A new photo of what’s supposed to be DJI’s best filmmaking drone has leaked online.
The nighttime image, shared by notable leaker OsitaLV over the weekend, gives us yet another sneak peek into the rumored Inspire 3 drone that’s expected to launch later this year around September.
Two aircraft are visible in the photo, which has led to speculation that DJI may release two versions of the upcoming Inspire 3 – just like the company did with the Mavic 3 prosumer drone.
And while this photo by itself may not reveal a whole lot about the professional drone, it’s probably the first time we are looking closely at an Inspire 3 which hasn’t been banged up by testers.
We have previously seen the drone in a short video from a field test – that video was shared by leaker DealsDrone and corroborated by OsitaLV, wherein the latter explained that the drone would be compatible with DJI Zenmuse X9. The X9 is a gimbal camera with a full-frame sensor, built-in physical ND filters, and an interchangeable lens mount that DJI announced with the Ronin 4D cinematography system.
However, all other leaks to date have come from prototypes that appear to have crashed during test flights. These leaks have shown Inspire 3 being tested with DJI’s P1 and X7 sensors.
Another detail that has been gleaned from previous leaks is that the Inspire 3 drone will come with foldable propellers – a first for the series. A retractable landing gear, meanwhile, has been retained from the earlier generation. The drone is also expected to be compatible with DJI RC Plus, the company’s new flagship remote controller for professional drones.
Possible specs for the DJI Inspire 3 drone, as shared by OsitaLV previously, include:
- New O4 video transmission with dual RC
- CineCore 3.1
- Super 35 or large format CMOS sensor
- 8K 75fps, 6K 100fps, 4K 200fps
- No crop in every framerate
- RAW 12 bit / ProRes 4444XQ / 422HQ
- Time code sync
- Omni-directional obstacle avoidance
- APAS Pro
- High accuracy maneuvering
- Somatosensory gimbal control
- Portable video receiver for director
- Stepless iris adjustment