DJI looks set to build on its success while action cam manufacturer, Yi may enter the drone market
DJI Mavic Pro 2
The DJI Mavic 2 Pro has been announced. And there’s not just one, but two!
Follow this link to read all about the new DJI Mavic 2 Pro and DJI Mavic 2 Zoom
DJI Phantom Pro 5 Rumors
There have also been rumours circulating that the announcement of the DJI Phantom 5 isn’t too far away. This time @OsitaLV, who has a good track record with DJI specs forecasting, is claiming that the camera will accept interchangeable lenses. He also suggests there will be a new DJI mount and there will 15mm 24mm, 35mm and 50mm equivalent optics available. DJI itself has dismissed that rumor.
Other predictions include six direction obstacle detection. Including a sensor on the top of the Phantom Pro 5 to help prevent rising into overhead branches or ceilings. It’s also claimed to have a waterproof construction.
Yi Pixie Rumors
Following the leak of a manual online, it seems that respected action camera manufacturer, Yi will be announcing a drone called the Pixie soon. The document indicated that the new device will be capable of recording 13Mp still images and 4K video. Follow the link to read more about the Yi Pixie.
Recently it was announced that GoPro is to license its technology to third parties and it set us thinking about a GoPro Fusion in a drone.
Naturally, mounting a 360 camera in a drone would mean that there’s lots of propeller action recorded. But it would also save any tilting or panning with the camera. It leaves pilots to concentrate on the flying so they can focus on finding interesting vantage points.
There’s then the option to output the footage in 360 format. This would allow the viewer to pan around the video. Alternatively, the footage is edited into a linear format and the videographer decides the angle of view for each clip.