DJI FPV Goggles Coming Soon: Will They Be 3D Capable?
On the heels of DJI Spark rumors, more exciting news from the king of drones continues to stream forth. The latest concerns FPV goggles that are sure to change the game yet again. A pre-production unit was unveiled last November, at the launch of the Inspire 2 & Phantom 4 Pro, but it appears we are inching ever closer to the release of these highly anticipated goggles.
These brand new goggles are expected to take the FPV flying experience to dizzying new heights, complete with 85-degree field of view and gorgeous, full 1080p, with minimal lag. DJI will again set itself apart from the competition by going fully digital. This will result in a more clear, higher resolution display than most. Early tests have demonstrated a slight increase in lag. One of the most exciting features these goggles are rumored to have is an extra screen – which would allow for stereoscopic, 3D viewing. Although twin cameras is not currently a feature included in any DJI drone, we remain optimistic that this groundbreaking feature is coming down the pipeline.
While DJI has not announced an official release date yet, but we can do some inductive reasoning to get a good estimate. At the end of February 2017, DJI announced the Matrice series, and with it disclosed that the new units would be compatible with DJI Goggles. Since they mentioned Matrice models would ship in Q2, we can say with reasonable certainty that the goggles will be availale in late April/early May. If DJI was looking for a high-level launch platform to showcase a new product (which also avoids a massive, expensive exclusive launch), then AUVSI XPONENTIAL makes perfect sense. The conference is scheduled for May 8-11, right in the middle of that Q2 window.
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