DJI Event – DJI Announces the Because Life is Big Event – Updated!November 15, 2018 18 By Scott Hinkle
We have another DJI event. This time the DJI announcement is for something called Because life is big! As with all DJI rumors, we really don’t know what the event is about but we are more than happy to make educated guesses and just fan the rumor fires.
Let’s see what we think is coming.
Update! – The event has happened. How close were our guesses? Check out my The DJI Osmo Pocket – Quite an Impressive Device post for more info!
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What we Know
All we really know is what DJI has announced:
- There’s an event
- It will be held at Good Morning America Studios in New York City
- It’s scheduled for November 28th, 2018 between 2 pm and 4 pm EST.
- It’s titled “Because life is big!”
The invitation simply states:
“DJI cordially invites you to join us for a special announcement on
November 28th in New York. We’re excited to showcase DJI’s latest
technology. we look forward to seeing you!”
When you click the link you’re presented with:
“DJI is delighted to invite you to an exclusive event! From 2 pm to 4 pm at Good Morning America Studios.”
And, after RSVP’ing, we simply get the following reply:
“Get Ready to Live Big!”
There’s also an image, that we’ll use to make some of our guesses as to what’s coming:
That’s it, nothing more. Frankly, it’s a bit cryptic and very Apple-like but, it’s exciting just the same.
What we Expect
With Christmas just around the corner, we’re expecting that DJI is going to announce the DJI Phantom 5 series. With that release we’re probably looking at increased camera resolution (think Hasselblad like the Mavic 2 Pro has or better, maybe even with a larger sensor, possibly with zoom ability) and all the bells and whistles that were introduced in DJI’s other drones since the Phantom 4 Pro 2.0’s release.
The reason we’re expecting the Hasselblad with zoom is because of the image included in the announcement. Let’s take a look at it next to the Hasselblad currently available on the Mavic 2 Pro:
You gotta admit, the pool-shape in the invitation image does resemble the Hasselblad camera and the whole, life is big wording, along with the depth of field/zoom like effect of the image, makes us think zoom is going to be a feature.
Granted these are just educated guesses but, they’re on par for what would be expected of a major series number update.
What we’re Hoping for
We’re absolutely hoping for the Phantom 5 above but, as with anything, why stop there? First off my expectation of a zoom feature built-in may be off. It could be that DJI actually has a more modular approach and is going to offer interchangeable lenses. I’m kind of torn on this one. This theory would be supported by the following image, even though DJI discounted it as “a customized drone for designated users, not for sale”:
I don’t like the idea of being locking into a specific field of view or zoom level for an entire flight and certainly don’t’ want to have to bring the drone back, changes lenses and get back into the air constantly.
I’m actually hoping that we get some sort of interchangeable camera system and, to really top off my wish list, have several options from a high quality camera with zoom features and interchangeable lenses to specialized camera options such as thermal and so on.
Another feature I’d love to have is, just like the Mavic 2 Enterprise, an accessory port to attach 3rd party devices for various uses.
Really the list could go on and on. Am I actually expecting all this, of course not, but any of it would be nice.
What do we Have to Back Up Our Expectations?
Short of what’s in the invite imagery, common sense based on recent DJI drone releases and an expectation of improvements between line revisions, not much. Just rumor, speculation and the fact that the DJI Phantom 4 stock seems to be running out. Such is the nature of secretive tech companies. We simply won’t know until they make the official announcement. Everything else is just a guess.
Update! – We Might Be Wrong!
New rumors are popping up with just days to go before the “Because Life is Big” event. The announcement may not be a new drone at all but rather a new version of the DJI Osmo. The latest talk suggests that the event might be for a pocket-sized device called the DJI Osmo Pocket.
Not much is known about this new device but, if we take a look back at the Mavic 2 image that was leaked, we’ll see another device that, at the time, we thought might be a hand-held gimbal allowing us to use our drone’s camera in other ways.
Now, with the latest photo leak, we’re thinking it’s a stand-alone, super portable stabilized imaging device. This is further supported by reports of an FCC filing for a device called the DJI Osmo Pocket Wireless Module.
So, there you have it, another DJI event “because life is big!”. Whatever that means. My expectations might be way off, we may not get a new drone at all but some other device. That said, check out our other rumor posts and compare them to what was actually released and decide for yourself what our track record is:
DJI mavic Pro 2 Latest Rumors – How Many Versions Will There Be?
If it is the DJI Phantom 5, we’re expecting the price to range anywhere between $1700 and $2500, based on currently available models such as the DJI Mavic 2 Pro.
What are your thoughts on this DJI announcement? Do you know something we don’t? Are there any other DJI rumors out there that might pertain to this post? Do you have first-hand experience (maybe even happen to be a “beta” tester for the new device)? Do you just want to say something? Please feel free to leave a comment below. I read and respond to each one.
I must say that this article is great. I heard someone talk about this event but I did not hear the details. I have a cousin in New York and I am sure that he will go and if they give a drone that would be super exited but who knows. I will also show this to my friends, maybe someone would like to go.
There aren’t really any details about the event other than where and when. That said, I’m not sure if just anyone can go or if it’s really just by invitation only. They won’t be giving away any drones but will more than likely be announcing a new one at this event. What it will be and what features it will have are unknown at this time.
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Heyo Scott. I hope you’re having a nice time? Thank you for sharing this news. So much launching and products reveal this wonderful season and period. Would be amazing if DJI announces the DJI Phantom 5 series and we are expecting lots of mindblowing features. Personally, I love Awesome cameras… We should not expect much anyways. Kudos
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DJI definitely has launched some successful drones this year. I’m hoping this announcement marks another. I’m with you on the features and hope I can grab one up, if the price is right. You’re right, we shouldn’t expect much as we know nothing more than there’s an event.
It sounds like there will be some exciting news coming soon in the Big Apple. I wasn’t sure what this article was about when I started, but figured it out as I went along. I’m not sure if many people are familiar with the name DJI if they are not into drones, but it sounds like they have great products that people enjoy using and just like any tech product there are always upgrades and improvements to better the user experience. It sounds like they have something BIG coming up and I have always wanted to try flying a drone, maybe this might be what I need to check out in order to make something happen. I look forward to hearing more about what the event in NY reveals. Thanks for providing this information to us.
Thanks for chiming in. This site is about drones in general and focuses more on the DJI Mavic line. DJI is a drone manufacturer that makes drones for all types of uses from consumer drones to drones used in agriculture and everything in between. I’m excited to see what they come out with during this event.
A Phantom 5 would be a great announcement, and if the drone includes a zoom feature, then I concur, Life is BIG.
Will this event have a lifestreaming video? I don´t live in New York, and I would love to watch this event in real time.
Whatever DJI announces I am sure it will not disappoint us. Let´s keep our fingers crossed and hope for the best.
I actually don’t know if they’ll stream it or not. Usually it will be somewhere on their site with a link to follow when it’s live. Since I don’t see that, yet, I suspect it will just be an in-person event with video or highlights posted afterward.
Believe me, my fingers are crossed. I so wanted to buy the Mavic 2 Pro but held off due to the sensor issues: The DJI Mavic 2 Pro – Is There a Sensor Issue Affecting Image Quality?
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Unfortunately I can not attend the great DJI event, called “Becouse Life is Big”
I love everything about the world of drones and also that we do not know what DJI will be doing.
I’m sure it will be a unique and unforgettable event. I’ll thank you for sending me a summary of the most important thing you’ll see.
Not to worry, I’m sure the web will be all a buzz with whatever DJI announces during the event. You can bet I’ll cover it here on this site!
Nice article on the roll out of new drone technology. You have me wondering what it could be! I enjoy flying drones and any new technology that comes out is welcome in my point of view. If it is the roll out of DJI Phantom 5 series with better camera resolution that will be fine with me. I’ve been hoping for this for awhile and I will be sure to keep an eye out for Good Morning America to see news on this event. Thanks for posting this information I had no clue about this DJI announcement.
I’m eager to see what they release. That said, I’m really just interested in drone related announcements. If it’s an Osmo, I’ll be disappointed.
To be honest before visiting your website, other than I knew what a drone was and seen youtube videos and such, I didn’t realise the scope of how much their was to know about drones. I had a little sticky beak around your website and found you looking for publishers to write about drones. Would love to help, but sadly I not knowable on that subject.
I also noticed you had a troubleshooting guide. That definately something I will share when I meet people looking into drones. I have bookmarked your website. Who knows who I might run into over the next few months. drones seem to be getting a lot more popular.
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Thank you for sharing with us this great review on DJI Event.I was reading your post from the first line and read again without getting what your post is about until I realised that you are talking about Drone. I always wonder how drone works and how that comes it can take videos and pictures itself but it is all about technology.
This event of launching a new version of the DJI Osmo will be a big event and to be called “because life is big” shows that there high expectations . I am not from the New York,i would attend this event to know more about drones
At this point it’s all just rumor and speculation until they actually confirm whatever is coming. I’m really looking forward to see what it ends up being.
As for learning about drones, feel free to browse other articles on this site and check out the multitudes of videos on YouTube.
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Hi! I personally believe they’re going to release DJI Phantom 5! And these are my reasons:
1. They have chosen New York and Good Morning America Studios, so this must be huge!
2. Phantom 4 was released in early 2016, so it seems to be time for Phantom 5!
3. Dà-Jiāng Innovations announced that 2018 was going to be a great year, and they have already launched Mavic 2 Pro and zoom drones on August, 2018. But, I feel that what they had in mind when they made that statement was Phantom 5! That would make 2018 a really big year for the Chinese drone maker.
I hope you’re right because I’m holding off on a new drone even thought it’s Black Friday/Cyber Monday. I have the original Mavic Pro and didn’t grab the Mavic 2 Pro due to the video issues, even though it’s still better than the one I have. I’m chomping at the bit for a reason to grab another.
We’ll know soon enough.
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