DJI on Tuesday launched a new hybrid drone which is targeting both first-time amateur users and professional commercial pilots.
The DJI FPV combines a first-person view, high-speed performance, cinematic camera capabilities and an optional single-handed motion controller that allows pilots to control the drone with just hand movements.
DJI said the FPV, which it is selling for 1,249 GBP, “creates a new drone category”.
“Right out of the box, the DJI FPV combines the best available technology for a hybrid drone like no other,” said Ferdinand Wolf, creative director, DJI Europe.
“It can fly like a racer, hover like a traditional drone, accelerate like a homebuilt project and stop faster than any of them. The DJI FPV lets the world experience the absolute thrill of immersive drone flight without being intimidated by the technology or spending hours building a system from scratch. We can’t wait for the world to try it.”
The DJI FPV features high-performance motors for high speeds, an intuitive user interface and the latest safety features for greater control, the manufacturer said.
The new FPV system lets pilots see from the drone’s perspective in low-latency high definition, thanks to O3, the third iteration of DJI’s proprietary OcuSync technology.
The DJI FPV’s safety features include a new Emergency Brake and Hover feature to help make flying safer and less intimidating for new users.