This post is a simple heads-up that I’ve published a deep-dive review of the DJI FPV drone & system up over on YouTube, for those that are interested in that sorta thing. FPV stands for ‘First Person View’, which means you use/wear goggles with a controller to control it, rather than a phone or screen on a controller.
Now normally I’d also do a full written review for certain drones, but I tend to do those for ones that have some sort of sports active tracking functionality. And at this time (and probably for the foreseeable future), the DJI FPV drone doesn’t have any sort of tracking features. So while you’ll undoubtedly see it in sports productions, as FPV drones have become more and more commonplace especially for cycling and mountain biking videos, it’s not something that really catches most of my audience here on the written site, unless it’s got sports tracking features.
Inversely, my YouTube audience tends to slant far more heavily towards drones/action cameras, and thus the focus there.
In any case, if you just want some pretty drone shots, or to see all the fun that can be had with a drone that goes 140kph, then simply hit the play button up above.
And fear not, we’ll return to plenty of gadgetry and gear goodness over the next few days, as I’ve got plenty in the hopper!
Thanks for reading…and watching!
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Thanks for this! Will you upload any raw video samples?
Yup, I’ll put some in a folder later today.
Thanks! I find that super useful and you are one of the very few reviewers that do it.
Here ya go: link to drive.google.com
Just a few quick clips including a D-Cinelike one and a regular one.
I really appreciate you including the SRT files! They seem to work well on my Telemetry Overlay, except for probably altitude. They might have changed the units compared to other models
When I checked the altitude was working for me in the captions (shown as ‘Height’ in meters), so indeed, might just be a field swap.
We love overlays!
Haha…that’s what I’m talkin’ about!
I don’t exactly get the joke, but I’m going to assume it’s not derogatory towards my software ?
Fear not, nothing wrong there!
This explains it a bit: link to dcrainmaker.com
Was the video subtitle option removed from the DJI FPV? New users are unable to find it
Hmm, I don’t think so. I’m on a slightly different firmware version at the moment (and have the FPV drone at the office, so I’ll have to check on Monday).
Thanks. Just knowing where the setting is in the menu would be really helpful. Current users don’t seem to find it.
You’re not correct about analog having less range, I’ve easily flown 2 miles on analog and know many pilots that have gone much further, up to 10 miles or more on analog and the DJI digital cannot come close to that. Of course there is a lot to consider if you are planning a flight past a mile but analog still has range over digital if done correctly
I don’t believe I talked anywhere about transmission range of analog. I did however talk about battery life of analog, very briefly, only to note that the battery life here is significantly more than most analog systems.
The big issue which I haven’t seen anyone acknowledge with this is it’s a 2 person drone in a lot of territories, at least to stay legal. In the UK (and I believe also the EU) the law states you have to be able to see the drone at all times and if you use a VR headset you need a spotter to fulfil that requirement. If this is somewhere the drone companies continue to head in, I’d be interested to see what happens here.
Yup, I talked about it in the video – specifically in the goggles section as well as again towards the end.
I think the lack of outputting the video metrics (speed/etc) overlay to a phone is a pretty big gap.
Apologies, I did watch it but while multitasking. 🙂
As long as you liked the video by pressing the thumbs up, I’ll forgive you. 😉