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DJI Inspire 2 Is A Great Drone Not Meant For Hobbyists

By Edge Ison , May 24, 2017 06:19 AM EDT
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The original DJI Inspire drone was popular among filmmakers for its ability to take breathtaking shots at 4K resolution. As good as the first Inspire was, its second coming -- the DJI Inspire 2 -- is far greater.

The DJI Inspire 2 drone was released late last year and one thing that immediately caught the attention of the drone community is its size. It borrows the design of the original though the DJI drone is bigger than its predecessor. The Inspire 2 only utilizes four rotors which actually make it smaller than its main rival, the Yuneec Tornado H920. The DJI Inspire 2 is also now sturdier with a magnesium-aluminum alloy body. The new material also allows the drone to be lighter which, in turn, allows the battery to last longer.

Like the first Inspire drone, the Inspire 2 is handy in film-making. It comes with a couple of cameras that can shoot 5.2K videos as well as 16-bit raw images. As Digital Trends pointed out, one of the cameras can be detached and upgraded while the other is a front-facing FPV shooter. It has enough storage space courtesy of a PCle SSD to record shots. The DJI Inspire 2 can even shoot fast action such as car chases as it can go as fast as 58 mph or 93 kph. It was initially promoted to reach a speed of 67 mph but DJI later retracted this claim and offered an apology.

It has dual sensors at its front to help it avoid any kind of obstacle. A set of infrared sensors situated on top of the drone keeps it crash-free while flying in enclosed places.

PCMag cites the need for a high-performance computer to perform edits on the shots captured by the DJI Inspire 2. This simply means that the drone is not meant for hobbyists or people who can't afford its $3,000 price tag and the high-end computer needed to fully utilize its capabilities.

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