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Drones have really taken off (pun intended) in the past couple of years, though one of the challenges with jumping into the hobby is trepidation over the controls. We did not find that to be an issue with DJI's Mavic 2 Zoom, which we recently reviewed. Nevertheless, DJI announced at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) a new Smart Controller with a built-in display, to make flying easier. "The Smart Controller features an ultra-bright display screen and controls optimized for DJI drones, allowing pilots to fly the newest drones without using a smartphone or tablet," DJI says. It features a 5.5-inch... Read more...
Let me say right off the bat that I am not the guy you want flinging $1,200 drones through the sky, especially around cliffs, the ocean, and dense forests, all of which are common where I live. But I took one for the team and decided to check out the DJI Mavic 2 Zoom anyway. You see, I have issues with both directions and spatial relationships; I can get lost in my shower, and concepts such as "north," "south," and "up the road" are foreign to me. Thus, on the road, I simply drive where my wife points. (Also, I should mention that I'm old and cranky. Possibly because my wife is always pointing... Read more...
Updated November 28th, 2018 @ 3:00pm DJI has now officially announced the Osmo Pocket and we have updated the following story with additional information, official images and video. DJI, a company that is best known for making powerful drones like the Mavic Air, is gearing up for 'Because LIve Is Big!' press event later today in New York. If the past is any indication, DJI will use the event as a launchpad for a new drone (or multiple new drones). However, it's also expected to unveil a handheld camera called Osmo Pocket. Images of the upcoming Osmo Pocket have begun surfacing on the web, including... Read more...
DJI has once again stepped into the spotlight with another powerful, yet portable, 4K drone that combines the video capabilities of its highly regarded Mavic Pro, with the smaller footprint of the consumer-focused DJI Spark. DJI has gone to great lengths in recent years to appeal to consumers looking for more portable devices. As a photographer, I carry a camera bag littered with lenses and DSLR bodies; but most will agree that something like DJI's earlier Phantom drones were simply too large to consider highly portable. With DJI’s latest and greatest drone, the Mavic Air, however, photographers... Read more...
DJI has announced its new Mavic 2 series of drones after a month of leaks. As expected, there are two models being announced today: the Mavic 2 Zoom and the Mavic 2 Pro. The Mavic 2 Zoom incorporates a 24-48mm 2x optical zoom lens with a 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor (12MP). Aperture ranges from f/2.8 to f/3.8, while ISO goes from 100 to 3200 for both stills and video. In addition, the camera is capable of capturing 4K video at 30fps, 2.7K video at 60fps and 1080p video at 120fps. The Mavic 2 Pro, on the other hand, has a pro-worthy Hasselblad camera with a 1-inch CMOS sensor (20MP). It... Read more...
DJI has created a lot of buzz in the drone and photography communities with the Mavic 2 that leaked last month. Along with a leaked image of that device came some alleged specifications. Later in the month, a catalog page for the new drone leaked that called out a Hasselblad camera for the Mavic 2 Pro with a 1-inch sensor, 31-minute flight time, and the ability to stream video and images over 5 miles. A Mavic 2 Zoom was also called out with a zoom lens. Mavic 2 Pro The drone is also tipped to be 360-degree hazard aware in the leaked catalog. One thing we didn’t know was when exactly... Read more...
DJI may be the king when it comes to consumer aerial drones, but Yuneec is looking to give customers plenty of bang for the buck with its all-new Mantis Q. The Mantis Q seems to hit all the right notes for a consumer drone and appears to compare favorably to the $799 DJI Mavic Air. For starters, the Mantis Q has 4K video recording capabilities (4K30) or it can shoot 1008p video at up to 60fps. The camera features a 1/3.06-inch CMOS sensor and incorporates 3-axis stabilization. However, it appears that the camera can only tilt up (20 degrees) or down (90 degrees), putting it on par with... Read more...
Earlier in the month, a leak made the rounds that claimed to show the upcoming DJI Mavic 2 drone. The leak suggested that the drone might be able to detect obstacles with a 360-degree field of view. The Mavic 2 drone has since turned up in the latest Argos catalog, despite not being officially announced by DJI just yet. The catalog actually calls out two versions of the drone, one of them is the DJI Mavic 2 Pro, which packs a 1-inch sensor, and the DJI Mavic 2 Zoom with an integrated 24-48mm zoom lens and a "Dolly Zoom" effect. The description from the Argos catalog calls out some... Read more...
DJI is one of the top companies in the world of personal drones for shooting video and other content. DJI also has a history of having a tough time keeping its new products under wraps. The $799 Mavic Air leaked back in January and it was officially launched not long after that slip-up. Another DJI drone has leaked and this time it is said to be the upcoming Mavic 2. The Mavic 2 designation on the drone is clear in the leaked image. You can tell from the hands near the drone that while it might be larger than the Mavic Air it still appears to be compact enough to be easily transportable.... Read more...
DJI was almost able to make it to today’s Mavic Air announcement without any leaks, but details managed to bubble to the surface yesterday morning. The Mavic Air is truly a hybrid device from DJI, combining the 4K recording prowess and folding legs of the Mavic Pro with the diminutive size of the Spark. And as you’d expect, there are styling cues taken from both drones in the finished product. When it comes to weight, the Mavic Air is roughly 41 percent lighter than the Mavic Pro. In addition, when its legs are folded up against its body, the Mavic Air is smaller and easier to transport... Read more...
Powerhouse Chinese drone manufacturer DJI is scheduled to announce the latest addition its drone family tomorrow. However, nothing can be kept a secret these days, which means that we're being blessed 24 hours early with images and specs of the new Mavic Air. Rather than being a spec-bump of the existing Mavic Pro, the Mavic Air appears to be an all-new model that is positioned between the $499 Spark and $999 Mavic Pro. The Mavic Air is supposedly both smaller and lighter than the Mavic Pro, putting it closer in size to the diminutive Spark. It also retains the four foldable legs, which allows... Read more...
There is good money to be earned from being an software exterminator. Several companies have so-called bug bounty programs in place in which they pay out rewards for rooting out certain software flaws and vulnerabilities. DJI, a major player in consumer and professinal drones and aerial imaging technology, is the latest to the join the fray. Through its Threat Identification Reward Program, researchers can earn up to five figures per bug. "Security researchers, academic scholars and independent experts often provide a valuable service by analyzing the code in DJI’s apps and other software products... Read more...
DJI has announced that it has a new firmware for the Spark drone coming this week, and it will be mandatory for everyone. The update brings with it enhancements for flight safety and performance, and owners who don't install the new firmware update by September 1 won't be able to fly their Spark drone. DJI says that the new firmware enhances the battery management system to optimize power supply during flight. The update also brings support for the DJI Goggles to the Spark drone's repertoire. Other tweaks included in the firmware are optimization for the PalmLaunch function that makes the... Read more...
US Army recently banned the use of all drones built by drone maker DJI. The military warned that the drones might have unspecified "cyber vulnerabilities." The Army memo was published on August 2nd and read in part, "due to increased awareness of cyber vulnerabilities associated with DJI products, it is directed that the U.S. Army halt use of all DJI products." DJI is a Chinese company and the US government has long had fears of Chinese manufacturers installing spyware or backdoors into products, giving them access to classified and sensitive data. DJI for its part has announced that it is... Read more...
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