Now you can take the 4K quality of the inspire 1 anywhere you want!
Since the announcement of the inspire one, I wondered whether or not DJI would come out with some kind of hand grip attachment for the Inspire 1 camera. I was pretty sure that they would come out with one eventually, but I wasn't expecting to see it so soon!
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DJI Announce their handheld video stabilizer in January 2015, but it's been 10 months and we've heard nothing about it's availability. Until possibly now!
At CES 2015, Gizmodo was the first to get a chance to play with the new camera grip. From the pictures it looks very nice. Gizmodo is calling it "The Inspire 1 Camera Mount extension" but I'm not sure what the official name is yet, so I'll call it "The DJI X3 camera grip".
Some Cool Features
The DJI Inspire 1 camera grip has some really nice features that puts it way above most of the other small handheld camera gimbals out there.
So far, it has two modes of operation. Just like on the inspire 1, the rotation of the camera can be locked to a specific point for smooth tracking shots. The other mode is basically a follow mode which will allow you to do smooth panning shots.
Using your iPhone, you can easily view what you're shooting, while also having complete control over camera settings, such as shutter speed, ISO, white balance, and more.
As far as physical features go, there's a record button, a toggle switch for the 2 operating modes, an internal microphone and an external mic input.
The camera grip also has a built-in battery for powering the camera and the gimbal motors. Supposedly, the battery life is about 1 hour and 10 minutes (which is comparable to the GoPro Hero 4 Black Edition.
Unfortunately, there isn't a price or release date for the X3 camera grip, but it's good to know that they're working on it.