Well, this was unexpected. There weren’t even any rumours floating around, other than a mention of a patent two years ago. Then radio silence, nothing. But now, Canon have entered into the drone market. Although it’s not the consumer drone market. They’re going industrial.
With the catchy name of PD6E2000-AW-CJ1, Canon’s new drone costs a reported $20,000. Of course, you can double that price when you add in the $20,000 ME20F-SH camera that gets mounted to it. It’s designed for search and rescue, which is probably why they chose a camera that goes up over ISO 4,000,000. After all, if you’re looking for people in the dark, you need a camera that can see in it.