The impressive individuals at DJI continue steadily to design drones that thrust the boundaries of aerial picture taking (and bare the wallets of anxious onlookers). A fresh release of the Inspire 1 with an extra Micro Four Thirds camera system just lately arrived, and we just experienced an opportunity to test drive it out. Let's find out if it lives up to the high requirements of its price.
Don’t worry, however, we won’t be skipping over the drone and jumping right to the camera. When a company places a $4,500 drone with low-level artificial intelligence into our hands, anyone is crazy to think that they won’t be giving the unit a thorough testing to see what it can truly accomplish.
DJI’s Inspire 1 was released last year to much fanfare with a 12MP fixed-lens 20mm f/2.8 camera capable of capturing 4K video with a Sony EMOR 1/2.3-inch sensor. Standard operating capabilities of the unit have not changed with the new Zenmuse camera system; features include the ability to travel at 50mph, ascend as high as 15,000 feet, and fly in sub-zero freezing temperatures. (Sadly, my boss turned down my request for a weekend of testing in the Arctic.)
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