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CES 2016: DJI adds 4K Phantom 3 quadcopter and new black paint job for Inspire 1 Pro

Phantom 3 4K Edition left

DJI have announced a new version of their Phantom 3 drone that upgrades the built-in camera to 4K and swaps the company’s Lightbridge downlink system for a WiFi connection that’s similar to the one fitted to the Phantom 3 Standard.

Phantom-3-4K-Edition

The Phantom 3 4K’s camera is mounted on a gimbal and can be triggered remotely and the the company say the WiFi connection has a range of 1.2km. So the camera gains resolution but the downlink is less sophisticated – a tradeoff but one that will keep the launch price (drone pun) down to $999 US. The Phantom 3 is now available in a few different versions, and this one slots in just below the range-topping Phantom 3 Professional (which adds the more robust DJI Lightbridge downlink and an HD preview image).

Inspire-1-Pro-Edition-Black-and-White-(side-by-side)

And if the thing that’s been keeping you from investing in an Inspire 1 Pro is the colour (white), then think again as DJI are making it available in black. That’s a matte black shell, black controller and black battery, and it comes equipped with the Zenmuse X5 Micro Four Thirds camera. It’s also black.

The controller's black.
The controller’s black.
The battery's black.
The battery’s black.

The Inspire 1 Pro Black Edition will be priced at $4,799 US, which seems to be a $300 US premium over the regular version.

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