The Drone Files Blog
DJI unveiled its latest aerial camera — the Zenmuse X7 two days ago after about a week of intense speculation among fans and industry observers. Along with the X7 comes the world’s first aerial lens mount system for 35mm cameras — the DL-Mount and four prime lenses.
About a week ago, DJI released a teaser video that hinted on a new product to be released on October 11. Since the video’s release about a week ago, speculation has been rife about what exactly DJI has under wraps at the moment.
When DJI and GoPro unveiled the Mavic Pro and Karma last year, they helped ignite the foldable drone craze. It wasn’t long before other companies started to follow suit. At the start of this year alone, foldable drones can be found in almost every price segment from the $1000 Mavic Pro down to the $40 JJRC H37.
The sub-$700 price range is the most exciting segment for aerial photography drones. This is a highly contested battlefield where emerging brands such as XK and Cheerson get to take on established players such as DJI and Yuneec for market dominance.
Whether you’re new to quadcopters and looking for something light and easy to play around with … or an aspiring drone pilot looking for a trainer drone to hone your flying skills, mini quadcopters are a great way to start familiarizing yourself with the world of multirotors.
New brand Athorbot is hoping to make a splash in the 3D printing scene with its new line of DIY kits which includes two pre-assembled models — the Brother and Buddy and one Prusa i3 clone in full DIY kit form — the A01.
TOMTOP is currently offering a few good coupon deals for some highly popular DJI and JJRC products. The list includes a few DJI Mavic Pro kits, DJI Phantom 3, JJRC H37 and JJRC H47. This is a wide price range, I would say, covering the sub-$100 toy drone segment all the way up to the class-leading Mavic Pro.
Do you know what’s amazing about 3D printers? They can print whatever we want them to print using whatever items we could think of at which ever place we want. We know that they can print food, wood, plastic and now, in a Champaign lab, 3D printers can also print concrete!
Selfie drones have really taken off this year with the DJI Spark leading the way in the premium segment and with dozens of toy drone manufacturers following suit in the sub-$100 segment. And now Parrot becomes one of the latest brands to release a selfie drone with its new Bebop 2 Power.