As we’ve been expecting, DJI launched its new first person view (FPV) drone, named the DJI FPV. It has an optional device that allows the user to simply move a hand controller to send orders to the drone to reflect the same movements. That, coupled with a throttle trigger, makes for a remote control not unlike those seen on the ships in the most recent Star Trek series.

More importantly, it has a higher quality camera than would typically be expected on an FPV drone. It appears to be specced to about the same level as the average DJI Mavic drone, rather than saving weight by doing away with a gimbal. That said it is still only a 1/2.3 inch sensor inside, so the pixels can only do but so much. In good light the image quality should be fine. How much can fine detail matter at the specced maximum speed of 87 miles per hour anyway?

Postscript: We just had to include one more press photo, as it appears to show DJI’s commentary on gender roles post-apocalypse…