The DJI Inspire 1 Pro is the big brother of the older DJI Inspire and is packed with much advanced features than its predecessor. Form factors are quite similar between the two, but what sets the DJI Inspire 1 Pro apart is its revolutionary new 16 megapixel Zenmuse X5 camera with a Micro Four Thirds sensor which is 8 times larger. Not only does it record brighter images and videos, but it takes the concept of Dynamic Range to a whole new level. With 12.8 stops of dynamic range, the visual content oozes out with details even in the areas of shadows and highlights. The interchangeable lens mount further enhances the versatility of the camera. Innovative features such as Ready to Fly, GPS compatibility, Altitude and Position hold, Flight planning, Return to Home, Automatic landing and Follow me capabilities make this as unique as it looks.
The DJI Inspire 1 Pro drone uses a Zenmuse X5 16.0 Megapixel camera. It features a revolutionary new Micro Four Thirds sensor which is 8 times larger than its predecessor and offers image quality that can surpass your imagination. Capture stunning visual content from above in 4k Ultra High Definition or click 16 megapixel wide-angle photographs with vivid colors and crisp sharpness. The large sensor size provides High ISO capabilities ranging from 100 – 25600. Digital noise levels, even in High ISO are cut down to a minimum and you can enjoy breathtaking imagery even in low light situations. Dynamic range is important for aerial imagery or video and with the available 12.8 stops of dynamic range in this sensor, you can appreciate the extra level of details that are captured even in the challenging image areas such as highlight and shadows. Colors are more vibrant than before, resulting in images and video content that can impress your audience in a few seconds. The Zenmuse X5 also becomes the world’s first Micro Four Thirds aerial videography and photography camera that gives you the freedom of interchangeable lenses according to the situation. Industry standard MFT mount is used here, since it is the most popular one.
Some of the common lenses that you can use are:
DJI’s industry leading innovation in stabilization is used in the Inspire 1 Pro drone. The Zenmuse X5 is equipped with a 3-axis gimbal system that helps to keep the camera stable while in flight. In flight mode, the sensors within the gimbal are constantly in communication with the main unit and compensates with every minor movement that the camera makes. This innovative feature keeps the camera rock steady at all times and helps capture crisp and sharper aerial footage even at high speeds.
The quad propellers of the DJI Inspire 1 Pro are made of plastic and carbon fiber. Carbon fiber, as you might have known, is well reputed for its high stiffness and tensile strength, low in weight, high in chemical resistance, tolerance to high temperatures and low thermal expansion Though it is lightweight, it is tougher than steel and helps to keep the blades intact, in case of a crash landing. It has a wingspan of 559 mm, approximately 22 inches which is quite long enough to aid the drone in a stable flight and reach top speeds much quicker.
The included battery that comes along with the DJI Inspire 1 Pro is able enough to give a flight time of 18 minutes. An optional availability of a larger capacity battery is also available if required that can help you keep the drone way up high for 22 minutes. The flight time is proportional to the overall mass of the drone. If the added weight is kept to a minimum, then the flight time increases accordingly.
The DJI Inspire 1 Pro can carry a maximum payload of 1630 grams. Try to keep this weight to a minimum for better maneuverability and longer flight times.
The DJI Inspire 1 Pro can be operated in temperatures that range from -10° Celsius to 40° Celsius or 14° Fahrenheit to 104° Fahrenheit. Operating the drone in very high or low temperatures can cause system failure and overall damage to the drone.
400 feet (120 Meters) is quite high and the DJI Inspire 1 Pro can easily be flown in these high altitudes with ease. Try not to exceed the 400 feel limit, since it is the legal limit of FAA airspace. The DJI mobile application gives you a constant feedback on the exact height of the drone above the ground, keeping you safe from not flying into the restricted airspace.
If you are planning to fly this awesome drone indoors, GPS will not be an option to aid you with a stable flight. The DJI Inspire 1 Pro has two sensors underneath the main camera unit which constantly scans the environment for obstacles and helps keep the drone from flying into one. This can be a useful feature, if you are planning to take videos or photography for functions, party or events, which are mostly conducted in closed environments. The vision positioning system is effective to a maximum height of 16 feet or 500 centimeters. The maximum distance that the vision positioning system works away from the remote controller is 9.8 feet or 300 centimeters.
The DJI’s GO APPLICATION lets you control the Inspire 1 Pro drone in a very intuitive manner. This streamlined application is versatile to be used easily yet provides the user with an array of information and a live feed of HD video from the drone’s camera unit. Tap to focus and manual control of various controls such as aperture, shutter speed and ISO can be intuitively controlled and maintained in flight to capture visually stunning aerial footage. You can also edit the captured footage with this handy app and share it to popular social media websites. This is available for both Android and iOS users which maximizes compatibility with most mobile users.
The ergonomically designed remote controller is a masterpiece on its own. Housed within a beautifully curved unit, are easy controls to navigate the drone across the skies above. Dedicated buttons for photography and videography make it a breeze to capture visually stunning footage with a tap of a single button. Using the DJI Lightbridge technology, live HD feed of video is streamed from the drone’s main camera unit to the display unit mounted on the remote controller. This makes it easier to click what is required and reduce the time spent on post processing.