It’s been a crazy last two months on the consumer drone scene. GoPro announced its new Karma quadcopter (and subsequently recalled it) and DJI showcased the compact Mavic Pro. Today, the latter is showing off the Inspire 2. DJI’s latest drone hits the scene with impressive professional-grade specs including the ability to travel at 67MPH. Designed with high-end video production in mind, the second generation Inspire improves on the original version in many ways.
Inspire pilots will be happy to know that DJI has boosted the internal battery to provide up to 25 minutes of flight time. That’s a seven minute increase and a welcome improvement to one of the most complained about Inspire features. It can also fly to a mind-blowing 16,400 feet above sea level. Finally, it has a built-in camera capable of capturing 5.2K video. Coolest of all is a self-heating system for use when traveling in the coolest of temperatures. Inspire 2 is available for pre-order today at $2,999.
DJI’s announcement also brings an upgraded version of the Phantom 4. This new Pro-grade model will retail for $1,499 with a massive 20MP sensor, a mechanical auto-focus system and up to 4-miles of range.
“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.”