Feature September 6

It happened before when we wrote about these leaked photos earlier this year. DJI reached out to us and told us that these two silver colored Phantoms were not prototypes of the new Phantom 5, but a one-off for a commercial customer. Now after Billy wrote about these new photos of seemingly the same two drones, DJI contacted us again to reaffirm that these are not, in fact, Phantom 5 prototypes.

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Feature September 5

Three new photos surfaced today on Twitter, that appear to be prototype models of a new Phantom 5 drone. These same drones have popped up before in these older images, which were denied by DJI. But this new round of leaks gives us a different look at the aircraft and camera assembly. If this is, in fact, the next version of the Phantom, it doesn’t look like many exterior changes have been made.

Update: DJI reaffirms that these photos are not a Phantom 5 Prototype. expand full story

Feature August 31

DJI announces the End of Life for the Phantom 4 Pro/Pro+, Phantom 3 SE, Osmo, Osmo+, Osmo Mobile, Mavic Pro and Mavic Pro Platinum in a memo to retailers. The announcement comes right after the introduction of the Mavic 2 Zoom and Pro drones last week. Especially the inclusion of the Phantom 4 Pro/Pro+ is interesting as it may indicate that its successor, the Phantom 5 may not be far away.

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Feature August 29

Over the last few days, some people with a sharp eye had spotted a controller in some of the visuals from DJI that looked very different. The company had already mentioned that a new remote controller for the Mavic 2 is on the way and that it will have an integrated screen. Today, it seems that we have found the first photo that actually shows the controller with the display visible. One of the directors who worked on the footage from Jimmy Chin’s trip to Greenland posted this photo on Facebook and later on deleted it after realizing his mistake. Luckily it was online long enough for one of our readers to capture it.

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Feature August 27

So, you’ve watched the reviews on YouTube. You went over the specs. And now you have made up your mind about which DJI Mavic 2 drone to buy (we ordered the Pro). The only question that remains is, where do you go to buy the DJI Mavic 2 Zoom or Pro drones? If you took this quiz, you will have received a coupon for priority shipping. If you didn’t, well you probably still will want to order through DJI as they have the drones in stock and ship really fast. We got ours on Monday the 27th, only days after the ‘See the Bigger Picture‘ event. Of course, you can also order thru Adorama, B&H and potentially save the sales tax. Or shop at Amazon, NewEgg or BestBuy.

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Feature August 23

Today was the day of the long-awaited DJI global introduction of the successors to the original Mavic Pro, the DJI Mavic 2 Pro and the DJI Mavic 2 Zoom. Both versions are identical in terms of their body-style and flight capabilities. The difference between these two foldable drones comes down to their cameras. The Pro version has the Hasselblad camera with the 1-inch sensor and the Zoom version has a camera with an optical zoom lens from 24mm to 48mm and offer the unique Dolly Zoom effect. Both drones allow you to record hyperlapse videos. DJI’s new foldable drones have omnidirectional obstacle avoidance, fly faster, farther and for longer with a higher capacity battery and OcuSync 2.0. DJI has improved pretty much every aspect of the best selling original Mavic Pro and has come up with two outstanding drones that should get any drone enthusiast very excited indeed. The DJI Mavic 2 Pro retails for $1,449 and the DJI Mavic 2 Zoom sells for $1,249. There is also a special Fly More Kit available with extra batteries and other accessories for $319. DJI starts shipping today so you should be able to get your hands on one in only a matter of days. Does it get any better?

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