Could DJI Be Unveiling the New Phantom 5 on October 11?

About a week ago, DJI released a teaser video that hinted on a new product to be released on October 11. Since the video’s release about a week ago, speculation has been rife about what exactly DJI has under wraps at the moment. The video itself doesn’t say much, apart from being eloquently cryptic.

Some hints about the new product can be found in the video’s script which goes like this:

What is it that allows us to dream? To fear, to feel. Every flicker of light reflects the world around us and makes us who we are. Our minds will not compromise but keep on wondering, looking for the images that reach our hearts. The eternal tension between the creator and his creation is what gives us the desire to strive for perfection in all that we do.

The script drops a few clues here and there. Words such as “light” and “images” and the close-up of a camera lens that appears at the end of the video seem to indicate that the new product could be a new high performance camera. Judging from DJI’s acquisition of Hasselblad — makers of high-end medium format cameras, in January this year, the new product might very well be a new camera that utilizes Hasselblad technology.

And since the video features aerial footage interspersed with some footage taken on the ground, this new camera could possibly be yet another DJI camera that can be mounted on its drones or used with its Osmo gimbals on the ground. Many have also speculated that the video could be hinting on a new DJI Phantom 5 with an all-new camera.

Judging from past DJI product release dates, the Phantom line has not seen any major update since the Phantom 4 was released in March last year. There has been some reshuffling and update of the Phantom line since the P4 was released but nothing major so could the new product be the long-awaited Phantom 5? Interestingly, there has been no leaked photos of the new product like what happened with the DJI Spark.

At the moment we can only speculate so stay tuned to see what DJI has to offer tomorrow.



Adrin Sham

Adrin Sham is a designer and photographer turned drone enthusiast. Since buying a drone for aerial photography some years ago, he has since developed a passion for UAVs and all things related.

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