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Commercial pilot Review of the DJI Inspire 2.

Updated: May 15, 2020

At Bad Wolf Horizon, our go-to drone is, without a doubt, the DJI Inspire 2. Having owned this quadcopter for over a year and a half, we thought we'd get together to give an honest review, from the perspective of a commercial drone pilot - avoiding too many specs and focusing on day-to-day use.

The Workhorse - Phantom 4 Pro.

When starting Bad Wolf Horizon, we owned a DJI Phantom 4 Pro. This reliable workhorse is still going to this day (even over 100 hours of flight time and with all the scuffs and bugs covering it). We love this drone, as it is quick, portable and the 1" sensor produces beautiful images.

The colours and detail produced from the Phantom 4 Pro are brilliant and it makes it very easy to capture stunning images at a relatively low cost.

Having always wanted to be leaders in our field, we decided to invest in the DJI Inspire 2 and at nearly £5,000 (with the Zenmuse X5s) it wasn't cheap.

The Contender - DJI Inspire 2

When it comes to creating next-level content, we weren't aware of just how much of a difference the Inspire would make to our lives. At a time when anyone can buy a drone, capture beautiful aerial photography or video, Instagram and Facebook is flooded with standard, wide-angle shots of stunning landscapes and there is nothing wrong with this - it is what we built our business on.

The DJI Inspire 2 and X5s camera can carry a range of lenses (we own the 15 mm, 25 mm and 45 mm).

Key benefits:

  1. Long lenses. This allows us to get close up shots, without being close to our subject. This is particularly useful in built up areas and to avoid risking damage to the subject. This allows us to create "helicopter-style" shots at a fraction of the price.

  2. Redundancy. This allows for peace of mind. As this drone has two of every major component, whizzing about over the ocean can be slightly more relaxing.

  3. Wind resistance. We make money from flying drones and in the South West of the UK, the weather is not our friend. Having a drone which can tackle higher wind means we can spend more time flying, creating awesome content and progressing our business.

Main weakness:

Weight. This drone is heavy. We have a peli case for this drone and that is heavy too! If a lot of your take off locations require walking along coast paths, save your money, save your back, buy a Mavic 2 Zoom.

Take a look at our 2018 showreel and see if you can spot which shots were captured with the Inspire 2 and which were captured with the Phantom 4 Pro.

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