About the product
The world leader in the production of drones, DJI Innovation, is trying to take a leading position in the professional market. In November 2014, the Inspire 1 was introduced. At that time, DJI said they wanted to close the huge gap between amateur and professional drones. For the average wallet, the Inspire 1 was expensive, but its price was much more affordable than the prices that are asked for commercial UAVs.
Now DJI has several absolute leaders that cost less than the Inspire. The Mavic Pro and Phantom 4 series drones can do everything, but their arsenal is not enough to work in the professional photography and film industry. Two years after the release of Inspire 1, the developer announces an improved version of the drone — Inspire 2. The drone is intended primarily for people who shoot professional films and photo reports.
- Magnesium aluminum alloy body
- Variable position carbon arms (Flight/Landing)
- Weight with batteries and props (without camera) — 3440g
- Max. takeoff weight 4250g
- Powerful brushless power plant providing 2kg of thrust from each motor
- 15″ quick release rotors
- 4‑Way Environment Visualization (Forward/Back/Up/Down)
- Frontal FPV camera for separate control of the drone (Pilot / Videographer)
- A range of supported cameras on a 3‑axis high-precision gimbal with 320-degree swivel range
- Video Processing and Storage: RAW 6K @ 4.44Gbps
- Supported video codecs: H.265/H.264
- 4K at 100 Mbps
- CineCore 2.1 Image Processing System
- Supported file system FAT32/exFAT
- Supported video formats: Adobe CinemaDNG 6K/AppleProRes 5.2K
- Adapted to work with DJI CINESSD drive 240GB / 480GB (depending on configuration)
- Automatic flight and shooting modes
- Max. flight time 27 minutes
- Max. takeoff speed 21 km/h
- Max. descent speed 36 km/h
- Max. horizontal flight speed 94 km/h
- Duplicate inertial navigation system complex 2 × EMU + 2 × Barometers
- Powered by two batteries with heating function (works at ‑20 ° C) and performance monitoring (the drone will continue to fly even if one battery fails)
- New sensitive control sticks
- 2.4GHz/5.8GHz switchable LightBridge digital video link
- Max. FPV removal distance 7 km
- Video stream quality: 1080p/720p
- Ability to connect multiple control equipment
- Ability to work at an altitude of 2500 — 5000 meters (above sea level, subject to retrofitting with special rotors)
- A number of professional accessories
The developer offers the drone in 4 trim levels:
- Inspire 2 Standard (drone, standard control equipment, camera Zenmuse X4S, 10 × rotors (5CW/5CCW), 6 × batterymemoryCharging station for charging four batteries, charger power cable, A‑A USB cable, 16GB microSD, imaging system calibration board, 3 × dampeners for gimbal, Pair of mounting plates for rotors, Flight case, 4 × battery insulation stickers)
- Inspire 2 Professional (drone, 2 × control equipment (Standard/cendence), camera Zenmuse X5S, Licensed Apple ProRes software, 2 × ultra-bright 7.85″ CrystalSky 1000 cd/m monitors2, 2 × CINESSD 240GB drives, CINESSD USB 3.0 station, Device for iris control DJI Focus Handwheel, DJI Focus Handwheel Holder on Cendence Control Gear, 10 × rotors (5CW/5CCW), 8 × batteries, charger, 4‑battery charging station, charger power cable, A‑A USB cable, 16GB microSD, imaging system calibration board, 3 × gimbal dampers, Pair of mounting plates rotors, flight case, 4 × battery insulating stickers)
- Inspire 2 Premium (drone, 2 × control equipment CendenceZenmuse X5S, Licensed CinemaDNG + Apple ProRes software, 2 × ultra-bright 7.85″ CrystalSky monitors 2000 cd/m2; 2 × CINESDD 480GB drivesCINESSD USB 3.0 Station, Device for DJI Focus Handwheel aperture control, DJI Focus Handwheel holder on Cendence control equipment, 10 × rotors (5CW/5CCW), 8 × batteries, charger, 4‑battery charging station, charger power cable, A‑A USB cable, 16GB microSD, imaging system calibration board, 3 × gimbal dampers, Pair of mounting plates rotors, flight case, 4 × battery insulating stickers)
- Inspire 2 Cinema Premium (drone, 2 × control equipment Cendence, Zenmuse X7 + lenses (DL‑S 16mm F2.8 ND ASPH; DL 24mm F2.8 LS ASPH; DL 50mm F2.8 LS ASPH)Licensed CinemaDNG + Apple ProRes software, 2 × ultra-bright 7.85-inch CrystalSky monitors 2000 cd/m2; 5 × 480GB CINESDD drivesCINESSD USB 3.0 Station, Device for DJI Focus Handwheel aperture control, DJI Focus Handwheel holder on Cendence control equipment, 12 × rotors (6CW/6CCW), 10 × batterycharger, 4‑battery charging station, charger power cable, A‑A USB cable, 16GB microSD, imaging system calibration board, 3 × suspension dampers, Pair of rotor mounting plates, Transport case, 4 × battery insulation stickers)
alloy of magnesium and aluminum
Weight (with 2 × batteries and props without gimbal and camera):
Diagonal size (excluding propellers):
Max. takeoff weight:
Hovering accuracy with satellite positioning:
Vertical: ±0.5 m (0.1 m together with bottom sensor system)
Horizontal: ±1.5 m (0.3 m together with bottom sensor system)
Max. angular velocity:
Max. tilt angle:
P‑mode: 35° (with active front sensor system: 25°)
Max. takeoff speed:
P‑mode/A‑mode: 18 km/h
S‑mode: 21 km/h
Max. sink rate:
Vertical: 14 km/h
Max. flight speed:
Max. height above sea level:
2500 m (standard propellers)
5000 m (with specially designed propellers)
Max. wind resistance:
Max. flight time:
about 27 min (with Zenmuse X4S camera)
about 23 min (with Zenmuse X7 camera)
(in hover mode in calm weather)
Possibility of hovering indoors:
available by default
Image Processing System:
Cinema Core 2.0
Video compression formats:
Max. FPV Removal Distance:
The quality of the transmitted video stream:
Working temperature range:
-20° to 40°C
Angular Vibration Range:
pitch: ‑130° to +40°
Max. control speed:
pitch: ‑140° to +50°
Roll: ‑50° to +90°
DJI Zenmuse X7 (optional)
DJI Zenmuse X5S (optional)
DJI Zenmuse X4S (optional)
Operating frequency range:
Max. signal transmission distance:
4 km (SRRC)
4 km (MIC)
FCC: 7 km
CE: 2 km
SRRC: 5 km
2.4GHz: 26 dBm (FCC); 17 dBm (CE); 20 dBm (SRRC)
Video output ports:
Source of power:
6000 mAh, 2S, lithium polymer
Dual remote control (drone/camera):
Mob holder. devices:
Max. mobile device width:
9 W (without powering the smart device)
Less than 3 months:
from ‑20° to 45°C
More than 3 months:
from 22° to 28°C
0° to 40°C
Working temperature range:
-20° to 40°C
Drone flight status
Drone landing status
The DJI Inspire 2 is stronger and more powerful than its predecessor. It has received a new magnesium-aluminum alloy body that DJI claims to reduce the weight of the drone while increasing its strength.
The drone is equipped with a powerful brushless power plant (4 × DJI 3512 motors) providing 2kg of thrust from each motor. Allows you to reach the maximum speed of horizontal flight — 94 km / h (80 km / h for Inspire 1), max. takeoff speed — 21 km / h, max. descent speed 36 km/h. Acceleration to 80 km / h is realized in 5 seconds and all this with incomparable handling.
The Inspire 2 has two intelligent TB50 Lithium Polymer batteries. Performance of each: 6S 22.8V 4280mAh 97.58Wh. Weight of one battery: 515 grams. Provides a maximum flight time of 23 minutes with the Zenmuse X7 camera and 27 minutes with the Zenmuse X4S camera (above sea level, in calm). DJI Inspire 2 can fly very high up to 5 kilometers above sea level (provided that special propellers are used). And also the drone is equipped with a self-heating battery system, which allows you to operate the drone at temperatures down to ‑20°C.
An important difference between the DJI Inspire 2 and all other drones is the presence of not one, but two cameras on board at once. Depending on the configuration, the drone can be equipped with one of the three available cameras of the Zenmuse family — X4S / X5S / X7, implemented in a 3‑axis 360-degree mechanical gimbal with a quick release mechanism. It is classically located at the bottom of the quadrocopter.
And also, regardless of the selected kit, it is equipped with a FPV camera installed in the front of the Inspire 2 in a two-axis mechanical suspension to ensure comfortable piloting in a separate mode of operation “Pilot + Operator”.
To fully use the DJI Inspire 2, two people are required: a pilot who controls the drone and a camera operator who controls the camera. The image from the front camera is transmitted to the pilot’s console, and the image from the main camera is transmitted to the operator. Both video streams do not intersect and do not interfere with each other.
To meet the needs of professionals, DJI has developed a new image processing system for Inspire 2 — CineCore 2.1, which allows you to record video in quality up to 6K at a bit rate of 4.4 Gbps. To ensure high data processing speed, the developers had to move the SSD card slot from the camera to the body of the drone.
DJI Zenmuse X4S
Zenmuse X5S is built on a 4/3‑inch sensor and supports up to 10 different lenses, including zoom lenses. The system also supports CinemaDNG and Apple ProRes video compression formats, which are relevant for film professionals.
DJI Zenmuse X5S
30-megapixel images are captured in DNG and RAW formats. In addition, the Inspire 2 received a new version of the real-time video streaming system (streaming) with image quality 1080p at 50 fps and 720p at 60 fps at a distance of up to 7 kilometers. This option will be fully appreciated by reporters and video bloggers.
The Zenmuse X7, a top-of-the-line cinematic camera designed specifically for the Inspire 2, will be unveiled by DJI a year after the drone’s release.
DJI Zenmuse X7
If you’re flying the Inspire 2 alone, the drone can help you capture complex shots using computer vision and autonomous navigation. Like the Mavic Pro and Phantom 4 series drones, the Inspire 2 has sensors and cameras to detect and fly around obstacles.
Visualization sensors are located in front and above, and ultrasonic and photo positioning sensors are below. The Inspire 2 is able to autonomously recognize and fly around objects, as well as track the selected object (intelligent ActiveTrack mode) as well-known drones of the Phantom 4 and Mavic Pro series can do, allowing you to automatically aim the camera at the object for shooting, regardless of the direction of the drone. Therefore, we can do without the second operator.
The pilot has 7 autonomous flight modes at his disposal:
- Spotlight Pro — one of the best autonomous flight modes. Allows you to automatically track the selected object and keep it in the frame, regardless of the dynamics of the flight. If the range of the camera suspension reaches its redistribution, then the drone itself will turn in the right direction. Moreover, this will not affect either the flight or the quality of the material being filmed. Includes two sub-modes: Quick Mode and Composition Mode. Suitable for shooting without a cameraman.
- tapfly — tap a spot on the FPV display with your finger and the drone will autonomously fly in its direction. Well, the pilot will be able to focus solely on shooting.
- active track – it is enough to select the necessary object for shooting, make corrective settings for recognition accuracy, and the drone will follow it autonomously.
- Waypoint — point your finger on the FPV display to the points through which the drone will have to fly, set the altitude and flight speed for each point separately, and the drone will perform an autonomous flight in accordance with the specified settings.
- Point of interest – performs an autonomous circular flight over the selected object at a given height, distance and at a given speed.
- QuickSpin — fast rotation mode, can be activated both automatically and manually. Allows the drone to rotate 360° when the gimbal reaches its maximum rotation of 270°. Submodes: TapFly and ActiveTrack.
- Return to Home — the drone will autonomously return to the take-off point when the connection is lost, or forcibly at the command of the pilot, relying on the flight map created by the drone in real time, choosing the shortest path to return.
To control the drone, the developer offers standard DJI control equipment and equipment with extended functionality DJI Cendence.
Standard DJI Remote
DJI Cendence Remote
With holder for Smartphone/iPad
With holder for DJI monitors CrystalSky
Ultra-bright 7.85/5.5‑inch DJI CrystalSky monitors
Price DJI Inspire 2 depending on the configuration:
- Inspire 2 Standard — $3,299
- Inspire 2 Professional — $11,000
- Inspire 2 Premium — $13,700
- Inspire 2 Cinema Premium — $20,579
DJI Inspire 2 from $3299
- Reliable (complex of redundant sensors + 2 batteries)
- Flight qualities (handling / dynamism)
- Cinematic potential of a professional level
- Supported cameras
- Possibility of separate control (Drone/Shooting)
- Automatic flight and shooting modes
- Flight time
DJI Innovation never ceases to amaze, and the DJI Inspire 2 drone is proof of that. With the Inspire 2, Pro level shooting is now more accessible. Its autonomous qualities will significantly reduce the time and effort spent on large projects. Despite the seriousness of the product, almost any user can master its capabilities, but unfortunately, not everyone can afford these advanced technologies. The main purpose is professional photo and video shooting. The main contingent of consumers are professionals in the photo and film industry, the media, and vloggers. Ready to go out of the box. Age limit 18+.
Camera photo for DJI Inspire 2 quadrocopter.
Video from the developer
Presentation of the drone DJI Inspire 2.
Filmmaking process with DJI Inspire 2 + DJI Zenmuse X5S.
A short film about the capabilities of the drone when operating in conditions of negative temperatures.
Short films about the capabilities of the drone to implement the most creative ideas.
DJI Inspire 2 + Zenmuse X5S filming Rally Finland 2017.
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