DJI has announced a new FPV drone — DJI Avata. The novelty is distinguished by its compact size, high flight speed and low weight, despite the seemingly bulky design. The new drone is equipped with a 1/1.7 (7.6×5.7 mm) optical format CMOS sensor with 48 MP photo function, 4K video recording at up to 60 fps, and 2.7K video at up to 120 fps. In front of the sensor is an ultra wide-angle lens with a field of view of up to 155º (equivalent to a focal length of 12.7mm) and a fixed f/2.8 aperture. DJI Avata also received support for the D-Cinelike color profile for more flexible post-processing workflows. The standard built-in storage is 20 GB, but a 256 GB version will also be available. There is also support for microSD memory cards. The battery with a capacity of 2420 mAh provides the car with up to 18 minutes of flight.
DJI Avata boasts a suite of safety features such as screw-on housings, the DJI GEO 2.0 system, and the DJI AirSense ADS-B. The DJI GEO 2.0 system informs the operator of various airspace restrictions and does not allow the machine to be launched near high-risk areas (near airports). The DJI AirSense ADS-B system notifies operators of approaching aircraft or helicopters.
The drone is equipped with an infrared obstacle detection system, and also has bottom view modules with two auxiliary cameras. The manufacturer claims that these tools allow the machine to hover at one point with high accuracy, navigate where satellite navigation is not available, and detect inappropriate places for landing, such as bodies of water.
DJI Avata has three flight modes for operators of different skill levels. Built-in flight modes include normal (N), manual (M), and sport (S). In Normal Mode, the DJI Avata will operate like all other DJI drones, using satellite navigation and/or visual positioning to keep the drone steady in the sky.
DJI Avata is controlled using the DJI Fly app. The DJI Virtual Flight app can also be used as a simulator to introduce new pilots to the controls and general operation of DJI drones.
Dimensions DJI Avata are 180 × 180 × 80 mm with a weight of 410 g.
Together with the DJI Avata drone, the manufacturer announced the Goggles 2 controller, which is positioned as a new generation video headset, more compact, lighter and more comfortable with a clear first-person image. Goggles 2 offers a micro-OLED display with adjustable diopter. Communication uses the DJI O3+ protocol. It provides minimal latency and broadcast video resolution 1080p at 100 frames per second and H.265 codec. The latency is 30ms, the maximum communication distance is 10km, the data rate is 50Mbps, and the advanced anti-jamming features. Another novelty is the Motion Controller accessory, which allows you to control the drone with natural movements with one hand, even when it comes to complex maneuvers. The manufacturer claims that the operation of the device is intuitive even for beginners who can quickly master it.
The Fly Smart package includes: Avata drone, Goggles V2 FPV goggles and Motion Controller. Offered at a price of $1168. The optional Fly More Kit is available for $279 and will include two Avata Intelligent Flight Batteries and one Avata Battery Charging Hub.