DJI Inspire 1 Quadcopter With 4K Camera and 3-Axis Gimbal $2900 US.

Cameras

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I am not a huge fan of these flying camera things but the DJI Inspire looks like the best out of the box system for beginners. The 4K option is nice but I would rather a camera with interchangeable lenses to better match other footage. At just under three grand this is a great system for the money. Here is a rip from the B&H Photo website.

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Capture 4K video and take 12-megapixel still photos from the air with the DJI Inspire 1 Quadcopter with Integrated Camera and 3-Axis Gimbal. Forgoing the fixed landing gear design found on many earlier quadcopters, the Inspire 1 features a retractable arm system whereby the underside of each prop motor has a foot to act as a landing pod when the arms are lowered. In-flight, the arms lift up to provide the camera an unobstructed 360-degree view. A 3-axis gimbal keeps shots steady and the camera pointed the same direction as the quadcopter banks and turns. The camera records internally to microSDHC/SDXC memory cards (available separately) and can also beam a live 720p feed to a mobile device running the DJI Lightbridge app or a monitor or FPV glasses with an HDMI input. One transmitter (radio controller) is included and a second can be added so that one operator can pilot and another can pan and tilt the camera.”

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Product Highlights

  • Capture 4K Video and 12MP Stills
  • 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizes Camera
  • Up to 1.2 Mile Radio Range
  • GPS-Based Stabilization System
  • Optical Flow Sensor for Indoor Flying
  • Works with DJI Lightbridge Ground System
  • Live 720p HD Monitoring with Lightbridge
  • Retractable Carbon Fiber Arms
  • Unobstructed 360° Shooting
  • Dual Transmitter Operation Supported

 

Jared Abrams
Jared Abrams is a cinematographer based in Hollywood, California. After many years as a professional camera assistant he switched over to still photography. About two years ago a new Canon camera changed the way the world sees both motion and still photography. He just happened to be in the right place at the right time.