DJI has introduced the O3 Air Unit, the latest combined first-person view camera and transmission system for drone pilots who want to discover FPV races and experiences.
The O3 Air Unit uses a 1/1.7-inch sensor to capture video at 4K/60 fps. A 155° field of view is available, but only when the aspect ratio is set to 4:3 and the recording quality is reduced to 2.7K at 50/60 fps or 1080p at 50 fps/60 fps. Footage can be stabilized with DJI’s RockSteady technology and recorded in D-Cinelike, DJI’s unique video color profile that preserves shadows, highlights, and midtones for post-production.
The device’s 2T2R omnidirectional antennas can deliver 1080p/100 fps H.265 live video transmission up to 10 km away at a maximum bit rate of 50 Mbps. The best available signal frequencies are automatically selected alongside anti-interference technologies when the device detects a busy signal environment, keeping latency as low as 30ms, according to DJI. The O3 Air Unit also supports Canvas mode, which allows pilots to customize their on-screen display with elements such as alerts, timers and signal quality.
The O3 Air Unit is compatible with the wireless DJI FPV Goggles 2 headset, which is now available for purchase as a standalone product following its debut in the DJI Avata Pro-View Combo. DJI Goggles 2 features a 1080p Micro-OLED display with a 100Hz refresh rate and built-in diopters that can be adjusted from +2.0 to -8.0, allowing drone pilots to fly without prescription glasses getting in the way.
If you like watching flights, you can connect the Goggles 2 to the DJI Fly app as a secondary transmission screen to view another pilot’s real-time live feed. The headset weighs 10.2 grams and supports up to 110 minutes of flight time when fully charged. The DJI Goggles 2 is also compatible with the DJI O3 Air Unit, DJI Avata and DJI FPV Remote Controller 2.
The O3 Air Unit is on sale today for $229. For that you get the camera module, transmission module, antenna and 3-in-1 cable. The O3 Air Unit is also available today for $649, including battery, goggle frame, screen protector, headband, power cable, dual-band antenna and OTG cable.