The Big Guns To Join The Drone Game

Apr 1, 2015

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The Big Guns To Join The Drone Game

Apr 1, 2015

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

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With Drones getting more and more popular a lot has been speculated about the big four’s (Canon, Nikon, Fuji & Sony) plans in that area. Just this past Christmas drones have been one of the most popular gifts with Amazon selling over 10,000 drones a month. Looks like the big guys are jumping in the game.

The market is currently controlled by three major companies:

  • SZ DJI Technology Co., the makes of the extremely popular DJI Phantom, the camera equipped Inspire and the pro Spreading Wings series.
  • Parrot SA from France’s who were one of the first companies to bring drones to the masses with their Parrot flier
  • 3D Robotics from Berkeley, California who are slowly positioning themselves as a high end alternative

But sources hint that this is all going to change as both Nikon and Canon are about to enter the drone game. It seems that the domain thenikondrone.com was recently bought and is now showing an “I AM FLYING” banner that may hint on the companies plans.

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Similarly, the domain canondronex.com is counting down to roughly 2 months from today hinting at a possible anouncement on June 1st. (Please don’t let it be a fiasco last the last big Canon announcement)

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5 responses to “The Big Guns To Join The Drone Game”

  1. Joseph Anthony Avatar
    Joseph Anthony

    April FOols!

  2. Kay O. Sweaver Avatar
    Kay O. Sweaver

    April Fool’s is tomorrow guys.

  3. Paul McMahon Avatar
    Paul McMahon

    Is that the best April fools you can think of? Really? Oh come on

  4. Reality Check Avatar
    Reality Check

    …..I actually read that damnit.

  5. Mike Avatar
    Mike

    The clue is in the title (The Big Guns To Join The Drone Game) which is an anagram of ‘April Fools Joke Today’