The DJI FPV Drone has been leaked and is soon to be released!
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In this section we're looking at the main features and specs we can observe from the online photos and videos we can get our hands on.
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In this section we're taking a look at everything related to the camera specs, what the DJI FPV drone brings to the table and where it could improve the hobby.
The third picture is where Thing are going even stronger.
It's a picture of the outside of the box. This meaning the goggles, what looks like the new FPV controller and the drone from a front perspective.
We're welcomed by a bit of a shocking image as you wouldn't expect an FPV racing drone to be so bulky, but consider that DJI might have made this drone for Cinematic FPV, not for Freestyle FPV.
The Main camera looks like it's on some sort of a gimbal. It could be a 2 axis one, but it certainly looks like it's fixed in spot by this lateral part which could be a motor for turning it up or down, depending on where you want to look.
The main lens does have a slight bulge from what I can tell judging by how the light is shining on it. This means it could have a wider field of view, Maybe something even over 100 degrees to get that Action cam effect and potentially even Fisheye, but knowing DJI, a Fisheye that you can disable for sure. They really don't like fisheye as no drone from them has ever had it, and I strongly agree with the choice.
Let's see what this drone is trying to replace on the market currently: having a setup with an expensive gopro on top, which delivers stunning FPV cinematics like no other drone ever could.
This means I wouldn't expect from DJI to have anything else but a super stable camera in front that also doubles as an FPV camera. But how will the stabilization going to be handled?
Most probably through an Electronic Image stabilization combined maybe with a physical optical image stabilization like we see in some high end DSLR cameras.
There was actually a patent for an optical image stabilization for cameras that DJI has filed a few months back that I mentioned in my Mavic 3 article on the site paulp45.sg-host.com and those could have just as well been for this drone.
So it won't have a 3 axis stabilized gimbal, because it wouldn't be able to capture that plane like racing feeling, but instead it would be just like their normal drones.
I'm expecting the camera to record in 4k 60fps, because anything less than that and it woudln't be able to compete with the likes of gopro. This is what OsitaLV is also sharing on his twitter, saying it's a 4k 60p camera.
Here's an image with another spec leak from a chinese website:
What's more interesting about this drone is that it looks like it has 2 obstacle avoidance sensors in front, which makes it really unique once again in the world of FPV drones.
So what could this be used for?
It could be used for obstacle avoidance, but it's really hard to do that at high speeds, mainly because you need a very fast processor to calculate all the data and then give commands to the drone. But it could be that it works as a way to stop the drone in case any obstacle is in front of it, and they might work only at a certain speed.
Knowing DJI, they probably also have bottom facing sensors for a smoother landing. As this is another way DJI will probably revolutionize the FPV drone world yet again. Having an FPV drone that can land smoothly without any crashes and most importantly, by itself.
We also have multiple photos showing the new transmitter in all its glory, definitely something that won't impress anyone, but looks good to hold in your hands.
The new controller looks very Xbox like with a design similar to BETAFPV's Lite 2 controller and an expandable antenna at the top.
On the inside of the arms you can see two empty spaces in the shape of the Sticks, made of course to hold the sticks for easier transport, something DJI was doing for a few years now.
I'm expecting some switches or buttons at the top of the controller too.
In this section we'll see what price the drone might be, what we get in the package and who it is mainly made for.
This drone is for people who wanted to get into FPV flying but weren't too keen on the complexity of the current FPV hobby (although some like it). It's perfect for cinematographers who wanted to take some special shots and who were bored of the stable GPS steady shots of the Mavics and wanted more thrill, that would be me.
As for the release date, it almost sounds impossible to be released in 2020, but don't be so sure, we got so many leaked photos just now and there has also been confirmation of the actual box and DJI sending products to retailers to test it out.
So considering past experiences with DJI leaks, I would say the drone will be actually released this year, maybe even next week or two weeks from now.
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