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DJI challenges FAA’s low-risk drone maximum weight limit

DJI challenges FAA’s low-risk drone maximum weight limit

Drone company DJI has challenged the Federal Aviation Administration’s maximum weight limit for so-called “low risk drones,” saying it is too low. As it stands, the FAA says that low-risk drones must have a maximum weight of 250 grams. That’s at odds with a new white paper published by DJI claiming that, per its own research, low-risk drones can have a max weight limit as high as 2.2kg (4.9lbs).

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DJI M200 is no toy, built for professional use

DJI M200 is no toy, built for professional use

It seems that drones have come almost full circle. Originally created more for industrial and military purposes, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), or drones as they are more popularly called, have become a hobbyist product that came in all sizes and prices. With that market almost saturated, drone makers like DJI have turned their attention to even bigger customers. The DJI Matrice 200, or M200, line of drones isn’t something you’ll be able to play with, even if you can afford it. This drone is all work and no fun, targeted at companies and industrial customers, but has a bigger potential to improve the lives of its users significantly.

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DJI tipped in majority stake acquisition of Hasselblad

DJI tipped in majority stake acquisition of Hasselblad

DJI has acquired a majority stake in the Swedish camera company Hasselblad, according to sources. Both companies will reportedly develop high-end drone cameras in collaboration with each other, merging the best of DJI’s drone technology and Hasselblad’s camera technology. At this point it isn't clear what plans DJI has for Hasselblad, aside from working with it to develop some drone cameras.

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DJI and Seagate team up to develop storage solutions for drone-shot content

DJI and Seagate team up to develop storage solutions for drone-shot content

Seagate and DJI made a joint announcement at CES 2017 today, letting the world know that they have partnered to solve the problem of storage and backup for content recorded using a drone. With high-resolution UAV cameras like the ones DJI offers, space can be a major issue when it comes to storing the massive video files that result from a drone flight. This is where Seagate - one of the most well-known manufacturers of hard drives and SSDs - comes in.

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DJI at CES 2017: Osmo Mobile Silver, Zenmuse M1, Phantom 4 CNY

DJI at CES 2017: Osmo Mobile Silver, Zenmuse M1, Phantom 4 CNY

Some companies only have one or two products to show off at CES. Others, however, have a whole fleet. Drone experts DJI aren’t holding back this year either. At CES 2017’s Unveiled floor, it is showing off not one, not even two, but five distinct products, not all of them hardware and not all of them even available already. The latter, a prototype of its CrystalSky Monitor, will surely whet the appetites of more serious drone operators. But even if you’re just more into selfies rather than drones, the new Osmo Mobile Silver might still be of interest.

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DJI Inspire 2 top speed reduced to preserve video quality

DJI Inspire 2 top speed reduced to preserve video quality

DJI introduced the Inspire 2 drone earlier this month, listing it with a top speed of 67MPH — highway speeds, and one of many exciting features. That top speed has been reduced slightly by DJI, however, which bumped the Inspire 2 drone’s top speed down to 58MPH. This move was necessary, according to the company, to make sure video stability and overall quality weren’t compromised.

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DJI Inspire 2 and Phantom 4 Pro drones go up for preorder

DJI Inspire 2 and Phantom 4 Pro drones go up for preorder

DJI has announced the new Phantom 4 Pro and Inspire 2 drones. Both items are available for preorder now, and they target serious filmmakers and others who need to record high-quality aerial footage. The Phantom 4 Pro boasts a camera with a 1-inch 20-megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor. The Inspire 2, meanwhile, has a couple camera options as well as a top speed of 67MPH. This follows the recent launch of the DJI M600 Pro.

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DJI launches M600 Pro to expand industrial drone lineup

DJI launches M600 Pro to expand industrial drone lineup

Usually, whenever we hear of a new drone from DJI, it's targeted at the consumer space. That isn't the case today, with DJI introducing its Matrice 600 Pro to the world. Outfitted with hardware and capabilities to tackle the industrial drone space, the M600 Pro takes what made the original M600 a popular model and improves it with this release.

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DJI Zenmuse Z30 offers 30x optical zoom for industrial use

DJI Zenmuse Z30 offers 30x optical zoom for industrial use

DJI’s fame might have started out with the Phantom drones, but the company prides itself in its imaging prowess, whether up in the air or, in the case of the Osmo, on land in your hand. DJI is taking to the skies once more, but this time with more than just consumers in mind. Its new Zenmuse Z30 aerial camera boasts of 30x zoom, optical not digital. While that’s undoubtedly fun for pros and hobbyists, it could be even more critical for industrial applications and companies, including wireless carriers.

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Stung by delays, the DJI Mavic Pro is finally shipping

Stung by delays, the DJI Mavic Pro is finally shipping

DJI has begun shipping its Mavic Pro drone, after incurring the wrath of preorder customers after unexpected delays left them $1k down with no folding UAV in sight. The company put the Mavic Pro up for order in late September, promising deliveries would ship out from October 15. However, that date came and went with no sign of anything heading out to would-be pilots.

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DJI Mavic Pro’s secret weapon sits on your head

DJI Mavic Pro’s secret weapon sits on your head

This morning the DJI Mavic Pro was introduced with a headset by the name of DJI Goggles, delivered with a single video showing how DJI's newest drone might be paired with their also-brand-new VR headset. This headset works with what they call OcuSync, allowing the user to receive video directly from the drone, not the controller, putting them as close as possible to live action piloting. These goggles - or this headset - might be the most awesome part of the whole system.

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DJI Mavic Pro: Everything you need to know

DJI Mavic Pro: Everything you need to know

It's been a good month for drone lovers, and industry heavyweight DJI is playing its part with the freshly-announced Mavic Pro. Unveiled today, the new remotely-controlled drone promises the same abilities as DJI's Phantom series but in a seriously compact and easily transported form-factor, courtesy of a folding design that collapses it down to roughly half the size of a Phantom 4.

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