DJI has unveiled the Inspire 3, their latest professional-grade drone, engineered to elevate aerial cinematography with a host of innovative features and improvements. Boasting a sleek, lightweight design, this drone comes equipped with a full-frame Zenmuse X9-8K Air Gimbal Camera sensor and is available for 14,999 €.

Capturing Stunning Visuals with Advanced Camera Technology

The Inspire 3's cutting-edge Zenmuse X9-8K Air Gimbal Camera sensor is DJI's lightest yet and fully compatible with their CineCore 3.0 image processing system. This powerful combination allows for 8K 25fps CinemaDNG and 8K 75fps Apple ProRes RAW internal recording. Additionally, the drone can record 4K 120fps ProRes RAW without cropping.

The X9-8K Air sensor offers dual native ISO at EI 800 and 4000 below 30fps, enhancing low-light shooting capabilities. Above 30p, the camera can still achieve EI 320 and 1600. With a dynamic range of 14+ stops and support for DJI Cinema Color System (DCSS), the Inspire 3 delivers accurate colors, skin tones, and seamless color matching with other DJI cameras, such as the Ronin 4D.

Lens Compatibility and Unprecedented Performance

The Inspire 3 supports DJI DL mount lenses, including an additional 18mm F2.8 full-frame lens, a new telephoto lens designed for 8K, and other DL mount options. The redesigned airframe incorporates the FPV camera, visual sensors, positioning antennas, and storage card slot, while the landing gear can be lowered in-flight to allow an unrestricted 80-degree upward view. Its new propulsion system achieves speeds of 94km/h, 8m/s ascent and descent speeds, and a dive speed of 10m/s.

Enhanced FPV Camera and Transmission Range

The upgraded FPV camera provides a 161-degree field of view (FOV) with a 1/1.8-inch night vision sensor and 1080p 60fps video. The Inspire 3 offers a 15km transmission range with a single controller and 12km in dual-control mode. The drone can deliver a 1080p 60fps live feed with a 90ms latency over 12km or 4K 30fps over a 5km range.

Improved Controller and Flight Time

Included with the Inspire 3 is the DJI RC Plus controller featuring a 7-inch 1200-nit display and 3.3-hour operation time, extendable to 6 hours with an external WB37 battery. The drone supports TB61 dual batteries for up to 28 minutes of flight time.

Advanced Flight System and Precision Control

The Inspire 3's flight system has been upgraded with Waypoint Pro options, allowing pilots to fly the drone in precise patterns and routes multiple times for consistent takes or varying lighting conditions. The 3D dolly feature simulates crane, cable cam, or dolly movements, providing more flexibility than traditional mounted camera setups.

High-precision RTK positioning and integrated 3 GNSS (GPS + Galileo + BeiDou) technologies enable precise camera movement worldwide. Machine learning algorithms allow single object recognition and tracking, freeing pilots to focus on flying as the camera automatically tracks subjects, simplifying solo operations.

Integration with Professional Film Sets

The Inspire 3 easily integrates with high-end film sets through timecode sync and compatibility with the High-Bright Remote Monitor and RC Plus. The monitor also supports other DJI products, such as the Ronin 4D, making it easy for professionals to switch between different camera systems on set.

Safety and Reliability

DJI has incorporated multiple safety features into the Inspire 3, including an obstacle avoidance system, geofencing, and a return-to-home function. These features ensure the safety of the drone, its surroundings, and the pilot during operation. Furthermore, the Inspire 3 is built with redundancy in mind, having dual IMUs and barometers for increased reliability.Expandable and Customizable

The Inspire 3 is designed to be versatile and customizable, with support for third-party accessories and payloads. This adaptability allows filmmakers and aerial photographers to tailor the drone to their specific needs, ensuring the Inspire 3 remains a valuable tool in their creative arsenal.

In Conclusion

The DJI Inspire 3 is a groundbreaking drone, bringing a new level of versatility, precision, and quality to aerial cinematography. With advanced camera technology, enhanced flight capabilities, and seamless integration with professional film sets, the Inspire 3 is set to become a game-changer in the world of filmmaking and aerial photography.