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Capturing a volcanic eruption up-close just isn’t possible with standard photography equipment, and that’s where drones come in. Photographer Daniel Haussmann found out the hard way that these flying machines can still get hit with the unexpected, and in this case, a flying chunk of lava from the erupting Geldingadalir volcano in Iceland. In all, he made a total of six visits to the site, and despite the accident, still managed to capture some amazing footage. Read more for two videos and additional information.
The DJI Air 2S just might be the best Mavic yet, as it’s the first drone of its size capable of capturing 20-megapixel still images or video in 5.4K with a new one-inch sensor that was previously available only on larger, less agile UAVs. There’s also a new MasterShots feature that utilizes automatic flight path planning to set the drone’s course while recording video. After completing the flight, DJI Air 2S automatically merges the footage under one theme to create an eye-catching video. Product page. Read more for two videos, including an early review, and additional information.
DJI’s FPV Combo is all-new and seamlessly combines the first-person view as well as the high-speed performance of racing drones, the cinematic camera sweep of traditional drones, and an innovative single-handed motion controller. That’s right, the latter enables pilots to control the drone with just hand movements. Product page. Read more for two videos, including a hands-on review, and additional information.
Dominion Drones managed to get their hands on a pre-production unit of DJI’s upcoming FPV Combo Drone, and it looks amazing to say the least. Before they even open up the box, you’re able to clearly see the words “Not for Sale” and “Display Demo” marked on it, but that’s only because the packaging itself might change before its rumored March launch. One the drone itself, you see a set of cameras facing the front and downward positions, most likely used to avoid obstacles. Read more for the video.
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DJI released a Digital FPV System last year, and many assumed that a racing drone was coming shortly after. However, that wasn’t the case and it took nearly an entire year before the “DJI FPV” racing drone leaked. The FPV Combo bundle includes the controller, special goggles, and the drone itself. No specifications have been revealed, thought it does have a three-blade propeller design not seen on any other DJI drone, along with a hump for possibly the electronics. Read more for a picture of the box.
Just when you thought 4K drones couldn’t get any smaller, the DJI Mini 2 is unveiled. Successor to DJI’s original Mavic Mini, this upgraded model offers improved imaging capabilities, powerful flight performance, and significantly enhanced transmission technology for a longer as well as more reliable connection. One such features are new pre-programmed modes that have been optimized to capture amazing footage at the push of a button. OcuSync 2.0, DJI’s famed transmission technology responsible for ensuring stable, long distance, and reliable connection between the remote controller and the drone, has now been integrated. Read more for two videos, including a hands-on review, additional pictures and information.