On the heels of several firmware updates and a couple of eye popping teaser videos industry leading drone maker DJI, today, announced the highly anticipated DJI Inspire 1.  In a public event highlighted with much fanfare and a celebrity cameo by TV’s Myth Busters, DJI introduced their new flagship drone.

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Highlights of the new DJI Inspire 1:

– Capture 4K Video and 12MP Stills

– 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizes Camera

– Up to 1.2 Mile Radio Range

– GPS-Based Stabilization System

– Optical Flow Sensor for Indoor Flying

– Works with DJI Lightbridge Ground System

– Full Featured App

– Live 720p HD Monitoring with Lightbridge

– Dual Controller Capabilities

– Retractable Carbon Fiber Arms

– Unobstructed 360° Shooting

– Fully Modular Upgradable System

– Intelligent Power Management

Expected availability of the new DJI Inspire 1 is December 1st with a street price of $2899 or $3399 with 2 controllers.  Additional controllers may also be purchased for $650.

Resource Magazine contributor, Jaron Schneider, is the audience tonight and will have a full report and no doubt some great images, available later tonight or tomorrow. Make sure to come back and check out Jaron’s in-depth look at the DJI Inspire 1 announcement.

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To tide you over we’ve compiled a few videos from tonight’s event highlighting the technology and design mastery behind the new DJI Inspire 1.