Today, DJI officially introduces its new DJI Digital FPV Transmission System with low latency and HD video, and it will improve your drone racing. It consists of the DJI FPV goggles, the DJI FPV remote controller, and the DJI FPV air unit Transmission Module that attaches to the DJI FPV camera. We first learned about these new DJI products when the FCC filings were made public last week. The DJI FPV Transmission System is available as of today with two bundle options: the FPV Fly More Combo for $929 and the FPV Experience Combo for $819.

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New DJI Digital FPV Transmission System

Yesterday, at the Seaview Rotary Wings RC Helicopter Club in Brooklyn, New York, we were able to get some hands-on experience with this new system, and I walked away very impressed. The low latency of only 28 milliseconds and the HD video provide you with much more detail, resolution, and sharpness of your surroundings and make it much easier to see where your FPV drone is in relation to any obstacles around you. I think many analog FPV drone racers will find it hard to go back to their old systems once they have seen the HD video that the new DJI Digital FPV Transmission System provides.

Let’s take a closer look at the different components that make up this new DJI Digital FPV Transmission System.

DJI FPV goggles

Forget the old DJI Goggles RE — the new DJI FPC racing goggles are much smaller and lighter. They’re not as small as the popular FatShark goggles, but they come close. The new goggles provide you with low latency (28 ms) 720p HD video footage at 120 fps. Racing footage can be captured on your goggles at 720p at 60 fps by inserting a micro SD card. You can also record the footage on the actual DJI air unit at both 1080p at 60 fps or at 720p at 120 fps. The goggles can also accommodate people who wear glasses.

New DJI Digital FPV Transmission System with low latency and HD video for drone racing

DJI FPV remote controller

The new DJI FPV remote controller looks and feels very similar to the remotes we know from the Phantom and Inspire series, but it’s completely different underneath, Ferdinand Wolf, creative director of DJI Europe, told me. It uses a 5.8G Hz frequency channel to communicate with the DJI FPV air unit and has a transmission range of up to 2.5 miles.

New DJI Digital FPV Transmission System with low latency and HD video for drone racing

DJI FPV air unit

The DJI FPV air unit is mounted on the drone and is able to simultaneously receive input from the DJI FPC Remote Controller and provide low latency, HD video feed back to the DJI FPV Goggles. It has a slot to insert your micro SD card. The DJI FPV air unit is directly connected to the DJI FPV camera.

The photos above give you an idea of the difference between an analog and the DJI Digital FPV Transmission System. The inserted photo is a screenshot of what you see when flying analog. The larger screenshot if from DJI’s system and showed significantly less interference, more resolution, more saturation, improved sharpness, and detail. We will post a video showing this later today. 

DJI FPV camera

The DJI FPV camera has a 150-degree ultra-wide-angle lens and records both in 1080p at 60 fps or at 720p at 120 fps. The camera and housing are very small and can easily be mounted to any 3-inch or 5-inch drone, or to any other r/c vehicle.

The DJI FPV Camera offers three different modes: “racing mode” with extra saturation so that obstacles really pop out from the background; “LED mode” with increased saturation and noise control to allow pilots to fly their drones in dark environments; and “standard mode,” which is geared toward reducing color loss and preserving details.

New DJI Digital FPV Transmission System with low latency and HD video for drone racing

Price and Availability

The DJI FPV System is available as of today with two bundle options, the FPV Fly More Combo for $929, and the FPV Experience Combo for $819.

  • The FPV Fly More Combo ($929) includes the FPV goggles, air unit, FPV camera, and remote controller, along with all the wires and antennas needed.
  • The FPV Experience Combo ($819) includes the FPV goggles, two FPV cameras, and air units, along with all the necessary wires and antennas.

For more information on the DJI FPV System, please visit: https://www.dji.com/fpv

What about DJI’s FPV drone?

So, what about DJI’s FPV drone? Unfortunately that wasn’t released by DJI today, but we will have more info about that in a later story today, so stay tuned.

What do you think about the DJI FPV Transmission System? Let us know in the comments below.

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