DJI will let you rent a Mavic Pro for free so you can enter Nat Geo’s aerial photography contest

NatGeo and DJI have teamed up to offer Mavic Pro drone rentals to photographers who want to enter National Geographic’s #MyMavicContest, an aerial photography contest for photos taken with the Chinese company’s drone. Not everyone who signs up for the drone rental will be awarded one, but those who are chosen to receive the Mavic Pro will get to use the drone for two weeks.

National Geographic has detailed the rentals on its new contest page, explaining that anyone can sign up to get the Mavic Pro loaner device. For its part, DJI explains that it will randomly select people from the application pool for whom the drones will be provided; there are ‘hundreds’ of drones available, though an exact number wasn’t provided. Recipients will have to pick up the rental from their local DJI Store, as well.

When signing up for the rentals, applicants must provide information that includes name and email, photography interests, pickup city, and can optionally provide an Instagram ID and National Geographic Your Shot ID. The rental period is running from September 5 to October 31, though recipients will only get the drone for two weeks during that period.

Photographers who already own the Mavic Pro can enter their photos into the contest by posting them on Instagram with the hashtags #NatGeoTravel and #MyMavicContest. Five winners will be selected in November to received a Mavic Pro of their own.

Via: The Drive

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From:: DPreview

Two new drones and a new photo mode from DJI

By (Andy Stout)

The New Phantom Pro Obsidian: none more black

Somehow it wouldn’t be a tradeshow without DJI managing to introduce another drone or two into its already crowded skies.

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    DJI And SkyPixel Announce Some Of The Best Aerial Videos Captured From Around The World

    By Admin

    Shenzhen, China

    SkyPixel, the world’s most popular aerial photography community run in cooperation with DJI, announced the winners of the 2017 SkyPixel Video Contest. The contest received close to 3,000 submissions from participants in 100 countries, across the categories of Nature, City and Sport.

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    From:: Shoot OnLine

    New and Improved DJI Mavic Pro Platinum Announced

    By Fabian Chaundy

    DJI Mavic Pro Platinum

    DJI has announced a few updates to some of the drones in its prosumer tier, including the DJI Mavic Pro Platinum.

    DJI has made a number of small announcements at the IFA 2017 consumer electronics exhibition in Berlin, all of which revolve around lower three tiers in their line-up of drones.

    DJI Mavic Pro Platinum

    Perhaps the most significant of these announcements the new premium version of their popular entry-level compact drone. The DJI Mavic Pro Platinum features a couple of nice improvements over the standard Mavic Pro, the first of which is an 11% boost in battery life, bringing up to 30 mins.

    This premium version of the Mavic also features new speed controllers which, in addition to the new 8331 propellers, contribute to up to 60% noise power reduction of up to 4db. This noise reduction will work across all of the Mavic’s flight modes, and the new propellers will also be compatible with the regular version of the Mavic Pro.

    This new version features a platinum-coloured shell, and will go for $1,099, or $100 over the standard Mavic Pro. Pre-ordering is available from the links below.

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    The tiny DJI Spark also got a new feature. The new Sphere Mode is a variation of the Photo Panoramic mode that allows users to take a fisheye panoramic image. This new function, which adds to the various improvements that the Spark received recently, requires updating the DJI GO 4 app as well as the drone’s firmware itself.

    DJI Phantom 4 Pro Obsidian

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    DJI Unveils Upgraded Models of Two Most Popular Drones

    By Randall Esulto

    DJI announced two new additions to its drone fleet today.

    DJI, the world’s largest drone manufacturer, announced the release of the two newest drones to join its lineup today, building on the current most popular models. The Mavic Pro Platinum and Phantom 4 Obisidian, as well as a new “sphere mode” operational feature for the DJI Spark, were revealed at the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin.

    Mavic Pro Platinum

    The newest member of the Mavic family, the Mavic Pro Platinum, is an upgraded version of DJI’s popular small-form-factor drone, the DJI Mavic Pro. The Mavic Pro Platinum has received an upgrade promising operation that’s up to 4db quieter than the previous model and flight times of up to 30 minutes. 4db is quite a big reduction that would make the Mavic Pro Platinum about 60% less noisy than the Mavic Pro.

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    From:: No Film School

    DJI releases Mavic Pro Platinum with better battery life and quieter flight

    Like everybody else today, DJI took advantage of IFA in Berlin to announce a few new products. In addition to an ‘Obsidian’ version of the Phantom 4 Pro and a new shooting mode for the DJI Spark, DJI revealed the Mavic Pro Platinum: a longer-lasting, quieter version of the popular foldable DJI Mavic Pro.

    In DJI’s own words, the DJI Mavic Pro Platinum “takes all of the advanced features of the Mavic Pro which revolutionized personal flight and builds on them.” The drone is targeted at travelers, amateur photographers and outdoor sports enthusiasts who want a little bit more performance than the original Mavic can offer.

    To that end, the new Platinum version improves the battery by 11% for a total per-charge flight time of 30 minutes. It also decreases flying noise by a whopping 60% (4 Decibels), making it a little easier to remain inconspicuous while capturing aerial footage. Plus it looks a bit ‘fancier’ than the original too:

    To learn more about this drone, click here. And if you’re already interested enough to buy, the drone is available to pre-order on the DJI website for $1,100.

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