Mini Drones Capture Sports Moments

Friday, June 9, 2017

It has become common for broadcasters to use drones to capture footage of professional sporting events. For consumers, mini drones that lift off from the palm of your hand can also offer the ability to record video of games played at a smaller scale.

DJI launched Spark last month, enabling users to have a 10.6-ounce drone that 12 megapixel photos and shoots stabilized HD 1080p videos and can be controlled by hand gestures alone. In promotional videos, the company showed how the drone could do more than take selfies and possibly be used to capture a track and field event and an outdoor basketball game.

According to the company, the drone system provides guidance on areas where flight may be limited by regulations or raise safety and security concerns.

The DOBBY pocket drone from ZEROTECH, meanwhile, has been available since last fall. It can fold up, fit into a pocket, and weighs only seven ounces. It has features including voice-enabled control for its aerial 13 megapixel camera that has a field of view of 75 degrees and 1080p FHD video capabilities.

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