Articles tagged "drones"

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DJI drones temporarily restricted in UK after reports of them falling from the sky

The UK’s Civil Aviation Authority has banned a number of DJI drones from flights over human beings as investigations are carried out into the cause of some models falling out of the sky.

DJI updates geofencing system to better protect airspace around airports

DJI is rolling out an updated geofencing system designed to better protect airports and the surrounding airspace.

DJI challenges drone plane collision test, accuses researchers of 'sowing fear'

Following the release of footage showing what kind of damage drones can do to airplanes, DJI has responded with a critical open letter.

New Pennsylvania bill will fine drone operators up to $300 for invading privacy

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has signed House Bill 1346 into effect, which imposes a fine upwards of $300 to drone operators who invade the privacy or harm the physical wellbeing of citizens.

FAA issues warning to drone pilots in hurricane areas

The FAA has issued a warning to drone pilots in anticipation of disaster response following Hurricane Michael, noting that fines for interfering with emergency operations can exceed $20,000.

PSA: This is what happens when a drone hits the wing of an airplane

The University of Dayton Research Institute created a video detailing what damage is caused when a drone strikes the wing of an airplane.

US Congress approves bill granting warrantless private drone take-downs

The United States Senate has passed that gives law enforcement officials the authority to shoot down and/or confiscate private drones if they're deemed a threat.

First impressions: DJI Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom

DJI's Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom drones address two of the most frequent requests from users of the original Mavic Pro: a larger sensor and a zoom lens. We had a chance to go hands on with both models just before launch and share our first impressions.

What you need to know about DJI's new Mavic 2 series drones

DJI's new Mavic 2 series of drones come in two models: The Mavic 2 Pro features a camera with a large 1-inch type sensor, while the Mavic 2 Zoom includes a camera with a 2x optical zoom lens. We had a chance to go hands-on with both new models to see what's different about them, as well as number of features they have in common.

DJI releases highly anticipated Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom compact drones

DJI has announced two new additions to its Mavic series of portable drones, in the process addressing two of the most frequent requests from its customers. The Mavic 2 Pro brings a larger 1-inch type sensor to the Mavic line, while the Mavic 2 Zoom includes an optical zoom lens.

DJI teases August 23 launch event, new drone in new video

DJI has launched a new video teasing its upcoming launch event. The August 23 date is more than a month later than the original July 18 event date given by DJI back in June.

Yuneec Mantis Q 4K camera drone offers voice control and 33 minute flight time

Yuneec has introduced the Mantis Q, a consumer drone with an integrated 4K camera, electronic image stabilization and voice control.

AirSelfie2 pocket-sized camera drone launches with slight improvements

AirSelfie2 boasts longer flight times, a higher resolution camera and more built-in memory than its predecessor.

DJI Mavic 2 drones leak with Zoom and Pro model variants

DJI will release two variants of its upcoming Mavic 2 drone, according to a leaked product listing. The Mavic 2, which hasn't been officially announced, appeared in a catalog issued by UK retailer Argos, which lists two model variants: the Mavic 2 Zoom and Mavic 2 Pro.

Drone buying guide updated with a new top pick

We've updated our Best Drones buying guide and there's a new winner. Find out which drone was our favorite and learn more about all current models in our updated guide.

Skydio R1 autonomous camera drone gets four new cinematic modes in update

The Skydio R1 aerial "self-flying camera" received its first major software update today, introducing a new Car Follow mode enabling the drone to follow vehicles autonomously while capturing footage.

Leaked photos of DJI Phantom 5 drone with interchangeable lens camera

These newly leaked images and sketches show the upcoming DJI Phantom 5 drone, which will allegedly feature a 1-inch sensor camera with interchangeable lenses.

Taking your drone to a wedding? Read this first

It's spring, and that means wedding season is upon us! If you're one of the many photographers planning wedding shoots this year, this is a great time to think about including aerial photography in your plans.

Pond5 and DJI to offer licensable collection of aerial footage

A new partnership between DJI and stock footage library Pond5 might make it easier for aerial photographers with Part 107 certification to connect with potential customers – and vice versa.

Russian drone pilot pushes his tiny drone to 33,000ft

A Russian drone pilot took his little camera drone to an altitude of 10 kilometers (~33,000 feet), and while the flight didn't break any local regulations and was done in a remote region, it's still an incredibly reckless and stupid thing to try.

DJI Phantom 5 leak hints at interchangeable lens camera system

A pair of images show what may be the upcoming DJI Phantom 5 drone featuring an interchangeable lens camera. Update: Comparing this image to the size of previous DJI lens mounts, and noting the 3:2 aspect ratio of the sensor, we're confident the leaked image shows a 1"-type sensor

This SkyPixel 2017 photo contest winner wasn't shot from a drone...  or in 2017

When DJI and SkyPixel unveiled the winners of the 2017 SkyPixel Aerial Photography Contest earlier this month, they accidentally gave 1st place in the Landscape category to a photo that wasn't taken from the air... or in 2017.

Drone may have caused helicopter crash in South Carolina

A helicopter pilot and his student claim a civilian drone was the cause of their crash landing last week. If their story is confirmed by an ongoing investigators, this incident would mark the first time that a drone has caused an aircraft crash in the US.

DJI will set up temporary no-fly zones at the 2018 Olympics

DJI's temporary no-fly zones will cover four cities for the duration of the Games: Pyeongchang, Gangneung, Bongpyeong, and Jeongseon. And if you somehow get around the software, South Korean authorities with security drones are waiting...

Rumor: DJI Mavic Pro II will sport 1-inch sensor, may arrive in March

If you're holding out for a true sequel to DJI's popular folding Mavic Pro drone—and the Mavic Air just doesn't do it for you—you might not be waiting long. The rumor mill thinks the Mavic Pro II will arrive in March sporting a 1-inch sensor!

PolarPro unveils collection of filters and accessories for the DJI Mavic Air

PolarPro has introduced new versions of its Cinema filter series for those ordering the DJI Mavic Air drone, in addition to a few other bespoke accessories for the pint-sized new drone.

DJI Mavic Air: What you need to know

The new Mavic Air is packed full of advanced features found on DJI's Mavic Pro, but in a drone almost as small as its entry level Spark. Here's the full rundown of key features.

DJI unveils the Mavic Air: Mavic Pro specs in a Spark-sized body

What happens when you fuse a Mavic Pro with a Spark? You get DJI's new Mavic Air, a lightweight, foldable drone with features that will appeal to enthusiasts and pros on the go.

DJI teases new folding drone announcement for January 23rd

Drone giant DJI has released a teaser video titled 'adventure unfolds,' implying that a new folding drone is coming on January 23rd at 10am Eastern time.

GoPro exits drone market, cuts over 250 jobs, and drops price of Hero6 Black by $100

GoPro is making some really tough decisions as part of its commitment to "[turn] our business around in 2018," according to CEO Nick Woodman. That includes exiting the drone market entirely, cutting over 250 jobs, and dropping the price of the Hero6 Black from $500 to $400.

FAA bans drones from flying near 7 nuclear facilities

The Federal Aviation Administration has officially designated seven Department of Energy nuclear facilities as drone no-fly zones, which seems like a pretty darn good idea.

Trump administration reinstates mandatory drone registration

President Trump has signed a bill that reinstates mandatory drone registration in the US, reversing a court ruling from earlier this year that eliminated the requirement.

The Dutch police have shut down their drone-catching eagle program

Dutch police began training eagles to take down illegal drones all the way back in 2016, but after running into some training issues and a lack of demand for these trained birds, the program is being shut down.

DJI adds 'voluntary identification' for drone pilots who want to broadcast their credentials

DJI has just added the option to voluntarily broadcast your drone ID and flight info, so concerned authorities using the company's AeroScope system can see what you're up to without tracking you down first.

Proposed UK bill will let police officers ground and seize drones

The UK has just revealed a new set of proposed drone regulations that it hopes to enact this spring. Simply called the Drone Bill, it would allow police to ground and seize drones, and may further tighten drone restrictions around airports.

Shooting Kīlauea Volcano, Part 1: How to melt a drone

Erez Marom shares the story behind a beautiful series of Kilauea Volcano drone photos... and how his enthusiasm led to a melted drone camera!

2017 Buying Guides: Best compacts, drones and phones

Looking for a lightweight compact camera that's easy to bring with you anywhere? Or maybe you're smartphone-shopping and want the one that takes the best picture. And what if you want to shoot from above? In these buyers guides we have recommendations for the best compact cameras, smartphones and drones.

DJI AeroScope demo shows drone tracking tech in action

See DJI's 'AeroScope' drone-tracking technology in action. This is the system that DJI says can help law enforcement and airport (among others) track and identify rogue drones.

DJI Spark Review: Small but mighty

The DJI Spark has received a lot of attention thanks to its diminutive size, but how does it stack up? In our review, we take a look at what it's like to fly this pint-sized drone, as well as what's in it for photographers.

This animation shows the chaos a drone caused at a London airport

The simple animation shows the chaos caused by a single drone seen flying illegally near London's Gatwick airport.

DJI 'AeroScope' tech shares your drone's ID and location with law enforcement

DJI has developed a technology called AeroScope that allows law enforcement to identify and track airborne drones that are breaking UAV regulations, while simultaneously addressing privacy concerns.

DJI is now a camera company, and we should probably pay attention

This week in Hollywood, DJI introduced its new Zenmuse X7 camera, a Super 35 format cinema camera of its own design that can also capture 24MP still images in APS-C format. Is it time to start thinking of DJI as a camera company?

New FAA drone rules restrict flying near 10 major US landmarks

The FAA just made it illegal to fly within 400ft of several well known US landmarks, including the Statue of Liberty and the Hoover Dam. Pilots who want to get around these new regulations will have to submit a plan with the FAA first.

Judge determines FAA drone rules take precedence over local regulations

A court ruling our of Newton, Massachusetts has set an important legal precedent for drone pilots: federal drone laws will now trump local drone regulations in situations where the two are in conflict.

UN seeks worldwide drone registry to pave way for global standards

The UN's International Civil Aviation Organization agency wants to establish a unified database where all of the world's drone pilots would be required to register their UAVs.

DJI will let you rent a Mavic Pro for free so you can enter Nat Geo's aerial photography contest

'Hundreds' of loaner drones are available to photographers who want to enter National Geographic's #MyMavicContest, an aerial photography contest.

Intro to drones part 2: How to choose your first drone

Not sure how to choose your first drone? In this article, the second of a 3-part series, we discuss what factors you should consider when deciding what drone is right for you.

DJI launches Phantom 3 SE entry-level camera drone

Compared to the standard Phantom 3, the SE model offers a vision positioning system, 4K video and an improved video transmission range of up to 2.5 miles.

Lensrentals is now renting out drones and VR/360 equipment

If you've been dying to try out drone photography or VR but can't justify buying the gear yet, there's good news. Lensrentals is expanding their repertoire to include drones, VR and 360° photo and video gear.

Why you should consider adding a drone to your photography toolkit

Have you thought about adding a drone to your collection of cameras? Photographer Reza Malayeri thinks that you should probably consider it, and that if you're a pro, it may even be necessary to remain competitive.

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