DJI launches FPV goggles that give you first-person view from a drone

Apr 25, 2017

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DJI launches FPV goggles that give you first-person view from a drone

Apr 25, 2017

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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DJI has officially brought FPV goggles for to Mavic Pro, Phantom 4 and Inspire series of drones. They have launched DJI Goggles, which will bring you the first-person view of the world the from bird perspective.

It’s like you can fly where your drone flies and see the world below you – in full HD, of course. DJI Goggles have two 1920×1080 screens, providing more than twice the amount of pixels of a typical 2K single screen. In addition, they have some more cool features, so let’s take a look.

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DJI Goggles are able to offer both 720p/60fps and close range 1080p/30fps viewing with an extremely low latency of just 110ms. Through DJI’s OcuSync wireless transmission system, you can connect up to four devices to the Mavic Pro simultaneously.

Antennas built into the headband ensure 360° of coverage, and you’ll have a reliable connection even if the drone is flying behind you.

DJI Goggles can be paired with several intelligent flight modes. DJI points out that they make a perfect pair with their new Intelligent Flight Mode: Fixed-Wing Mode. In this mode, the drone doesn’t turn left or right, but flies forward with enough rotational movement for realistic flight simulation. Other Intelligent Flight Modes include Terrain Follow, ActiveTrack, TapFly, Cinematic Mode and Tripod Mode.

What I find particularly interesting is the Head Tracking Mode. It enables you to control both the drone rotation and the camera tilt by turning your head. This feature made me instantly think of playing racing video games as a kid, when I would lean left and right while driving through curves. Good times.

Finally, the goggles have a sleek design and they’re comfortable for wearing. I can hardly imagine it since they weigh a kilo together with the headband. But DJI claims that the headband design balances and spreads the weight of DJI Goggles around the head evenly.

Here are the full specs:

Weight Goggles: 495 g
Headband: 500 g
Dimensions Goggles: 195×155×110 mm
Headband(Folded): 255×205×92 mm
FOV 85° (single screen)
Screen Size 5 inch×2
Interpupillary Distance Range 58 – 70 mm
Refresh rate 60 Hz
Screen Resolution 3840×1080 (single screen: 1920×1080)
Operating Frequency 2.4 GHz
Max.Transmission Distance Same as the aircraft connected
Video Downlink Resolution 1080p 30, 720p 60, 720p 30
Video Downlink Latency at least
(Near field and free of interference)
110 ms (Mavic Pro, 720p60, video format: 720p120) 150 ms (Phantom 4 series, 720p60, video format: 720p60/720p120)
140 ms (Inspire 2+X5S, 720p60, video format: 1080p120)
190 ms (Inspire 2+X4S, 720p60, video format: 1080p60)
Battery Capacity 9440 mAh
Battery Energy 35.44 Wh
Max Operating Time 6 hrs
Operating Temperature Range 32°F (0°C) – 104°F (40°C)
I/O Interface Micro USB, 3.5mm audio jack,
HDMI type-D, Micro SD card slot
HDMI Supported HDMI 1.4b, HDCP 1.4
Sensors­­ Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor
Charger Input: 100-240VAC, 50/60 Hz. 0.5A
Output: 5V,3A ; 9V,2A;12V,1.5A

The goggles are available for preorders on DJI’s website at the price of $449. The shipping begins fairly soon, after May 201, 2017.

Although it seems like I would get a massive headache after 30 seconds (and probably also crash a drone), I’m dying to try this. What about you? Will you get a pair of DJI Goggles for yourself?

[DJI Goggles via No Film School]

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Dunja Djudjic

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3 responses to “DJI launches FPV goggles that give you first-person view from a drone”

  1. Christian Mayberry Avatar
    Christian Mayberry

    Nice article , I didn’t know pov googles had been around already either. Good read

  2. radcraig Avatar
    radcraig

    This could be handy for one person to control the camera while the pilot controls the drone itself. Just keep in mind for commercial remote piloting you have to be able to see the drone at all times so POV cameras are not allowed for control of the drone because they do not satisfy “see-and-avoid” requirements.

  3. joe_average Avatar
    joe_average

    No, no… I purchased the mavic to carry less gear