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DJI Inspire 1: The drone for professional work

Dale Davies |
With excellent features, the DJI Inspire 1 is the most professional drone you can buy. If you want a drone for professional application, like aerial photography, search and rescue, or 3D mapping, Inspire 1 is the drone to go.

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The DJI Inspire 1 is not a toy, it is a sophisticated drone for people who want a reliable tool for aerial photography, videography, search and rescue, or 3D mapping. The price is $2900, not something you can afford just like that, but it is one of the most completed drones out, equally good at features it offers and flight capabilities that don't require a lot of training. Add to that good design and high-quality manufacturing and you'll get the picture why this is not a toy.

Thanks to its design, you will not see the propellers of this quadcopter in your your photos or videos. The DJI Inspire 1 comes with a 4K camera on a 360 degree panning gimbal, which means that you can control the motion of the camera completely independently of the drones. That means you can stay focus on your video goal, and you can also use it in two pilots configuration where is battling atmospheric conditions while another is filming what's important.

For Professional video use, the Inspire 1 comes in two other variants with great image. If you need a high quality camera for shooting professional quality video The Inspire 1 pro is a version of the Inspire 1 that features a micro-four-thirds 4K camera with 13 stops of dynamic range, interchangeable lenses and a sensor 8 times larger than the standard Inspire 1 camera. With its max speed of 22 m/s, max service ceiling above sea level of 4500 m, and operating temperature range from -10° to 40°C, there's small amount of tasks you can't do with it.

Fully charging the Inspire 1 remote controller takes approximately 6 hours. It can be used for approximately 4 hours after being fully charged. Five km video transmission can be achieved when the display resolution is 720DPI or lower and there is no interference and the transmitted video usually has a 220ms delay. It's dimensions without the propellers attached are 44 x 30 x 45cm (17.3 x 11.8 x 17.7in). The Inspire 1 comes with a 16GB micro-SD card and it supports SD cards up to 64GB.