Hi everyone, I'm new here and still waiting to buy my new UAS which I have decided will be a DJI Inspire 1 (due to budget constraints......I'd LOVE the new Inspire 2 but sadly it's out of my league right now).|
I have my eye on 2 x second hand Inspire 1s. The first is an Inspire 1 Pro with an X5R, 2 controllers and three batteries and the second is an Inspire 1 Pro with an X5, 6 batteries, 2 controllers and a charging hub [6 hours flight time]. The X5R is $700 more than the X5. As much as I have researched and researched and read every scrap of information I have been able to, I'm still a little confused.
I know the X5R shoots in RAW video and jpegs (but I believe the X5 shoots RAW jpegs too, just not video??) but what would people here do? what would they fork out the cash for?
I plan on starting my own small business doing photos/video, photogrammetry, inspections and if things go ok, I'll upgrade to an XT (FLIR/thermal) and reach out to local emergency services. I see the Inspire as a great intro to the commercial market and I am doing my RPAS course in a couple of months (I'm in Australia).
The question remains, what would you do? get the X5R in the event I may get a gig doing a TV show or advertisement and want to provide the RAW footage to the customer? is that the only time a RAW camera might come in handy? Would I be better off saving the $700 and investing in a travel case and gear to help my business get started and enjoy the extra batteries and confirmed low flight time?
Advice is gratefully taken on board.