DJI Inspire 1 Pro Review

DJI Inspire 1 Pro Review

DJI Inspire 1 Pro Review


Welcome to this DJI Inspire 1 Pro Review. For ever since I can remember, DJI has been making the best quadcopters for both beginners and intermediate drone flyers. DJI is to the consumer drone industry what Apple is to smartphones – DJI drones are extremely easy to fly and a pleasure to use.

They have all the advanced technological features that you would expect from a high-end quadcopter. The only issue that some of us have with DJI quadcopters is that they are not cheap – but then, iPhones aren’t cheap either, if you get what I’m saying.

There’s another issue that some people have with DJI quadcopters, especially the popular DJI products such as the DJI Phantom 3 and DJI Inspire 1 – while they have all the features that you would expect from a consumer drone, they are not capable of top-rated professional drone photography. Sure, the DJI Inspire 1 does shoot in 4k and that is good enough for most people, but that may not be enough for a professional photographer, who will want more from their machine.


Enter DJI Inspire 1 Pro!


DJI Inspire 1 Pro is an improvement on the DJI Inspire 1 because of the new camera systems it uses – the Zenmuse X5R and X5. Zenmuse X5R and X5 are 8 times as powerful as the X3 camera used by DJI Inspire 1 as they come with the very capable 16mp micro sensors, not dissimilar to what you get with the Panasonic GH4.


DJI Inspire 1 Pro Review


It’s not just the bigger size of the sensors that excites us about DJI Inspire 1 Pro – we also like the fact that the Zenmuse X5 and X5R come with interchangeable lenses – which allows for a lot creative license in the aerial drone photography and cinematography– which is so important for a professional photographer. You can adjust the lens focus using the DJI Go App or the Focus Controller that comes with the purchase of the DJI Inspire Pro 1.


What about the DJI Inspire 1 Pro Performance?


The DJI Inspire 1 Pro is a large drone, which is heavier than your average quadcopter, but takes off much faster as well. It reaches a top speed of 50 mph – which allows it to take high quality photographs of the moving traffic – cars, bikes, boats, etc., which a slower quadcopter wouldn’t be able to take. The combination of speed and superior cameras make the DJI Inspire 1 Pro an unbeatable prospect.


Dji Inspire 1 Pro Review



What I also liked was just how stable it was in the air. It was quite windy when I was flying the DJI Inspire 1 Pro, and I thought the quadcopter handled the conditions very well. It was completely unaffected and did everything I asked of it, even flying close to the ground at speed when I wanted it to. In fact, some of the best shots came when the quadcopter was flying close to the ground.


DJI Inspire 1 Pro – Specs



Model T600
Weight 2870 g (Battery and propellers included, Zenmuse X5 excluded)
3400 g (Battery, propellers and Zenmuse X5 included)
Max Takeoff Weight 3500 g
Hovering Accuracy (P Mode) Vertical: 0.5 m
Horizontal: 2.5 m
Max Angular Velocity Pitch: 300°/s
Yaw: 150°/s
Max Tilt Angle 35°
Max Ascent Speed 5 m/s
Max Descent Speed 4 m/s
Max Speed 18 m/s (ATTI mode, no wind)
Max Service Ceiling Above Sea Level 4,500 m (Default altitude limit: 120 m above takeoff point)
Max Wind Speed Resistance 10 m/s
Max Flight Time Approxi. 15 minutes
Motor Model DJI 3510H
Propeller Model DJI 1345T
Indoor Hovering Enabled by default
Operating Temperature 14° to 104° F (-10° to 40° C)
Diagonal Distance 559 mm


DJI Inspire 1 Pro Review

Name C1
Operating Frequency 922.7~927.7 MHz (Japan Only)
5.725~5.825 GHz
2.400~2.483 GHz
Max Transmitting Distance FCC Compliant: 3.1 miles (5 km); CE Compliant: 2.1 miles (3.5 km)
(unobstructed, free of interference)
EIRP 10 dBm@900m MHz, 13 dBm@5.8 GHz, 20 dBm@2.4 GHz
Video Output Ports USB, Mini HDMI
Power Supply Built-in battery
Charging DJI charger
Dual User Capability Host-and-Slave connection
Mobile Device Holder Tablet or Smart Phone
Max Mobile Device Width 170mm
Output Power 9 W
Operating Temperature 14° to 104° F (-10° to 40° C)
Storage Temperature Less than 3 months: -4° to 113° F (-20° to 45° C)
More than 3 months: 72° to 82° F (22° to 28° C)
Charging Temperature 32° to 104° F (0° to 40° C)
Battery 6000 mAh 2S LiPo



DJI Inspire 1 Pro – Drawbacks


So is the DJI Inspire 1 Pro perfect? Maybe not, but it’s as close as it gets. My only issue with the quadcopter was that it did not have the perfect dual operator setup, which means having an FPV camera for the person operating the quadcopter, plus an FPV from the recording camera. Is that too much to ask? You tell me!


Why Buy DJI Inspire 1 Pro?


I think the Zenmuse X5R and X5 cameras that the DJI Inspire 1 Pro comes with make it perhaps the best DJI product for aerial drone photography. I consider myself to be somewhat of an expert when it comes to drone photography, and you can imagine how excited I’m with this exciting new quadcopter from DJI!  It’s not the cheapest though – DJI Inspire 1 Pro + X5 package would cost you $3,889, while the DJI Inspire 1 Pro + X5R package would cost $5,999.  But then, remember what I said about DJI being the Apple of consumer drones?

Buy Now

I wish you all the best, and remember that if you have any questions or comments you can post them in the comments section at the bottom of any blog post. It’s great to hear from you.

Kind regards,

Founder of All Best Drones

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10 thoughts on “DJI Inspire 1 Pro Review

  1. Sylvia

    Hi Emmanuel,
    Your website really hit me. I haven’t been into all the “drone topic” just yet, but I can see that your website, obviously, is totally dedicated to this topic.

    I love photography and I can see how this could help me to get great images from a bird eye view, which I do like.

    Your site is certainly bookmarked!!!

    1. Emanuel Post author

      Hi Sylvia, I´m glad to know that you enjoyed my website.

      That´s right Sylvia this website is totally dedicated about drones.

      If you really love photography, then, with this Dji Inspire 1 Pro, you would have the best possible pictures and videos today.But there are also other options available, cheaper than the Inspire 1 Pro.

      Feel free to browse my website often.

      Thanks for your comment.

  2. Eloah

    That is so cool! I never thought of getting a drone until now! It seems like it would be easy to operate. Thanks for your honest review.
    Best Wishes

  3. Shaz

    I like how you called DJI the Apple of all drones! But is it just design where it wins or even in terms of functionality and ease of use over its competitors? In my opinion, that is what will help me accept the high price 🙂

    1. Emanuel Post author

      Hi Shaz, DJI drones are extremely easy to fly and a pleasure to use. They have all the advanced technological features that you would expect from a high-end quadcopter. This drone, comes with the new camera system, Zenmuse X5R and X5 that are 8 times as powerful as the X3 camera, which is so important for a professional photographer.

      Its perfect for aerial drone photography and cinematography.

      I really appreciate your comment.


  4. Dana

    Your website is totally awesome. We have been going back and forth about investing in a drone but had no idea where to begin. You have totally explained everything and got us excited again at the possibility of investing in one. We have looked at many websites that have been so confusing, but yours is very precise and has answered many of the questions we could not get answers to before.

    1. Emanuel Post author

      Hello Dana, I’m glad you liked my website, and somehow helped you.

      Whenever you have any questions, feel free to ask, that I will always try to find you the best advice.

      I really appreciate your comment.



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