NEW DJI M600 DRONE

DJI has announced a number of new products over the last few months, including its next-gen drone the Matrice 600, its new handheld 3-axis gimbal the Ronin MX and a new follow focus simply named ‘Focus’.

We thought it was ABOUT time we took a look at the company’s latest offerings.

A six-rotor system next-gen drone, that features a 6-kilo (13.2-lbs) payload and is compatible with the full range of DJI’s Zenmuse gimbals and cameras. It has a dust-proof propulsion system to simplify maintenance, with actively cooled motors and 360º fully retractable landing gear for unobstructed imaging.

It’s powered by six proprietary ‘Intelligent Batteries’ that will give users 36-minutes flight carrying a Zenmuse X5 camera and 16-minutes when loaded with a RED Epic (or similar weighted) camera. Its power management system is customisable and the distribution board allows batteries to be toggled on/off via a button on the controller, to keep the drone flying if any of the batteries fail.

The onboard A3 flight controller features ‘Lightbridge 2’ video transmission tech, which uses sine-wave-driven, electronic speed controllers and a self-adaptive flight system that automatically adjusts parameters. This is said to produce high frame rates and HD live-streaming at distances of upto 5-kms (3.2-miles).

The optional A3 PRO system features advanced diagnostic algorithms, that compare sensor data from three Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) units and three inertial measurement units. The GNSS system can also be upgraded company’s Real-Time Kinematic technology, which can withstand magnetic interference and gives users centimeter-accurate positioning for complex manoeuvres or when cinematic shots need to be precisely replicated.

The M600 also features dual parallel CAN and API ports for connecting devices, the Guidance sensor system, RTK GPS units or third-party components and is compatible with the company’s Onboard Software Development Kit and Mobile SDK for industrial applications. Or the available DJI GO app that gives users a live video feed, battery and redundancy status, transmission strength and other data.

“The M600 is the most-powerful and easiest-to-use professional platform DJI has ever produced,” said Senior Product Manager, Paul Pan. “We’ve pre-programmed all M600 platform data and information into the A3 flight controller, remote and transmission system to minimise setup and get you flying as quickly as possible.”

PRICE

The M600’s retail price, including the integrated A3 flight controller with Lightbridge 2 and a full set of batteries, is US$4,599.

Source: VideoAndFilmmaker

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