The DJI Inspire 1 is a brand new quadcopter capable of capturing 4K video and transmitting in HD video signal to multiple devices. Forgoing the fixed landing gear design found on many earlier quadcopters, the Inspire 1 features a retractable arm system whereby the underside of each prop motor has a foot to act as a landing pod when the arms are lowered.
In-flight, the arms lift up to provide the camera an unobstructed 360-degree view. A 3-axis gimbal keeps shots steady and the camera pointed the same direction as the quadcopter banks and turns. The camera records internally to microSDHC/SDXC memory cards and can also beam a live 720p feed to a mobile device running the DJI Lightbridge app. One remote controller is included and a second can be added so that one operator can pilot and another can pan and tilt the camera.
The DJI Inspire 1 drone is available from now with a starting price of $2899 USD here.
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