According to a leaked photo from last month, it seemed to suggest that DJI could be working on a new Phantom drone that could feature an interchangeable lens camera. No doubt this sounds like an amazing idea and now thanks to newly leaked photos, more images of the rumored Phantom 5 drone have found their way online.
As you can see from the photo above, this looks similar to the previous photos which bodes well as far as consistency is concerned. The rumored specs include a 1-inch CMOS sensor, a new DL-M lens mount, multiple flight modes and also increased flight times, support for two memory cards, a max speed of 55mph, a max range of 7km, and also a battery upgrade that promises up to 33 minutes.
DJI is also expected to launch new lenses for the drone which includes a 15mm, 24mm, 35mm, and also 50mm. While there are drones out there that already support photographers using their own equipment, the ability to swap out lenses on a built-in camera on a drone is a game changer. We’re not sure if this will necessarily be cheaper or be as good as a dedicated camera, but it should result in a smaller (and lighter) footprint.
No word on when the DJI Phantom 5 will be launched, but if and when it does, it has been rumored to cost $1,600, but no mention of how much the lenses are expected to cost.