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DJI Made a GoPro Clone With One Killer Feature

GoPro, I have some bad news. Drone giant DJI just released a rugged new camera called the Osmo Action. It’s a lot like a GoPro – so much so that I thought it was a GoPro when my colleague handed it to me. The Osmo Action and the latest GoPro aren’t quite identical, but they’re so similar in size and design that it’s clear how hard DJI is biting GoPro’s style. Read More >>

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DJI is Updating its Geofencing to Keep Your Drones Away From Airport Runways

DJI would prefer its drones didn't stop you getting on your flight, so it's updating the geofencing system it uses to stop urchins flying drones where they shouldn't be. Read More >>

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Drone Maker DJI Says Employee Accounting Scheme Cost It Over £110 Million

DJI is the latest tech company to fall victim to vendor corruption in China. On Monday, it acknowledged that a group of employees had managed to inflate the costs of parts in order to funnel away profits for their own benefit. The privately-owned drone maker estimated that the scheme cost it an astonishing £113 million. Read More >>

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Can Drones Be Good?

It was a cool day in Dallas last November, when a small quadcopter lifted itself off the ground of an American Airlines hangar and buzzed towards a Boeing 777. The drone, a DJI Mavic Enterprise, had been outfitted with a spotlight, but otherwise looked a lot like what you might see your neighbour flying in the backyard. The remarkable difference was that this particular aircraft had been programmed to inspect the hull of the much larger aircraft, the jet. It could do in a matter of minutes what it would take a maintenance crew hours to do. It was, in its own way, a tiny flying robot with a job. Read More >>

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The DJI Osmo Pocket Feels Like the Camcorder of the Future

We didn’t know what to think about the Osmo Pocket when DJI announced the device earlier this month. It’s basically a tiny drone camera and three-axis gimbal on a stick. There’s a little screen so you can see what you’re filming and some smart features that help you track subjects. It’s not an action cam, the company told me. Then it clicked: this thing is a new kind of camcorder, and it’s awesome. Read More >>

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DJI’s Osmo Pocket Is a Very Tiny, Super Steady 4K Camera 

Budding cinematographers and Instagram influencers alike will probably love the Osmo Pocket. This new DJI camera system shoots 4K video and features a three-axis gimbal attached to a handle the size of a small cigar. It’s adorable. Read More >>

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Heads Up, Some DJI Drones Are Just Falling Out of the Sky

DJI has revealed that one of its drone products is having issues that are causing some to plummet from the sky. Read More >>

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DJI Made a New Sort of Super Drone

DJI just announced the rumoured (and leaked) Mavic 2 Enterprise. It looks a lot like the consumer-focused Mavic 2 series, but the drone itself can now support payloads that give pilots new airborne tools. You might say it’s a bit like taking a regular camera drone and giving it superpowers that might enable it to save lives. Read More >>

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The DJI Mavic 2 Is Our New Favourite Drone

The idea behind the DJI Mavic promises that any adventurer can take professional-grade aerial photography with a compact drone. That’s probably why the company called the original model the Mavic Pro, even though the drone had its shortcomings. With the Mavic 2 series, however, that proposition gets more interesting with the introduction of interchangeable camera systems which define each new model. This, combined with some nuanced but meaningful design upgrades, makes DJI’s new flagship drone live up to old promises. Read More >>

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DJI Releases Security Findings It Hopes Will Quash ‘Chinese Spying’ Fears

The world’s largest consumer drone maker is pushing back amid swelling concerns that its applications may be insecure, as well as rumours that it may be transmitting sensitive user data to China, where the company was founded more than a decade ago. Read More >>

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The DJI Mavic Air Wins

In the past couple years, you could ask a drone to be two things: good or small. But never both. The Mavic Air changes the game. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that the Mavic Air wins the game, and things will never be the same. Read More >>

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DJI’s New Osmo Gimbal Is the Rare Phone Accessory That’s Actually Worth It

Running around the office with the DJI Osmo Mobile 2, I got a lot of questions. Specifically I got exactly two questions repeatedly. The first was about what I was holding. Each time, I explained that the weird selfie stick-like contraption I’d put my phone in was a mechanised gimbal that automatically stabilises my phone as I move around, so I can shoot video footage so smooth it looks like it was shot with the aid of a professional Steadicam. Then I’d jostle the little joystick on the Osmo’s handle, causing the entire arm of the thing to swivel around for a perfectly smooth pan, eliciting looks of impressed satisfaction. That’s when people would ask the inevitable second question: How much does this magic cost? When I told them it was £130, I’d get another set of contented nods. Considering how slick the Osmo is, the £130 price is very reasonable. It’s about as close to a no-brainer as a phone accessory can be nowadays. Read More >>

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DJI’s New Mavic Air Is so Small It Fits in a Jacket Pocket

DJI just revealed a new, delightfully tiny drone called the Mavic Air. It’s a lot like the DJI Spark, announced last year, but its rotor arms fold in making the little bitty aircraft even more little bitty. If you set the Mavic Air on the table next to your smartphone, you’d find they have about the same size footprint. The drone is a lot fatter, though. Read More >>

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CES 2018: DJI’s Refreshed Smartphone Video Gimbal Is Now Way Cheaper and Whole Lot Better

Videos shot on smartphones have a very specific, very low-rent aesthetic. A whole host of stabilisers are available on the market that try to improve that aesthetic—eradicating the shaky cam look so you can actually see whatever the smartphone’s camera is looking at. DJI even has one! The original Osmo Mobile was a pricey handheld stabiliser with some good ideas and a whole lot of big flaws. The Osmo Mobile 2, announced today, looks like it improves on almost every point of contention, and even better, DJI has slashed the price. This thing costs just $130 (~£96). Read More >>