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DJI's new ultraportable drone is a sleeper camera powerhouse

DJI's new ultraportable drone is a sleeper camera powerhouse

If you've been thinking about getting a drone for those beautiful aerial photos and videos, DJI just gave you a new option to consider. As a follow-up to last year's Mavic Air 2, DJI is now launching the Air 2S — sans Mavic branding. The name and body might look nearly identical, but this isn't just a small revision; DJI is packing its latest model with a big new camera sensor and some other powerful new features.

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FAA establishes new drone flying permissions and finalizes Remote ID

FAA establishes new drone flying permissions and finalizes Remote ID

Yesterday, the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) handed down its final regulations for unmanned aerial vehicles, a.k.a. drones. The new rules are hailed as an improvement to safety, security, and accountability for and by recreational and small business pilots; but they're also paving the way for widespread corporate use for things like package delivery, data collection, and other industrial uses.

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DJI announces the Mini 2 with up to [email protected] recording and better transmission range

DJI announces the Mini 2 with up to 4K@30fps recording and better transmission range

If you've been keeping an eye on drone news lately, it's hard to miss the extensive leaks that revealed the new Mini 2. It's an upgrade to the original Mavic Mini — sans the Mavic name — released almost exactly one year ago. The model immediately gained popularity for coming in just under the weight limit requiring registration with the FAA, TCCA, and some other airspace authorities. DJI has now made it official and is opening up orders.

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DJI event slated for April 27, with Mavic Air 2 rumored to launch

DJI event slated for April 27, with Mavic Air 2 rumored to launch

DJI revolutionized drones by shrinking down the tech far enough to make it fit in a regular bag in the form of the Mavic Air. While the recently released Mavic Mini still beats the Air when it comes to its miniature size, the Air still offers a lot more features, making it a great device for anyone who wants to get started with aerial videography. It looks like the company is gearing up to release a successor on April 27, as it has added a teaser to its website with a close-up image of something that sure looks similar to the original Mavic Air.

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DJI publishes the DJI Fly app for the Mavic Mini

DJI publishes the DJI Fly app for the Mavic Mini

When DJI released its newest and lightest foldable drone called the Mavic Mini last month, it also announced a new app to go along with it. Instead of adding support for the new drone to the existing DJI Go 4 app, the company has now released DJI Fly. The drone maker says DJI Fly is better suited for novices and newcomers, which it hopes to attract with the Mavic Mini.

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The new ultra-light DJI Mavic Mini flies at 30MPH, doesn't require FAA registration

The new ultra-light DJI Mavic Mini flies at 30MPH, doesn't require FAA registration

Today DJI is officially launching the Mavic Mini drone, the smallest and lightest folding drone the company has ever created. With its legs tucked underneath, the Mini is shorter than a Samsung Galaxy S10+ and weighs only 74 grams more. Starting at $399, it targets drone newcomers and veterans alike with its bag and pocket-friendly foldable design, decent camera and video-recording capabilities, and a streamlined companion app that offers quick shortcuts for creating cinema-like shots and videos.

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DJI Mavic Mini specs & pricing leaked by early retailer listing

DJI Mavic Mini specs & pricing leaked by early retailer listing

Drone enthusiasts, take heed. DJI, the world's largest maker of consumer drones, is about to launch a new mainstream drone called the Mavic Mini that looks like a successor to the DJI Spark from 2017. As suggested by its name, the Mavic Mini is a compact drone in DJI's line-up that comes with many not-so-mini features.

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New $1,000 Skydio 2 drone is smart enough to fly itself

New $1,000 Skydio 2 drone is smart enough to fly itself

Flying a drone around isn't just a joy, it's also a bit of a terror. Thousands of dollars of gear chopping through the air, between trees, or up against cliff faces and lakes as you record video or take photos is enough to give any pilot agita. Those looking for a bit of a safety net when capturing content from the sky will be happy to hear that the new Skydio 2 has the smarts and the hardware to fly itself.

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[Deal Alert] Amazon has the DJI Mavic 2 Zoom for $1,189 ($60 off)

[Deal Alert] Amazon has the DJI Mavic 2 Zoom for $1,189 ($60 off)

In the world of drones, DJI holds a lot of sway and popularity. I'll admit, I don't know much about them since I have other expensive hobbies, but I know DJI is important. That's a start, right? Anyway, if you've been looking at one of the new pricey models, Amazon is slashing $60 off the $1,249 MSRP of the Mavic 2 Zoom, meaning you can grab one for yourself for $1,189.

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[Deal Alert] The DJI Spark with remote controller is $349 at B&H

[Deal Alert] The DJI Spark with remote controller is $349 at B&H

When Jeff reviewed in super amazing detail the DJI Spark drone, he loved nearly everything about it from its portability to its build quality and resulting images, but two of his main concerns were related to the terrible Android app and the lack of a controller in the box. Back then, it would have cost you $499 to get the Spark alone and then $150 for the controller, which saves you from using the app a lot. Now, a mere 5 months later, both can be had in one neat bundle at B&H for $349 total. That's nearly half the price.

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