Nokishita has posted a tweet of a registration of a new Sony camera in Asia. The camera is codenamed “WW271448” (which offers zero clues as to what it is) and according to Sony Alpha Rumours, it is indeed going to be a “high end” E mount camera. Exactly which E mount camera it’s going to be is unknown, but with the A7R IV and A9 II so recently released, their replacements are unlikely to be coming soon. So, it limits the possible options, somewhat.
I’ve thought for a while now that Nikon might be working on a DX-format APS-C mirrorless camera. It makes a lot of sense for them, given that they don’t have a separate line of APS-C cameras, as Canon does with the EOS M series. Now, a new design registration for a new mirrorless APS-C camera seems to confirm it.
This Friday, federal appeals court in Washington D.C. decided that Federal Aviation Administration has no right to require hobbyists to register their camera drones and model aircraft. As SF Gate reports, this decision came after a drone hobbyist John Taylor filed a claim against the FAA in 2016. He claimed that they don’t have the right to force him to register his aircraft.
As U.S. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh states, “Taylor does not think that the FAA had the statutory authority to issue the registration rule and require him to register.” And according to the judge, he is right.
The number of new drone owners I’ve seen showing off on social media the last few days is crazy. It’s obvious a lot have been given out over Christmas. While some new drone users have already hit a spot of bad luck, one thing many will have to do is register with the FAA. A lot of the tiny toy drones won’t need it, but if you’ve got a Mavic Pro, Phantom, or similar sized drone, it will.
Fortunately, Adorama have put together a complete step-by-step walkthrough video of the registration process. If your drone weighs between 0.55lbs (250g) and 55lbs (25kg), you’ll need to do it. It’s cheap though. It costs $5, is valid for three years, and only takes about five minutes to do.
We posted about the new drone regulations for commercial drone use a few days ago, but what about hobbyists? For most hobbyists, all you need to do is register, and that’s only if your drone weighs more than 250g.
If your drone weighs less than that, just go out and fly, but for those with something a little beefier, here’s everything you need to know about how to register your drone.
Today is the day. From here on out, anyone who purchases a drone must register their device with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Department of Transportation (DOT) before their UAV ever takes flight.
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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) says the process of registering unmanned aerial vehicles, confirmed to be in development a month ago, will be simple enough for drone operators to ‘probably’ do it on your own.
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