There is no denying that DJI always plays the role of bellwether in FPV field. Today I’m gonna make a general review towards presently the most remarkable FPV equipment, that is DJI Inspire 1, very fantastic quad-copter equipped with splendid all-inclusive devices. It seems that this RTF configuration has been promoted on overall sides based on previous experience. Now, let’s go to have a look!
Transformable Carbon Fiber Arms
DJI Inspire 1 looks a little different from phantom series quad-copter by adopting transformable carbon fiber arms. After it takes off, the arms will change into “V” body in mid-flight, thus hobbyists can reach 360º unobstructed photography. When it’s ready to land, the quad-copter will automatically lower its arms into inverted “V” body as a landing gear to protect the downward-facing camera.
Adjustable 4K HD Camera
The DJI Inspire 1 Camera shoots 4K video at 24p and 30p as well as HD video frame rates from 24p to 60p, featuring a 1/2.3″ CMOS sensor with a 94-degree FOV lens. And the field of view works out about 20mm in 35mm equivalent, which gives you a wide but not extremely wide or fisheye framing. Besides, you’re allowed to change all camera settings, including ISO, white balance, exposure and so on to ensure every shot looks exactly what you want!
Stable 3Axis Gimbal
When it comes to FPV camera, an integrated 3-axis gimbal is also quite needed. And the three-axis gimbal provided by DJI Inspire 1 utilizes brushless servo motors to keep the shot stable and the horizon level. On account of transformable arms, the camera can remain locked on the subject whatever direction the quad-copter turns. And manual panning and tilting can be achieved through the control of a transmitter.
Vision Position without GPS
Equipped with GPS module, the quad-copter can undoubtedly ensures accurate and precise position hold. But how about flying indoor? Well, DJI’s Optical Flow technology uses a specially designed camera as well as sonic waves to provide the same stability indoors as GPS does outdoors. This technology allows DJI Inspire 1 to hold its location, and it will stop when the control is released. It can quickly response to your commands when GPS is unavailable.
Wireless transmission & real-time view
For sure transmitter plays very vital role when photographing. As for DJI Inspire 1, it provides hobbyists with handy transmitter equipped with folding LCD monitor which is easy to take and carry. Integrated with light-bridge system, the transmitter allows you to real-time enjoy 1080p video at the distance over one mile. The video and picture you take will be stored, so you can replay is when photographing is finished.
Dual Transmitter Control
It’s better for you to control DJI Inspire 1 with your friend, cause it actually supports dual transmitter. Since you’re making high-level photography, you couldn’t deal with all things by yourself. With two people controlling the same quad-copter, one pilot may control the flight path while the other aims the gimbal and camera. Each user can respectively monitor what is real-time being shot.
Ease of use is still paramount here. Out of the box the only assembly required is to spin on the self-tightening rotors. The Inspire features a one touch takeoff from its iPad app and can land itself at a home position you set. It can also track a dynamic home position, meaning you can set your remote control as the home, and it will return to you, even if you wander off from where you launched.