DJI Inspire 1 Pro Review

DJI Inspire 1 Pro Review

DJI Inspire 1 Pro Review


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DJI is at it again with the creation of the DJI Inspire 1 Pro. This drone bumped it up a notch with the new Zenmuse X5 camera and lives up to the hype surrounding it. The camera on this drone is truly a professional grade camera that captures the world with clear 4K video in high definition. Not to mention, the drone handles superbly well. This drone has a lot going for it. Ultimately, the DJI Inspire 1 Pro is capable of capturing both stunning videography and photography. This drone is a must have for anyone looking for a professional drone for both aerial photography and videography.

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What’s in the Box?

The DJI Inspire 1 Pro comes with several accessories and attachments that make flying the drone even better. In the box you can find:

  • The DJI Inspire 1 Pro Quadcopter
  • Zenmuse X5 4K Camera
  • 3-Axis Gimbalinspire Pro 8
  • Transmitter
  • TB47 Intelligent Flight Battery
  • Flight Battery Charger
  • Power Cord
  • Controller Charging Cable
  • 4 x Spare Prop CW/CCW Pairs
  • Controller Harness
  • Box for Camera with Gimbal
  • 16GB microSD Memory Card
  • 2 x Micro-USB Cables
  • Suitcase for Quadcopter

The DJI Inspire 1 Pro comes with plenty of accessories that make flying and controlling the drone as great as it can get. This professional drone is of great quality and all of the parts in the box are top notch as well.
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Specs

Model                                           T600

Weight                                           3400 g

Max Tilt Angle                              35 degrees

Max Ascent Speed                         5 m/s

Max Descent Speed                       4 m/s

Max Speed                                     18 m/s

Max Wind Speed Resistance         10 m/s

Max Flight Time                            Approx. 15 min

Camera                                          Zenmuse X5

Dimensions                                   120 x 135 x 140

Effective Pixels                             16 M

Max Resolution                             4608×3456

        ISO Range                                     100~25600

Max Video Bitrate                         60 Mbps

Photo Formats                              JPEG, DNG (RAW)

Video Formats                              MP4/MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264)

Video Output Ports                       USB, mini-HDMI

Mobile Device Holder                   Tablet or Smartphone

Battery                                          6000 mAh 2S LiPo

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Pros & Cons

The DJI Inspire 1 Pro has a lot of professional features, the biggest being the Zenmuse X5 camera. The camera produces high definition videos and photos at high altitudes. Everything about the camera on this drone is a pro. One of the main cons, especially for videographers, is the fact that both dual operators run off the same camera.

DJI Inspire 1 Pro Review
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Features

  • Zenmuse X5 4K: The camera on the DJI Inspire 1 Pro is a Zenmuse X5 and includes a removable lens. It captures video at up to DCI 4K 4096 x 2160 at 23.98p or UHD 4K at 29.97p.
  • Micro Four Thirds Camera with MFT Mount: The DJI Inspire 1 Pro introduces a mirrorless camera in this drone with a micro four thirds camera. With the standard MFT mount, the camera includes the Panasonic Lumix 15mm f/1.7 lens.
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  • 3-Axis Gimbal: This 3-axis gimbal on the DJI Inspire 1 Pro uses a brushless servo motor to ensure that your shots are stable and keep the horizon level. It can also aid in a full 360-degree pan. It keeps the camera locked on the subject at all times.
  • Retractable Carbon Fiber Arms: The prop arms on the DJI Inspire 1 Pro serve as a landing gear when on the ground and retract when in the air to give the camera on the drone a full view.
  • Smart Power Management: The flight battery continuously provides the flight computer with voltage to keep its performance at its best. It also gives you estimates of the remain flying distance and time left on the battery so you can land it before you lose battery life.
  • Two Transmitters: The DJI Inspire 1 Pro allows you to fly with a friend by using 2 transmitters. This works by allowing one person to control the flight path while the other controls the camera and gimbal for the ultimate flying experience.
  • Dynamic Home Point: The home point serves as a way for the DJI Inspire 1 Pro to find its way back to you. When GPS is available, the drone can follow a flight path back to where ever you are located. This is especially useful when you are on the move yourself.
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Flying

Flying the DJI Inspire 1 Pro is quite easy. It can travel at up to 50 mph, reach as far as 15,000 feet up, and can fly in sub-zero temperatures. All of the controllers included with the DJI Inspire 1 Pro was built exactly for aerial cinematography and work just how you want them to. Not to mention, a single battery can last up to 15 minutes.

With no major assembly required, the DJI Inspire 1 Pro is ready to fly from the moment you take it out of the box. Just pop in the battery to the aircraft, clip on the propellers and make sure the controller is fully charged before you start flying. Once you’ve got that setup, attach your smart device using the clamps on the controller. I used my iPhone 6, but you’re also able to fit a tablet or iPad if that’s your preference. Open up the DJI GO app from your Android or iOS, and this gives you full control of your X5 camera settings.

DJI Inspire 1 Pro Review

Now turn on the drone by pressing the “On” button once, and then again, but this time hold it until the light turns green. This means it is now connected to the controller. Attaching the camera is as easy as lining up the white markings on the side on the camera to the drone and turning it until it’s locked in.

After calibrating the drone by following the instructions, you’re alls et for takeoff. You can do this from the GO app, or by pressing both sticks on the controller down then in towards eachother to start the motors. Now push the sticks up for takeoff. Upon takeoff, the carbon fiber landing gears on the drone retract up so as not to get in the way of the camera’s views. Once flying, the DJI Inspire 1 Pro is light and nimble in the air. The drone will stop and turn on a dime, can easily navigate tight spaces, and hovers all on its own. Flying the DJI Inspire 1 Pro is just what you want in a drone.

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Credit to PetaPixel for this awesome flight test.

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Popular Questions and Answers

Q: What is the max flight time for the Inspire Pro?DJI Inspire 1 Pro Review
A: You should be able to fly this drone for around 15 mins on a fully charged battery.

Q: Does a spare set of propellers come with this drone?
A: Yes, it does.

Q: What camera does this drone have?
A: The Inspire 1 Pro has a The Zemuse x5 w/ 17mm lens. A serious step up from the X3.
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Where To Buy

Below are the links for the DJI Inspire 1 Pro and some additional accessories you might be interested in.
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Conclusion

The DJI Inspire 1 Pro is the drone that is perfect for everyone. Nearly every aspect of this drone is of professional quality and works perfectly. The design is sleek and modern, the camera captures beautiful photos and videos, and flies like a dream come true. Any aerial photographer or videographer would not go wrong with buying the DJI Inspire 1 Pro. All of the features on this drone have been well thought out and the DJI Inspire 1 Pro was crafted with great precision. The DJI Inspire 1 Pro is one of the best drones on the market to date.

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2 comments

  • I got to say, this DJI Inspire 1 Pro seems top of the line! Is there any other one that surpasses the quality of this one? I am pretty amazed with the hi tech photograpghy and videography capabalities it has. I saw that it can go up to 1500 ft in the air but how far from the remote control can it travel? I noticed you said you have one too. What’s your most favorite feature about it? I look forward to your response.

    Jonathan

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