DJI Inspire 2 Overview, The New Standard

Introducing the DJI Inspire 2 

DJI has finally answered all of their advanced and professional drone users with a whole new refresh of their Inspire 2 line. The Inspire 1 was introduced almost 3 years ago and has been the go to drone for many professionals as it set the standard for what these professionals were looking for. We believe DJI will set the new standard for entry-level professional drones with the Inspire 2 and it will do very well in the marketplace.

Ever since the production of The DJI inspire1 ready-to-fly camera drones two years ago, no other camera has been able to challenge it. This is unlike the Phantom line and the new Mavic pro produced by DJI. Although its tech has been in existence for a while, all of that will change now.

Just like the first model, the DJI inspire 2 looks the same. The DJI inspire 2 is made from magnesium-aluminum alloy, which has been said to increase stiffness and at the same time reduce weight. In order to increase its battery life, the weight had to be reduced.

Looking at the picture above, you will realize that DJI inspire2 has dual sensors in its front for obstacle avoidance; this is also present at its bottom. There is also a presence of sensors on the top of the aircraft, which helps to prevent crashing when flying in a confined area with a roof or obstacle overhead.

DJI inspire 2 battery allows for almost 27 minutes of flight time, With two batteries on board, this allows for the craft to have battery redundancy. If the operator were to have a battery failure, the craft will still be able to fly with the other battery. In case the temperature drops down to -4 degrees Fahrenheit, the battery will not lose its conduct because it features self-heating. You will be able to fly the drone up to 5km above sea level with optional high-altitude propellers.

Flying the Inspire 2 is very simple and identical to that of DJI’s lineup of drones. The controller is very easy to hold, very user friendly, has the same form factor of that of the older generation Inspire 1.

The DJI Inspire 2 has an alternate camera so operators can switch between the main cinema camera to the forward facing FPV camera. DJI also introduced two new camera options, the Zenmuse X4S and X5S.

One of the key features of this drone is the ability to have the pilot and the camera operator work at the same time with master and slave controllers.The pilot will need to navigate using the live video from the camera when using the Inspire 1, which might not always point forward while the DJI Inspire 2 allows an addition of a second-first-person view camera. This allows the pilot to have an outstanding view when flying, also allowing the camera operator to set the ideal shot.

DJI Inspire2 features include:

  • CineCore 2.0 embedded image processing system
  • The speed of 67 mph (108 kph).
  • Captures 5.2K-resolution video at 4.2Gbps for Adobe CinemaDNG raw videos.
  • Supported formats include Adobe CinemaDNG, Apple ProRes 422 HQ (5.2K, 4K) and ProRes 4444 XQ (4K), H.264 and H.265.
  • Records 4K-resolution video in H.264 and H.265 with a bitrate up to 100Mbps.
  • Streams video at broadcast standards of 1080i50/720p60.
  • New propulsion system reaches 50 mph (kph) in 4 seconds.
  • Ascends at up to 23 feet per second (7 m/s) and descends at up to 30 feet per second (9 m/s) New master and slave controller range extend to 328 feet and users can switch between 2.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz frequencies.
  • Optional DJI Crystal Sky high-brightness IPS monitors are available in 5.5-inch and 7.85-inch sizes. This will minimize video transmission latency and have dual microSD Card slots for data backups, transfers, and playbacks.

The DJI Inspire 2 will start shipping in January and it costs $2999, Zenmuse X5S, CinemaDNG can also be purchased as a combo.

Verydrone is very excited to get our hands on and test the new Inspire 2. The DJI Inspire 2 is perfect for drone operators looking to upgrade from the DJI Phantom line to a drone capable of increased camera performance and specs for professional use.