With the DJI Mavic 2 Series firmly in our grasp and a regular wave of DJI product releases featuring OcuSync 2.0 like the Smart Controller and M200 Series V2, the next piece of the puzzle has got to be the long-awaited DJI Phantom 5 drone.
Internet sources are awash with speculation about a possible Spring 2019 release date for the Phantom 5, along with expected improvements and new features. But until DJI announce their next big launch event, it’s impossible to know for sure.
In the meantime, here’s what we’re hoping to see in the next Phantom model:
- 2 Versions – Pro/Zoom
- Interchangeable Lens: 16, 24, 35 and 50mm (Pro Version?)
- OcuSync 2.0
- Maximum Flight Time 33+ Minutes
- Remote Control with Built-in LCD
- 20/22 MP 1” CMOS Sensor (Hasselblad?)
- Optical Zoom Camera (Zoom Version?)
- Adjustable Aperture
- Mechanical Shutter
- HD 4K Video @ 60fps
- Omnidirectional Obstacle Sensing
- Self-Heating Intelligent Flight Battery System
- New Intelligent Flight Modes incl. Tap-To-Fly and Sport Mode
- Possible weather-proof, Ingress Protection Level (IP)
- Price Range £1500 – £2500
Source: @OsitaLV via Twitter
Positioned somewhere between the Mavic 2 and Inspire 2, the Phantom 5 will likely feature professional-grade image and video capabilities, whilst remaining <2kg with battery and props included.
Others on the rumour mill seem to think there is something preventing the production lines from chugging ahead with the Phantom 5. So, it might be that we see an Inspire 2 V2.0 and perhaps even another handheld gimbal from the Osmo Series – this time professional-grade – released beforehand. Guess we’ll have to wait and see…
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