DJI Inspire 3: a review of the new drone for mind-blowing video shooting

DJI today released a long-awaited new product for professionals – the DJI Inspire 3 drone, which the manufacturer calls a high-precision unmanned system with incredible mobility.

At first glance, it can be noted that the novelty has a modernized design: the body of the drone is lighter and modified, which could improve the mobility of the device, and also promises more intuitive and simplified control of the copter.

Benefits of the New DJI Inspire 3

This professional filming drone is equipped with a 1/1.8-inch wide-angle night vision FPV camera with a 3μm pixel size and an ultra-wide FOV of 161⁰. Video recording can be done at 1080p/60fps, which will make flying safe and make shooting day and night possible.

Positioning accuracy of the DJI Inspire 3 is incredibly high: down to the smallest centimeters, and the orientation of the drone in space will not cause problems. Built into the case are dual ceramic antennas that help support three types of satellite systems, as well as an RTK base station and network RTK. The alignment of flights and positioning is accurate to the centimeter.

DJI Inspire 3: a review of the new drone for mind-blowing video shooting

The DJI Inspire 3 comes with a built-in comprehensive sensor system that consists of six fisheye cameras, two wide-angle cameras, and an underbody tracking system.

The propellers of the new flight system are folding, so when folded, the drone can be stored in a special case for easy transportation. Also, you do not have to disconnect the propellers every time, being afraid to somehow damage the structure of the drone.

This drone is incredibly fast to launch, even if you only have seconds to do so. This speed of launching a drone fresh out of the box is convenient if you need to shoot some important scene as quickly as possible. The flight time of the new DJI Inspire 3 is 28 minutes. Users will also appreciate the ability to change the batteries during operation.

So, here Key Benefits of the New DJI Inspire 3:

  • Updated and improved design with improved ergonomics;
  • FPV camera with an incredibly wide shooting angle and night vision function;
  • Accuracy of RTK positioning and orientation up to a centimeter;
  • Omnidirectional sensor system ensures safe and fast flight;
  • Foldable propellers for easy storage and quick launch right out of the box or case
  • 28 minutes maximum flight time.
DJI Inspire 3: a review of the new drone for mind-blowing video shooting

More about the camera

The new DJI Inspire 3 offers a full-frame 8K shooting system with a custom sensor and a maximum video resolution of 8192 x 4320, as well as a photo resolution of 8192 x 5456 pixels.

The camera on DJI’s new camera can record video at up to 8K at 75fps or 4K at 120fps without cropping. CinemaDNG and ProRes RAW codecs are also available, as well as support for 422 HQ and H.264. The shooting system on the DJI Inspire 3 features Dual-Native ISO (800/4000) and up to 14+ stops of dynamic range at 30 fps and below.

The camera can pan and tilt up to 80⁰ without any obstruction or obstruction in the structure. It can also be timecode synchronized with other cameras via the 3.5mm port. The camera of this new drone can work with a variety of professional lenses.

Comparison with DJI Inspire 2

As noted above, the new DJI Inspire 3 has many different improvements. To understand how this model differs from the previous generation of drones in this line, here is a detailed table.

DJI Inspire 3 DJI Inspire 2
Gimbal chamber Full frame sensor
Dual Native EI 800/4000
EI 200-6400
S35 or M4/3 matrix
EI 100-1600 (X7)
Max. video characteristics 8K/75fps ProRes RAW
8K/25fps Cinema DNG
6K/30fps ProRes RAW
6K/30fps Cinema DNG
Max. gimbal slope +100⁰ (+80⁰ slope without obstacles) +40⁰
FPV camera 1/1.8″ CMOS sensor
161⁰DFOV
1/7.5″ CMOS sensor
84⁰DFOV
Positioning accuracy Up to centimeter (in RTK mode) Up to a meter (RTK not supported)
Sensor system Obstacle detection in six directions
Adjustable obstacle avoidance range
Obstacle detection in three directions
Flight time About 28 minutes About 23 minutes (X7)
Smart flight Waypoint Pro: Repeatable Routes
Waypoint Pro: 3D Dolly, Spotlight Pro
TapFly, ActiveTrack, Spotlight
Video transmission and maximum range O3 Pro, about 15km range Lightbridge, range about 7 km
Storage PROSSD 1TB (included) CINESSD 120/240/480/960 GB (sold separately)

The DJI Inspire 3 drone is sold with the DJI RC Plus remote controller, which is equipped with a 7-inch display with a maximum brightness of 1200 bits, which is more than enough for using the remote controller on a sunny day.

The DJI O3 Pro’s cinematic image transmission technology is capable of transmitting the image from the drone to the remote controller in 1080p at 60fps at a distance of up to 15 km. In addition, the new drone can be connected to two remote controls at once, so that one pilot controls the drone, and the second one concentrates on getting the desired high-quality image. You will be able to change batteries on the DJI Inspire 3 and on the DJI RC Plus remote control right on the fly. The new drone can be controlled via the DJI Pilot 2 app.

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