- Offers peerless image and video quality
- Excellent stability when taking pictures
- Top-notch precision controlling auto-focus/pan/tilt
Records cinema-grade video and professional-quality images; built-in interchangeable cameras with lens
Very pricey; app is "buggy"
This device from DJI records in 4K and can capture images in 12 megapixels.
- Record 360 degree views from the quadcopter
- 2-person flying
- Travel case for safe transportation
The DJI Inspire 1 Pro was built with professional videographers and photographers in mind, and was designed to capture only the best quality images and footage. The 4K camera captures at 360-degree angles, and all of the footage and images are transmitted live to the controller via DJI's Lightbridge software. The 15mm f/1.7 lens is similar to those you see professional photographers using, and the 12MP fixed-lens 20mm f/2.8 camera delivers high-definition images with every shot.
The bad boy comes ready-to-fly, with minimal assembly required. The 4500mAh battery gives you an above-average 18 minutes of flight time, though a battery upgrade (to a 5700mAh unit) will enable you to get 22 minutes. The indicator lights atop the battery pack help you know when it's time to re-charge. Weighing in at 6.5 pounds, this is a heavy machine, but one capable of handling very strong winds. It will deliver clear, no-shake shots in anything but a heavy rain or snowstorm!
The gimbal on this unit offers excellent 3-axis stability, ensuring that this device captures only crystal clear images. The "two pilot" feature allows one person to control the unit while another controls the photography. There is even the option for a third pilot, who controls the photo focus. It doesn't get better than this for professional-quality images and footage.
Price: Prepare for a heart attack: this bad boy runs you $4,500! It's very pricey, but for professionals who need a "workhorse" machine for aerial image and video capture, it's absolutely worth it.