Skip to main content

Leaked photos are not a Phantom 5 prototype, DJI reaffirms

It happened before when we wrote about these leaked photos earlier this year. DJI reached out to us and told us that these two silver colored Phantoms were not prototypes of the new Phantom 5, but a one-off for a commercial customer. Now after Billy wrote about these new photos of seemingly the same two drones, DJI contacted us again to reaffirm that these are not, in fact, Phantom 5 prototypes.

Leaked photos do not show Phantom 5 prototype

In an email to DroneDJ, a spokesperson from DJI told us about the leaked photos in no uncertain terms that:

“It’s a one-off for a customer. It’s not a P5 prototype.”

So, DJI developed two Phantom 4 drones with a DJI branded interchangeable lens system just for a single customer. Fine. No problem.

However, I still cannot shake the idea that a Phantom 5 with an interchangeable lens system and a set of fixed focal length lenses (15, 24, 35, and 50mm) would be a very compelling reason for the prosumer of professional photographer and videographer to chose the Phantom 5 drone over the Mavic 2 Pro. Especially when the next step up, i.e. the Inspire 2 and Zenmuse x7 combo, is so much more expensive.

So, even though these leaked photos are a one-off for a customer, I still have high hopes for a Phantom 5 with interchangeable lenses. It would be such a boost for the Phantom series. What do you guys think? Not gonna happen, or do you agree that DJI may have something nice for us in store. Hopefully, still before Christmas this year!


If you’d like to stay up to date with all the latest drone news, scoops, rumors and reviews, then follow us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram or sign up for our email newsletter DroneRise, that goes out every weekday morning at 6 am.

If you’d like to help us grow, you can buy your next drone through one of the following links directly from manufacturers, such as DJIParrot, Yuneec or retailers like Amazon, B&H, BestBuy or eBay. We will make a small commission and it will not cost you anything extra. Thank you!



Avatar for Haye Kesteloo Haye Kesteloo

Haye Kesteloo is the Editor in Chief and Main Writer at DroneDJ, where he covers all drone related news and writes product reviews. He also contributes to the other sites in the 9to5Mac group such as; 9to5Mac, 9to5Google, 9to5Toys and Electrek. Haye can be reached at or @hayekesteloo