DJI PHANTOM 5 or 4E

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Found this video, which might explain why the P5 isn't out yet.

 
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I no longer see any reference on the DJI website for some of the larger pro drones like the S1000 and the singular pro drone listed is the Inspire. I take it that DJI has the Inspire positioned as a turn-key pro drone and the other large drones they offered, like the S1000, were for roll-your-own pro drones using high end cameras like a Red Epic. I'm not sure what's become of the S1000 and similar drones but I do not see any reference to them on the website.

At the consumer end the top of the line was the Phantom line, but, as I said, it appears that the Phantom line is being discontinued so that would leave either the Mavic Pro line or some as yet to be announced new line. A new line would make sense and I could see it being based on the more modern Mavic Pro body style being more compact that the Phantom but with a higher end camera and image/video processor. The only other thing could be DJI simply getting out of the higher end consumer drones altogether, but that doesn't make any sense to me.

Which brings me back to the points I made about DJI not improving upon tech that's now 2.2 years old with the very real prospect that the timeline for any real improvement might reach or exceed 3 years -- an eternity in the tech sector.

What I want is either a new Phantom or perhaps a new line based on the Mavic Pro that provides comparable/improved flight modes and collision avoidance and flight times (25min+) but with a one inch or M43 camera with true 4K60 and 150Mbps bit rate with H.265 that works without glitches. Interchangeable lenses would be nice but difficult to support on a drone weighing 1.5kg or less.

Sadly, with the demise of the Karma DJI appears to think they can rest for 3 years.


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The guy that owns GoPro is a $^%$& and somewhat deserved to take a bath on the Karma, but DJI is ruthless in crushing competition. I can't see a non Chinese company having much of a chance given the price advantage they have and the R&D they appear to be sitting on. I get the sense that if another company were to actually offer a drone that threatens the P4P segment that DJI would announce, before the competitor could start shipping, a new drone with greater capabilities at a lower price. What DJI did to GoPro was classic.


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The guy that owns GoPro is a $^%$& and somewhat deserved to take a bath on the Karma, but DJI is ruthless in crushing competition. I can't see a non Chinese company having much of a chance given the price advantage they have and the R&D they appear to be sitting on. I get the sense that if another company were to actually offer a drone that threatens the P4P segment that DJI would announce, before the competitor could start shipping, a new drone with greater capabilities at a lower price. What DJI did to GoPro was classic.


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That is DJI's modus operandi. They did this with the GoPro Karma, Yuneec Typhoon H, Autel Evo, and many more that do not come to mind.
 
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I no longer see any reference on the DJI website for some of the larger pro drones like the S1000 and the singular pro drone listed is the Inspire. I take it that DJI has the Inspire positioned as a turn-key pro drone and the other large drones they offered, like the S1000, were for roll-your-own pro drones using high end cameras like a Red Epic. I'm not sure what's become of the S1000 and similar drones but I do not see any reference to them on the website.

At the consumer end the top of the line was the Phantom line, but, as I said, it appears that the Phantom line is being discontinued so that would leave either the Mavic Pro line or some as yet to be announced new line. A new line would make sense and I could see it being based on the more modern Mavic Pro body style being more compact that the Phantom but with a higher end camera and image/video processor. The only other thing could be DJI simply getting out of the higher end consumer drones altogether, but that doesn't make any sense to me.

Which brings me back to the points I made about DJI not improving upon tech that's now 2.2 years old with the very real prospect that the timeline for any real improvement might reach or exceed 3 years -- an eternity in the tech sector.

What I want is either a new Phantom or perhaps a new line based on the Mavic Pro that provides comparable/improved flight modes and collision avoidance and flight times (25min+) but with a one inch or M43 camera with true 4K60 and 150Mbps bit rate with H.265 that works without glitches. Interchangeable lenses would be nice but difficult to support on a drone weighing 1.5kg or less.

Sadly, with the demise of the Karma DJI appears to think they can rest for 3 years.


Brian
You will find the big boys in the enterprise area of the DJI website.

Matrice 600 would seem to be an upgrade from the s1000 which is a dated design now. They have an interesting 8 rotor designed for agricultural use that uses radar to follow the terrain.
 
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You will find the big boys in the enterprise area of the DJI website.

Matrice 600 would seem to be an upgrade from the s1000 which is a dated design now. They have an interesting 8 rotor designed for agricultural use that uses radar to follow the terrain.
Yeah, not sure how I missed the Enterprise section but there they are. The MG-1P at max weight of 24.8kg is just under the FAA max of 25kg and about 16X as heavy as my P4P. I have to believe that sucker would make a fair amount of noise. And that's on of the great advantages of the smaller drones -- they're much quieter...


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