FPV flying experience | 4K/60p video | 20-minute maximum flight time

What we like:

  • Out-of-the-box FPV solution
  • GPS and Emergency Brake feature
  • Modes for beginner to advanced pilots

What we don't:

  • Will need to be sent for repair if crashed
  • Loud for a compact drone
DJI officially entered the FPV (first-person-view) drone market with its FPV Drone. Compact but not foldable, it's an ideal entry-level system for drone pilots interested in the immersive flying experience FPV offers but who aren't versed in technical knowledge such as radio frequencies or how to build and solder. More seasoned FPV users may appreciate the range it provides and DJI's RockSteady EIS stabilized gimbal.
The FPV Drone comes with DJI Goggles V2 and can be operated in three modes: Normal, Sport, and Manual. GPS is activated while in Normal and Sport mode, which allows you to hover. You can also hit an emergency brake to stop the drone immediately when operating in these two modes. In manual mode, you can fly up to 140 km/h (87 mph). An Intelligent Flight battery provides a maximum of 20 minutes in the air – impressive for an FPV drone. Obstacle avoidance sensors are located on the front and bottom of the aircraft.
The DJI FPV drone is an ideal entry-level system for pilots interested in the immersive flying experience FPV offers but who aren't versed in technical knowledge.
The camera has a 12MP, 1.23" sensor with a 14.66mm equivalent lens, providing a 150º FOV, mounted on a 1-axis gimbal. It uses an electronic roll axis with RockSteady image stabilization. The camera captures JPEG images, though it's worth noting that resolution is limited to 3840x2160, the same as 4K video.
Video can be captured up to either 4K/60p or 1080/120p for 4X slow motion, at 120 Mbps using either H.264 or H.265. Standard and D-Cinelike color profiles are available, and video clips are recorded as either .MP4 or .MOV.
The remote controller is ergonomically friendly and gives you instant access to features you'll need to operate. DJI's O3 transmission system allows the drone to fly up to a 10 km (6.2 mile) range. The V2 Goggles receive up to 810/60p video transmission, and an optional hand motion controller is available for a more intuitive flight experience.
DJI's FPV drone is an ideal out-of-the-box solution for those interested in this style of flying but who don't care to learn how to build their own rig. Since it's geared more towards performance, anyone looking for high-quality photos would be better off exploring other options. It's also worth noting that the four obstacle avoidance sensors only work in Normal mode, where speed is limited to 50 km/h (31 mph). Manual mode should only be activated once you're comfortable with fast FPV flying, and DJI has a virtual app simulator to practice these maneuvers. If the drone crashes, chances are you'll be sending it in for repair.