DJI Product History Timeline (Drones, Gimbals & Cameras)

See also: DJI Drone Sensor Size Comparison Page

I was doing an internet search for a consolidated timeline of DJI product releases over the past few years because I was curious about how often they come out with new drones, gimbals, and cameras.  I couldn't really find any page that had a consolidated list... all I could find with product release dates was their news archive.  So, I went ahead and while I was "relaxing" and watching a movie one evening, compiled a list of (most of?) DJI's product releases of interest since July 2012 based on their press release archive.  The dates in this list link to the corresponding announcements on DJI's website.  If I missed any drones, cameras, or gimbals, feel free to email me and provide the corresponding link to their press release archive, and I will update the list.  I'll try to keep this list up to date as new products are announced in the future.  

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Jul 25, 2012 - S800

Jul 26, 2012 - Zenmuse Z15 Camera Gimbal

Jan 7, 2013 - Phantom

Jul 2, 2013 - S800 EVO 

Sep 4, 2013 - A2 Multi-Rotor Flight Controller

Sep 13, 2013 - DJI Zenmuse Z15-GH3 3-axis Gimbal

Oct 28, 2013 - Phantom 2 Vision

Nov 22, 2013 - Zenmuse Z15-5D 3-axis Gimbal

Dec 16, 2013 - Phantom 2

Jan 20, 2014 - Phantom FC40

Feb 24, 2014 - S1000

Mar 24, 2014 - Zenmuse H3-3D for Drones

Apr 7, 2014 - Phantom 2 Vision+

May 9, 2014 - Zenmuse Z15-BMPCC

Jun 25, 2014 - Ronin

Jul 16, 2014 - Zenmuse Z15-GH4 (HD)

Aug 4, 2014 - S900

Sep 18, 2014 - Zenmuse Z15-5D III (HD)

Oct 23, 2014 - S1000+

Nov 13, 2014 - Inspire 1

Jan 7, 2015 - 3-axis gimbal for Sony A7 cameras

Jan 19, 2015 - H4-3D gimbal

Apr 9, 2015 - Phantom 3 (Professional & Advanced)

Apr 13, 2015 - Ronin-M

Jun 8, 2015 - DJI Matrice 100

Aug 5, 2015 - Phantom 3 Standard

Sep 11, 2015 - Zenmuse X5 & X5R

Oct 8, 2015 - Osmo

Nov 27, 2015 - Agras MG-1

Jan 5, 2016 - Phantom 3 4K

Mar 2, 2016 - Phantom 4

Apr 17, 2016 - Osmo RAW

Apr 17, 2016 - Matrice 600

Jul 14, 2016 - Zenmuse Z3

Sep 28, 2016 - Mavic Pro

Oct 24, 2016 - Zenmuse Z30

Nov 10, 2016 - Matrice 600 Pro

Nov 16, 2016 - Inspire 2

Nov 16, 2016 - Phantom 4 Pro

Nov 16, 2016 - Zenmuse X4S

Nov 16, 2016 - Zenmuse X5S

Feb 26, 2017 - Matrice 200

Mar 28, 2017 - Agras MG-1S

Apr 13, 2017 - Phantom 4 Advanced

Apr 23, 2017 - Ronin 2

May 24, 2017 - Spark

Aug 24, 2017 - Mavic Pro Platinum

Aug 24, 2017 - DJI Phantom 4 Pro Obsidian

Oct 11, 2017 - Zenmuse X7

Jan 7, 2018 - Osmo Mobile 2

Jan 7, 2018 - Ronin-S

From the DJI Press Release: "Ronin-S is DJI’s first single-handed stabilizer for DSLR and mirrorless camera systems. Available in two frame sizes for either camera type, DJI’s powerful three-axis gimbal technology delivers smooth, shake-free video and crisp photos, adding a cinematic and professional look to your work.

Powerful high-torque motors support the most popular camera and lens combinations including the Canon 5D, Panasonic GH and Sony Alpha systems. Its stabilization system compensates for zoom lenses with higher magnification ratios and an external zooming barrel, while its advanced stabilization algorithms work with both in-camera and in-lens optical stabilization technology.

Capturing stabilized video has never been easier because Ronin-S was designed for easy setup and use. A new Push mode lets you adjust the pan and tilt axis by hand while the Ronin-S is powered on and axis locks speed up the setup process so you can spend more time filming and less time prepping your gear. Ronin-S has a comfortable, ergonomic curved design that helps capture smooth cinematic movements from upright to underslung positions without obstructing the camera’s display. Ronin-S also features DJI’s intelligent battery technology that can be hot-swapped during operation for extended shoots.

Jan 8, 2018 - Tello (Collaboration between Ryze Tech, DJI, and Intel)

Jan 24, 2018 - Mavic Air

May 8, 2018 - Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 Edition

Aug 23, 2018 - Mavic 2 Pro

From the DJI Press Release:  "Co-engineered in partnership with Hasselblad, the world's leader in medium format photography, the Mavic 2 Pro is the world's first drone with an integrated Hasselblad camera for outstanding image quality with superior light and color performance. Housing a 1-inch CMOS sensor with a 10-bit Dlog-M color profile, the camera captures four times as many levels of color per channel compared to Mavic Pro to provide maximum flexibility for photo and video editing. The Mavic 2 Pro can capture 20-megapixel aerial shots with utmost color accuracy using Hasselblad's unique Hasselblad Natural Color Solution (HNCS) technology, while an adjustable aperture from f/2.8-f/11 provides more control across a wide variety of lighting conditions. With 4K 10-bit HDR support, the Mavic 2 Pro can be plugged into a 4K TV with HLG and will play back footage with the right color tones."

Aug 23, 2018 - Mavic 2 Zoom

From the DJI Press Release:  "Powered by a 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor, the Mavic 2 Zoom is DJI's first foldable consumer drone with zoom, providing a dynamic perspective that ushers in a new era of creative storytelling. With the Mavic 2 Zoom, you can get closer to your subject at a moment's notice by combining two-times optical zoom (24-48mm) with two-times digital zoom to simulate a 96mm telephoto lens that captures lossless video in full HD resolution. Hybrid auto-focus on the Mavic 2 Zoom combines phase and contrast detection for higher focus accuracy with an increased focus speed of up to 40% faster than before. Shoot vivid 12-megapixel photos or take advantage of the new Super Resolution feature that uses optical zoom to automatically capture and stitch nine photos together for a highly detailed 48-megapixel image, making it an ideal option for landscape photography.

Exclusive to the Mavic 2 Zoom, the new Dolly Zoom QuickShot mode opens a new visual language for storytelling that was previously reserved for professional cinematographers. It creates an otherworldly warped perspective by automatically zooming in as it flies away from its subject, keeping the subject the same size while the full background of the scene is revealed."

Oct 29, 2018 - Mavic 2 Enterprise

Nov 29, 2018 - Osmo Pocket

From the DJI Press Release: “At just over 4 inches tall, Osmo Pocket is DJI’s smallest three-axis stabilized camera. It redefines DJI’s family of handheld gimbals offering features never before seen in a product this compact. A 1/2.3-inch sensor records 12-megapixel photographs and 4K video up to 60fps at 100Mbps in stunning detail. Osmo Pocket also uses built-in dual microphones and advanced noise-canceling algorithms to ensure you capture high quality audio to match your footage. Furthermore, a battery life of up to two hours shooting video in 4K, 30fps means you can always rely on Osmo Pocket to capture your story no matter where you are at the very best quality.”

Jan 8, 2019 - DJI Smart Controller

Feb 21, 2019 - Matrice 200 Series V2

May 15, 2019 - Osmo Action

From the DJI Press Release: “DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and creative camera technology, building on its heritage of advanced image stabilization, takes a bold new direction with the Osmo Action camera. Using DJI’s unparalleled experience with capturing smooth and stable videos in the most demanding environments, Osmo Action is as rugged as it is sophisticated, opening worlds of creative potential for professionals and adventure seekers alike.”

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Tello (by Ryze Tech, uses DJI & Intel technology)