NEW DJI at CES 2016 ?!?
CES 2016 was a great opportunity to take a look at some drone innovation. We saw amazing EHANG 184 Personal Transport Drone, amazing Yuneec Typhoon H and prototype of Parrot Disco Drone(that’s my top 3:))
What about DJI?!?
DJI have announced a new version of their Phantom 3 drone that upgrades the built-in camera to 4K and swaps the company’s Lightbridge downlink system for a WiFi connection that’s similar to the one fitted to the Phantom 3 Standard.
The Phantom 3 4K’s camera is mounted on a gimbal and can be triggered remotely and the the company say the WiFi connection has a range of 1.2km. So the camera gains resolution but the downlink is less sophisticated – a tradeoff but one that will keep the launch price (drone pun) down to $999 US. The Phantom 3 is now available in a few different versions, and this one slots in just below the range-topping Phantom 3 Professional .
And if the thing that’s been keeping you from investing in an Inspire 1 Pro is the colour (white), then think again as DJI are making it available in black. That’s a matte black shell, black controller and black battery, and it comes equipped with the Zenmuse X5 Micro Four Thirds camera. It’s also black.
The Inspire 1 Pro Black Edition will be priced at $4,799 US, which seems to be a $300 US premium over the regular version.
I’m not a huge fan of DJI products but I have to admit that I’m disappointed. It’s not normal for a company like this (most popular in the world!!!) to show up to an event like CES 2016 with nothing but a repainted model from last year… I don’t understand…