Drone flying typically involves the pilot looking at a screen which streams the drone’s POV through its built-in camera. This is how it’s usually done and for the most part, it works. However, if you’re hoping to have a brand new experience and see through the eyes of the drone, DJI has you covered.
The company has officially taken the wraps off the DJI FPV which allows the pilot to fly the drone in a different way. This is done through a pair of goggles in which you will see what the drone sees but instead of staring down at a screen, you’ll feel like you’re actually inside the drone itself piloting it.
The FPV concept isn’t entirely new because if you’ve seen drone racing in the past, some of them do use similar technology, but now DJI is making that tech more widely available for regular users. The drone itself will come with a 150-degree wide-angle lens and is capable of shooting at 4K at 60 fps with RockSteady image stabilization.
There is a 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor in the drone, which is actually smaller than some of DJI’s other drones, but given that this is the first model, perhaps future models could pack a larger sensor. The entire setup won’t come cheap though as it is priced starting at $1,299 which includes the drone, the remote control, and the goggles.