DJI FPV Imaging Drone and FPV Drone Hybrid

You will think given DJI’s experience in drone design and manufacturing, it would have gotten into FPV ages ago. Well, it finally did. Folks, meet the DJI FPV, DJI’s very first FPV drone.

DJI FPV Imaging Drone and FPV Drone Hybrid

In addition to looking pretty, this new kid in the FPV arena has a lot to offer. The DJI FPV essentially marries DJI’s expertise in making in integrated drone camera and first person view flying.

It offers 3 mode of flying: Normal, Sport and Manual. Normal for pilots with any skill level, or lack thereof. Sport for aggressive flying with some safety features found on the Normal mode and Manual mode that lets you take full control.

It is fast too. The DJI FPV can get from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 2 seconds and has a top speed of 140 km/h (87 mph).

DJI FPV Imaging Drone and FPV Drone Hybrid

The drone is paired to a DJI FPV Goggles V2 that boasts DJI O3 Transmission with up to 10 km (6.2 miles) range. The goggles further features auto-switching dual frequencies (2.4/5.8 GHz), 810p/120fps image transmission with 50 Mbps bitrate, dual viewing modes (low-latency HD and Smooth), and anti-interference technologies.

Other features include Emergency Brake and Hover, which is exactly what it says it is, Return to Home for one touch return to starting point, auto Return to Home when it loses connection, ADB-S receiver to warn pilots of any aircraft in the vicinity, removable battery good for 20 minutes of flight time per charge, easily replaceable parts, and a 4K/60p 120 Mbps gimbal-mounted camera, featuring Super-Wide 150-degree FoV, RockSteady digital image stabilization and slow-mo video recording at 1080/120p.

DJI FPV Imaging Drone and FPV Drone Hybrid

So, yeah, it is also an imaging drone too. So, what’s not to love? Oh, right. The price. The DJI FPV commands a princely sum of US$1,299. The price also includes a remote controller 2.

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Optionally, you can pick up a separate motion controller that will let you control the drone with hand motions. The said control will cost an additional US$199. There is also a FPV Fly More Kit, which comes with two extra batteries and a charging hub, going for US$299.

All images courtesy of DJI.