DJI (大疆), the world’s drone market leader, is tipped to unveil Inspire 3, its next-generation drone and successor to Inspire 2, in March, Chinese tech media outlet mydrivers.com broke the news yesterday.
The new contraption, equipped with DJI’s flagship Zenmuse full-frame camera, will be able to shoot 8K resolution video footage.
Zenmuse X9 camera is available in 6K and 8K versions. DJI Ronin 4D, the first-ever cinema camera released by the Shenzhen-based company in October 2021, comes with exactly a Zenmuse X9 camera that produces imagery with phenomenal quality, the report on mydrivers.com said.
DJI ceased production of Inspire 2, which supports Zenmuse X7 and X5S cameras with gimbal stabilizers, in January 2022, and has since announced no new models.
Inspire 2 carries a sticker price of 19,999 yuan (US$2,908), able to fly at a maximum speed of 94 kilometers per hour for 23 to 27 minutes.
Built for special purposes, the drone’s quadcopter propeller is constructed from carbon fiber and it has a magnum-aluminum alloy body.
The quick release propellers that arrive with optional packages can send the drone up to between 2,500 and 5,000 meters for high-altitude operation.
Online speculation alleged earlier that the gimbal stabilizer would be mounted toward the lower part of the drone, with the TB50 intelligent battery remaining in use as the source of power.
In addition to Inspire 3, there have been rumors that DJI’s product pipeline also includes Air 3, Mavic 3S, M350T, and Dock SE, but no information is available so far on these models.