by M. Brett Smith ·Posted 11/13/2022
With its global market share now approaching eighty percent, DJI is the undisputed leader when it comes to consumer drones. However, despite widespread recognition and its dominant market standing, many consumers don’t realize DJI’s product line goes well beyond its unmanned flyers. For those understandably unaware individuals, we’ve put together this buying guide that covers several of DJI’s prominent categories, with exemplary products from each. Drones Despite
0 Plays ·Posted 05/19/2020
As an industry and as a hobby, the numbers indicate that drone flying and drone photography are still primarily the domain of men, but sustaining this disparity is ridiculous and it should and will change. Our two guests today are part of bringing about that change, and they do so by being good at their craft, by spreading the joy of flying, and teaching drone operation and photography to women and girls. Our first guest today is an Emmy Award-winning camerawoman for CBS News and F.A.A. licensed drone pilot
by Shawn C. Steiner ·Posted 01/24/2020
There are many ways you could sell DJI’s Mavic Mini to someone. It’s an incredibly small drone. It’s a respectable drone for film and photography. It’s easy to learn and fun to fly. It’s relatively inexpensive for the features you get. As someone who does video and photography on a regular basis for work, I saw this as a perfect starter drone. I’ve been a fan of the Mavic series since the beginning, and I was completely sold on the Mavic 2
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted 10/20/2020
Two years ago, Autel launched its EVO drone, a consumer UAV that was heralded as a potential “Mavic killer” and legitimate challenger to the DJI throne. In 2020, Autel has returned with the EVO II, its most powerful and ambitious drone to date, and without a doubt one of the most impressive flyers of the year. When Autel launched the EVO in 2018, it was immediately seen as a direct challenger to the DJI Mavic. It had a similar (but
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 M. Brett Smith ·Posted 01/30/2019
Of all the seasons, winter can present some of the most challenging weather conditions for drone pilots. Cold temperatures, precipitation, and heavy winds are just some of the potential threats to you and your aircraft. But just because it’s more difficult to fly during winter, doesn’t mean it can’t be done. Here are some tips and helpful hints for safely operating your drone during the winter season. Battery Life Arguably, the biggest difference between flying your drone in cold and moderate temperatures is the toll it takes on the flight
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted 12/20/2018
Someday, we'll look back at 2018 and remember it as part of the Golden Age of consumer drones, a time when advanced, affordable UAVs were everywhere. In fact, our biggest gripe might be that there were too many quality options available. To help you sort through the over-abundance of aerial excellence, we've put together a list of nine distinctive drones that manage to separate themselves from the flock. As a company, DJI is noteworthy if for no other reason than it is the preëminent consumer drone maker operating in the world today. But
by BH Online Videos ·Posted 01/06/2017
Drones are big news at CES 2017, and this B&H Photo video report is about the five most talked-about drones at the show: the Yuneec Breeze 4K and Typhoon-series drones, the GDU Byrd modular concept drone, ZeroTech pocket-sized Dobby