The DJI Inspire 1 Quadcopter with Integrated Camera and 3-Axis Gimbal can capture 4K video and 12 MP still photo from the air. This device consists of a retractable arm system instead of the fixed landing gear design found on many earlier quad copters whereas the underside of each prop motor has a foot that acts as a landing pod when the arms are lowered. The arms lift up to provide the camera a 360-degree view during flight. A 3-axis gimbal keeps shots steady and the camera is pointed the same direction as the quadcopter banks and turns. The camera records to microSDHC/SDXC memory cards (16GB included) internally and can also beam a live 720p feed to a mobile device running the DJI Lightbridge app or FPV glasses or a monitor with an HDMI input. A transmitter i.e radio controller is included and another can be added so that one operator can pilot and the other operator can pan and tilt the camera.
The Inspire 1 just like with many other multi-rotor systems, relies on a GPS-based stabilization system that is able to hold a position due to the spatial awareness even when experiencing wind interference and can compensate for overzealous pilot inputs to help avoid stalling and then automatically brings the aircraft home if the signal is lost or at the press of a button and makes can enable a number of semi-automated flight modes that can be launched through the app. The gimbal and camera can be removed from the aircraft for future upgrades and safe transport. Carbon fiber is used as the retractable arm in the construction because of its high strength to weight ratio. The flight battery constantly supplies the flight computer with remaining voltage. The computer supplies the pilot with estimates of remaining flying distance and time to return home using special algorithms. The battery tracks the voltage of each cell, the total number of charges and discharges and the overall battery status and battery health. This gadgets costs approximately $2599.00.