Articles tagged "drones"

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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.

Best drones in 2020
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The holiday season is upon us. If you're looking for the perfect drone for yourself, or to gift someone special, we've selected a handful of models at every price point.

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.

DJI AirSense will add aircraft detection to DJI drones starting next year

According to DJI, any drone model weighing over 250 grams will have AirSense Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) receivers installed to help drone operators know when planes and helicopters are nearby.

US government warns of potential spying by Chinese drone companies

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (USDHS) sent out an alert on Monday stating drones manufactured in China are a 'potential risk to an organization's information.'

Carpe Lux: The otherworldly nighttime landscapes of Reuben Wu

Reuben Wu's ethereal landscapes are lit by drone-mounted light sources rather than the sun or the moon. We talked with him about his process, the equipment he uses and what inspires him.

The FAA predicts the commercial drone market could triple in size by 2023

According to the latest FAA Aerospace Forecast, the commercial drone market could triple in size by 2023.

DPReview TV: Drone photography in the Faroe Islands

We're excited to announce that UK landscape photographer Nigel Danson has become a regular contributor to DPReview TV. In this episode, Nigel takes us to the remote and rugged Faroe Islands, using a drone to shoot unique landscape images from the air.

Drone footage shows the extent of damage from the Notre Dame Cathedral fire

The roof and spire of Notre Dame Cathedral were destroyed in a devastating fire this past Monday. Drone footage shows the extent of the damage done to the historic Parisian landmark.

Skydio under fire for promoting illegal drone footage

Bay Area-based Skydio, a robotics startup that produces a completely autonomous drone, is in trouble after falsely geotagging a promotional video on Instagram.

DJI confirms its drones are prepared for the GPS 2019 week rollover event

DJI has confirmed its drones won't be affected by the GPS 2019 week rollover.

Drone owners in the US will soon need external registration numbers on their UAVs

The FAA has announced drones will soon need aerial license plates of sorts to fly their UAVs in the United States.

Miami Beach police use camera blimp to get around drone surveillance ban

The Miami Beach Police Department is using a camera blimp to get around a drone surveillance ban that went into effect in 2015.

Report: FAA to test new pilot programs to speed up remote drone identification tech

According to an updated report from the Wall Street Journal, the FAA will be real-world testing up to eight prototype projects to see what remote identification technologies works best.

Rogue drones cause chaos at London's Gatwick international airport

Officials say 'rogue drones' have caused 'chaos' and shut down London's Gatwick airport.

The 10 most inspiring drone images of 2018

Thanks to camera drones, it's easier than ever to capture stunning photos from an aerial perspective. We present the 10 drone images that inspired us most this year.

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.

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