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DJI has become something of a go-to name for aerial photography and with the release of the new Inspire 2 drone, it's easy to see why.

This flying beast packs a stabilised camera capable of capturing 5K video, it can fly at speeds of up to 67 mph (108 kph), and you can swap different lenses onto the camera to get truly cinematic results.

Starting at £3,059, $3,000 or AU$5,200, the Inspire 2 doesn't come cheap, but it promises to pack a hell of a punch for the price.

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It looks very similar to the previous Inspire model. The legs are lowered for landing, but automatically move up and out of the way of the camera once airborne.

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The drone uses an interchangeable camera system. Shown here is the Zenmuse X5S camera module which uses a 1-inch image sensor and has a range of lenses available.

The Zenmuse X4S has a smaller image sensor and a built in lens which can't be changed. Both camera units shoot at 5k and can take 20-megapixel still photos.

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There's a new secondary camera on the front which always points forwards. This provides the best view for the pilot, while the camera beneath can be independently controlled by a second operator.

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The body is made from magnesium, with the other parts being made from aluminium and carbon fibre, making it both very light and very strong.

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Yep, that's carbon fibre.

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New sensors on the top of the drone scan above it, allowing you to fly indoors without fear of crashing into the ceiling.

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You can use two batteries as well, allowing you to get up to 27-minutes of flight time. The batteries have a self-heating mechanism too, which lets you safely fly in sub-zero conditions.

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The lenses on the X5S camera unit can be swapped out and there are a wide range to choose from.

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This is a nice wide 15mm lens.

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It can achieve frighteningly fast speeds of up to 67 mph (108 kph), which should help you keep up with any fancy cars or cheetahs you might be filming.

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The controller is much the same -- plug an iPad or phone in to see what the drone sees.

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The additional sensors on the top will really help with getting indoor footage.

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