The Inspire 2 is tougher and more powerful than the original. It has a new magnesium aluminum body that DJI says increases stiffness while lowering weight. More importantly, the system is designed for dual operators: one pilot, one camera operator framing the action, each receiving their own live video feed. The Inspire 2 is the first DJI drone to feature not one, but two cameras. The unit has its main camera for capturing footage slung underneath on a three-axis gimbal. Just like the first model, the Inspire 2’s legs lift up, so they won’t block the camera’s view, and it can freely rotate 360 degrees to capture action in any direction. In addition, there is now a simple, two-axis camera on the front that allows the pilot to always see where the drone is headed.
The DJI Inspire 2 now has sensors that allow it to see and avoid obstacles. Vision sensors are placed on the front and bottom of the unit, and infrared sensors sit on top. The drone also features two new camera options. There’s the X5S, which features a micro four-third sensor at 20.8 megapixels and supports 10 lenses, and the X4S, a lightweight pro camera with a 20-megapixel sensor.