Tagged: aerial photography

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FLIR Duo Brings Thermal Tech to Hobby Drones

FLIR now makes thermal imaging possible for consumer drone users with the Duo — its latest offering that comes in a familiar GoPro form factor. The new FLIR Duo offers similar thermal imaging capabilities as the more expensive FLIR Vue but in a more compact form.

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Newcomer Tovsto Has Promising Range of Consumer Drones

Shenzhen-based Tovsto may be a new brand in consumer drones having been in the market for only a year but that hasn’t stopped it from fielding an impressive lineup of drones ranging from small FPV racers to industrial drones.

… And the Lily Drone Came Crashing Down

All is not well with the Lily Drone. The company which planned to build it and took $34 million in advance orders has decided to pull down the shutters and is promising refunds for all customers. To make matters worse, it is now the target of a lawsuit.

DJI Drops Phantom 4 Soon after Phantom 3 Culling

In a bizarre move not long after it removed the Phantom 3 Advanced, Professional and 4K models from its online store, DJI has announced that it is terminating production of the Phantom 4 — making it the Phantom with the shortest lifespan since the range was introduced a few years ago.

DJI Discontinues Phantom 3 Professional and Advanced

Just a few days ago, DJI discontinued the sale of the Professional and Advanced versions of its Phantom 3 aerial photography drone leaving only the Phantom 3 Standard. This is disappointing news, especially for those who see the P3 Pro and Standard as excellent value for money and hope to get their hands on one.

DJI Mavic Pro VS GoPro Karma — Clash of the Portables

The rivalry between DJI and GoPro in the portable aerial photography drone market was one of the most epic UAV battles we saw in 2016. So epic that both companies fumbled after releasing their products. Julio Ventura takes a look at how these two big boy toys compare to each other.

The H501A Is Hubsan’s Latest X4 with Waypoint Navigation

Hubsan has released a new X4 model in the form of the H501A which joins the ranks of other H5XX drones such as the H501S and H501C. It is a lightly upgraded version of the popular H501S compact GPS drone. In fact, it also features a nearly identical body to its predecessor.

Meet Xiaomi’s First Tricopter — the Xiaoyi YI Erida

Xiaomi may be famous for their smartphones but not many know they also produce good quality drones. In fact, Xiaomi has already released two drones with the Xiaoyi YI Erida being the second model it released recently (the first was the Xiaomi Mi Drone).

DJI Unveils Phantom 4 Pro and Inspire 2

DJI today unveiled two new models in its Phantom and Inspire line of aerial photography drones — the Phantom 4 Pro and Inspire 2. While DJI came up with a completely new product in the recently-released Mavic Pro, the P4 Pro and Inspire 2 appear to be incremental updates to the Phantom and Inspire lines.

GoPro Stumbles as DJI Flounders

Drone lovers and aerial photography fans have received a double dose of bad news recently, with two big-name companies announcing problems with new products. GoPro’s new Karma drone, only available in shops since a couple of weeks ago, is being recalled due to power failures.

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