The Inspire 2 is the drone to get if you're someone who makes a living out of aerial filming or photography and want the best drone money can buy. Its videos have high quality and it can use different lenses. The drone itself is built using advanced technology and has exceptional performance and capabilities.
Pro Professional level formats, for professional video and photo editing
With the Zenmuse X5S lens, it is possible to film in CinemaDNG and ProRes format. These are professional video formats that require a lot of data storage and powerful hardware to edit, but provide the best quality, wide editing and correction options.
Pro Flying and filming can be operated independently
This drone has a dedicated live feed camera stabilized with a two-axis gimbal and two remotes, allowing one user to fly the drone while the other user controls the filming camera. This allows you to safely fly and monitor the drone’s flight (using the front-facing camera), while another operator takes shots with the filming camera. The only flaw is that the controllers need to be within 100 meters of each other to work.
Pro Can shoot high FPS videos for smooth videos
This drone is great for action shots and smooth movements: its processing power allows capturing videos in 4K quality at 60 FPS. You can also shoot FullHD quality videos at 120 FPS, so you can produce slow-motion videos in post-production.
Pro Very broad flight range
This drone can fly as high as 2,500 m or even 5,000 m, if using special high-altitude props, and the flight range can reach 7 km. The live feed videos does start to have transmission loss at about 800 meters in urban areas, but it should still be more than enough to cover a large filming area.
Pro Wide range of manufacturer accessories
DJI offers a wide range of additional accessories, including high speed storage (up to 480GB), remote focus control, battery charging stations, and much more. Unfortunately, they are quite pricey, so purchasing them represents a heavy investment.
Pro Capable of following high-speed targets
When set to Sports mode, this drone can reach a top speed of approximately 67 mph: way faster than almost any other drone. Even in P-mode, the drone can fly up to 40 mph, which is still enough to follow bikes or cars. These speeds are helpful when shooting sports scenes or when following fast vehicles.
Pro Smooth pictures even under harsh conditions
This drone's cameras offer very smooth picture, even in strong winds or when doing sharp maneuvers. There's gimbal stabilization for both of the cameras: the live view camera has a 2-way gimbal while the main camera has a 3-way stabilization system.
Con To fully use this drone's potential, you'll need to invest extra on accessories
Although it is possible to buy only the drone, as a standalone, choosing this option means you won’t be able to capture anything: to fully utilize the drone’s capabilities, you’ll need to spend a lot of money on additional accessories.