mm

Max Ascent Speed

S-mode: 6 m/s; P-mode: 5 m/s

Max Descent Speed

S-mode: 4 m/s; P-mode: 3 m/s

Max Speed

45 mph (72 kph) (S-mode); 36 mph (58 kph) (A-mode); 31 mph (50 kph) (P-mode)

Max Tilt Angle

42° (S-mode); 35° (A-mode); 25° (P-mode)

Max Angular Speed

250°/s (S-mode); 150°/s (A-mode)

Max Service Ceiling Above Sea Level

19685 ft (6000 m)

Max Flight Time

Approx. 30 minutes

Operating Temperature

32° to 104° F ( 0° to 40° C)

Satellite Positioning Systems

GPS/GLONASS

GPS Hover Accuracy Range

Vertical: ±0.1 m (With Vision Positioning); ±0.5 m (With GPS Positioning) Horizontal: ±0.3 m (With Vision Positioning); ±1.5 m (With GPS Positioning)

VISION SYSTEM

Velocity Range

≤31 mph (50 kph) at 6.6 ft (2 m) above ground

Altitude Range

0 – 33 ft (0 – 10 m)

Operating Range

0 – 33 ft (0 – 10 m)

Obstacle Sensory Range

2 – 98 ft (0.7 – 30 m)

Field Of View

60°(Horizontal), ±54°(Vertical)

Detection Frequency

10 Hz

Operating Environment

Surfaces with clear patterns and adequate lighting (> 15 lux)

CAMERA

Sensor

1’’ CMOS; Effective pixels: 20M

Lens Spec

FOV (Field of View) 84°, 8.8 mm / 24 mm (35 mm format equivalent), f/2.8 - f/11. auto focus at 1 m - ∞

ISO Range

Video: 100 - 3200 (Auto); 100 - 6400 (Manual) Photo: 100 - 3200 (Auto); 100- 12800 (Manual)

Mechanical Shutter

8 - 1/2000 s

Electronic Shutter

1/2000 - 1/8000 s

Max Image Size

3:2 Aspect Ratio: 5472 × 3648 4:3 Aspect Ratio: 4864 × 3648 16:9 Aspect Ratio: 5472 × 3078

PIV Image Size

・4096 × 2160 (4096 × 2160 24/25/30/48/50p) ・3840 × 2160 (3840 × 2160 24/25/30/48/50/60p) ・2720 × 1530 (2720 × 1530 24/25/30/48/50/60p) ・1920 × 1080 (1920 × 1080 24/25/30/48/50/60/120p) ・1280 × 720 (1280 × 720 24/25/30/48/50/60/120p)

Still Photography Modes

Single Shot Burst Shooting: 3/5/7/10/14 frames Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB): 3/5 bracketed frames at 0.7EV Bias Interval: 2/3/5/7/10/15/30/60 s

Video Recording Modes

H.265 ・C4K:4096×2160 24/25/30p @100Mbps ・4K:3840×2160 24/25/30p @100Mbps ・2.7K:2720×1530 24/25/30p @65Mbps2720×1530 48/50/60p @80Mbps ・FHD:1920×1080 24/25/30p @50Mbps1920×1080 48/50/60p @65Mbps1920×1080 120p @100Mbps・HD: 1280×720 24/25/30p @25Mbps1280×720 48/50/60p @35Mbps1280×720 120p @60MbpsH.264 ・C4K:4096×2160 24/25/30/48/50/60p @100Mbps ・4K:3840×2160 24/25/30/48/50/60p @100Mbps ・2.7K:2720×1530 24/25/30p @80Mbps2720×1530 48/50/60p @100Mbps ・FHD:1920×1080 24/25/30p @60Mbps1920×1080 48/50/60 @80Mbps 1920×1080 120p @100Mbps ・HD: 1280×720 24/25/30p @30Mbps 1280×720 48/50/60p @45Mbps 1280×720 120p @80Mbps

Video Storage Bitrate

100 Mbps

Supported File Systems

FAT32 (≤ 32 GB); exFAT (> 32 GB)

Photo

JPEG, DNG (RAW), JPEG + DNG

Video

MP4/MOV (AVC/H.264;HEVC/H.265)

Supported SD Cards

Micro SD, Max Capacity: 128GB. Write speed ≥15MB/s, class 10 or UHS-1 rating required

Operating Temperature

32° to 104° F (0° to 40° C)

CHARGER

Voltage

17.4 V

Rated Power

100 W

GIMBAL

Stabilization

3-axis (pitch, roll, yaw)

Controllable Range

Pitch: -90° to +30°

Max Controllable Angular Speed

Pitch: 90°/s

Angular Control Accuracy

±0.01°

INFRARED SENSING SYSTEM

Obstacle Sensory Range

0.6 – 23 ft (0.2 – 7 m)

Field Of View

70° (Horizontal), ±10° (Vertical)

Detection Frequency

10 Hz

Operating Environment

Surface with diffuse reflection material, and reflectivity > 8% (such as wall, trees, humans, etc.)

REMOTE CONTROLLER

Operating Frequency

2.400 - 2.483 GHz and 5.725 - 5.825 GHz

Max Transmission Distance

2.400 GHz - 2.483 GHz(Unobstruoted, free of interference) FCC: 4.3mi (7km); CE: 2.2mi (3.5km); SRRC: 2.5mi (4 km) 5.725 GHz - 5.825 GHz(Unobstruoted, free of interference) FCC: 4.3mi (7km); CE: 1.2mi (2 km); SRRC: 2.5mi (4 km)

Operating Temperature

32° to 104° F (0° to 40° C)

Battery

6000mAh LiPo 2S

Transmitter Power (EIRP)

2.400 GHz - 2.483 GHz FCC: 26 dBm; CE: 17 dBm; SRRC: 20 dBm 5.725 GHz - 5.825 GHz FCC: 28 dBm; CE: 14 dBm; SRRC: 20 dBm

Operating Voltage

1.2 A @7.4 V

Video Output Port

GL300E: HDMI,USB GL300F: USB

Mobile Device Holder

GL300E:Built-in display device (5.5 inch screen, 1920×1080, 1000 cd/m2, Android system, 4G RAM+16G ROM) GL300F:Tablets and smart phones

INTELLIGENT FLIGHT BATTERY

Model

PH4-5870MAH-15.2V

Capacity

5870 mAh

Voltage

15.2 V

Battery Type

LiPo 4S

Energy

89.2 Wh

Net Weight

468 g

Charging Temperature Range

14° to 104° F (-10° to 40° C)

Max Charging Power

100 W
 
 

Inspire 2

Read on for the specifications of the Inspire 2.

AIRCRAFT

Model

T650.

Weight

7.25 lbs (3290 g, including two batteries, without gimbal and camera)

Diagonal Distance(propeller excluded)

18 inch (605 mm, Landing Mode)

Max Takeoff Weight

8.82 lbs (4000 g)

Max Takeoff Sea Level

1.55 mi (2500 m); 3.1 mi (5000 m with specially-designed propeller)

Max Flight Time

Approx. 27 min (with Zenmuse X4S)

Max Tilt Angle

P-mode: 35° (Forward Vision System enabled: 25°); A-mode: 35°; S-mode: 40°

Max Ascent Speed

P-mode/A-mode: 16.4 ft/s (5 m/s); S-mode: 19.7 ft/s (6 m/s)

Max Descent Speed

Vertical: 13.1 ft/s (4 m/s); Tilt: 13.1-29.5 ft/s (4-9 m/s) Default tilt is 13.1 ft/s (4 m/s), can be set in-app.

Max Speed

58 mph

GPS Hovering Accuracy

Vertical: ±1.64 feet (0.5 m) or ±0.33 feet (0.1 m, Downward Vision System enabled) Horizontal: ±4.92 feet (1.5 m) or ±0.98 feet (0.3 m, Downward Vision System enabled)

Operating Temperature

14° to 104° F (-10° to 40° C)

DOWNWARD VISION SYSTEM

Velocity Range

<32.8 ft/s (10 m/s) at height of 6.56 feet (2 m)

Altitude Range

<32.8 feet (10 m)

Operating Range

<32.8 feet (10 m)

Operating Environment

Surfaces with clear patterns and adequate lighting (> 15 lux)

Ultrasonic Sensor Operating Range

0.33-16.4 feet (10-500 cm)

Ultrasonic Sensor Operating Environment

Non-absorbing material, rigid surface (thick indoor carpeting will reduce performance)

UPWARD INFRARED SENSOR

Obstacle Sensing Range

0-16.4 feet (0-5 m)

Field Of View

±5° .

Operating Environment

Large-size non-reflective obstacles

CHARGER

Mode.

IN2C180

Voltage

26.1 V

Rated Power

180 W

CHARGING HUB

Mode.

IN2CH

Input Voltage

26.1 V

Input Current

6.9 A

GIMBAL

Angular Vibration Range

±0.01°

Controllable Range

Pitch: -130° to+40°; Roll: ±20°; Pan: ±320°

Max Controllable Speed

Pitch: 90°/s; Roll: 90°/s; Pan: 90°/s

FORWARD VISION SYSTEM

Obstacle Sensing Range

2.3-98.4 feet (0.7-30 m)

Field Of View

Horizontal: 60°; Vertical: 54°

Operating Environment

Surfaces with clear patterns and adequate lighting (> 15 lux)

REMOTE CONTROLLER

Operating Frequency

2.400-2.483 GHz; 5.725-5.850 GHz

Max Transmitting Distance

2.4 GHz: 4.3 miles (7 km, FCC); 2.2 miles (3.5 km, CE); 2.5 miles (4 km, SRRC) (unobstructed, free of interference) 5.8 GHz: 4.3 miles (7 km, FCC); 1.2 miles (2 km, CE); 3.1 miles (5 km, SRRC)

EIRP.

2.4 GHz: 26 dBm (FCC); 17 dBm (CE); 20 dBm (SRRC) 5.8 GHz: 28 dBm (FCC); 14 dBm (CE); 20 dBm (SRRC)

Battery

6000mAh 2S LiPo

Output Power

9 W (Not supply power for mobile device)

USB Supply Power

iOS: 1 A @ 5.2 V (Max); Android: 1.5 A @ 5.2 V (Max)

Operating Temperature

14° to 104° F (-10° to 40° C)

INTELLIGENT FLIGHT BATTERY

Mode.

TB50-4280MAH-22.8V

Capacity

4280 mAh

Voltage

22.8 V

Battery Type

LiPo 6S

Energy

97.58 Wh

Net Weight

515 g

Charging Temperature

41° to 104° F (5° to 40° C)

Operating Temperature

14° to 104° F (-10° to 40° C)

Max Charging Power

180 W

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