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DJI Showcase New Drones & Sphere Mode at IFA 2017

Simon Skinner - 2 years ago

More news from IFA 2017 in Berlin as DJI has introduced two new drones, the Mavic Pro Platinum and Phantom 4 Pro Obsidian and announces the ‘Sphere’mode for the DJI Spark

The new DJI Mavic Pro Platinum takes all of the advanced features of the Mavic Pro and builds on them. It is ideal for travellers, amateur photographers, and those of us who are keen on outdoor sports.

The new Mavic Pro Platinum delivers an impressive 11 percent increase in flight time, taking it up 30 minutes, and this, coupled with a significant 60% noise reduction. Additionally, the drone’s body now comes in a slick platinum coloured casing.

The increased flight time and quieter operation have been achieved by integrating new electronic speed controllers [ESC’s] and freshly designed propellers which are also compatible with the current Mavic Pro.

The New and Improved Mavic Pro Platinum

For more info on the Mavic Pro Platinum, click through HERE

The Phantom 4 Pro drone is back with a new pro appearance; a sleek matte-grey Obsidian colour shell featuring a magnesium, electroplated and anti-fingerprint coated gimbal which requires a higher standard manufacturing technique.

The Phantom 4 Pro Obsidian has a large 1” CMOS sensor and a 4K 60fps recording capability to ensure a pro-standard result in any shooting circumstance.

DJI Phantom 4 Pro Obsidian: The pro drone photographer’s perfect tool

For more info about the Phantom 4 Pro Obsidian, click through HERE

The DJI Spark is an easy-to-use, fun-to-fly mini camera drone that can lift off from the palm of your hand. It’s the first consumer drone that users can control by hand gestures alone, sending it skywards, shooting a selfie or video, or calling it back.

The new Sphere mode in the Panorama photo feature, gives more ways to enjoy the Spark and can produce a panoramic photo with a fisheye lense effect. This ‘Sphere’ can then be shared directly to social media sites, some of which already support interactive images. The new feature will be included soon in the forthcoming DJI GO 4 mobile app and Spark firmware updates.

This mode joins the following recently announced firmware updates which allow Spark users to get the best flying experience with easy to use photo and video functions:

  • New gesture to start and stop video recording
  • Enhanced QuickShot video features for more cinematic control
  • 180-degree photo shooting mode and improved photo image resolution
  • Full integration with the DJI Goggles
  • Optimisation of the PalmLaunch function for better stability after takeoff
  • Improved control accuracy under the QuickShot Dronie mode

DJI Spark: Now with the ability to capture ‘Sphere’ panorama images

For more info about the Spark, click through HERE

Paul Pan, DJI Senior Product Manager, told PhotoBite: “DJI continuously looks for ways to improve its products and introduce new features, many of which are the result of the positive feedback and requests we received from customers around the world, Starting with our Osmo Mobile Silver handheld stabilizer, DJI has been expanding its product variations to meet the different lifestyles and needs of consumers. Similarly, we’ve done the same with two of the most iconic DJI drone products, the Mavic Pro and Phantom 4 Pro. The Spark’s newly added ‘Sphere’mode will also introduce a new way for people to experience the fun of aerial photography.”

Pricing & availability:

The Mavic Pro Platinum is available for pre-order immediately and will begin shipping in September, priced at £1,119

The Mavic Pro Fly More Combo will be available at a later date with a retail price of £1,459

Phantom 4 Pro Obsidian will retail at £1,589 and will also be available in September

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Simon Skinner

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Having spent many years working in various pockets of the music industry, and always with a camera in hand, Simon has worked with organisations such as Warner/Chappell, Food Records and ultimately, co-founding the innovative independent record label, Izumi Records before moving fully into the world of publishing in 2007. Amongst numerous other projects in the last decade, he has been responsible for a number of specialist photo trade magazines and journals for the filmmaking and photography communities, along with a coffee table book entitled, "Great Britons of Photography' which he produced with Peter Dench and Leica. Now heading up PhotoBite, Simon and the team have set themselves a task of delivering informative and inspirational content for photographers of all levels, from the beginner, shooting with smartphones, to the seasoned photographer and filmmaker.

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