DJI’s upcoming FPV drone leaked with a complete unboxing video and flight footage
DJI’s hotly-anticipated FPV drone has been leaked (again). And we’re not just talking about a photo or two this time, but an entire unboxing video, courtesy of SpiderMonkey FPV who mirrored the original video after it was taken down. The packaging in the video is the full FPV combo kit which includes the drone itself, controller and the new DJI V2 goggles.
Obviously, the drone still hasn’t been released yet and the “NOT FOR SALE” and “DISPLAY DEMO” stickers indicate that this is a pre-production or display model in preparation for the expected official launch next month. The unboxing, though, shows everything so far. SpiderMonkey FPV also posted a separate video containing some FPV drone footage recorded by the goggles.
This drone marks DJI’s first-ever public venture into the world of FPV flying and looking at the flight samples shown so far, it doesn’t look too bad. Sure, it’s not on the same level of quality as a Mavic 2, or possibly even the Mavic Mini, but for an FPV drone, it’s not awful. And this is from the DJI V2 Goggles’ built-in recorder, not straight from the drone.
But the flight looks nice and smooth and I think we can expect the drone itself to record significantly higher quality footage than shown here. I have to admit, though, the drone itself is a little larger than I expected it to be.
The unboxing was originally recorded by Dominion Drones, a rather inconspicuous looking channel with a mere 40 subscribers. The original upload has since disappeared, but that video was reposted to SpiderMonkey FPV for all to see. This isn’t the first DJI FPV leak we’ve seen, and everything appears fairly similar to what we saw in December, but this video obviously goes into a lot more detail.
I’m not going to spoil it for you, but if you’re interested in finding out more about what DJI’s upcoming FPV drone may have to offer, have a watch of the video. But, as mentioned, it’s a demo model. So, things may change between now and the official release expected in March.
[via The Verge]
John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.