DJI Unveils New Cinema Drone Inspire 3

DJI, a Chinese leader in civilian drones and camera technology, on April 13 released the all-in-one DJI Inspire 3, a streamlined, precise, full-frame 8K cinema drone to meet the needs of top-level movie productions. Priced at $16,499, it will be available for purchase by the end of June.

The Inspire 3 was completely redesigned and offers a lightweight, integrated body with a portable form factor and a rigid, robust and transformable frame. The FPV camera, visual sensors, positioning antennas, and storage card slot are seamlessly integrated into the airframe for a minimalist look. Its all new hot-swappable TB51 intelligent dual batteries provide a flight time of up to 28 minutes. The propulsion system brings a flight speed of up to 94km/h, 8m/s ascent and descent speed and even dive speed up to 10m/s.

The Inspire 3 is equipped with the lightest ever full-frame Zenmuse X9-8K Air Gimbal Camera, which features DJI’s latest image processing system, CineCore 3.0, supporting internal recording of up to 8K/25fps CinemaDNG video as well as 8K/75fps Apple ProRes RAW video.

Inspire 3 integrates high-precision RTK positioning technology already deployed in industries such as architecture and surveying to deliver centimeter-level accuracy. RTK not only makes flying more stable, but also flight-route planning more accurate, significantly improving creative efficiency. Additionally, this feature enables the all-new Waypoint Pro function, which enables flight-route and shot planning with a wide range of customized settings.

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The Inspire 3 is equipped with nine visual sensors, which provide a robust omnidirectional sensing system that can detect obstacles in all directions and provide comprehensive protection for flying. When active avoidance is turned off, users can still view the distance from an obstacle on the navigation display in real-time and receive an audio alert when an obstacle is within a set range without the aircraft performing an automatic avoidance movement.

The Inspire 3 offers an all-new 161° FOV ultra wide-angle FPV lens with a 1/1.8-inch night-vision sensor with 3μm pixel size and up to 1080p/60fps live feed that ensures a clear, stabilized, ultra low latency view for situational awareness and additional flight safety, day and night.