Just recently, DJI has unveiled a plethora of new products in Las Vegas. These include several new variants of the DJI Osmo along with a high-end, industrial-grade Matrice 600 (M600) drone – it costs a whopping US$4,599, which comes up to about RM18,000.
For that kind of money, the M600 boasts some impressive features, such as a six-rotor system capable of carrying payloads up to 6kg, a dustproof design with actively cooled motors, and even a retractable landing gear – this is so that the gear won’t obstruct the camera. The M600 can also fly up to 36 minutes with a Zenmuse X5 camera attached; if a heavier camera was used instead, such as a RED EPIC, the M600 can fly for about 16 minutes. In essence, this is easily DJI’s most powerful drone yet.
According to DJI, the M600 is ideal for those who are in the film industry, among others. Of course, this drone is also targeted at professional aerial photographers. Judging by its many high-end features and capabilities, this doesn’t come at a surprise – the retail price of the M600 also suggests it’s not a product for regular consumers. After all, that’s what the Phantom 4 is for.
Also unveiled in Las Vegas is the Ronin-MX, a US$1,599 (about RM6,295) handheld stabiliser that can accommodate a wide range of cameras. These include those from Canon, Nikon, Sony, and RED. It’s worth noting that the Ronin-MX is the first universal aerial gimbal DJI has ever made.
On top of that, there are now two new variants of the DJI Osmo: the Osmo Pro and Osmo Raw. Basically, these new models are attached with a different camera than the standard variant. The Pro is equipped with a Zenmuse X5, while the Raw model has a higher-end Zenmuse X5R camera. Unfortunately, the retail prices of these new Osmo models have not been revealed yet.
Naturally, the retail prices and availability of these DJI products in Malaysia have not been announced yet. That said, now that DJI has a proper distributor here, it may only be a matter of time before these new products arrive on our shores.