Articles tagged "drones"

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World’s first 100-million-pixel drone launched by DJI and Hasselblad

Chinese drone manufacturer DJI has announced that it is to launch a new drone later this year that will be fitted with a 100-million-pixel Hasselblad H6D-100c camera. Read more

The PolarPro Katana Mavic Tray turns your DJI Mavic Pro into a handheld stabilizer

The PolarPro Katana Mavic Tray is a new accessory that increases the Mavic Pro's versatility by turning it into a stabilized handheld shooting platform while not in the sky. Read more

DJI launches Phantom 4 Advanced drone

DJI's new Phantom 4 Advanced drone offers improved camera specs over the original Phantom 4, more storage capacity and longer flight times. Read more

Drone sales doubled in 2016, premium features help push sales

According to a report by analyst firm The NPD Group, U.S. dollar sales of drones more than doubled in the 12 months ending February 2017 and premium features are in high demand. Read more

Canon outfits industrial drone with ME20F-SH all-purpose camera

If you're looking for a drone that can fly in nasty weather and shoot at ISO 4 million, then Canon has something for you. Read more

Flying drones over the internet isn't the future we wanted, but it's the one we've got

It's nearly 2020 and we don't have jetpacks, but we do have Cape: a service that lets anyone with an internet connection fly real drones in remote locations. But as many scholars have noted, there ain't nothing like the real thing. Read more

Federal judge dismisses case against Kentucky 'Drone Hunter'

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against a self-proclaimed 'Drone Hunter' in Kentucky. Read more

SkyPixel, DJI and Tourism Australia team up to launch aerial photography contest

The Australia From Above contest's aim is to inspire aerial photographers from around the world to experience and share new photographic perspectives of Australia. Read more

Hands-on with AirSelfie, a mini selfie drone that's on sale now

With initial Kickstarter backers’ orders in the process of being filled, AirSelfie has gone on sale to the general public. As the name implies, it’s a short range mini drone designed for self portraits. Read more

Free learning provider Alison launches build-your-own camera drone course

Online e-learning platform Alison has launched a new course aimed at those who want to build their own camera drones. Over four modules, the course claims to teach students about the components that go into a drone and their functions, as well as how to assemble, check and fly your own quadcopter.

EHang uses 1000 GhostDrone 2.0 drones for massive light show in China

Just a few days after Intel wowed audiences with a 300-drone aerial light show at the Super Bowl, Chinese drone company EHang raised the bar with a 1000-drone light show for audiences in China. Read more

Crash drones over and over again with Microsoft's open source simulator

Microsoft has released a free, open source simulator to help engineers test – and yes, repeatedly crash – drones in a photo-realistic environment. Read more

Super Bowl Halftime lit up by choreographed drone show

Intel's Shooting Star Drones made an impressive television debut last night as the fleet of dancing drones ushered Lady Gaga onto the stage. Read more

Incredible images from DJI's SkyPixel 2016 aerial photography competition

SkyPixel, DJI's online aerial photo sharing platform, has shared the winners and standout entries of its 2016 photo competition. See gallery

GoPro Karma drone goes back up for sale with battery latch fix

GoPro's Karma drone is back on the market with a re-designed battery latch – a fix that GoPro claims will solve the power loss issue some owners experienced. Read more

Selfly pocket-sized camera drone snaps to a smartphone when not in use

Selfly is another pocket-sized consumer drone seeking funding on Kickstarter. When not in use, it folds into a compact shape that can be attached to an included smartphone case. Read more

Seattle convicts drone operator whose UAV knocked a woman unconscious at a parade

A man whose drone struck a parade-goer in 2015 has been convicted of a gross misdemeanor – which may signal what's to come for another drone operator who recently flew his drone into the Space Needle. Read more

Flying your drone into the Space Needle can land you in jail

The operator responsible for a drone that crashed into Seattle's Space Needle on New Year's Eve may face charges of reckless endangerment. Read more

Lily Robotics sued over claims of false advertising

Lily Robotics, the company behind the subject-tracking Lily Drone, allegedly used an expensive professional drone to shoot its promotional video, rather than a prototype of the actual device. Read more

Company behind Lily drone shuts down despite $34m worth of pre-orders

Despite attracting a lot of attention and pre-orders, the company behind one of the first drones capable of tracking its user is shutting down operations due to a lack of funding. Read more

Yi 4K+ action camera and Carbon Fiber Drone announced ahead of CES 2017 debut

YI has been very busy over the past year, and it appears that they aren't done yet. A new 4K action cam and a carbon fiber drone 'smart drone' have just been announced ahead of CES 2017. Read more

'Ethereal' takes you to Iceland in 4K

'Ethereal' was shot over the course of two years in the scenic Icelandic Highlands. To say that the footage is spectacular is a bit of an understatement. See video

Video: Breathtaking drone footage of Oregon's landscape

Landscape photographer Michael Shainblum put together an incredible 4K aerial experience all shot on DJI drones. Turn the lights down low and prepare to be amazed. Read more

2016 Roundup: Best Camera Drones Under $1500

Are you ready to jump into the world of aerial photography? It's never been easier! We'll help you get started with our first ever drone roundup, with a focus on which drones are good for capturing photos and video. Read more

AirSelfie, a pocket-sized camera drone, launches on Kickstarter

Remember when we thought selfie sticks were the most annoying thing? A tiny, flying selfie camera is looking for funding on Kickstarter. AirSelfie is small enough to fit into a smartphone case and uses a 5MP camera. Read more

DJI announces new Phantom 4 Pro and Inspire 2 drones

DJI has announced the release of two new drones, the Phantom 4 Pro and the Inspire 2, as well as new Zenmuse cameras, full of interesting upgrades. Mechanical shutter, anyone? Read more

Mount a Canon 5D Mark III to a custom drone and capture the beauty of nature

Mount a Canon EOS 5D Mark III to a heavy duty, custom-built drone and you can capture some incredible footage. See video

DJI Phantom 4 drone with 24-carat gold plating goes on sale for £20k

Why settle for cheap, sensible plastic when you can experience true luxury flying a 24-carat gold plated DJI Phantom 4? Read more

Swedish court rules drone photography is surveillance and requires a permit

A Swedish court has ruled that any drone carrying a camera shall be considered a tool for surveillance and will require a license. Read more

Attach a 1000 Watt LED panel to a drone and magic happens

Photographer Daniel Riley attached a 1000 Watt LED light panel to his drone – the result was some really cool night footage. See video

Drone footage captures the raw power of Iceland

Ice and Fire is a new short film that depicts some amazing drone footage from the diverse and rugged landscape of Iceland. Read more

PowerVision's PowerEye pro-grade cinematography drone goes up for pre-order

Beijing-based drone purveyor PowerVision is now taking pre-orders for its pro cinematography drone with a 16MP Micro Four Thirds camera. Read more

DJI goes portable with the Mavic Pro

Days after GoPro's announcement of the Karma drone, DJI has stepped up to the plate with its own ultra portable and lightweight consumer drone: the Mavic Pro. Read more

Epson's AR glasses will let you see what your DJI drone sees

Epson has announced a partnership with drone-maker DJI to ensure its Moverio augmented reality smart glasses are fully compatible with the Chinese company’s aerial camera craft. Read more

Drone footage of aurora over Iceland is just what your weekend needs

If your troubled mind needs soothing, we found just the thing for it: this video of the Northern Lights shot from a drone soaring over Iceland. See video

DJI opens drone flying and training arena in South Korea

Chinese drone manufacturer DJI has opened a new facility in South Korea that allows drone owners to hone their aerial navigation skills. Read more

Voyager 4 Drone comes with 16x optical zoom and 4G connectivity

The Walkera Voyager 4 consumer-level drone comes with a 16x zoom lens in its camera and can be controlled across large distances using its 4G connectivity feature.

Zenmuse Z3 is DJI's first aerial zoom camera

The Zenmuse Z3 aerial camera captures 12MP images on a 1/2.3" Sony sensor and offers an equivalent zoom range of 22-77mm. It comes with upgraded stabilization and gimbal technology and can be used with a range of existing DJI drones. Read more

Hasselblad and DJI announce 50MP medium-format drone kit

The first product of the collaboration between Hasselblad and drone maker DJI will be a long range drone fitted with the same 50MP CMOS sensor that is used in the new X1D mirrorless camera. Read more

3rd annual International Drone Photography Contest winners announced

Dronestagram has announced winners of its 2016 Drone Photography Contest. Winners were chosen from 5900 entries submitted from 28 countries. Read more

The FAA finalizes commercial drone use rules, is fine with your drone photography business

The FAA has finalized rules regarding commercial use of drones, and they are a-okay with you profiting from aerial photography – provided that you follow some guidelines. Read more

Think Tank Photo launches Helipak backpack for DJI Inspire drone

Bag manufacturer Think Tank Photo has announced a new backpack designed for users of the DJI Inspire drone and other quadcopters of a similar size. Read more

Photo bomb: Student project sends Instax camera skyward

In what must be a one-of-a-kind project, a student at the Rochester Institute of Technology has installed a Fujifilm Instax camera on a DJI drone, making it possible to shoot instant photos from the air. Read more

DJI Inspire 1 Raw Edition with Zenmuse X5R 4K MFT camera starts shipping March 28

The DJI Inspire 1 Raw Edition quadcopter with Micro Four Thirds Zenmuse X5R camera will begin shipping on March 28, the company has announced. Read more

DJI's Phantom 4 boasts improved camera optics and obstacle avoidance

DJI has updated its flagship drone range with the Phantom 4, which offers automatic obstacle avoidance and 'dramatically' improved camera optics. With a 12MP sensor and F2.8 lens the Phantom 4 is capable of Raw still shooting and 4K/UHD video at 30p as well as new machine vision technology adding subject tracking and object avoidance. Read more

Eyes on the Skies: Ambarella brings fast 4K to drones with H2 and H12 processors

Processor maker Ambarella has announced its two newest and most powerful chips. The H2 and H12 are 4K (UHD) capable processors, with the more powerful H2 able to compress 10-bit 4K/60p video using H.265 HEVC compression or 4K/120p with the less efficient H.264 AVC system. The company says it's the drone market that's now pushing the capabilities it needs to offer - way beyond what compact cameras tend to need. Read more

FAA officially launches drone registration system

The Federal Aviation Administration has officially launched the drone registration program first reported in October. Drone operators are required to register their UAVs with the Unmanned Aircraft System registry starting December 21, and failure to register could result in criminal and civil penalties. Read more

GoPro announces the name of its forthcoming camera-equipped drone

Action camera manufacturer GoPro has officially named its forthcoming camera drone and announced that it will be available in 2016. Footage from the GoPro Karma is demonstrated in a video on the GoPro website, which is also the same movie the company showed when it first teased the drone. Read more

Drone maker DJI takes 'strategic minority' stake in Hasselblad to gain camera technology

Medium format and aerial camera maker Hasselblad has sold a minority stake to the Chinese drone giant SZ DJI Technology Co Ltd, in what the two companies describe as a 'corporate partnership'. The exact size of the stake has not been revealed, but both sides are keen to point out that there will be no merging of the businesses and from an external viewpoint nothing will change. Read more

FAA reportedly developing mandatory drone registration system

The U.S. government may soon require most drones to be registered, according to the Associated Press. Sources speaking on the matter state the FAA is working with unspecified industry and government officials to create a registration system. While the exact requirements aren't known, it is believed small and toy drones will not require registration. Read more

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