DJI just announced the DJI Inspire 3 drone. Priced at a staggering $16,499, this commercial-grade drone is specifically designed for professional filmmakers. It will also serve cinematographers who demand the highest quality aerial footage.
The DJI Inspire 3 drone boasts a 20 percent improvement in aerodynamics compared to its predecessor, the Inspire 2. But the real game-changer is the Zenmuse X9-8K Air cinema camera. According to DJI, it is the lightest full-frame camera system ever created.
Zenmuse X9-8K Air with CineCore 3.0 offers unparalleled performance and versatility. It will help professionals capture cinematic masterpieces from the skies
8K at 75fps and 4K at 120fps
The Zenmuse X9-8K Air camera takes aerial videography to new heights with its 8K recording capability. Filmmakers can now capture stunningly detailed footage with exceptional clarity and precision.
Moreover, the camera also supports 4K recording at 120fps in ProRes RAW, allowing for smooth slow-motion shots that add a dramatic touch to any production.
Improved Low-Light Performance and Dynamic Range
One of the standout features of the Zenmuse X9-8K Air camera is its dual native ISO capability, offering ISO settings of 800 and 4000 for frame rates up to 30fps and 320 and 1600 for higher frame rates.
This allows filmmakers to capture breathtaking footage even in challenging low-light conditions without compromising on image quality.
The camera also offers more than 14 stops of dynamic range, giving filmmakers greater flexibility in post-production to fine-tune their shots and achieve their creative vision.
Interchangeable Lenses and Advanced Remote Control
The DJI Inspire 3 drone offers unparalleled flexibility in terms of lens options, thanks to its DL-mount lens system. Filmmakers can choose from a wide range of interchangeable lenses to achieve their desired visual style and creative vision.
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This opens up endless possibilities for capturing unique and stunning aerial footage that stands out from the crowd.
The DJI Inspire 3 drone comes with a new remote control, the RC Plus. This new remote offers advanced functionalities for professional filmmakers. One of the standout features is the dual-control mode. Using this one user can operate the cinema camera while another user pilots the drone using the front first-person view (FPV) camera.
The FPV camera comes with an ultrawide lens with a 161-degree field of view and even features a night vision sensor for capturing footage in low-light conditions.
This dual-control mode allows for seamless coordination between the camera operator and the drone pilot, enabling filmmakers to capture complex shots with ease and precision.
ProRes RAW and CinemaDNG with License Key
While the DJI Inspire 3 drone offers groundbreaking features out of the box, some of its capabilities, such as ProRes RAW and CinemaDNG recording, require a license key to unlock.
Priced at $979, this additional purchase is necessary for those who want to take full advantage of the drone’s capabilities. However, this investment can be well worth it for professional filmmakers who demand the highest quality footage for their productions.
The DJI Inspire 3 is priced at $16,499, making it a premium for best-in-class performance. The combo package, including the drone, the Zenmuse X9-8K Air camera, and the RC Plus remote control will be available by the end of June, as per DJI’s official announcement.