Yuneec remains below the radar for many; however, the company continues to be on the forefront of many tech advances in the drone industry. The new Yuneec Typhoon H steps up from the quadcopter form we’ve seen from other drones in its size and price range and provides a hexacopter design (i.e., six rotors) with some rather high-end features. [Read more…]
B&H has just dropped prices on the DJI Phantom 3.
The Phantom 3 Advanced dropped from $999 to $799.
The Phantom 3 Standard dropped from $699 to $499. That’s really some impressive pricing on such a well-equipped drone – even if it is “only” 1080p.
Last year, we saw DJI introduce a trio of Phantom 3 models that spanned from the entry-level Phantom 3 Standard to the mid-range Phantom 3 Advanced and the top-end Phantom 3 Professional, which was the only drone to feature a 4K camera.
Mitch over at Planet 5D sent me this video of a drone turned blender and shot in super slow motion at 1500fps on the Phantom Miro camera. With CES 2016 kicking off this week, it is the perfect intro to the onslaught of drone tech we are going to see the rest of the week.
Aside of the humor and wonder of watching the DJI Phantom chop up fruits and veggies in slow motion, it is striking to me just how powerful those little plastic blades are when moving at high RPMs.
If you’re worried about the demise of the drone, it was already on its last legs and was used in this video for a last hoorah as it was put out of its misery.
This crazy video from the World Cup in Italy shows a rather large drone crashing just behind a skier as he raced down the course. The drone is said to have been shooting video for the TV program and lost connection with the operator.
What an incredible close miss on this crash!
DJI just unveiled its new Zenmuse XT thermal imaging camera for your DJI Inspire 1 or Matrice 100 drones. The Zenmuse XT uses a FLIR thermal camera to generate aerial images up to 640 x 512 resolution at 30fps or 336 x 256 at 60fps with real-time video transmission over DJI’s Lightbridge technology. [Read more…]
DJI recently released this Phantom X Concept video, which casts a bright vision on the not-so-distant future of drones. From hands-free operation to an almost voyeuristic concept of social followers. It is equal parts inspiring and scary.
As we know, drones are going to be huge in the coming months and years. It’s a massive growth segment in tech right now and is just barely off the ground. So many changes in the past couple of years serve as a signal to just how wide open this market is.
DJI has a massive lead in the market but expect other manufacturers to be on its heels and pushing innovation industry-wide over the next few years.