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DJI Zenmuse X7 is official: world’s first Super 35 drone camera

DJI Zenmuse X7 is official: world’s first Super 35 drone camera

Following a big leak earlier today, DJI has officially unveiled its new Zenmuse X7 camera for drones. According to DJI, and per what we heard earlier today, this is the first ever Super 35 digital camera made for drones, a milestone for the company and for the industry as a whole. The latest Zenmuse camera is designed to work with DJI's Inspire 2 drone.

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DJI Zenmuse X7 cinematic camera leaks with 6K, RAW, and Apple ProRes

DJI Zenmuse X7 cinematic camera leaks with 6K, RAW, and Apple ProRes

It is expected that DJI will soon announce the new Zenmuse X7, a 6K cinematic camera expanding its existing Zenmuse drone camera lineup. The camera hasn't yet been made official, but a new leak purports to detail many of its features, not the least of which is a huge 6K resolution that records at 30fps, plus a still camera able to capture 24-megapixel RAW DNG photos.

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DJI adds an internet off-switch for drone privacy

DJI adds an internet off-switch for drone privacy

DJI has rolled out a new option for drone operators, offering privacy-minded pilots a way to take their aircraft completely offline. The update, dubbed the DJI Local Data Mode, was announced back in August. It's targeted at enterprise users and government agencies, who might want the usefulness of a drone but at the same time demand the security guarantee that the data it's collecting isn't being uploaded to the internet.

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SlashGear’s Best of IFA 2017

SlashGear’s Best of IFA 2017

If there's one thing you can say about IFA 2017, it's that the European uber-show isn't short on new products. Every year manufacturers bring the best TVs, phones, laptops, and more - along with more refrigerators, ovens, and robots than you could imagine - to demonstrate that, when it comes to consumer tech, CES certainly isn't the be-all and end-all. Here, then, is SlashGear's best of IFA 2017.

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DJI updates or refreshes drones: Mavic Pro, Phantom 4 Pro, Spark

DJI updates or refreshes drones: Mavic Pro, Phantom 4 Pro, Spark

DJI has arrived at IFA 2017 with a lot to show off. Though the company isn't showing any drones that are wholly new, it does have a couple of refreshes on-hand for the Mavic Pro and the Phantom 4 Pro. On top of that, it has introduced a new usage mode for its DJI Spark camera, allowing users to easily take panoramic photos and share them with friends.

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DJI Bug Bounty program offers rewards for finding security issues

DJI Bug Bounty program offers rewards for finding security issues

DJI, the drone maker hit with recent security concerns after a US military memo came to light, has announced a new bug bounty program that asks individuals to report any security issues they may find with DJI's software. The program offers to reward those who find and turn in bugs; assuming the discovered issue qualifies, the person who finds it could get between $10,000 and $30,000. The company is calling this the DJI Threat Identification Reward Program.

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DJI Spark drones will be bricked if firmware isn’t updated soon

DJI Spark drones will be bricked if firmware isn’t updated soon

DJI is giving Spark owners until September 1 to update their drone or deal with having it bricked. The move leaves no room for negotiation, instead forcing owners to update posthaste or lose the ability to operate their Spark. Why such a drastic tactic to force updates? Because the drones are reportedly vulnerable to dropping out of the air, putting those on the ground at risk.

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DJI drones are getting an internet off-switch for privacy

DJI drones are getting an internet off-switch for privacy

Drone-maker DJI has added a new offline mode for privacy-minded pilots, cutting its quadcopters' internet connection for more surreptitious flights. The new Local Data Mode comes, DJI says, after repeated requests from enterprise and government pilots for a setting which would limit communications to just those between the drone and the controller. It comes amid security precautions by the US Army that saw DJI's aircraft grounded.

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US Army orders units to ditch DJI drones over ‘operational risk’

US Army orders units to ditch DJI drones over ‘operational risk’

Drone maker DJI was just hit with a big blow -- the U.S. Army has ordered its units to stop using drones made by the Chinese company, citing an 'operational risk' associated with doing so. The apparent risk was confirmed in the document by the U.S. Navy, with 'cyber vulnerabilities' being one of the given reasons. The order came to light in a leaked military document.

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DJI Spark camera update adds gesture-controlled video

DJI Spark camera update adds gesture-controlled video

DJI's Spark drone has gained a host of new camera abilities, with the "flying camera" getting a fresh firmware update today. The Spark, launched back in May 2017, is DJI's most affordable and compact model, but also promises to be the company's most easily controlled. That's courtesy of many of the drone's features being gesture controlled, something DJI has built upon with this new firmware.

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The DJI Spark needs to be more than a floating selfie-stick

The DJI Spark needs to be more than a floating selfie-stick

The dirty secret about drones is that they generally take some practice to fly well. We're not talking "sit in front of the TV and master the latest console game" practice, either: you need a big open space, no trees to crash into, and enough daylight to see what you're doing. That's before you get to flexing your camera-operator skills. Not for nothing do the drone videography pros generally have two people at the controls: one piloting, and the other operating the gimbal.

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Tiny DJI Spark drone flies by gestures: Pricing, camera, and Autopilot

Tiny DJI Spark drone flies by gestures: Pricing, camera, and Autopilot

Drone pilots have a new, compact camera-drone option, with the DJI Spark promising not only portability but piloting so simple you don't even need a controller. Smaller than the DJI Mavic, the Spark mini-drone is designed to be controlled by hand gestures. Indeed, once it's powered-on and it takes off from your palm, it automatically starts watching for instructions.

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