Flying excessive above Vegas with the DJI Phantom 2 Imaginative and prescient+ drone
There’s been a whole lot of killer gear right here at NAB, from Sony’s Alpha A7s to the Blackmagic URSA. However of all of the devices that debuted in Vegas this week, I am most obsessive about DJI’s Phantom 2 Imaginative and prescient+ drone. This yr’s model represents a big increase over 2013’s mannequin, resulting from one sensible function: a 3-axis gimbal. The flying craft sports activities an built-in 1080p digital camera that may shoot strong stills and video alike, however the gimbal provides critical stabilization, maintaining footage impossibly nonetheless, whether or not you are flying at 30MPH, caught in a gust of wind or just hovering above the bottom. The constructed-in GPS and compass hold the gadget on monitor always, letting you focus not on staying aloft, however on getting the shot.
Digital camera-outfitted drones are a dime a dozen lately, however assuming you’ve the $1,300 to burn, DJI’s Imaginative and prescient+ is the one you need. The autonomous options at play right here allow very secure footage, whereas the intuitive management and Android and iOS apps make it straightforward to fly and get the shot, with none expertise in any respect. The drone can shoot and fly for 25 minutes on a single cost, and whereas climbing can use a bit extra energy, you’ll be able to transfer left and proper all you need with out accelerating drain. The digital camera, designed in-home by DJI, captures to a microSD card. You get a stay preview from the app, although, making framing a shot, altering modes and snapping nonetheless pictures a breeze. Take the Imaginative and prescient+ for a spin in our video under, full with some incredible aerial footage of the Vegas skyline.