Industry-leading drone maker DJI on Monday unveiled Mavic Air 2, with the hotly-anticipated successor model featuring a larger, higher-resolution camera, three-axis gimbal, improved flight capabilities, redesigned controller and more.
Over the past few years, the market has flooded with smartphone gimbals due to the quality of smartphone cameras, plus falling costs and miniaturization of gimbal technology. DJI has been at the forefront of all this, and is continuing that with the Osmo Mobile 3 gimbal.
Each week, there are a ton of great products that get released that we don't have time to cover. Here are our top picks for new gear from the last seven days you should check out including new a new DJI gimbal, tiny and powerful battery packs, wireless chargers, and more.
Just in the nick of time, DJI has dropped the new Osmo Pocket camera for aspiring videographers. This miniature camera is affixed to a three-axis stabilizer for shooting 4K video and 12-megapixel stills and will likely compete head-on with the GoPro Hero 7.
This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor and William talk through the latest news about Nikon cameras and DJI drones, an analyst who thinks the iPhone X is too popular, iOS 12 betas on old iPhones, and William's ability to attack Victor's email.
DJI has launched a pair of drones in its Mavic range, with the Mavic 2 Pro the first to include an integrated Hasselblad camera, while the Mavic 2 Zoom is said to be the first foldable consumer drone with optical zoom capabilities.
With GoPro exiting the drone market entirely, the dominant name in aerial photography, DJI, unveiled its latest product on Tuesday: the Mavic Air. It's a $799 foldable model that can fit inside of a jacket pocket. AppleInsider was on hand for the announcement and went hands-on with the new flying camera, which you can see in action in our new video.
DJI has launched its Mavic Air drone, a foldable quadcopter that offers a middle ground between the Mavic Pro and the Spark drones, with the new model featuring a 4K camera on a three-axis gimbal and the ability to control it using gesture controls.
A drone expected to be released by DJI on Tuesday has reportedly leaked ahead of its public unveiling, with alleged images and specifications said to reveal the 'Mavic Air' as a smaller and lighter drone compared to the Mavic Pro, while still offering 4K resolution video and similar functionality to its predecessor.
DJI has launched a limited-edition "Alpine White" version of the Mavic Pro, a 4K camera drone which can be viewed and controlled through an iOS app. The special color option will be available exclusively through Apple's retail channels and DJI's own outlets in most countries.
Gamevice, an Apple-authorized MFi game controller accessory for iPhone and iPad, has been updated to support a number of other devices, with users able to control the DJI Spark drone and the Sphero SPRK+ robot via the iOS companion apps using the peripheral instead of on-screen controls.
Following complaints from the public and the U.S. Department of Defense, DJI has rolled out a Local Data Mode update to prevent controlled drones from connecting to the internet, and sharing location information with servers located throughout the world — including China.
The first DJI Spark orders are now on their way to customers, and AppleInsider offers a first look at what comes in the box with the diminutive new gesture-controlled flying camera, which aims to make it simpler than ever to fly a drone.