Drone Accessories

by M. Brett Smith ·Posted 04/15/2021
DJI's latest drone, the Air 2S, has officially taken flight. And while early reviews seem overwhelmingly positive, one big question about the new flyer remains: Is it that much better than the original Mavic Air 2? To find out, we put
0 Views ·Posted 04/15/2021
The new DJI Air 2S is here! Featuring a powerful imaging system that includes a 1" CMOS sensor, all-new autonomous functions, as well as the ultralight design for which the Mavic Air series is known, the Air 2S appears to be the total package. It’s portable. It’s powerful. And if you’re an aerial photographer looking for the perfect all-in-one drone, the Air 2S might just be it. Super-Sized Sensor Although it shares the same family name as
0 Views ·Posted 03/02/2021
Today, after months of anticipation, DJI unveiled its first-ever FPV drone: the DJI FPV. The official reveal comes almost a year after the rumors about the alleged first-person flyer began circulating through the Internet. Based on today's announcement, the wait appears to have been worth it. Not only is DJI's newest drone a high-speed, low-latency FPV racer, it also functions as a conventional flyer and aerial imager capable of shooting
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted 02/10/2021
DJI continues to expand its First-Person View (FPV) drone segment with the release of its new FPV Goggles V2. This upgraded headset is the follow-up to DJI’s original FPV Goggles, which were generally well received and regarded as a solid option for recreational FPV drone pilots and racers. The FPV Goggles V2 look to build upon that good standing by offering a number of notable upgrades, including a higher refresh rate, improved
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted 06/09/2021
Today, after months of speculation, Sony unveiled the highly anticipated Airpeak S1 professional drone. Though it was teased last November, and even made a brief appearance at CES 2021, detailed information about Sony’s first drone has remained a heavily guarded secret—until now. Sony Airpeak S1 Drone What Cameras Does the Airpeak S1 Support? According to Sony, the Airpeak supports an array of camera bodies, including the Alpha 7S
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted 01/07/2020
Just in time for CES 2020, drone innovator PowerVision has released its latest UAV, the PowerEgg X. It comes in two models, the Explorer and the Wizard. These latest flyers are a follow-up to the 2016 PowerEgg, and brings with them three years' worth of upgrades and enhancements, including a refined design and
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted 10/30/2019
Today, DJI unveiled the newest member of its celebrated Mavic series: the Mavic Mini. As compact as a smartphone, but powerful enough to capture shots so cinematic and smooth they look straight out of a soundstage, the Mavic Mini is both extremely capable and accessible. Here’s the full rundown on DJI’s latest (mini) marvel. Pilots Abound The first thing you notice about the Mavic Mini is its size. Weighing less than 250g and with a form
by Shawn C. Steiner ·Posted 08/07/2018
I used to have a BOSS, or Backup On-Set Solution. It was to lug my 15.4" MacBook Pro, external hard drives, and all the requisite AC adapters and chargers around, in addition to my camera equipment. After getting tired of that, my on-the-road backups became using the largest SD cards I could afford and hoping I could do the whole trip or shoot without swapping anything out until I got home. Obviously, this wasn’t a real solution, and is probably the worst thing you could do in the name of keeping data safe. LaCie has designed its co-branded
by Shawn C. Steiner ·Posted 07/27/2018
To finish off Adventure Week (and celebrating the fact that we came back mostly intact) we decided to enjoy a day at the beach! Specifically, we went to Coney Island, where New Yorkers can lay out and relax in the sun and on the sand after taking a subway ride from nearly anywhere in the city. The Gear Parrot ANAFI How You Can Do It I would recommend heading to your local beach, but if you want to experience all New York City has to offer you are going to have to take a subway
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted 07/25/2018
For today's adventure, we're sailing the Long Island Sound. Shawn and I join two of our coworkers on a fine seafaring vessel, the S/V Morning Call, for our first-ever sailboat ride—what could go wrong? The Gear DJI Inspire 2, Power Vision PowerRay How You Can Do It There are plenty of options for sailing in and around New York. If you don't have direct access to a boat, you can sign up for a sailing school like Hudson River Community Sailing or sailboat tour, both of which can be found with a quick Internet search. Costs vary and tend to be on
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted 07/23/2018
The Pelican MPD40 Mobile Protect Duffel is the perfect gear bag. It's got a ton of room, can be worn as a backpack or carried as a duffel, and will stand up to most challenging environments, thanks to its ultra-durable materials and ruggedized construction. For a detailed review of why it's my new favorite bag, read on.
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted 07/24/2019
As a licensed drone pilot and B&H’s preëminent authority on drone crashes, I know a thing or two about “hard landings.” Hardware malfunction, software failure, and pilot error—I’ve wrestled with them all. To help you avoid some of my more spectacular mishaps, I’ve condensed several years of lessons into a handy preflight checklist. Observe these tasks and precautionary measures, and your flights will go a lot smoother than many of mine.
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted 07/20/2018
On Monday, July 23, we will kick off our first annual Adventure Week here at B&H. Join us as we swim with sharks, tackle a mud run, scale a waterfall, and more. Each day we'll be highlighting a different adventure, providing details on how we did it, the gear we used, and showcasing all the exciting footage we captured along the way. We'll also be publishing plenty of hands-on reviews, buying guides, and tips and tricks to help you embark on an adventure of your own
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted 07/25/2018
Drones are built for adventure—able to fly in the sky, capture incredible aerial footage, and, frankly, go where you and your quaint non-flying camera cannot. However, bringing a drone along does require some additional packing and precaution—which is why we put together this list of must-have accessories to take with you on your next adventure. Enjoy! Spare Parts Adventure flying can be as exciting as it is perilous. Trees, waterfalls, rocks: They’re fun to fly around, but a total bummer (and sometimes catastrophic) to fly into. To avoid a
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted 07/04/2018
Summer is the perfect season for travel. Regardless of your destination, it’s a great time to get out and go somewhere fun. For drone pilots, traveling can be complicated, because it involves packing items you might not normally think to bring with you. To keep you covered, we put together a list of accessories every pilot should bring with them when traveling. Spare Parts Sure, it’s kind of a no-brainer, but you’d be surprised at the number of pilots (read: me) who forget to pack obvious drone accessories like