The Best DJI Inspire 1 Dealers 1
The Best DJI Inspire 1 Dealers
If you are looking to buy a DJI Inspire 1, you might be wondering where the best place to get it from is. Is one dealer better than another? Is it a good idea to get it straight from DJI? Does it make a difference?
First of all, here are a few options I found of where you can purchase a DJI Inspire 1: B&H, Drones Etc., Ritz Camera, Adorama Camera, Hobby King, Amazon, or from DJI itself. There are others but these seemed to be used the most.
When choosing where to buy, you want to look most at the price, customer reviews, and what policies and services that company has. All of the companies I mentioned sell the Inspire 1 at $2,899. But if you keep an eye out for different deals and discounts you may be able to get it for less.
I’ve found that these companies all offer roughly the same service. But I think the two top dealers are B&H and Drones Etc. because of their customer service and expertise.
Most people say that B&H is the best company to buy the Inspire 1 from. With B&H you can get free expedited shipping anywhere in the contiguous United States, and, if you buy before 4 PM Monday through Thursday or before 11 AM on Fridays, then your product will be shipped the same day. B&H also has helpful customer service which is a must with something as advanced as the Inspire 1. If you need to return your drone for any reason, you can contact B&H and they will helpfully guide you through their return procedure. You can return anything within 30 days if you are dissatisfied, as long as the product is in new condition and still contains all accessories that came with it. The only downside to buying an Inspire 1 on B&H is that they sometimes run out of product, so you may have to wait for them to be restocked. However, they don’t make you pay for the Inspire 1 until they have the product ready.
Drones Etc. has great customer reviews and its staff has extensive drone experience. It also has free same-day shipping and a great 10-day return policy. There’s also a price match guarantee if you find somewhere that sells the Inspire 1 at a lower price. And they have a team of experts ready to repair your drone if it ever gets damaged. So Drones Etc. is another great option for where you can buy your drone.
I would advise that you not buy a drone second hand from anywhere. This is mostly because you never know if some part isn’t working quite right and with an expensive—and very powerful—drone, not knowing if something is damaged could cause even more damage. If you do choose to get a drone second-hand, make sure the dealer you are buying it through has a great return policy so that you aren’t stuck with a defective controller or some similar problem.
Review on the DJI Inspire 1 Controller 0
Review on the DJI Inspire 1 Controller
After doing so much research, I am kind of obsessed with the DJI Inspire 1. We are talking about seriously cool technology here. Drones themselves are capable of so many things. Photography and videography are the main commercial and personal uses but drones can also help with animal tracking, surveillance, reconnaissance, news in dangerous areas, and maybe soon even delivery of packages.
When using any drone I would almost expect it to come to life and try taking over the world, but with the DJI Inspire 1 controller you don’t have to worry about accidentally getting sucked into a real-life second Avengers movie. It’s incredible to think that you have so much power and advanced technology in your hands. With the Inspire 1 controller, you are in control.
The Inspire 1 controller gets 5-star ratings from a lot of online reviews. One reviewer, when testing out the DJI Inspire 1 for the first time, was a little skeptical, especially when he had trouble getting the remote to turn on. But when he got the drone going, he was shocked by how smoothly the drone responded to direction from the remote. The remote’s control makes flying the Inspire 1 almost intuitive. Other reviewers commented on how the remote is well weighted, and how it is easy to reach all the switches and buttons. The main issues that people seemed to be having were just with turning on the remote or not having a cable working in the USB port. As far as having your cable work in the USB port, you may need to try another cable if yours isn’t working. Beyond that, it seems like most reviewers have had really positive responses to the DJI Inspire 1 remote.
So, here’s a little more info on the remote:
The single, rechargeable remote takes about six hours to fully charge, which is definitely above average for most comparable controllers. When it is fully charged, you will have a full four hours of remote operation—plenty of time to take your drone out on multiple flights.
When you get the handle of your drone, you should mount a mobile device on your Inspire 1 remote. The remote can hold any device the same size as or smaller than an iPad air. But whatever tablet you use really can’t be wider than 170mm. With the viewing device attached, you will have incredible control of the sights your Inspire 1 views as the tablet will enable you to view the video feed in real time once you connect it to either the HDMI or USB hookup located on the remote. These hookups can transmit video up to 2 km simultaneously when the function is activated.
The single remote controls every camera function as well as every movement the drone makes. Through the two toggle sticks on the top surface of the remote, you will control nose direction, forward and backward pitch, and rotation of the drone, among other things. Then, with the transformation switch, you can lower or raise the landing gear, or, by pressing the RTH button on the transformation switch, you can return the drone to the last home point where it will automatically perform all the landing operations without you having to worry about your skills.
Review on the DJI Inspire 1 Camera 0
Review on the DJI Inspire 1 Camera
I’ve lived off and on in Utah for the past few years in a city where the mountains are so close I could run to the nearest one in only a few hours. Naturally, hiking is a big deal here, and you don’t really live in Utah if you haven’t hiked three mountains in the last month.
The only problem is I am terrified of heights. Yeah, common problem. I made the mistake a while back of thinking that if I hiked just one more mountain it wouldn’t be so bad. I spent the entire hike cursing the shrimpy shrubs next to me for not being tall enough to block my view of just how high I was climbing. But when I finally reached our final destination near the top, I looked out at the spectacular view and forgot for just one second that I was trembling from head to foot. It was sunset and a million city lights blinked below us. It was beautiful.
I remember thinking that it would be great if I could get that same, breathtaking picture without giving myself a heart attack. Well after doing an intense bit of research, I’ve realized I can!
There are a few different drones that could get up that high, or at least make it so that I didn’t have to climb all the way to the top. But the drone is only doing half of the tricks you need and many drones don’t come with cameras. The DJI Inspire 1 can not only reach incredible heights, but it also has a high-quality camera that can capture a picture so stunning you would think you were actually standing on the summit of the mountain.
The camera can film 4k video and take 12 megapixel photos. Although a higher megapixel shot doesn’t necessarily mean better quality, if you intend to blow up your pictures to larger sizes, you will want a higher count so that the picture will still look sharp, and, with this amount of megapixels, the X3 camera can produce an image max size of about 4000x3000. The camera lens has 9 elements which work together to give you a clear, undistorted image.
Reviewers of the Inspire 1 camera say that it films great and the video is gorgeous. Most people were just blown away by how great and smooth their experience was. One reviewer even said that he almost couldn’t tell if the camera was filming live, because the gimbal kept the camera so steady.
With the advanced remote controller, you can control every aspect of your camera’s functions while it’s in the air and you’re on the ground. And you can see everything your camera sees through connecting a tablet to your remote. The buttons are easy to use, and, if you get the dual remotes, you can control either the camera or drone flight (depending on which remote you hold) so that you don’t have to worry about so many things at the same time. No need to multitask if you don’t have to!
Really this is a terrific camera. With the DJI Inspire 1, you get an extended reach without sacrificing camera quality.
What are the DJI Inspire 1 Camera Specs? 0
What are the DJI Inspire 1 Camera Specs?
You might be thinking about getting the DJI Inspire 1 to capture some great photo shots. With the Inspire 1 you can soar to amazing heights and see views you hadn’t thought you ever would. With this type of reach, the last thing you want is to be limited by your camera. The specs for the DJI Inspire 1 camera show that you will not only be able to fill your photography needs, but you will capture photos every bit as inspiring as your flight.
Here are all the camera specs:
The DJI Inspire 1 has an X3 camera model FC350. Its total pixel count is 12.76M and effective pixel count is 12.4M. Although higher megapixel shot doesn’t necessarily mean better quality, if you intend to blow up your pictures to larger sizes, you will want a higher megapixel count so that the picture will still look sharp and with this megapixel count, the X3 camera can produce an image max size of about 4000x3000.
It has an ISO Range of 100-3200 for video and 100-1600 for photos. The ISO settings on a camera adjust how sensitive it is to light. You should raise the ISO if there isn’t a lot of light or if you need a higher shutter speed. Shutter speed either blurs or freezes motion depending on how you adjust it. The electronic shutter speed for this camera is 8s–1/8000s.
The Inspire 1 camera has a field of view (FOV) of 94 degrees. The lens is 20mm (35mm format equivalent) with a f/2.8 focus so it will focus on both horizontal and vertical points at the same time. It also has 9 elements in 9 groups and is anti-distortion.
There are several still-photography modes available including time-lapse; Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB): 3/5 bracketed frames at 0.7EV Bias; single shoot; and burst shooting: 3/5/7 frames.
Different supported file formats are JPEG and DNG for photo and MP4/MOV for video. The video formatting is especially useful for viewing video on mobile devices. For video storage, the camera has 60Mbps.
With the camera, you can use a micro SD card to store all photo and video. It can have a max capacity of 64 GB and must be a class 10 or UHS-1 rating. This means that the transfer rate of video must be at least 10MB per second.
The sensors are CMOS Sony EXMOR 1/2.3-inch, which dramatically increase performance by providing signal conversion and noise reduction.
You can only operate your camera in a temperature range of 0 to 40 degrees Celsius. Be careful not to film outside of this temperature range as this could damage your camera. Not to mention, the battery capacity for the Inspire 1 will be greatly reduced when flying in lower temperatures.
The DJI Inspire 1 camera specs show that this is a top-notch 4k camera. Along with the camera, the Inspire 1 also has a 3-axis gimbal that gives your camera an unobstructed, 360-degree view. Of course, any additional information you need for the Inspire 1 camera can be found on DJI’s website.
Buying the DJI Inspire 1 on B&H 0
Buying the DJI Inspire 1 on B&H
B&H is a profession photo, video, and audio company. It sells anything you might need to accomplish your photography and videography endeavors. They have standard equipment such as cameras, audio tools, and film, but they also sell a number of other things needed for professional projects, including any set ups you might need for a darkroom. All around, B&H offers competitive prices and quality merchandise that isn’t marred by bad customer service. Providing you with tools for any photography needs, it only makes sense that B&H would also sell a number of quadcopters including Hubsans and Parrots, as well as drones from DJI.
You can purchase your drone on B&H through its online store or mobile apps, or you can shop in person at its New York location. When buying the DJI Inspire 1, you’ll find that the price is the same as pretty much everywhere else: $2,899. But there are some perks with buying through B&H that you would not get through another vendor.
With B&H you can get free expedited shipping anywhere in the contiguous United States, so you won’t have to pay more or wait any longer than three days for your drone to be delivered. And, if you buy before 4 PM Monday through Thursday or before 11 AM on Fridays, then your product will be shipped the same day. B&H also ships internationally and has multilingual experts available if you need them.
It is easy to pay for your Inspire 1 through a variety of options available including Paypal, credit card, Google Wallet, wire transfer, or gift card, among others. And, if you sign up for their newsletter, you will get updates on the latest deals and discounts.
Reviews say buying the Inspire on B&H is a great decision because of the helpful customer service that’s available before and after you purchase anything. You can have any of your questions answered not only by going to the store in person or calling customer service, but also through their online chat, if that is more convenient for you. If you need to return your drone for any reason, you can contact B&H and they will helpfully guide you through their return procedure. You can return anything within 30 days if you are dissatisfied, as long as the product is in new condition and still contains all accessories that came with it. The only downside to buying an Inspire 1 on B&H is that they sometimes run out of product, so you may have to wait for them to be restocked. However, they don’t make you pay for the Inspire 1 until they have the product ready.
So if you are ready to get your new DJI Inspire 1 but aren’t sure where to get it, buying through B&H is a great option. You won’t lose any of the fantastic features that the Inspire 1 offers. You will still operate the same integrated 4k camera, 3-axis gimbal, and carbon fiber airframe design. Through B&H and the DJI Inspire 1, all of your photography dreams are within your reach.