DJI, the China-based drone makers, are set to revolutionize the conventional commercial drone market with the soon expected DJI Phantom 5 drone. Official forums and user platforms are rife with speculation about the latest offering from DJI. If these rumors are to be believed the company will be releasing the Phantom 5 drone sometime before summer, in 2018.
The Shenzhen-based drone makers are today the world leader in hobbyist and commercial drone designing and development, earning up to 70% to 80% of the total drone sales in this category. The impressive features and the affordable price range of its drones make the company a top choice for professional aerial filmmakers and amateur drone enthusiasts alike.
Seeing DJI’s aggressive performance it is safe to speculate that the company is set to continue this trend to beat the competition with every new product it launches. Hence, the DJI Phantom 5 is expected to carry features that distinguish this drone from others in its category, effectively.
Already there are numerous rumors spreading on the internet regarding each aspect of this drone. We checked out all the rumor mills, observed the company’s past performance and strategy and based out speculations after carefully evaluating all these possibilities.
Check out all the features that the new DJI Phantom 5 is expected to pack:
Expected Release Date and Price Range
According to our experts, the DJI Phantom 5 is set to be released early in 2018, even as the spring season starts. This will make it an excellent release date, as the changing season motivates outdoor lovers and photographers to capture the beauty of spring.
Like the other drones earlier produced by DJI, the Phantom 5 can also be expected to have several variants (such as Standard, Pro, Advanced, etc). According to market speculations, the Phantom 5 variants may be priced between USD 1,000 to USD 1,800.
There are several innovative and new features that are expected to be packed into the Phantom 5 by DJI. The conventional anti-collision system is expected to be the revolutionary 360 Obstacle Sensing System, which is one of the top and most effective collision avoidance systems in the market today. The sensors on all sides of the drone allow it to prevent colliding with obstacles on top, bottom, sides, front and back.
Apart from this, the flight systems are also expected to be upgraded immensely. The Phantom 5 is expected to have Auto Takeoff and Auto Return, along with an advanced GPS system as well as other features, such as TapFly, Active Tracking, among others.
The new Phantom 5 is expected to be compact yet powerful, for easy storage and efficient flying experience. Possibly, the Phantom 5 will measure around 16” x 8.6” x 12.6” and weigh around 8.5 lbs. It is expected to come in glossy black or pearl white colors, with raised motor positions for effective handling. The additional gimbals will allow users to execute perfect 360 degree turns while flying.
Expected Camera Quality
The rumors mills are spinning hard with the excitement of a new camera possibly being integrated into the Phantom 5 drone. According to these rumors, the drone is expected to have a 20 MP lens, which will allow you to capture 4K resolution videos at 30 fps, capture slow motion videos at 240 fps and get complete 1080p DH quality at all times.
The latest offering from DJI, the Phantom 5 is expected to have a completely innovative battery, according to some rumors. While others speculate that the company will install a 1.2 Li-Po battery which will provide an extended flight time, totaling around 30 minutes.
These, and other such speculations being made about the Phantom 5 drone from DJI is increasing the excitement of drone lovers all over the world. Apart from the advanced features, the upgraded performance will make the DJI Phantom 5 a top choice with professional commercial filmmakers. Freewell Gear, the leading accessory makers, have already set the production plants in motion to design and develop essential lens filters, DJI Phantom 5 accessories, etc that will make the DJI Phantom 5 flying experience one of the most memorable and comfortable ones.