Mavic Pro

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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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.

DJI Spark’s Sphere Mode and DJI Phantom Pro Obsidian

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

Finally, the Phantom 4 Pro drone gets a sleek new paint job. The → continue…

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