Dronelife reports that an internal corruption scandal at DJI, the drone manufacturer, led to cost inflation of up to 20% and cost the company over $150M US in losses. Read the article here.
News Shooter published a comprehensive review of the new DJI Smart Controller. DJI announced the controller for the Mavic 2 series of drones at CES recently. If you are or tired of slaving your smart device to your controller with a cable or wedging it into the controller’s socket, read this review here to help you decide if the new integrated controller is right for you.
DJI announced a new smart controller with a built-in screen for Mavic 2 Zoom, Pro, and Enterprise models. The new controller allows drone operation without the use of a tablet or smartphone. Further, the display is optimized for use in bright sunlight with a claimed brightness double that of standard smartphones. The controller is priced at $649US and is available today. Read DJI’s press release here.
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DJI announced the Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual drone today. The new enterprise variant of the very popular Mavic 2 features side-by-side visual and thermal cameras. According to the announcement DJI developed the drone in partnership with FLIR systems, a leader in thermal imaging systems. Read the announcement and also check out DJI’s Mavic Enterprise page.
Dronelife published a comprehensive article on DJI and SkyPixel’s Aeriall Photo and Video contest. The article covers categories, prizes and how to submit entries. Prizes include a Hasselblad X1D-50c, a DJI Mavic Pro 2, and the new Osmo Pocket.
DJI launched its Pro website targeted at photographers and videographers. Read the full news release here.
From DJI’s Website:
DJI Pro is dedicated to professionals using DJI’s advanced aerial and gimbal technologies, such as the Inspire and the Ronin series. The new website consists of five categories:
Product Information: Explore DJI products.
DJI Masters Program: Learn from professional cinematographers with unique insights into the industry as well as the innovative imaging technology they use.
Showcase: Find out how DJI products are being used on film sets.
Education: Learn about how to setup and use each product.
Events: Get the latest info on DJI, local events, workshops and more.