Articles tagged "drones"

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DJI Mini 3 Pro review: DJI's most compact model finally goes 'pro'

DJI's Mini series has always been a great entry-level option for beginners, hobbyists, or those willing to sacrifice features for size. But with its newest model, the Mini 3 Pro, DJI promises to bring pro features to its most compact model. Does it succeed?

UAVs go to the major leagues as the MLB starts testing drone use during baseball games

This past weekend, during a collegiate tournament, Major League Baseball tested out using a DJI drone to showcase in-game aerial footage for the first time ever.

Drone technique: How to shoot 4K hyperlapse video on the DJI Air 2S

It's easy to capture hyperlapse videos with the DJI Air 2S, but there's still a bit of planning involved. In this article, we explain the four hyperlapse modes available on the Air 2S and walk you through everything you need to know to shoot your first hyperlapse sequence.

Drone Buying Guide updated

This past year has been a busy one in the drone world, but we've got you covered – our updated 2021 Drone Buying Guide will get you up to speed with everything you need to know about the latest and greatest models.

Best drones in 2022

If you're looking for the perfect drone for yourself, or to gift someone special, we've gone through all of the options and selected our favorites.

Review: DJI's Mavic 3 and Mavic 3 Cine are pricey prosumer drones that fall slightly short

Three years after releasing the Mavic 2 series, DJI returns with the Mavic 3. It features a dual-camera system with a 4/3" CMOS sensor plus a tele photo lens that can zoom up to 28X. Is it worth the hefty price tag? We take a look at the Cine, the high-end model in this series.

Autel takes on DJI Mini, announces the sub-250g EVO Nano and the EVO Lite

Autel Robotics today announced they're releasing two new drones – a sub-250g EVO Nano+ drone and the Lite series.

Updated: DPReview 2021 drone buying guide

We've given our drone buying guide a complete refresh, so whether you're looking for something compact to take on vacation, or something for more professional work, we've got you covered.

DJI Air 2S vs. Mavic Air 2: which one is right for you?

Less than a year after the Mavic Air 2 hit the market, DJI released its successor, the Air 2S. Its build is almost identical but there are some notable differences. Which drone in this series is right for you?

The Pentagon clears DJI drones for use after temporary suspension

The Pentagon recently released a summary confirming that foreign drones, particularly two manufactured by DJI, did not pose a security threat as previously believed.

How to easily create a dolly zoom effect using the DJI Air 2S drone

Pioneered by Hitchcock and beloved by Spielberg, the 'dolly zoom' effect is a famous cinematic technique. But you don't need Hollywood production gear to do it. In this article, we'll show you how to create the dolly zoom effect with the sub-$1000 DJI Air 2S.

Interview: Travis Fox's beautiful, haunting drone photographs document America's scars

Travis Fox uses a drone as a documentary storytelling tool to explore how the scars of industrialization, urban sprawl, and institutionalized racism remain in America's backyard, even as the physical spaces begin to deteriorate.

DJI Air 2S drone sample gallery
DJI's new mid-range Air 2S drone delivers substantial image and video quality improvements over its predecessor thanks to a larger 1" -type sensor. Check out our sample gallery for a sense of what this $1000 unit is truly capable of.

Review: DJI's FPV drone combines DJI features with the fun of a racing drone

DJI has officially entered the world of FPV (first-person-view) drones. Combined with long flight time, DJI safety features and OcuSync 3.0, DJI's FPV drone puts you in the driver's seat of a high performance aircraft.

Fox Sports adds FPV, cinema drones to its coverage of Daytona 500

Fox Sports hired Beverly Hills Aerials to provide FPV and cinema drones to help cover the annual Daytona 500 auto race.

Airmap faces backlash after suggesting airspace should be monetized

Recently, Airmap created an uproar in the drone community by posting tweets suggesting remote pilots should be taxed upon take-off and landing.

Chinese drone company DJI added to U.S. economic blacklist

The U.S. government has added Chinese drone maker DJI to its economic blacklist.

Review: the DJI Mini 2 is the perfect drone for beginners

The new DJI Mavic Mini 2 includes several notable improvements over the original Mavic Mini, including 4K video, Raw photo capability, and DJI's robust OcuSync 2.0 transmission system.

Review: The Autel EVO II is a solid drone and an alternative to DJI

Autel Robotics released its long-awaited EVO II series drone this summer after several delays. With multiple cameras to choose from, and options that include 8K and 6K video, can this drone give DJI a run for its money?

DJI's Mavic Air 2 shoots 8K Hyperlapse – but will you be able to view it?

A few sophisticated features were touted with the release of DJI's latest consumer-grade drone, the Mavic Air 2, including the ability to shoot 8K Hyperlapse video. But you may encounter problems trying to watch that footage on your computer.

DJI Mavic Air 2 sample gallery

The Mavic Air 2 is a great all-around drone for almost anybody, but how are its photos? We shot Raw and JPEG images at both 12MP and 48MP, as well as 'SmartPhotos' that promise improved image quality. Compare the results in our sample gallery.

Review: The DJI Mavic Air 2 is the best all-around drone for most people

The DJI Mavic Air 2 is a Goldilocks drone. It's not the biggest or the smallest model out there, but it delivers just the right balance of size and features.

Photos: SkyPixel 5th anniversary aerial imagery contest winners

Stuck inside? Feast your eyes on some spectacular images from the great outdoors. Winning images feature subjects ranging from active volcanoes to dramatic views of manmade structures, all captured from the air.

Analysis predicts drone Remote ID will cost 9X more than expected, DJI urges FAA to reconsider ruling

Public commenting for the FAA's Remote ID NPRM closed on Monday. DJI cited analysis in their 89-page comment suggesting it could cost 9 times as much as predicted.

US Pentagon's Defense Department tasked with building a counter-drone SWAT team

Forgoing Silicon Valley technologists, the Pentagon's Department of Defense is actively working on measures to identify and take down small drones that are a threat.

US Judge rules against county seeking to ban drone flights in their parks

Earlier this week, Judge Joseph Farah ruled in favor of Jason Harrison. He was arrested for a legal flight at a Genessee County park (Michigan, U.S.) in December 2018. The ruling is expected to set a precedent for the rest of the United States.

Opinion: New rules proposed by the FAA are a threat to drone pilots – including photographers

The FAA recently proposed rules that could impact all drone operators in the US, virtually requiring an internet connection to fly and a requirement to broadcast personally identifying information. Here's what's at stake and how to make your voice heard.

DJI expected to release at least 3 new drones in 2020, starting February

Last year, DJI announced they will be adding ADS-B sensors to their commercial-grade drones weighing over 250 grams. Now, it is rumored that 3 new drone models will be released this year.

GoPro Karma drones around the world were grounded due to GPS glitch

It wasn't a Happy New Year for GoPro Karma owners. The drones would not take off after 2019 ended due to a GPS glitch.

What you need to know about the Mavic Mini and drone regulations

The DJI Mavic Mini is so light – a mere 249g – that it's exempt from FAA registration in the United States. Does that mean it's also exempt from FAA rules? Here's what you need to know.

Review: The DJI Mavic Mini is the tiny drone you want in your Xmas stocking

Weighing in at just 249g, the Mavic Mini fits in the palm of your hand. You give up a few features in exchange for that tiny size, but we still found it to be a solid performer.

Hands-on with the DJI Mavic Mini

The Mavic Mini is DJI's smallest drone yet, with a weight of only 249g. We had a chance to go hands-on with the Mini to find out if there are any tradeoffs to such a small quadcopter.

Landscape photography with a drone: disadvantages and limitations part 2

For all of their advantages, drones have another key weakness: they're quite easy to lose. Here are some common pitfalls that might bring your drone to an untimely end – and how you can avoid them.

Landscape photography with a drone: disadvantages and limitations part 1

Despite all of their incredible advantages, there are some situations in which a drone simply can't get the job done. Here are the limitations to consider if you're thinking about getting into drone photography.

Landscape photography with a drone: the advantages - part 3

Beyond the advantages of cost and availability, a drone presents the landscape photographer with another key advantage: a complete lack of fear in the face of danger.

Landscape photography with a drone: the advantages - part 2

Compared to the costs and limitations of photographing from a manned aircraft, using a drone to shoot landscapes is infinitely more flexible – and a fraction of the price.

Landscape photography with a drone: the advantages - part 1

Want to shoot flowing lava without burning your ears off? Can't walk on water? Can't breathe toxic fumes? Drones can get shots that simply aren't achievable in any other way.

Landscape photography with a drone: Gear basics

In the first part of his series, landscape photographer Erez Marom starts with the very basics of drone photography – namely, what a drone is and how it works.

Yuneec introduces new gimbal-stabilized 4K Mantis G drone

Aimed at consumers, Yuneec announced its Mantis G drone at Tuesday's InterDrone conference. The portable drone can capture 4K video and media can be shared to social media accounts almost instantly.

Kittyhawk, FAA update B4UFly app so drone pilots can easily see where they can fly

The FAA partnered with Kittyhawk earlier this year to help revamp their B4UFly app. The long-awaited update is now available.

Autel wants you to trade in your old drone for an EVO, even if it's not one of its own

Autel is looking to make the most of a rather silent drone market to push its own 4K-capable EVO drone.

Incredible total solar eclipse hyperlapse captured from a drone

Photographer Matt Robinson captured the only total solar eclipse to occur this year with a hyperlapse video using a DJI Mavic 2 Pro.

Drone Awards 2019: Winners and finalists

The second annual Drone Awards aerial photography contest received over 4,500 submissions from 107 countries, and some of the winners are pretty amazing.

DJI lodges complaint against the BBC for biased, unbalanced drone coverage

In two recent investigative documentary films broadcast by the BBC, drones are portrayed in a negative light. DJI has filed a formal complaint and issued an open letter challenging these claims.

LAANC to be made available to recreational drone pilots later this month

The FAA is expanding Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) to recreational drone pilots on July 23rd.

DJI Spark 2 drone will not be released this summer as rumored

Rumors have been circulating about a possible Spark 2 drone release from DJI this summer. DroneDJ recently confirmed that the release is now on hold indefinitely.

European Union issues common rules on drones for more standardized regulation

Operators have a year to prepare for a new set of common drone rules that will transcend borders. Before, remote pilots had to abide by each country in the European Union's specific set of regulations.

DJI Studio quietly releases new STORM drone

DJI has uncharacteristically been hush-hush about the release of the DJI Storm, a commercial-grade drone with a maximum payload of up to 40lbs.

FAA expands LAANC capabilities to 100+ new airports

The FAA has expanded LAANC to increase access for commercial drone pilots in controlled airspace. 100+ airports have been added.

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