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Mavic Pro Unboxing – DJI’s compact drone

Posted by on 10:08 pm in DJI Mavic, Entry Level | 0 comments

Mavic Pro Unboxing – DJI’s compact drone

The new DJI Mavic Pro has revolutionized the drone industry. Up until now, the Phantom-class drone was as portable as you could get for good 4K Video and 12MP stills. The Mavic Pro changes this. Today we get to Unbox the Mavic Pro. Mavic Pro retail box First peak of the Mavic Pro Manuals and four (two for the front arms and two spares) propellers under foam packaging Cables and propeller bags removed from the retail box Everything laid out Top of the Mavic Pro drone without the front propellers installed Bottom of the Mavic Pro with gimbal cover and silicone protector still on. Right side of Mavic Pro Left side of Mavic Front arms extended into the flying position Rear arms in process of being folded out. This is about half-way unfolded to the flying configuration. Bottom of Mavic in unfolded flying configuration Top of Mavic in unfolded configuration. Mavic with front propellers and spare propellers laid out Front propellers matched up with color coded motor hub. Note the motor on the left side of the picture has 3 white stripes on the edge of the motors’ cans. The propeller with the white circle in the middle of the propeller hub goes on the motor with the white markings. The opposite motor seen on the right side of the photo, without stripes receives a matching propeller without any markings. Striped motor with matching propeller Propeller placed on top of the spring loaded motor shaft. You install the propellers by pushing down with a little force to compress the spring, then rotate until the propeller doesn’t spin further onto the motor. Releasing the propeller will lock it in place. If the propeller pops back up, twist the propeller into the other direction after pushing down on it. Installed propeller Other motor without white markings Installed propeller Mavic Pro with all four propellers installed Mavic with propellers unfolded. It literally can not get larger than this 🙂 Gimbal cover without the silicone cap Close up of the gimbal, camera and gimbal cover. You can also see the front obstacle avoidance sensors. Left front arm of the Mavic with the Arm LED visible on the tip of the arm. Removal of the gimbal clamp and gimbal protector Gimbal protector being removed Gimbal without gimbal cover. Mavic Pro GL200A remote control Rear view of the Mavic transmitter/remote control remote control unfolded to accept smartphone or tablet. Rear of the remote control The lightning cable is installed by default for iOS devices, but a microUSB and USB-C cable are also included with the Mavic for Android devices. The bottom of the remote control. Note the Fullsize USB port for attaching larger Tablets with normal USB cables. Front of the remote control Left side of the remote control featuring the included cable. Right side of the remote control with the Sport Mode switch. Powering on the remote shows a shipping charge of 41%. microUSB charging cable, spare remote control cables. Also the Mavic Pro charger, note the USB ports allowing for simultaneous remote control and smartphone charging. USB ports 10 pin Charger cable Manuals and DJI Care Refresh card. Stay tuned for the Unboxing of the Fly More Package...

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DJI releases the Phantom 4 Pro and Phantom 4 Pro+

Posted by on 8:36 pm in DJI Phantom 4, Entry Level, News | 0 comments

DJI releases the Phantom 4 Pro and Phantom 4 Pro+

At their Media Event in Los Angeles today, DJI released three new drones! The Inspire 2, Phantom 4 Pro and Phantom 4 Pro+ joined the fleet. Let’s check out the Phantom 4 Pro and Pro+. Order your Phantom 4 Pro/Pro+ Now! Features at a Glance: 1″ 20MP sensor capable of 4K/60fps & 14fps Stills Mechanical Shutter H.264 and H.265 Encoding Titanium Alloy and Magnesium Alloy construction FlightAutonomy syste adds dual rear vision sensors Infrared sensing system additionally allows a complete five direction obstacle sensing and four direction obstacle avoidance 4.3mi/7km Transmission Range 30min flight time “Draw” Waypoint Control Active Track Trace Mode Profile Mode Spotlight Mode Phantom 4 Pro: 2.4Ghz and 5.8Ghz Tx cuts through interference in busy 2.4Ghz areas Phantom 4 Pro+: Dual Frequencies from Phantom 4 Pro and: Included 5.5″ 1080P Display with 1000 cd/m2 brightness (twice that of normal smartphones Integration of Tx, Display & App allow for an even greater reduction in Video Lag Tx: Built-in HDMI Port, microSD card slot, microphone, embedded loudspeaker and Wifi connection allow images to be edited and shared on the go almost instantly Five-hour battery life on the TX with display Here are the Details: One of the main features of the Phantom 4 Pro is the new 1″ camera sensor. How large is that compared to the Phantom 3 or the Inspire 1 Pro cameras such as the X5 and X5S? On the image below we have all of the DJI sensor sizes to date. You can see that we also included Full Frame and APS-C (Canon) Sensor Sizes so you can compare to sensors you may already have used or seen in normal photography gear. (Phantom 4 Pro/Pro+ Sensor Size Comparison) (Phantom 4 Pro) (Phantom 4 Pro Feature Overview) The Phantom 4 Pro features a brand new 1″ Sensor in its upgraded camera allowing it to record 4K/60fps video and Burst Mode stills at 14 frames-per-second. (New 1″ 20MP Camera Sensor) (Five Directions of Obstacle Sensing) (Built-in Display into the Phantom 4 Pro+ Remote Control) (New Waypoint Control “Draw”) (Active Track on the Phantom 4 Pro and Pro+) (Expanded TapFly) (Upgraded Return-to-Home) (Gesture Mode) (Dual IMU and Compass) (Increased 30min Flight Time) (Full Manual Control in the DJI Go...

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Phantom 4 Pro Rumors & Leaks

Posted by on 6:36 pm in DJI Phantom 4, Leaked Photos, News | 0 comments

Phantom 4 Pro Rumors & Leaks

Everything about the DJI Phantom 4 Pro. DJI is known to be releasing another version 2 of one of their drones this year, and the Phantom 4 Pro may be the one. Everything we know about the DJI Phantom 4 Pro is available on this page. DJI is launching a new drone on Nov. 15th. Could it be the Phantom 4 Pro? Or will it be the Inspire 2? Find out everything we know on the Inspire 2 on our Inspire 2 Rumors Page. DJI filed the FCC ID application around the same time as they did for the Inspire 2. We could be seeing a Phantom 4 Pro with Ocusync soon! Phantom 4 Pro leaked via FCC Application DJI has filed an FCC application for the Phantom 4 Pro. We know that there is one more drone release due this year. It is either the Phantom 4 Pro or the Inspire...

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DJI Phantom 5 Rumors & Leaks

Posted by on 4:56 pm in DJI Phantom 5, Entry Level | 0 comments

When will the DJI Phantom 5 be released? With the DJI Mavic Pro being just released people are torn between the Phantom 4 and the Mavic Pro, should people hold out for the DJI Phantom 5? Based on past releases we still have some time till a Phantom 5 release. The DJI Mavic Pro was just announced in September, and the next drone to be up for a new release is the Inspire 2. Our best guess is that this will happen around November 8th.

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DJI Mavic drone images leaked

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DJI Mavic drone images leaked

Today marks the day that GoPro finally revealed their Karma drone. Let’s see how it actually is to fly once it is available Oct 23rd. Interestingly enough the DJI Mavic had another leak today, the same day that GoPro announced their Karma, imagine that. 🙂 Update: Additional images have leaked, please see our main DJI Mavic leaked page for more info. The main DJI Mavic page can be found here. The first actual images of the Mavic hit our inbox today:     Update: DJI Mavic Case shown in video: Someone snagged this screenshot of a video. It appears to be the case that the DJI Mavic comes in. The Announcement of the Karma will surely have an impact on the Mavic’s release. All we know is that competition is great for us consumers. For additional leaked photos and rumors of the DJI Mavic check out our main DJI Mavic...

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DJI Osmo Mobile leaked – Zenmuse M1 Handheld Gimbal for your Smartphone

Posted by on 12:38 am in DJI Osmo, Handheld Gimbal, Leaked Photos, News | 0 comments

DJI Osmo Mobile leaked – Zenmuse M1 Handheld Gimbal for your Smartphone

  UPDATE 2: The Osmo Mobile is out and available for $299. Check it out here! UPDATE: The release has been confirmed by an anonymous source! The product will most likely be called the DJI Osmo Mobile and will feature the Zenmuse M1 gimbal described below. The DJI Zenmuse M1 was just leaked! It’s a Handheld Gimbal which holds your Smartphone and is based on the Osmo series. DJI is holding an Announcement on Sept. 1st in Berlin at the IFA Show, for which they updated their Homepage with the teaser “Beyond Smart”. We now know it will be the newly leaked DJI Zenmuse M1 Gimbal. The FCC ID location clearly confirms that the Zenmuse M1 Gimbal will be for Smartphones. It will be similar to the known and tried DJI Osmo which just received a spec-bump with the DJI Osmo+ giving it a Zoom camera lens and extended battery life. The Zenmuse M1 Handheld Gimbal will be officially announced at the IFA Tradeshow in Berlin on Sept. 1st. The FCC ID clearly shows the DJI Zenmuse M1 with model id ZM01 The Handle The Handle of the Zenmuse M1 Gimbal will be the same as on the normal DJI Osmo and the newly released DJI Osmo+. It will therefore be compatible with the normal DJI Osmo Intelligent Batteries including the 980 mAh standard Osmo battery and the 1225 mAh “High Capacity” battery which comes standard on the DJI Osmo+. It also allows for compatibility with the existing accessories available for the DJI Osmo. The Zenmuse M1 Gimbal on the DJI Osmo Mobile The Gimbal will be compatible with all recent Smartphones, but most likely demo’d and illustrated with the Apple iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus. Apple new iPhones releasing at the Sept. 7th Media Event will also be compatible. Of course the Android devices of choice will also work. The Smartphones will most likely need to run the DJI Go App to adjust the gimbal motors based on which phone you have attached. Additionally, you will be able to use the App to control manual controls that you have become used to on the Osmo series of cameras. Availability & Price We expect to be able to place orders the same day with shipping in 15-20 days. This makes the expected Shipment Date for the DJI Zenmuse M1 the 10th – 12th of September. As with most DJI releases the combo of the Osmo Handle with the Zenmuse M1 Gimbal will be available right away with the Gimbal separately perhaps lagging a few days behind. The rumored price for the Gimbal itself is around $199. We hope to see the combo of the Osmo handle with the Zenmuse M1 gimbal to be around $399. Preorder Your DJI Zenmuse M1 Handle & Gimbal here The audio for the videos being recorded will most likely be sourced from the microphone on the mobile device. It would be really sweet to have the audio port on the front of the normal Osmo Handle capable with the Zenmuse M1 to record audio from the microphone port. This would allow external microphones such as the popular Rode Video Micro to be used to capture even better audio than your smartphone is capable of. Source: FCC ID &...

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DJI Beyond Smart Event – Sept. 1st in Berlin

Posted by on 5:32 pm in DJI Osmo, News | 0 comments

DJI Beyond Smart Event – Sept. 1st in Berlin

Our rendition of the teaser found on DJI.com UPDATE 3: The DJI Osmo Mobile is now out and available here! UPDATE 2: Confirmed. The new product being released tomorrow will be the DJI Osmo Mobile featuring the Zenmuse M1 Gimbal. UPDATE: The Zenmuse M1 was just leaked and is the expected announced product at the IFA in Berlin on Thursday. More details on the gimbal click here. DJI just placed the above teaser banner onto the www.dji.com homepage. It refers to the “IFA – the world’s leading trade show for consumer electronics and home appliances” taking place in Berlin, Germany Sept 2nd through the 7th. DJI will hold an announcement at 10am CEST time on the day before the IFA on Sept. 1st. DJI is rumored to release either the much anticipated Inspire 2, the recently leaked DJI Wind, or it’s compact camera/FPV drone. Which drone would you like to see released at the IFA on Thursday? Let us know in the comments...

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DJI launches the Osmo+ (Plus) with optical zoom

Posted by on 11:36 pm in DJI Osmo, Entry Level | 0 comments

DJI launched the latest version of the popular stabilized handheld camera also known as the Osmo. The latest release called the DJI Osmo+ (Plus) features a modified version of the Z3 gimbal and camera just recently launched for the Inspire 1. How is this Osmo+ different from the original Osmo? For one the new Osmo+ features a new 22-77mm (35mm equivalent) zoom lens allowing a total of 7x zoom consisting of 3.5x optical zoom and 2x digital lossless zoom (the fine print for the lossless digital zoom; is when filming in 1080p). This means if you’re shooting in 4K you will be able to take advantage of the 3.5x optical zoom, just not the digital 2x zoom. The Osmo in comparison has a prime 20mm (35mm equivalent) lens with no optical zoom. As with most zoom lenses at the telephoto end, meaning the lens is zoomed in, there is less light able to enter the lens as when it’s wide open. On the Osmo+ this means F2.8 on the wide end and F5.2 on the telephoto end. The new X3 Zoom gimbal weighs 47grams (1.65oz) more than the normal non-zoom X3. The minimum focus distance has been moved down to 50cm (1.64ft) allowing for even better selfies and other close-up shots, both for photo and video. The sensor is the same in both Osmo models, the 1/2.3″ Sony Exmor R CMOS featuring 12.40M effective pixels. The Osmo+ has the new Zenmuse X3 Zoom gimbal, similar to the Z3 Zoom gimbal for the Inspire 1 and larger drones it supports the camera on both sides. The good news is it doesn’t affect the controllable range of the Osmo+. You will get the same -35° to +135° of Tilt, ±320° of Pan and ±30° of Roll that you got on the normal Osmo. Update: The new Zenmuse X3 Zoom Gimbal and Camera which ships on the Osmo+ is now available for existing DJI Osmo owners here. Interestingly the video resolutions are slightly different on the Osmo+ than the normal Osmo. 4K, UHD, 2.7K are the same, yet at 1080p the Osmo+ claims to only go up to 100p vs 120p on the Osmo. These faster fps (frames per second) settings are used for the slow motion feature. The Osmo+ also doesn’t list any 720p (1280 x 720) settings. These differences could of course, be brought out via a software update as the internals of the camera could essentially be the same. New OS1C11 Charger for the DJI Osmo+ (Plus) One bigger difference between the two models is the intelligent battery. The new Osmo+ comes with a (HB02-542465) “High Capacity Intelligent Battery”. This newer battery holds 1225mAh vs 980mAh in the normal (HB01-522365) Osmo battery. This translates to 14.1Wh in the new Osmo+ vs 10.8Wh in the Osmo. We reached out to DJI and they confirmed that the new high capacity batteries from the Osmo+ will be compatible in the other Osmos. This means a 20% increase in battery capacity compared to the normal Osmo HB01 battery. The Osmo+ also comes with a more compact battery charger (OS1C11) where the battery stands up instead of laying horizontally as in the (SOY015A-1260120) Osmo charger. The new DJI Osmo+ also features a new motion timelapse mode which allows the camera to capture a timelapse video while the camera pans. You tell the Osmo+ where you want the...

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DJI’s next Drone leaked – DJI Mavic Compact Drone

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DJI’s next Drone leaked – DJI Mavic Compact Drone

BREAKING: DJI is releasing the DJI Mavic TODAY (Sept. 27th). See all the details and updates to the Leaks on this page. The DJI Mavic is here! Check it out Now! The Mavic has just been released! It features a new DJI technology called OcuSync, which appears to be the successor to Lightbridge. OcuSync claims up to 7km (4.3mi) range at 720P and 1080P streaming in closer range. It even allows transfer of videos and images taken at up to 40Mb/s while the Mavic is in the air! *DJI Mavic Release* – The Announcement Event Live Stream for the DJI Mavic Release – Adventure at your Fingertips Event will be available here. Check back Sept. 27th at 11:30 EDT New York time or subscribe to our list to be notified. DJI will stream the Event for the DJI Mavic Release live at this link here. The Event will start at 11:30 EDT Time (US), 17:30 EU (Germany, France, Spain), 23:30 China. Be notified by signing here. UPDATE 9: The DJI Mavic will be released in two Versions at launch. They will be the DJI Mavic S and the high-end DJI Mavic Pro. Pricing for the high end is rumored to be around $1299. From the release of the FCC ID sticker locations and the stickers themselves we know that there will be two versions of the DJI Mavic coming on September 27th at the live event detailed above. This goes along with earlier rumors that there will be a lower end version utilizing an ofdm (wifi) based link. This should be similar to the remote control system used in the Phantom 3 4K. The Mavic Pro will feature full-range Lightbridge as we know it on the Phantom 4. There may be further limitations to the Mavic S such as Camera Resolution, but the main thing currently is pointing to the technology used in the remote control. Speaking of remote controls, we also get a sneak peak of the bottom of the Mavic remote control, see the third FCC image below. DJI Mavic S – Model M1S DJI Mavic S – Model M1P Mavic GL200A Remote Control UPDATE 8: DJI Go App for Mavic leaked: Thanks to an anonymous source we received screenshots of a yet to be released DJI App which has placeholders for 2 different Mavic drones. Just like the Phantom 4 was codenamed Tomato the Mavic is codenamed Maverick. Hence why the screenshots show Maverick. Interestingly, there appears to be a new DJI GO PAD app mentioned. This may be a version of the Mavic with built-in display, however the leaked images do now support a built-in display for an app like this. The second image also supports the rumors of multiple version of the Mavic coming on Sept. 27th. The base model will have a wifi based remote control limiting it’s range, and at least one other “high-end” model which will feature Lightbridge and have a 5km range. There are 3 rumored version of the Mavic. Leaked screenshot shows mention of a DJI GO PAD App UPDATE 7: Additional DJI Mavic photos leaked: It seems that during the final testing of the DJI Mavic more photos were taken :). Here you can see the side view of the remote control. Note the white USB cable hanging down....

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DJI Wind 1 – DJI’s New Industrial Drone Leaked

Posted by on 9:29 pm in DJI Wind 1, Leaked Photos, News | 0 comments

DJI Wind 1 – DJI’s New Industrial Drone Leaked

  DJI’s new industrial drone is the DJI Wind 1. In a recent leak, images of the Wind 1 appeared along with a few of its Specs. It is rumored to be officially announced September 2nd-7th during the IFA in Berlin. The Wind 1 name may be an internal codename. We could see it releasing under the Mxx Product Line or getting it’s own such as the Agras MG-1. Stay tuned as this page is being updated as more information becomes available. Here’s what we know about the DJI Wind 1: DJI Wind 1 – Industrial Drone that is rumored to be Rainproof (more on that later…we aren’t sold yet) “Windproof “- Max Wind Resistance 12 m/s (26.84mph / 43.2 km/h) Size – 740mm Diagonal from Motor to Motor Dimension – 582mm (L) x 582mm (W) x 280mm (H) Operating Temperature: -10°C to +50°C Weight (with TB47D Battery x 2) 4040 grams Weight (with TB48D Battery x2) 4225 grams Max Takeoff Weight: 6000 grams Max Load Weight (With TB47D x2): 1960 grams Max Load Weight (With TB48D x2): 1735 grams Hover Accuracy (GPS Mode) Vertical: 0.5 m Horizontal: 2.5 m Max Angular Velocity: Pitch-axis: 300°/s Yaw-axis: 150°/s Max Pitch Angle 35° Max Ascent Speed: 5 m/s Max Descent Speed: 4 m/s Max Wind Resistance: 12 m/s Max Flight Speed 22 m/s (in ATTI mode, no payload, no wind) 17 m/s (in GPS mode, no payload, no wind) Flight Times: Hover Time (with TB48D Battery x2) 38 minutes Hover Time (with TB48D Battery x2 + Zenmuse X3) 31 minutes Hover Time (with TB48D Battery x2 + Zenmuse Z3) 31 minutes Hover Time (with TB48D Battery x2 + Zenmuse XT) 31 minutes Propulsion System: Customized E1200 Motors The Wind 1 is aimed at commercial customers with the rumored launch price of €9,950. This price will include two batteries and the Pelican style hardcase.   The new Wind 1 features the same integrated centrifugal cooling system as the Agras MG-1. This means that air enters the front of the drone through the black grill, where then dust and particulate matter are filtered out. Next, the air flows through the carbon fiber arms and dissipates through the motors. This allows the internal components and motors to be cooled much better than on traditional systems and extends the life of motors up to three times.     While the Shell in the first pictures may be rainproof, we habe our doubts of the above pictured configuration will be rainproof. It shows a cutout for a CAN-Bus expansion port and four mounting pins sitting on top of the body shell of the Wind 1. At the top of the image, you can see a special case with a handle on top. This most likely houses a special sensor module which can then be mounted via the quick-release mount on top of the quadcopter. This may be a compact Guidance System as found for the Matrice 100 series, or a new set altogether. The GPS Antenna is mounted internally in the body shell.   Original...

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