quadcopter Stories July 20, 2016

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DJI has long owned the consumer drone space as the go-to for high-quality quadcopters. As this category’s popularity has steeply risen over the last few years, we’ve seen more competitors enter this space. The latest of which is the Teal Drone. Its new production model sports some of the fastest consumer-grade speeds that we’ve seen, promising to hit 70MPH. For comparison, the new Phantom 4 tops out at just over 45MPH in its sport mode. So does DJI have a new competitor?

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quadcopter Stories June 27, 2016

expiredThe DJI Phantom 4 quadcopter is incredible and it’s on sale for $1,150 shipped (Reg. $1,399)

DealDreaming (99.4% positive feedback) via eBay Daily Deals has the DJI Phantom 4 Quadcopter Drone for $1,150 shipped. That’s good for $249 off the regular price, $90 less than our previous mention and the lowest we’ve seen since it was released in the spring. I reviewed DJI’s latest release last month and was blown away by the feature set and ease of use. Amazon customers agree thus far. Features include a 4K camera, auto take-off/landing, built-in sensors for obstacle avoidance and more. Additional details below.

quadcopter Stories May 10, 2016

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CookieElectronics (98.6% positive feedback, Top Rated Plus Seller) via eBay Daily Deals offers the DJI Phantom 3 Advanced Quadcopter with a built-in 2.7K camera for $599 shipped. Today’s deal is a $370 savings off the original price, $30 less than our previous mention, down $178 from Amazon and the best offer available.

DJI’s Phantom 3 Advanced features a quadcopter design with a built-in 2.7K HD camera on the 3-axis gimbal. It uses Lightbridge digital streaming to beam a 720p feed to your connected iOS or Android device and the included remote offers “full-control” over the drone. It is also capable of capturing 12MP still images. If you’re after long-range control, but 4K isn’t a must, this is the deal for you. The DJI Phantom 3 Advanced is rated 4.5/5 stars by 420 Amazon customers.

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quadcopter Stories May 2, 2016

expiredDJI Phantom 3 Professional Drone w/ 4K Camera: $779 shipped (Reg. $999)

Update (5/5 5:00pm): RobertsDigital (99.4% positive feedback, Top-Rated Plus Seller) via eBay offers the DJI Phantom 3 Professional Drone w/ 4K Camera for $779 shipped (Reg. $999).

CookieElectronics (Top-Rated Plus Seller, 98.1% positive feedback) via eBay Daily Deals offers the DJI Phantom 3 Standard w/ 2.7K Camera for $399 shipped. Today’s deal is $601 savings off the original listing, down $79 from Amazon, a match of our previous low mention and the best available.

The DJI Phantom 3 Standard Drone has an “intelligent flight system” that automatically keeps the drone out of trouble and flying safely. Capture high-quality footage with the built-in 2.7K camera that is capable of taking HD videos and 12MP still photos. The iOS and Android apps provide a live video feed in 720p HD giving the user a real-time view of what the camera is seeing. Rated 4.3/5 stars by 399 Amazon customers.

quadcopter Stories April 26, 2016

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The consumer drone market has largely been dominated by DJI in the last few years. As interest grows, there has been a lack of viable alternatives to challenge the Phantom line of quadcopters.

A new startup out of Beijing has eyes on pushing its way into this space with a drone called Hover. Zero Zero Robotics is planning on using a few key features to catch the attention of potential pilots, including auto-follow and an ultra portable design. Ultimately, the question is less about capabilities but brand recognition. Does this up-and-comer stand a chance against the dominant DJI? More below.

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quadcopter Stories April 18, 2016

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DJI has become synonymous with consumer and professional-grade drones as we’ve entered the fourth generation of its line of products. While we’re seeing deals on its entry-level Phantom 3 regularly, the high-end models reserved for filmmakers rarely drop in price. The consumer-focused drones are easy to fly but lack some advanced features desired by more advanced pilots.

Today, at the National Association of Broadcaster’s annual show in Las Vegas, DJI announced the Matrice 600. A top-of-the-line model that is loaded with features for filmmaking. With cutting-edge specs like a new video link system and camera-specific adaptation, this isn’t for your average weekend warrior.

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