Brand new model releases from DJI Innovations are always ‘hugely anticipated’ and the newest release - the DJI FPV (First Person View) drone has now arrived!
DJI FPV is a new system from DJI that offers an immersive cinematic experience. With this new system, DJI has taken its expertise in image quality and user experience, and incorporated handling and acrobatic capabilities from hobbyist freestyle drones. The result is a video and camera platform that’s uniquely positioned in the market for filming action, and a drone that’s more fun to fly than any DJI drone that has come before it.
For the Drone itself you’ll get a battery, propellers, gimbal protector, and top shell.
DJI has always been at the forefront of image quality on drones, and the DJI FPV system is no different. You won’t find a better imaging system on any drone with similar capabilities.
Specs and Components
DJI FPV provides a number of major differences and technical upgrades from bespoke built and hobbyist drones:
• Packaged with the Drone itself you’ll get a battery, propellers, gimbal protector, and top shell.
• DJI GPS stabilisation capabilities - Users of previous DJI drones can make an effortless transition to DJI FPV by flying it in “Normal” mode. This is a typical GPS-assisted mode that’s easy to control and enables smooth flight
• Battery performance - battery flight times on FPV drones are typically around 5-6 minutes. DJI FPV provides 20 minutes of flight time - in line with other DJI models such as the Mavic range of drones
• Video - DJI has always been at the forefront of image quality on drones, and the DJI FPV system is no different. You won’t find a better imaging system on any drone with similar capabilities
• RockSteady image stabilisation smooths out turbulence and jerky flight movements while distortion correction helps avoid image quality degradation
• Video is recorded in H.264 or H.265
• With very little delay, HD Digital FPV offers a real-time picture of the flight as it is happening. This kind of immersive experience is being offered for the first time on a DJI drone.
• The Goggles receive an HD video transmission up to 810P at 60FPS in high-quality mode, or 120FPS in low-latency mode
• There are two sets of specs around video: what’s transmitted back to the goggles and what’s recorded directly on board.
• The imaging camera has a wide 142° view. When shooting at 50 or 100FPS, the view widens to 150°
We understand that the DJI Goggles V1 are not compatible for use with this model
More from Jason Smith of Cinecloud - providing some Top Tips on FPV flying:
• Practice in a simulator before flying for real.
• Patience, it takes time to learn the muscle memory as well as the various parts of FPV from electronics to aerodynamics to battery chemistry etc.
• Don't go for the hero shot for the first shot of the day, warm up into it. You'll no doubt be nervous so get a couple of practice flights in.
• Don't be disheartened by the instagram shots that look incredible in these idyllic places. Most of the pilots have been flying for years as racers and have the muscle memory and skill, you'll get there with practice.
I can categorically say: “It’s the most fun I’ve had with drones in my career - go for it!”
So what market and operator is the user the DJI FPV Drone aiming?
• Action sports filming and fast vehicle shots, indoor immersive viewing - it will excel at image quality and usability while providing a great flight experience
• For the highly-tuned purpose-built hobbyist drone and racing segment of the drone market, The freestyle-like experience has been meticulously designed by DJI to be fluid and accessible to all users.
DJI FPV Drone seeks to do away with the difficulties of flying existing FPV drones. Like DJI products before, it’s a charge-and-fly product, which can give the operator a taste of true freestyle handling.