If you’ve never experienced flying a drone then taking the first steps to selecting which drone to purchase and flying for the very first time may seem a little daunting. There are several different manufacturers out there offering different types of drones for different uses. These uses include racing, video and photography or simply for the fun of flying and it’s important to select the drone that best matches your needs.
One of the world’s largest drone manufacturers, with seven out of every ten consumer drones in the sky, is DJI. DJI have a range of drones in their line-up ranging from the easy-to-fly straight of the box Phantom range to the more prosumer interchangeable lens Inspire series and onto the professional Matrice series used for films and industrial inspections.
The latest addition to the Phantom series, the Phantom 4 Advanced Credit:DJI
The latest addition to the Inspire series, the Inspire 2 Credit: DJI
The latest addition to the Matrice series, the M210 Credit:DJI
DJI also shook up the market with the Mavic Pro, a drone that folds up to just the size of a small water bottle and weighs less than 750g. You may think that in order to achieve a drone of this size some of the smart features included in other DJI drones needed to be discarded but this is not the case. The DJI Mavic Pro not only includes the same intelligent features as other DJI drones but goes even further and enhances them. Its compact size hides a high degree of complexity that makes it one of DJI’s most sophisticated flying cameras ever.
“We merged power and smart features making it easy for everyone to fly and create beautiful images,” explained a DJI spokesperson. “The toughest challenge for us was finding the sweet spots between form and function.”
With 24 high-performance computing cores, five vision sensors to help avoid bumps and scrapes, and a 4K camera stabilized by a 3-axis mechanical gimbal, the Mavic Pro helps to turn the sky into your very own canvas ready for you to create your own masterpiece easily and without worry.
The DJI Mavic Pro fits in the palm of your hand Credit: The Verge
The DJI Mavic Pro is the perfect example of what the DJI CEO Frank Wang strived for when first setting up the company just over ten years ago. His aim was to make it easy for anyone to pick-up a radio control and fly without the frustrations and difficulty associated with keeping radio controlled helicopters in the air.
They say that a picture tells a thousand words and thanks to DJI innovations simplifying flight and aerial imaging for all, there are an almost infinite number of words to be told.