DJI Inspire 1

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  • Max. Speed

    22 m/s

  • Max. Range

    5 km

Product Overview

DJI is proud to announce the new Inspire 1, their first quadcopter for aerial filmmaking. In the pursuit of creating a drone that can capture professional quality footage, DJI has integrated a range of innovative features into this model. The Inspire 1 offers five different flight modes and an 18-minute maximum flight time. It includes a 2.1K HD camera with 12 megapixels and four Brushless Motors for a more stable and reliable flight experience. With the touch of your smartphone, you can control your drone to follow you at speeds up to 22 metres per second or capture stunning video from 2km away!

The DJI Inspire 1 is a versatile drone that is suitable for both beginners and professionals. It comes with an easy-to-use mobile app to make it simple to fly and has a GPS system that keeps it hovering exactly where you want it. Thanks to its modular design, you can add a range of accessories to meet your specific needs and preferences. From the moment you power up your Inspire 1 and see its vivid 1080p FPV (first-person view) footage on your smartphone screen, you’ll know that this is a drone that was made for you!

DJI Inspire 1 Specification


The DJI Inspire 1 is a Multirotors drone that was released by DJI in 13/11/2014.

A multirotor drone is a multiple propeller, vertical lift drone. These drones are more maneuverable due to their flight profile, being able to fly much closer to buildings and other obstacles. Multi-rotor drones like the DJI Inspire 1 also tend to be faster to deploy, and tend to be significantly cheaper to acquire and operate.

The battery capacity inside is 4500 mAh.

Release Date
Battery Capacity (mAH)
4500 mAh
Rotor Count

The DJI Inspire 1 sits on the slower side of drones, with a max speed sitting around 22 m/s. This might not be a bad thing though, so it really depends on why you're looking at buying the drone. If you're happy with a slightly slower drone then this one could be what you're after.

Falling inside a decent flight range for drones at 5 km, you'd be safe to fly it outside of line-of-sight. You won't be disappearing to the other side of the city, but you will get more than enough range for average and above-average usage.

With a well above the average maximum range of 5 km, you're guaranteed a long-distance flight. Be assured you'll reach the distance you need, from the comfort of your mobile office, or even your couch, and know that your drone won't just disappear off into the distance.

The drone sits well within an average flight time when compared to other drones, with a maximum flight time of 18 min. This flight time will be plenty of the average user, and should give you more than enough time between charges. You can always bring an extra battery to swap out between flights, or just a battery pack to charge it up as you go should you need a little more flight time.

Max. Speed
22 m/s
Max. Range
5 km
Max. Flight Time
18 min

Dimensions of the DJI Inspire 1 come in at 451 x 438 x 300 mm.

With a total weight of only 2.94 kg, the drone comes in on the lighter side of drones. Perfect to carry around with you, or throw into a travel bag.

451 x 438 x 300 mm
2.94 kg
Video Resolution
Video Framerate
60 fps
Camera Resolution - Photo
12 MP
Minimum Temperature
-10° C
Maximum Temperature
40° C
Follow Mode?
Altitude Hold Mode?
One-Key Take Off?
One-Key Landing?
Return Home?
Smartphone Mountable Controller?
Gimbal Stabilizer?
Foldable Design?
LED Lights?

Where to buy the DJI Inspire 1

The lowest price is $695 for the DJI Inspire 1, available from multiple sites. The 6 purchase links we have analyzed have revealed an average price of $1,482.

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Reviews of the DJI Inspire 1


Based on 3 reviews

A professional drone with a price tag to match
  • - 4.5
Combining excellent build quality, features and handling with superb video performance, the DJI Inspire 1 is one of the best drones in the air right now. It's certainly not for the amateur user or those on a budget, but for industry professionals it's highly recommended.
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DJI Inspire 1 Review
  • - 4.5
Flight time is limited, so an extended capacity battery (or three) is a recommended purchase for videographers planning on using the Inspire professionally—and you'll likely want to work with a dedicated camera operator, or use a software tool like the third-party Autopilot app, to really take advantage of the freely spinning camera gimbal. If you don't need that type of versatility, consider instead the DJI Phantom 3 Professional, which is a fine choice for enthusiasts and pros alike—it's our Editors' Choice winner for consumer models. But for pilots who need a bit more than the Phantom series offers, the Inspire 1 is an excellent performer, and an Editors' Choice winner as well.
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Dreamy ready-to-fly 4K-camera drone with an upgrade path
  • - 4.1
The DJI Inspire 1 is basically a prosumer drone, good for professionals or well-heeled enthusiasts looking for a better ready-to-fly aerial photography platform than the smaller Phantom-type drones. That said, it's still expensive and, regardless of how good it is compared to other high-power quadcopters, battery life can seem all too short, and if you want to be able to use a dSLR or mirrorless compact, you'll want to look elsewhere for a multirotor that already lets you use those things and not wait around for DJI to make the camera you want.
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