Camera drone

  • Parrot says that the Anafi drone has been 2 years in the making, and has looked to insects to inform its design. Two rotor -packing arms fold out on each side of its thorax, its head is home to the camera and gimbal and the abdomen contains the drone's battery.
  • This brick pictured here is actually a sandwich. It's the GDU 02, a compact camera drone with a 4K camera, retractable legs and a controller that sandwiches underneath it so you can transport both while protecting the camera gimbal and the thumbsticks.
  • Our experiences with so-called self-flying drones so far have fallen a little short of the promised entirely handsfree form of fantastical film-making, but if the demo footage that accompanies the newly announced Skydio R1to go by, that could soon change. ​​
  • Yuneec has turned up to this year's CES setting its sights on two niche areas of hobbyist flight it is yet to really explore. Its refreshed lineup Includes an aircraft designed for aspiring drone racers, one for long-range first-person flight and a successor to the six-rotor Typhoon H.
  • DJI is again looking to break new ground with a new high-flying professional-grade shooter. The Zenmuse X7 interchangeable lens camera is aimed squarely at the pros, and puts the Super 35 digital film format onto a drone for the first time.
  • Billed as a smarter home monitoring system, Aire is a self-flying robot that can be engaged remotely to provide a livestream of around the house, featuring a soft fabric exterior to avoid injuries to anybody nearby. ​
  • ​Ready to connect with your inner James Cameron, without getting your feet wet? Already, we've seen crowdfunded underwater drones such as the Trident, Gladius and Blueye Pioneer. Now, there's yet another. YouCan's BlueWater 1 (BW1) has just hit Indiegogo.
  • Parrot has today announced an upgrade to its Bebop 2 drone, the Bebop 2 Power. As its name suggests, this flavor has been given a power boost. Pilots can now get an hour's worth of flight time, though that will need to be split into two sessions.
  • Crew aboard the Japanese module Kibo on the ISS spend around 10 percent of their time capturing photos and video. But they may soon find themselves with a little more spare time, thanks to a cute little autonomous drone that has arrived to lighten the load.​
  • ​Chinese company DJI has played a bigger part than anyone in bringing drones to the masses, and it is looking to continue that role with a new easy-to-use aircraft that weighs less than a soda can and launches from the palm of your hand.
  • The development pace of the drone industry is terrifying. If you'd have told me last year I could have an aerial camera drone with all the functionality of the Phantom 4, but that could fold up and fit in my pocket, I wouldn't have believed you. And yet, here we are.
  • For Chinese firm GDU, standing out from all the other consumer drones means attempting to win over amateur cinematographers with a modular aircraft boasting a swappable gimbal system. We've been busy flying one around Northern Patagonia, and here's what we make of it.