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  • (eerie noise)

  • - All right.

  • I got to the park

  • and I'm about to have

  • my very first flight with a DJ FPV.

  • It could happen

  • could have had to happen.

  • I don't think it was entirely my fault

  • but let's just get into it.

  • This is the DJ FPV.

  • (dramatic music)

  • - So ever since drones

  • reached the mainstream,

  • it became an easy way

  • for videographers,

  • and photographers,

  • to get perspectives,

  • they could have only dream of,

  • or, you know would need

  • to rent a helicopter for,

  • at the same time

  • the first person view or FPV drones,

  • and racing drones

  • were slowly establishing their presence.

  • - We live in the age of drones.

  • - A new sport is emerging

  • at breakneck speed.

  • - It was a niche DIY

  • community at first,

  • then drone racing league

  • started popping all over the place,

  • eventually it got picked up by ESPN,

  • but that DIY culture,

  • still remained a big

  • part of the sport.

  • Nowadays, FPV racers,

  • started using their

  • hard earned skills,

  • also for filming purposes,

  • and creating this new trend

  • among drone pilots,

  • which is cinematic FPVs

  • Now the world's biggest consumer,

  • drone company DJI,

  • is ready to hop

  • on that trend,

  • and is releasing its first FPV drone.

  • The drone is bundled together

  • with DJI's existing goggles,

  • and the brand new controller.

  • The whole $1,300 kit is tailored

  • towards experience FPV pilots,

  • but also newcomers

  • like myself, looking to up

  • their drone game.

  • So let's take of look at how DJS FPV kit

  • compares to the rest of the market,

  • and also let's find out how easy

  • or hard it is to learn to fly

  • FPV's in less than two weeks.

  • So the first selling price

  • of the system is the simplicity.

  • No need to know how

  • to build your own drone,

  • calibrate motors,

  • get the transmitters right,

  • get the balance right,

  • It really is as plan and play as it gets.

  • The drone is heavier

  • than most FPV drones

  • and that's due to this hefty battery.

  • But the battery,

  • is also a big selling point for DJI.

  • It has a runtime of 20 minutes.

  • And if you're used to

  • standard drones like you know Mavics

  • or Phantoms or Parrots,

  • you might think that this is short,

  • but if you're used to FPV drones,

  • this is actually a significant upgrade,

  • from what you normally get,

  • which varies from three minutes,

  • for a very tiny drones,

  • to around 10 to 15 minutes,

  • for larger activities.

  • It's also DJI's intelligent battery,

  • meaning that this charge

  • is after a few days

  • when not in use,

  • to maximize the slice.

  • Another plus for you

  • who just don't wanna deal

  • with proper battery etiquette.

  • So usually in my drone reviews

  • I often spend

  • a lot of time pixel peeping,

  • talk about image quality

  • of drone cameras.

  • What you need to know

  • is that it shares the same sensor,

  • as the mini two,

  • except this FPV,

  • can film 4k at 60 frames per second,

  • instead of 24 frames per second.

  • So you can slow

  • down footage for those

  • thrilling close calls.

  • And if you ever want it even slower

  • you can also shoot slow motion,

  • at 120 frames per second at 1080P.

  • And overall the camera's really good.

  • It is great in good light,

  • and not so great in low light.

  • Also it has electronic

  • image stabilizer built in.

  • I do wish you used a better camera,

  • with a larger sensor,

  • but I get it,

  • It's DJI's first that free drone,

  • and if it ends up being successful,

  • it's safe to assume,

  • we'll see a more diverse

  • lineup in the future.

  • The camera is mounted

  • on a one axis gimbal,

  • and it has a super eye view

  • of 150 degrees compared

  • to 83 degrees that you normally

  • get on that magnitude for example.

  • You can also actually see

  • the ends of your propellers,

  • in your footage,

  • which is great for gauging

  • how close you are

  • to certain obstacles while flying,

  • but obviously not so great

  • for overall aesthetic,

  • in the final clip.

  • You can either choose

  • to remove it in post-production,

  • or apply a lens correction

  • in the menu in the goggles,

  • which will also get rid of these

  • very, very distorted edges.

  • But I personally kind of

  • liked that Look,

  • even with propellers in there.

  • The biggest difference between DJI's FPV

  • and most other FPV's,

  • is the image transmission.

  • First, DJI FPV drone,

  • is relying on digital transmission,

  • which had introduced

  • in December of 2019.

  • Most started FPV drones drones,

  • they rely on analog transmission.

  • The downside of analog transmission,

  • is that it doesn't allow

  • for long distance flying,

  • but it is very low latency,

  • which takes precedence over range.

  • However, DJI is using its

  • audio sync technology here,

  • and from my experience

  • over the past few weeks,

  • like always, it's been great,

  • but it's actually

  • hasn't been as good as with some

  • of the other DJI drones.

  • At a few random points,

  • I did notice some certain appearance

  • with the image,

  • where the image would get pixelated,

  • and I would just have to stop

  • for a few beats,

  • before I continued flying.

  • And these goggles

  • were into these last year too.

  • And they look interesting.

  • I'm getting a very

  • Christopher Nolan Neo,

  • bad meniscal vibe from it.

  • I can't help feeling

  • like a complete idiot wearing them,

  • but Peter said, it looks badass.

  • I'll just trust him on that one.

  • There's the joystick,

  • and a back button,

  • and the record button

  • and the display is eight, 10 P,

  • at 120 frames per second.

  • It really looks crisp and smooth.

  • Lastly, there's this new controller,

  • that is almost half the size

  • of other FPV controllers,

  • and it looks good,

  • and it feels good.

  • You can pop the back

  • so you can adjust the tightness,

  • of the joysticks as well.

  • And there's this

  • optional motion controller,

  • which I'll be honest,

  • I didn't have time to test,

  • or any interest in testing it,

  • I just feel more comfortable

  • with a standard controller

  • at this point.

  • but there's one thing

  • I can tell you about

  • both of these is that,

  • neither charge with a USBC,

  • to USBC cable

  • just use BA to USBC cable,

  • and it's infuriating,

  • I just don't get it.

  • So once again,

  • this whole kit will cost

  • around $1,300,

  • compared to some other options online,

  • you can definitely get away

  • with spending a lot less,

  • until you feel more comfortable,

  • flying an FPV.

  • Tiny Hawk makes some of the best

  • beginner FPV drones,

  • and they're started $99,

  • without a controller

  • and goggles that is.

  • But he feared the level,

  • where you feel already

  • comfortable flying,

  • I think that this price

  • is comparable for what's out there.

  • Okay. That should cover all

  • the horror things you need to know.

  • If you have more questions,

  • be sure to drop them below.

  • But yeah, let's talk about

  • the flying experience of this thing.

  • (uptown music)

  • So there are three modes

  • you can fly this drone in,

  • normal sport,

  • and fully manual.

  • Normal is basically

  • how you fly any other DJI drones,

  • and the speed is capped at,

  • 50 kilometers per hour,

  • conversion here.

  • Sport mode is simplified FPV mode,

  • and it's a lot faster

  • than normal mode,

  • which speeds up to,

  • 97 kilometers per hour.

  • And the drone would

  • hold altitude in both

  • of these modes,

  • and kind of balance itself out.

  • And lastly, there's this manual mode,

  • which allows you to do

  • the things like this.

  • It can reach speeds

  • up to 140 kilometers per hour,

  • and it has acceleration

  • of zero to 60,

  • in under two seconds.

  • Here, you'll have to get comfortable,

  • controlling your altitude,

  • and the throttle yourself,

  • which is what FPV Kyle

  • call ACRA mode.

  • And I'm nowhere near being good at.

  • Okay. Before we go any further,