DJI, civilian drones and aerial imaging technology maker, has introduced two new drones, the Mavic Pro Platinum and Phantom 4 Pro Obsidian and announces the Sphere mode for the Spark at IFA 2017 in Berlin.

The new and improved Mavic Pro Platinum

The DJI Mavic Pro Platinum takes all of the advanced features of the Mavic Pro and builds on them. It is ideal for travelers, amateur photographers, and outdoor sports enthusiasts.

With an 11 percent gain in flight time taking it up 30 minutes coupled with a 60 percent noise power reduction, the Mavic Pro Platinum provides the best portable drone experience yet. Additionally, the drone’s compact and powerful body has also been created with an attractive platinum coloured shell. The increased flight time and quieter operation has been achieved by integrating new electronic speed controllers (ESCs) and freshly designed propellers which are also compatible with the current Mavic Pro.

Furthermore, pilots of the DJI Mavic Pro Platinum benefit from a portable, powerful, and easy-to-use camera drone that features a 4K stabilised camera, 4.3 mile (7km) range, innovative FlightAutonomy technology to sense obstacles up to 49ft (15m) away, and a range of intelligent flight modes that make it extremely fun and easy to fly.

DJI Phantom 4 Pro Obsidian: The professional drone photographer’s perfect tool

The iconic Phantom 4 Pro drone which made professional aerial imaging easier for everyone is back with a new professional appearance. It now has a sleek matte-gray Obsidian color shell featuring a magnesium, electroplated, and anti-fingerprint coated gimbal, which requires a higher standard manufacturing technique.

For professionals who demand excellence while capturing images and video for a commercial client or documenting a wedding, the Phantom 4 Pro Obsidian has a large 1-inch CMOS sensor and a 4K 60fps recording capability to ensure a professional outcome in any situation. The Phantom 4 Pro Obsidian offers intelligent performance and a powerful imaging system for any serious drone photographer.

DJI Spark: Capture stunning ‘Sphere’ panorama images

Spark is an easy-to-use, fun-to-fly mini camera drone that lifts off from the palm of your hand to capture and share those special moments on the go. Spark is the first consumer drone that users can control by hand gestures alone, whether it’s sending it up and away, taking a selfie or shooting a video, or calling it back.

With the newly introduced Sphere mode in the Panorama photo feature, users now have more ways to enjoy the Spark and can easily produce a panoramic photo with a fisheye lens effect. This Sphere can then be shared directly to social media sites, some of which already support interactive images. The new feature will be included soon in the forthcoming DJI GO 4 mobile app and Spark firmware updates.

This mode joins the following recently announced firmware updates which allow Spark users to get the best flying experience with easy to use photo and video functions:

  • A new gesture to start and stop video recording
  • Enhanced QuickShot video features for more cinematic control
  • A 180-degree photo shooting mode and improved photo image resolution
  • Full integration with the DJI Goggles
  • Optimization of the PalmLaunch function for better stability after takeoff
  • Improved control accuracy under the QuickShot Dronie mode

Price and availability

With a retail price of US$1,099 (around P56,100), the Mavic Pro Platinum is available for pre-order immediately at store.dji.com and will begin shipping in September.  The Fly More Combo for the Mavic Pro Platinum will be available at a later date with a retail price of $1,399 (around P71,400).  Phantom 4 Pro Obsidian will retail for $1,499 (around P76,500) and will be available in September at store.dji.com, DJI Flagship Stores, and authorized dealers worldwide.