Canon Entering the Industrial Camera Drone UAV Market – Will It Trickle Down To Consumers?
In a rather interesting move, it appears that Canon is producing their own camera drone.
The PD6E2000–AW–CJ1 will be a six rotor, 2 axis gimbal mounted camera drone with a payload capacity of 22lbs/10kg. All materials so far show it with the Canon Multi-Purpose ME20F-SH camera that has a four million ISO rating and shoots 1920×1080 @ 60p. Also approved for flight in rain.
While the news of an industrial drone may not be interesting itself, the question is if Canon’s first venture into drone / UAV manufacturing will trickle down into their consumer line of products. It could be an interesting move from the camera maker. Video Below:
In choosing that camera, it’s pretty clear that the drone is aimed at industrial applications and the price of the drone by itself is around $20,000. They will announce more info at the Vcom Expo in Japan this week.