DJI has just announced their new foldable drone Mavic Pro. It comes with a 3-axis gimbal, that carries a 12MP, 4K-ready custom-built camera. It has built in GPS and GLOSNASS for navigation, but, according to DJI, the drone can chart its own path, even without a GPS assist. The company calls this new technology FlightAutonomy, which uses a pair of built-in ultrasonic range finders to build a 3D map of its surroundings, allowing it to fly at up to 22 mph to its destination without slamming into obstacles.
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According to a recently interview with Nikon Europe product manager Jordi Brinkman by Amateurphotographer, Nikon has denied reports that the Nikon 1 system is no longer in development, but says it is considering making a higher-end mirrorless camera.
Sony USA has released a series of sample images taken by new announced Sony a99 II. The new Alpha a99 II is an 42MP A-mount SLT camera to mark the tenth anniversary of the Alpha series. It features 5-axis image stabilization and 4K video capture with no pixel binning. The US price for a99 II is $3,198, available for pre-order at B&H Photo Video & Adorama & Amazon.
At Photokina 2016, Panasonic announced a new lens roadmap of upcoming Panasonic Leica DG Zoom lenses.