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DJI bets the farm on new MG-1 agricultural drone

DJI bets the farm on new MG-1 agricultural drone

Drones aren't just geek toys and glorified couriers, and DJI is putting UAVs to work with the new Agras MG-1. Intended for agricultural duties, the water-resistant and anti-corrosive treated drone has eight rotors and a 10kg tank to take it crop-spraying, good so DJI claims for up to ten acres of coverage per hour of flight.

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DJI’s GEO to add live no-fly zones to drones

DJI’s GEO to add live no-fly zones to drones

Your DJI drone might automatically decide you're in a no-fly zone with a new update, intended to curtail incursions into unfriendly airspace. GEO, or Geospatial Environment Online, will see the DJI Phantom 3 and Inspire 1 drone apps updated with real-time flight restriction data, effectively preventing only authorized users from getting too close to prisons, power stations, and other facilities.

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Drone maker DJI acquires stake in camera company Hasselblad

Drone maker DJI acquires stake in camera company Hasselblad

DJI, the company behind some of the more popular consumer drones, has acquired a minority stake in the camera company Hasselblad. The latter of the two companies made the announcement today, saying DJI has entered into a new corporate partnership with it through the acquisition of a minority stake in the camera company. This won’t change anything on the consumer end of things, and the two companies will continue to operate as they have been.

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DJI Manifold computer is meant to control a drone

DJI Manifold computer is meant to control a drone

Aerial drones need some processing power to operate all their embedded systems and a company called DJI has a new computer that is designed specifically for the drone market. The computer is called the Manifold and it is a high-performance embedded computer designed specifically to fly with an aerial drone. The computer is compatible with third-party sensors and can be connected to a variety of devices.

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DJI Osmo handheld stabilized 4K camera unveiled

DJI Osmo handheld stabilized 4K camera unveiled

DJI has introduced a new handheld stabilized camera — or, perhaps more accurately put, a handheld stabilizer that has a camera built into it. The stabilization comes by way of a three axis gimbal, which keeps the video from being shaky, one of the biggest problems caused by handheld cameras. The device has some extra features on top of that, namely a modular format that allows Osmo to work with some of DJI’s other products.

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DJI Zenmuse X5 drone cams: M4/3, 4K, interchangeable lens

DJI Zenmuse X5 drone cams: M4/3, 4K, interchangeable lens

Already experts with their camera drones, DJI is stepping up its game with the announcement of the Zenmuse X5 and Zenmuse X5R cameras for drones. These, however, are not your ordinary drone cameras, boasting of features that take drone photography to new heights. Almost quite literally too. The two new Zenmuse cameras are noted to be the first aerial cameras that feature micro four-thirds (M4/3) sensors. At the same time, they are capable of 4K image and video recording. Plus, they feature interchangeable lenses too!

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DJI Phantom 3 Standard drone has plenty of features for beginners

DJI Phantom 3 Standard drone has plenty of features for beginners

Drone-maker DJI has just unveiled the new Phantom 3 Standard, a model that includes the essential features from the Advanced and Professional versions, but with a much lower price and aimed at users just getting started with drone photography and video capturing. Priced at just $799 and available for purchase from today, the Phantom 3 Standard makes things like stability and viewing live footage easy, so users can focus on getting the best footage possible.

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DJI Phantom 3 drone revealed with newly chopped price points

DJI Phantom 3 drone revealed with newly chopped price points

This morning in New York City, DJI announced the third generation of their popular Phantom line. This will be the DJI Phantom 3, and it'll be all about hype. They've shown quite a few things being filmed with pre-production units including skiing on massive mountains, out in the wilderness, and over an active volcano. This device will be delivered with a new app for mobile devices, one that comes with accurate tracking, video adjustments, and live flagging for automatic video editing on-the-go.

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Watch Grandma fly a drone

Watch Grandma fly a drone

It's clear that this grandma doesn't live in downtown Washington DC. What you're about to see is a GoPro-captured grandmother by the name of Els Van Boldrik capturing her morning, including walking the dog, watering the flowers, and gathering some fruit. With a DJI drone and an attached GoPro camera, this elderly woman also takes to the streets like a teenager, remote controlling her flying machine with the greatest of ease. If only every grandma has access to such radical technology for their everyday early springtime adventures.

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DJI Drone update restricts flight inside Washington DC

DJI Drone update restricts flight inside Washington DC

Supposing you've got a DJI Drone in your possession and you planned on flying it inside the Washington DC downtown area, you may want to rethink your plans. A "mandatory" firmware update has been issued by the company to all DJI drones, one that restricts the craft from flying inside a 15.5-mile radius of the downtown DC area. Previous updates to the drone restricted it from flying anywhere near a major airport. It knows where it is, after all - don't you dare try to trick it.

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