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China-based DJI unveils Inspire 1, the quadcopter with a 4K camera


DJI launched the Inspire 1, the worlds first 4K camera quadcopter that features HD video transmitter, mid-air transformation and many other features. The gadget is targeted at consumers with an interest in aerial photography, professional photographers and filmmakers.DJI Inspire 1

DJI, one of the popular companies in the aerial photography market has developed this advanced quadcopter that is equipped with a camera below, capable of recording 4K videos at 30 fps  along with a 360 degree view. The camera boasts a 9 element lens for “extreme clarity” along with the ability to shoot 1080p videos at 60 fps and can also shoot 12MP photos. The landing gear is made up of auto-retracting carbon fiber.

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The inspire 1 is truly first-of-its-kind product that we see easily fitting into the toolbox of professionals across a variety of industries,” said Eric Cheng, Director of Aerial imaging.

The camera can maintain stability in windy areas as it utilizes an integrated 3-axis gimbal. The company’s patented wireless HD transmitter offers 1.7km range and the official app is available on iOS and Android platforms. The remote control features inbuilt camera controls that removes the need to handle the camera. The quadcopter features an improved “dynamic homepoint” function that enables users to locate the device and to return safely.

The Inspire 1 is backed by an efficient 6-cell battery that allows it to fly for 18 minutes. The battery is monitored via the app and can automatically land safely in case of low battery. The device is mainly aimed at cinematographers and aerial photography enthusiasts as the company stated that it would empower creators to achieve their vision like never before.

Earlier, professionals had to equip the GoPro camera with drones to shoot aerial videos while this new device provides the comfort of a 4K camera in the quadcopter. The DJI Inspire 1 is priced at $2900 (£1,840) and is available for pre-order on the company official website. The device will also be available from authorized dealers worldwide after its release.

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