CES 2016: Drones with 4K cameras take flight

At CES 2016, drones with 4K video-recording cameras were the rage.

Written by Shruti Dhapola | Las Vegas | Updated: January 12, 2016 12:01 pm
The International Consumer Electronics Show, CES 2016, Drones, Intel, Intel RealSense, 4K camera Drone, DJI, Phantom, Ehang 184, Yuneec Typhoon H, technology news At CES 2016, drones with 4K video-recording cameras were the rage.

At the annual CES 2016 show, drones have taken an important spot given the rising popularity of these devices. While in India getting a drone with a camera might be a problem with the government, at CES 2016, drones with 4K video-recording cameras were the rage.

typhoon drone

Chinese company DJI, which has earned quite a reputation for itself with its Phantom and Inspire Drones showcased the new Phantom 3 4K at the tech show, which comes with a 4K camera and Live HD feed.

However, DJI’s drones weren’t the only ones with 4K. Yuneec Typhoon H series drone, which is a hexa-copter not only have a 4K camera at the bottom but also comes with Intel’s RealSense camera technology. It also has a retractable landing gear. The RealSense camera ensures that drone doesn’t collide into anyone or anything and it senses obstacles automatically should your drone flying skills be terrible.

intel realsense

The other big drone and yes this is literally the biggest drone at the show was China-based Ehang 184. The unique point about this drone is that it can carry a single passenger, who is of course also handling the drone. It’s basically your drone and your personal plane merging into one.

ehang 184 drone

Ehang 184, which weighs nearly 200 kgs also promises a fail-safe system, whereby if anything goes wrong with the drone, it will quickly land nearby. Ehang says that the drone flies and lands automatically, so you don’t need a pilot’s license to actually fly. If you’re thinking of flying away for a long distance on this drone, then don’t. This one is meant for short distances only.