DJI announced its new Phantom 4 drone today with some powerful new features. It is a culmination of so many of the features we have seen in tech demos in recent years. The big new feature is obstacle avoidance, which looks like an effective and solid implementation. [Read more…]
Along with big price drops on the other Phantom 3 drones, the Phantom 3 Professional version has dropped in price down to $999 (was $1259). The Phantom 3 Professional features a 4K camera on a 3-axis gimbal with 12MP still image capture. It transmits 720p HD video for app-based monitoring, offers auto-takeoff and auto return home with up to 23 minutes flight time. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
B&H has just dropped prices on the DJI Phantom 3.
The Phantom 3 Advanced dropped from $999 to $799.
The Phantom 3 Standard dropped from $699 to $499. That’s really some impressive pricing on such a well-equipped drone – even if it is “only” 1080p.
Last year, we saw DJI introduce a trio of Phantom 3 models that spanned from the entry-level Phantom 3 Standard to the mid-range Phantom 3 Advanced and the top-end Phantom 3 Professional, which was the only drone to feature a 4K camera.
DJI just unveiled its new Zenmuse XT thermal imaging camera for your DJI Inspire 1 or Matrice 100 drones. The Zenmuse XT uses a FLIR thermal camera to generate aerial images up to 640 x 512 resolution at 30fps or 336 x 256 at 60fps with real-time video transmission over DJI’s Lightbridge technology. [Read more…]
DJI recently released this Phantom X Concept video, which casts a bright vision on the not-so-distant future of drones. From hands-free operation to an almost voyeuristic concept of social followers. It is equal parts inspiring and scary.
As we know, drones are going to be huge in the coming months and years. It’s a massive growth segment in tech right now and is just barely off the ground. So many changes in the past couple of years serve as a signal to just how wide open this market is.
DJI has a massive lead in the market but expect other manufacturers to be on its heels and pushing innovation industry-wide over the next few years.
Is a surprising bit of news today, Hasselblad and DJI announced today that the drone manufacturer has acquired a strategic minority stake in Hasselblad. [Read more…]
Vlogger extraordinaire, Casey Neistat, just got his hands on the new DJI Osmo and declares it a vlogging camera from the future. Check out his first impressions as he opens up the box and starts playing with the Osmo in his vlog from today below.
Lots of great points in there and a market I hadn’t considered for the Osmo. In addition to the basic 4K version that Casey talks about, you can buy a version of the Osmo that works with the Zenmuse X5 RAW camera/gimbal for higher-end cinematic productions.