GoPro’s Karma drone raised some eyebrows after it was announced last month. Then, DJI came along a few days later and dropped the Mavic drone on everyone and raised even more eyebrows. Now, we have a pair of impressive, compact drones from which to choose.
Some of the specs look better for one drone over the other. It just depends on what your specific needs are. Which drone is better for you? [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.