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DJI Unveils Platinum Mavic, Obsidian Phantom, and a ‘Sphere Mode’


DJI just unveiled three new products at the IFA 2017 tech show in Berlin. There are two new overhauls to existing drones and a brand new “sphere mode.”

The new drones it is bringing out are mainly cosmetic updates to older versions, but there are some new features and specs thrown into the mix.

DJI Mavic Pro Platinum

First up is the DJI Mavic Pro Platinum edition. Taking all of the previous features of the Mavic Pro, the Platinum version will build on what previously “revolutionized personal flight.”

Aimed at travelers, amateur photographers, and outdoor sports enthusiasts, the Mavic Pro Platinum boasts an increased flight time totaling 30 minutes. That’s alongside a 60% reduction in the noise produced, and the compact body has been designed with an attractive platinum-colored shell.

New electronic speed controllers and freshly designed propellers are the cause of the increased flight time and quieter operation, and they’re also compatible with the current Mavic Pro.

Oh, and don’t forget the 4K stabilized camera, 7km range, innovative FlightAutonomy technology which senses obstacles up to 15 meters away, and a range of intelligent flight modes.

More information about the Mavic Pro Platinum is available on the DJI website.

DJI Phantom 4 Pro Obsidian

In what DJI is calling the “professional drone photographer’s perfect tool,” the iconic Phantom 4 Pro drone is coming back with a new “professional appearance.” One thing’s for sure: this new drone oozes quality and prowess.

Its sleek matte-gray Obsidian color shell features a magnesium, electroplated and anti-fingerprint coated gimbal. To create this took “a higher standard manufacturing technique.”

The drone will come with a large 1-inch CMOS sensor and 4K recording at 60fps. It offers “intelligent performance” and a “powerful imaging system.”

More information about the Phantom 4 Pro Obsidian is available on the DJI website.

Spark’s New Sphere Mode

The DJI Spark now has a new ‘sphere mode’ for users to enjoy and experiment with.

The easy-to-use, fun-to-fly mini camera drone is now able to create a panoramic photo with a fisheye lens effect. The sphere can then be shared straight onto social media and will work with the upcoming DJI GO 4 mobile app.

The new mode will come with a firmware update, available for free to Spark owners. Other features of recently announced firmware updates include a new gesture to activate video recording, enhanced QuickShot video, a 180-degree photo shooting mode, and optimisation of the PalmLaunch feature.

More information about the new sphere mode and DJI Spark is available on the DJI website.