After updating the Phantom lineup, DJI also announced the new Inspire 2. However, unlike the Phantom series, Inspire lineup ( which only consisted of one drone until now ) couldn’t reach to a decent point. That is mainly because the first generation Inspire, announced back in 2014, was expensive and didn’t appeal much to the target audience. With the Inspire 2 though, DJI tries to be popular in the professional world as well.
To do so, the second version has something unique. It is the first DJI drone to equip two cameras. The main camera is similar to the one on the first generation. Equipped to the three-axis gimbal, it is located underneath the drone and can rotate 360 degrees. Like the Inspire 1, the second generation can also lift up its legs, so they won’t block the main camera’s view. By the way, you can choose Inspire 2 to have either Zenmuse X4S or X5S camera. The drone, in any case, supports 10 different lenses, which includes zooms as well.
The second camera, on the other hand, is located on the front for the pilot to see where the drone is going. In other words, the drone can be used with two people; one driving the drone using the second camera, and the other one framing the action by controlling the main camera.
However, even if you are controlling the drone by yourself, there are features to help you. For example, like the Phantom 4 and Mavic, it can avoid obstacles, but unlike them when moving in any direction ( like Phantom 4 Pro ). Inspire 2 can even lock onto the objects and follow them with the use of computer vision system and automatic subject tracking.
The drone itself is also more tough. Inspire 2 is made out of magnesium-aluminum body, which is not only stronger, but also lighter. By this means, the drone can travel faster ( at top speed of 67 miles per hour increased from 50 mph ) and reach to higher points. According to DJI, Inspire 2 can reach 16,400 feet above sea level thanks to the new stronger body and self-heating battery system, with which the drone can work even in freezing environments.
Inside its body, there is also a new processing system. Called as CineCore 2.0, it helps Inspire 2 to capture 5.2K video at 4.2Gbps. That is all because the onboard SSD system.
DJI Inspiron 2 is priced at $2,999, and it is placed above the Phantom line, but below the Matrice series.