DJI Avata could be the company’s first indoor drone. Previously, all DJI drones were intended to fly outdoors, but are subject to change soon. Rumor has it that the company is developing a new drone designed for indoor spaces to capture tight shots in closed areas.
Here’s everything I’ve heard about the rumored DJI Avata.
DJI Avata: Rumor Release Date
DJI Avata could be released as early as this summer (July or August), according to Gizmodo, who first found the report on two trusted Twitter accounts. DealsDrone (Opens in a new tab) When OsitaLV (Opens in a new tab)..
Prices have not been disclosed or even speculated.
DJI Avata: Design
OsitaLV, a trusted leaker, I posted 2 images on May 18th (Opens in a new tab) Although it looks like the top and bottom of DJI Avata. From the first image at the bottom of the drone, you can see that the two downward sensors and one backward sensor are tilted downwards.
The second photo showing the top of the drone reveals the battery and gives a glimpse of the camera assembly. It looks like it can rotate up and down.
The most striking difference between Avata’s leaked photos and DJI’s other drones, many of which are on the list of the best drones, is that this model has a built-in shroud-protected rotor. With DJI’s outdoor drones, you can buy protective cages for the rotor, which are removable, but here they are essential to the design. That makes sense given that this drone is intended to fly indoors.
In the same tweet, DealsDrone also states that Avata weighs about 500 grams (about 1.1 pounds). This is twice the weight of the DJI Mini 3 Pro and DJI Mini 2, which also means that Avata needs to be registered with the FAA.
Avata is compact and weighs about 500g and can fly indoors Photo quality is much better (I think the Mini 3 Pro is the same) Battery life is greatly improved Manual mode is supported Not Head Chase Mode Vibration Function Glasses Menu Touchpad Glasses can connect to phone pic.twitter.com/ WUqpjXXEnKMay 15, 2022
Deals Drone also suggests that the Avata camera is comparable to the Mini 3 Pro’s camera. The Mini3Pro features a 1 / 1.3 inch CMOS, f / 1.7 aperture sensor and can capture up to 48MP photos and up to 4K / 60fps video. ..
However, in a different way than DJI’s other drones, Avata’s camera is fixed and does not appear to be attached to the gimbal. In other words, the pilot needs to point the drone in the direction he wants to shoot.
Avata’s design suggests that DJI may enter the so-called cine hoop category, with speculation that it can be used with FPV goggles. This is a small, fast, easy-to-use drone that can capture acrobatic indoor video. They are best illustrated by the “Right Up Our Alley” video shot by Jay Christensen in 2021. He continues to shoot many other similar videos, including the NHL All-Star Game. (Opens in a new tab) And for the PGA Players Championship (Opens in a new tab)..
That’s why DJI Avata is probably much more expensive than the recently announced Snap Pixy, a $ 230 handheld drone for taking selfies and videos.
Outlook for DJI Avata
It’s very early to guess about the success or failure of the rumored drone. However, when launched, DJI Avata appears to be compatible with very specialized drone pilots. This is even more niche than the DJI FPV drone that the company released last year. Avata can also release this drone with a new set of FPV goggles needed to fly indoors or in tight spaces.
Like FPV drones, Avata could be DJI’s way of introducing drones to people who want to try out video shoots for indoor drones but don’t want to make their own drone yet. It is not yet known if it is a successful model.