DJI Inspire 2
Improving on the popular, well-built, and tested Inspire design,
the Inspire 2 is a little bigger and faster than its predecessor. We
tested out the package that came with the Zenmuse X5S and two
The Inspire 2 comes in a nice case that holds everything you need
for a successful flight: the Inspire, two transmitters, a Zenmuse X5S
camera and case, up to four batteries, a charger, and extra props.
Setup only involves powering up the transmitters, installing the
two battery packs (one of the updates is that the Inspire 2 uses
two flight batteries), pressing the start button five times to get the
quad from storage configuration to landing configuration, and finally
attaching the X5S camera and props. One of its new features is an
obstacle-avoidance system that can detect obstacles up to
30 meters ahead, which means protection at up to 35mph. The
Inspire 2 also has much larger motors and props to lift the larger
overall bird, and it has a top speed of 58mph in Sport mode.
Recorded video can now be stored simultaneously on the DJI Cine
SSD (inside the fuselage between the batteries) and an easily
accessible micro SD card.
The Zenmuse X5S camera is right up there with some of the
best. It is compact but still able to produce some impressive
stats. It has a micro 4/3 sensor and mount that can support up
to eight professional lens from different manufacturers. It can
shoot 5.2K video at 30fps and 4K video at 60fps, plus up to
20. 8 megapixel stills.
Flying the Inspire 2 is a lot of fun. It’s precise, and it’s easy to get
it from one point to the other. Then there is the impressive speed
at which this bird can fly. In most cases, you don’t really want that
much speed because the shot will look rushed, but the gimbal does
an excellent job of maintaining a nice level and smooth video, even
when in Sport mode and while doing some very aggressive flying.
Flying with a dedicated camera operator allows you to concentrate
on a nice, smooth flight, working around your subject and getting the
drone precisely in the right position. The new flight modes also make
it easier to fly as a single pilot while capturing great video.
Even flying close to the ground at high speed, the Inspire 2 has
solid feel and control. Even if you should lose your orientation on
the drone, the Return to Home function requires just the push of a
button and the Inspire will come back, avoiding obstacles along the
way as it returns.
Model: Inspire 2
Manufacturer: DJI ( dji.com)
Type: Pro camera drone
Assembly time: 5 minutes
Flight duration: 25 to 27 minutes
Camera quality: 20.8MP photos
and 5.2K 30fps video
Price: $6,495.00 (as tested);
$2,999.00 (for just the Inspire 2)
WHAT WE LIKE
• Well-built drone
• Precise flying capabilities
• Solid gimbal performance
• Fast! Able to keep up with
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