Drone Accessories

by John Foldi ·Posted
Owners and operators of the Airpeak S1 professional drone can enhance its capabilities with Sony’s release of three new accessories. Extend flight times with the LBP-HM1 Enhanced Battery, make payload management more efficient with the PX1 Gremsy Gimbal, and achieve centimeter-level precision mapping with the
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted
DJI's latest drone, the Air 2S, has officially taken flight. And while early reviews seem overwhelmingly positive, one big question about the new flyer remains: Is it that much better than the original Mavic Air 2? To find out, we put
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The new DJI Air 2S is here! Featuring a powerful imaging system that includes a 1" CMOS sensor, all-new autonomous functions, as well as the ultralight design for which the Mavic Air series is known, the Air 2S appears to be the total package. It’s portable. It’s powerful. And if you’re an aerial photographer looking for the perfect all-in-one drone, the Air 2S might just be it. Super-Sized Sensor Although it shares the same family name as
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Today, after months of anticipation, DJI unveiled its first-ever FPV drone: the DJI FPV. The official reveal comes almost a year after the rumors about the alleged first-person flyer began circulating through the Internet. Based on today's announcement, the wait appears to have been worth it. Not only is DJI's newest drone a high-speed, low-latency FPV racer, it also functions as a conventional flyer and aerial imager capable of shooting
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted
DJI continues to expand its First-Person View (FPV) drone segment with the release of its new FPV Goggles V2. This upgraded headset is the follow-up to DJI’s original FPV Goggles, which were generally well received and regarded as a solid option for recreational FPV drone pilots and racers. The FPV Goggles V2 look to build upon that good standing by offering a number of notable upgrades, including a higher refresh rate, improved
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted
Today, after months of speculation, Sony unveiled the highly anticipated Airpeak S1 professional drone. Though it was teased last November, and even made a brief appearance at CES 2021, detailed information about Sony’s first drone has remained a heavily guarded secret—until now. Sony Airpeak S1 Drone What Cameras Does the Airpeak S1 Support? According to Sony, the Airpeak supports an array of camera bodies, including the Alpha 7S,
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted
Just in time for CES 2020, drone innovator PowerVision has released its latest UAV, the PowerEgg X. It comes in two models, the Explorer and the Wizard. These latest flyers are a follow-up to the 2016 PowerEgg, and brings with them three years' worth of upgrades and enhancements, including a refined design and
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted
Today, DJI unveiled the newest member of its celebrated Mavic series: the Mavic Mini. As compact as a smartphone, but powerful enough to capture shots so cinematic and smooth they look straight out of a soundstage, the Mavic Mini is both extremely capable and accessible. Here’s the full rundown on DJI’s latest (mini) marvel. Pilots Abound The first thing you notice about the Mavic Mini is its size. Weighing less than 250g and with a form
by Shawn C. Steiner ·Posted
I used to have a BOSS, or Backup On-Set Solution. It was to lug my 15.4" MacBook Pro, external hard drives, and all the requisite AC adapters and chargers around, in addition to my camera equipment. After getting tired of that, my on-the-road backups became using the largest SD cards I could afford and hoping I could do the whole trip or shoot without swapping anything out until I got home. Obviously, this wasn’t a real solution, and is probably the worst thing you could do in the name of keeping data safe. LaCie has designed its co-branded
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted
For today's adventure, we're sailing the Long Island Sound. Shawn and I join two of our coworkers on a fine seafaring vessel, the S/V Morning Call, for our first-ever sailboat ride—what could go wrong? The Gear DJI Inspire 2, Power Vision PowerRay How You Can Do It There are plenty of options for sailing in and around New York. If you don't have direct access to a boat, you can sign up for a sailing school like Hudson River Community Sailing or sailboat tour, both of which can be found with a quick Internet search. Costs vary and tend to be on
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted
The Pelican MPD40 Mobile Protect Duffel is the perfect gear bag. It's got a ton of room, can be worn as a backpack or carried as a duffel, and will stand up to most challenging environments, thanks to its ultra-durable materials and ruggedized construction. For a detailed review of why it's my new favorite bag, read on.
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted
As a licensed drone pilot and B&H’s preëminent authority on drone crashes, I know a thing or two about “hard landings.” Hardware malfunction, software failure, and pilot error—I’ve wrestled with them all. To help you avoid some of my more spectacular mishaps, I’ve condensed several years of lessons into a handy preflight checklist. Observe these tasks and precautionary measures, and your flights will go a lot smoother than many of mine.
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted
Shopping for a drone pilot this holiday season? Check out our list of must-have drone accessories and gift ideas. Whether you’re shopping for a first-time flyer or a veteran pilot, these products are sure to please the drone-lover in your life. Spare Parts Piloting a drone can be as exciting as it is perilous. Trees, waterfalls, rocks: They’re fun to fly around, but a total bummer (and sometimes catastrophic) to fly into. To avoid a premature and possibly permanent grounding, be sure to keep plenty of
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted
Summer is the perfect season for travel. Regardless of your destination, it’s a great time to get out and go somewhere fun. For drone pilots, traveling can be complicated, because it involves packing items you might not normally think to bring with you. To keep you covered, we put together a list of accessories every pilot should bring with them when traveling. Spare Parts Sure, it’s kind of a no-brainer, but you’d be surprised at the number of pilots (read: me) who forget to pack obvious drone accessories like
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted
For drone pilots, few experiences can match the sheer, unadulterated terror of a mid-flight malfunction—that helpless, sinking feeling you get as your drone jumps, jerks, then slowly begins to plummet lifelessly back to earth. If you’re lucky, only the drone will be damaged in the fall. But even then, we’re talking hundreds or thousands of dollars’ worth of repairs. To safeguard you, your drone, and the world below, consider equipping your vehicle with a